MX60 Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Charge Controller
The OutBack MX60 Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controller enables your PV system to achieve its highest possible performance.
Rated for up to 60 amps of DC output current, the OutBack MX60 can be used with battery systems from 12 to 60 vdc with PV open circuit voltage as high as 150 vdc. The MX60's setpoints are fully adjustable to allow use with virtually any battery type, chemistry and charging profile.
The OutBack MX60 allows you to use a higher output voltage PV array with a lower voltage battery - such as charging a 24 vdc battery with a 48 vdc PV array. This reduces wire size and power loss from the PV array to the battery/inverter location and can maximize the performance of your PV system.
The OutBack MX60 comes standard with an easy to use and understand display of the PV system’s performance.
All of the MX60's status information is displayed on the large four line, 80 character, built-in 3.1" (8 cm) backlit LCD screen. Monitoring your solar array's performance is easy because of included data logging system that automatically records the last 64 days of system operation. OutBack's network communication system allows your MX60 to communicate with the rest of your OutBack system, eliminating multiple product interaction problems and allowing remote monitoring via the OutBack MATE display up to 1000 feet / 300 meters away. The MATE also includes an optoisolated RS232 port for connection to a PC computer for data logging and system monitoring.
|Specifications for the MX60|
|Nominal Battery Voltages||12, 24, 32, 36, 48, 54 or 60 VDC (Single model - selectable via field programming)|
|Output Current||60 amps maximum with adjustable current limit for smaller systems|
|Maximum Solar Array Size||12 VDC systems 800 Watts / 24 VDC systems 1600 Watts / 48 VDC systems 3200 Watts|
|PV Open Circuit Voltage (VOC)||150 VDC absolute maximum coldest conditions / 140 VDC start-up and operating maximum|
|Standby Power Consumption||Less than 1 Watt|
|Charging Regulation||Five Stages: Bulk, Absorption, Float, Silent and Equalization|
|Voltage Regulation Set points||10 to 80 VDC user adjustable with password protection|
|Equalization Voltage||Up to 5.0 VDC above Absorb Set point Adjustable Timer - Automatic Termination when completed|
|Battery Temperature Compensation||Automatic with optional RTS installed / 5.0 mV per °C per 2V battery cell|
|Voltage Step-Down Capability||Can charge a lower voltage battery from a higher voltage PV array|
|Power Conversion Efficiency|
|98% at 60 amps with a 48 V battery and nominal 48 V solar array|
|Status Display||3.1" (8 cm) backlit LCD screen with 4 lines with 80 alphanumeric characters total|
|Remote Interface||Proprietary network system using RJ 45 Modular Connectors with CAT 5e Cable (8 wires)|
|Data Logging||Last 64 days of operation - amp hours, watt hours and time in float for each day along with total accumulated amp hours, kW hours of production|
|Hydro / Wind Turbine Applications||Consult factory for approved turbines|
|Requires two pole breakers for switching both positive and negative conductors on both solar array and battery connections (HUB-4 and HUB-10 are not recommended for use in positive ground applications)|
|Operating Temperature Range||Minimum -40° to maximum 60° C (Power capacity of the controller is derated when above 25° C)|
|Environmental Rating||Indoor Type 1|
|Conduit Knockouts||Two ½" and ¾" on the back; One ¾" and 1" on each side; Two ¾" and 1" on the bottom|
|Warranty||Standard 2 year / Optional 5 year|
|11.6 lbs (5.3 kg)|
|14 lbs (6.4 kg)|
(H x W x L)
|13.5 x 5.75 x 4" (40 x 14 x 10 cm)|
|18 x 11 x 8" (46 x 30 x 20 cm)|
|Options||Remote Temperature Sensor (RTS), HUB and MATE|
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