OutBack FM-80 PV MPPT Charge Controller... cheap

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by BTPost, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    This is NOS... OutBack 80Amp MPPT Solar Charge Controller with all the Bells and Whistles, at an unbelievable LOW Price.... The guy has 6 Units for sale and a "Buy it Now" price of $450US... It is a steal at that price, for a Top of the Line Unit...... .....

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  2. Nadja

    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader

    Morning Bruce. I bought a 60 amp used one for $225.00. Since that one is new and under war. it would be an excellent buy. Good find. !
  3. TnAndy

    TnAndy Senior Member Founding Member

    Decent price....not a GREAT price....but I don't think you can assume they are new ( although the ad claims never put in service, but why would you take them out of the original box then ?? ), and the 5yr.clock on the warranty has been running for the unknown length time these folks have had them in their possession.

    Personally, I'd offer 50% of new...about 300 bucks in case you get a dud and have to send it back to Outback for rebuild.
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    All three were gone, by Jan 1, 2012 .......
  5. mr.nobody

    mr.nobody Monkey+

    i have one of these hooked up on my system. they are the top of the line in my book. they'll do everything but tell you there is life on mars.

    i use scorpion charge controlers from missouri wind and solar on my windturbines. i can say they are outstanding charge controlers for windturbines if nobody has ever mentioned them before. you just have to pick up a dumpload fixture of your choice and you are set to go.
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