This is the new VFXR3648A-01 model which replaced the VFXR3648A. It’s the same inverter but also conforms to the new UL 1741 SA as defined in California’s Rule 21. This inverter qualifies to be installed anywhere in the United States, including California and Hawaii.
FX-R Renewable Hybrid inverters
With the new Outback Power FX-R Renewable Hybrid inverters, you’re no longer locked down into only a single type of electrical system. Traditionally, most inverters are designed to work as either off-grid or grid-interactive power systems. Outback has changed the rules and developed a single inverter that’s capable of both. Besides the extra features and versatility, some people may wonder if they need an inverter that can do both.
Stay Off the grid
As an example, let’s say you’re in a rural part of the country and you can only install an off-grid solar power system. However, the local utility company plans on connecting your property to the electrical grid within a few years. With a new hybrid inverter, you can run your system off the grid for years, and then easily switch your system over to grid-interactive once the utility company has connected your service.
This will save you thousands of dollars in equipment and labor to upgrade your house to a grid-tie system.
All you have to do is simply reprogram the inverter for grid-tie connectivity. Another example of why you may want to consider a hybrid inverter is if you install a grid-interactive system but then you want to go off the grid at some point in the future. If the electrical company keeps raising your rates, you will have the option of taking your system off the grid. Having the option to easily go off-grid is a great way to stay one step ahead of your utility company.
Additional Features Now
In addition to all the greatest features of the Outback VFX series inverters, the VFX-R series boasts some of the best new features available on this class of inverters. This includes GridZero technology, advanced battery charging, seven programmable operation modes, and remote monitoring and control with OPTICS RE via MATE 3. The vented VFX-R models are available in 2,800 watts, 3,500 watts, and 3,600 watts, and 12 to 48 volts DC. The modular and stackable design allows up to 10 inverters to be connected in a grid-tie system.
- Input 48 VDC
- Output voltage 120 VAC, 60 Hz
- Continuous Power 3600 VA
- Surge Power 4800 VA
- Output: 30AAC
- Dimensions: 13.x 8.25 x 16.25 in
- Weight: 61 lbs
You can read more about this in the OutBack Power Product Change Notice.