OutBack GS8048A Radian Inverter Complete System with ONE FM80
This product offers a complete power conversion system between batteries and AC power. It can provide backup power, sell power back to the utility grid, or provide complete stand-alone off-grid service.
This System Includes:
1 x Outback GS8048A, 8kW, 48VDC, 120/240
1 x Outback GSLC175-PV-120/240 Fully loaded and
Factory Prewired Load Center
1 x Outback HUB4 Communications Manager
1 x Outback MATE3 System Display and Controller
1 x Outback Flexmax FM80, 80Amp Charge Controller
1 x Outback FLEXnet DC battery monitor
1 x Outback Mounting Bracket for GS8048A
1 x Outback Mounting Bracket for FM80
1 x Outback Mounting Bracket for Mate3
NOTE: The system is packaged in 6 boxes, and you will have to put it together yourself. It is quite simple, if you follow the instructions! The Load Center is pre-wired by factory for easy installation.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the seller!
The Radian Series Inverter/Charger is intended for both grid-interactive and off-grid applications. These inverters are designed to use a battery bank to store energy. They can work in conjunction with photovoltaic (PV) panels to harvest solar energy, as well as wind turbines and other renewable sources. These sources charge the battery, which in turn is used by the inverter.
The Radian inverter has six modes of operation. Each mode has functions and priorities that are intended for a designated application. Each of the Radian’s two AC inputs can be set to a different operating mode, so that different applications can be supported.
Generator: This mode is intended for an AC generator. It is designed to accept any AC generator regardless
of power or regulation mechanism. The Radian will charge from the generator even when the generator is
undersized or substandard.
Support: This mode is intended for systems that use the utility grid or a generator. However, size, wiring, or
other limitations may require temporary assistance to run very large loads. The Radian adds inverter and
battery power to the AC source to ensure that the loads receive the power they require.
Grid Tied: This mode is intended for grid-interactive systems. When renewable energy sources charge the
batteries above a selected “target” voltage, the Radian inverter will send the excess energy to any loads. If
the loads do not use all the excess energy, then the Radian will return that energy to the utility grid.
UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply): This mode is intended for systems whose main focus is to maintain
power to the loads without any interruption during a transfer to, or from, the AC input. The transfer speed
in this mode has been reduced so that if the AC input power is disconnected or a scheduled disconnect
occurs the transfer speed will be less than 4 milliseconds.
Backup: This mode is intended for systems that have the utility grid available. This source will flow through
the Radian inverter to power the loads unless utility power is lost. If utility grid power is lost, then the Radian
inverter will supply energy to the loads from the battery bank until the power is back online.
Minigrid: This mode is intended for systems that have the utility grid as an input and a sizable amount of
renewable energy production. The system will run off the renewable energy production until the battery
voltage falls to a specified low level. When this occurs, the Radian inverter will connect to the utility grid,
which will power the loads. The Radian inverter will disconnect from the utility grid when the batteries are
The Radian Series Inverter/Charger cannot connect directly to photovoltaic arrays, wind turbines, or other renewable sources. The batteries are the inverter’s primary source of power. However, if these sources are used to charge the batteries, the inverter can use their energy by drawing it from the batteries.
The renewable source is always treated as a battery charger, even if all of its power is used immediately. The renewable source must have a charge controller or some way to prevent
overcharging. OutBack Power’s FLEXmax charge controllers can be used for this purpose, as can other products. The GSLC will facilitate the mechanical and electrical connections for up to two FLEXmax charge controllers.
Grid-Interactive and Stand-alone capability in the same package• 8000 Watts of continuous power• Unsurpassed surge capacity• 120/240V split-phase voltage• Dual AC inputs• Field upgradeable firmware• Field serviceable modular design• Simplified parallel design allows easy installation of systems from 8 to 80kW• GS Load Center option allows for quick and easy installationThe new OutBack Power Technologies Radian Series GS8048 inverter/charger provides a comprehensive answer for grid-interactive and stand-alone power systems. Based upon a proven foundation of reliable technology, but engineered from the ground up to simplify the design, distribution, installation and implementation of energy storage, the standardized structure and integration with the GS Load Center make it easy to provide a successful solution to any power requirement, anywhere.
Incorporating a powerful DC to AC true sine wave inverter, battery charger and dual AC inputs, its 120/240V split-phase output provides a total power solution which seamlessly integrates with traditional North American wiring practices.
Unique dual power module design provides high efficiency at both low and full power operation, while providing redundancy for critical applications. The modular design also allows easy field servicing of installed systems.
Complete system interface using the OutBack MATE3 and HUB Communications Manager enables the Radian Series GS8048 to be connected with other OutBack Power electronics providing industry leading integration and a robust, scalable power solution. Up to 10 units can be connected in parallel for systems up to 80kW continuous power output.
The Radian Series utilizes a durable stainless steel face with galvanized steel enclosure, providing you with OutBack’s signature ruggedness but with a sleek, compact and modern appearance.
OutBack Power inverter/chargers are the only choice when you need a dependable power solution for your home or business.
Specifications for Model GS8048
Nominal DC Input Voltage: 48 Vdc
Continuous Output Power at 25°C: 8000 VA
AC Output Voltage / Frequency: 120/240 Vac / 60 Hz
Continuous AC Output Current at 25°C: 33.3 Aac at 240 Vac
Idle Consumption - Invert mode, no load: 30 W
CEC Weighted Efficiency: 90%
Total Harmonic Distortion:
Maximum total harmonic: <5%
Maximum single voltage harmonic: <2%
Output Voltage Regulation: ± 2%
Maximum Output Current
1 ms peak: 100 Aac at 240 Vac, 200 Aac at 120 Vac
100 ms RMS: 70.7 Aac at 240 Vac
100 ms surge: 16.97 kVA
5 second: 12 kVa
30 minute: 9 kVa
AC Input Voltage Range (Adjustable): (L1 or L2) 70 to 140 Vac
AC Input Frequency Range: 54 – 66 Hz
Grid-Interactive Voltage Range (IEEE): (L1 or L2) 108 to 132 Vac
Grid-Interactive Frequency Range (IEEE): (L1 or L2) 59.3 to 60.5 Hz
Maximum AC Input Current: 50 Aac at 240 Vac
Continuous Battery Charge Output: 115 Adc
Operating: 0°C to 50°C (power derated above 25°C)
Storage: -40°C to 60°C
DC Input Voltage Range: 40 to 64 Vdc
Dimensions (H x W x D)
Unit: 28 x 16 x 8.7” (71.1 x 40.6 x 22.2 cm)
Shipping: 14.5 x 34.5 x 21” (36.8 x 87.6 x 53.3 cm)
Unit: 125 lbs (56.8 kg)
Shipping: 140 lbs (63.6 kg)
Accessory Ports: Remote Temperature Sensor and MATE3/HUB Communications
Non-volatile Memory: Yes
Field Upgradable Firmware: Yes
Chassis Type: Vented
ETL Listed to UL1741
CSA C22.2 No. 107.1