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OutBack Power IMO FRS-01 > FireRaptor Solar Panel Rapid Shutdown Unit

OutBack Power IMO FRS-01 > FireRaptor Solar Panel Rapid Shutdown Unit

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Product Code: OUTBACK-IMO-FRS-01

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OutBack > FireRaptor Solar Panel Rapid Shutdown Unit

Suitable for connection to two solar panels

OutBack Power IMO FireRaptor Solar Panel Rapid Shutdown

  • Manual Panel Shutdown to 0V Operated from Ground Level
  • Automatic Panel Shutdown to 0V at >85C (185F) Temperature
  • Automatic Panel Shutdown to 0V on External Power Loss
  • Hardwire or Mobile Communication Alarm Signalling
  • Compliant with NEC 2014 & NEC 2017
  • Suitable for New Installations or Retro-Fit

Outback Power IMP FireRaptor Rapid Shutdown System is compatible with:

  • OutBack Power FLEXmax 60/8/100 with FLEXware ICS plus
  • SkyBox 5048


Model FRS-01
Series IMO
Manufacturer OutBack Power / IMO


Emergency Shutdown Cable 2x1mm2 cable + Tyco SuperSeal 2-pole plug/connector (male/female)
DC Power Supply 24VDC suitable for up to 20 FireRaptor units (40 panels)
Maximum System Input Power 700W (350W per panel)
Maximum System Input Voltage 150V (75V per panel)
Maximum System Input Current 12A
Maximum Isolation Voltage 1500V
Input Protection Over voltage & transient voltage supression
Maximum System Output Current 12A (99.5% efficiency)
Breakdown Voltage 12A (99.5% efficiency)
Maximum System Output Voltage 150V (75V per panel)
Maximum System Output Current Over voltage, over current & transient voltage suppression
Max. Input Short Circuit Current 15A
Operating Temperature -30C to +95C
Ambient Operating Temperature -30C to +55C
IP Class Protection >IP68 (designed to comply with NEMA 4X)
PV Casing Flame retardant ABS - UL94-V0
Panel Cable Length 4.72" (120mm)
String & Signal Cable Length 70.86" (1800mm)
PV Connectors Multi contact MC4
Dimensions 3.94" x 4.09" x 1.18"
Weight (without cables) 3.09 lbs
Standard Compliance EN 61000, EN 61646, EN 61215, IEC 62716 draft C (NH3 resistant), VDE-AR-E 2100-712, BS 7671-712, UL 1741

Product Description

The FireRaptor operates in the same way as an isolator/disconnect switch but is located at solar panel level. Like an isolator/disconnect, the FireRaptor is compatible with all string inverters and does not affect their operation or performance in any way.

The IMO FireRaptor shuts down DC supply at panel level to ZERO VOLTS in case of emergency. Shut-down is initiated in three ways - Manual Operation, External Power Loss or Temperature Rise Trigger as follows

Manual Operation
Manual shutdown is initiated within less than 1 second of operation by pressing the emergency pushbutton on the Emergency Rapid Shutdown Switch (Part no FRS-ESWx). The Emergency Switch can be conveniently located at ground level for easy access or multiple switches can be installed in different multi-level building zones.

External Power Loss
Disconnection of the external AC supply, by whatever means, causes automatic remote operation of the Emergency Rapid Shutdown Switch and panle shutdown.

Temperature Rise Trigger
Automatic shutdown occurs if the temperature sensor onboard the FireRaptor detects an ambient temperature rise above 85˚C (185˚F). The two FireRaptor versions available shutdown in different ways.

The FRS-01 shuts down only the panel(s) connected to it upon sensing an ambient temperature rise above 85˚C (185˚F). Provided the temperature does not exceed 92˚C (198˚F), the unit will re-engage the panel(s) if the temperature drops back below 85˚C (185˚F), otherwise a manual reset of the Emergency Switch is required.

Other IMO FireRaptor Components

The FRS-SIGCAB1.8-F is a cable assembly with a connector on one end that plugs into the first FireRaptor and is hard wired into the array j-box on the other end. It adds another 71 inches in length to the lead on the first FireRaptor.

The FRS-ESW1 is an Emergency Shutoff Switch that is used to turn the solar array on and off. It comes with a 120 VAC to 24 VDC power supply capable of powering up to 40 FireRaptors. If the 120 VAC power to the unit is off the system will shutdown automatically. If the manual button is pushed the system will shutdown. A 48 VDC to 24 VDC power supply can be substituted for the AC to DC power supply that comes with the ESW1 for a more reliable manual shutdown for systems with backup power. Emergency shutoff switches from other systems can be substituted for the ESW1. For OutBack this can be the RSI, and for MidNite the MNBirdhouse. Using the Aux contact closure in those switches will shut off power to the FireRators on rapid shutdown, serving the same purpose as the ESW1. This is helpful for systems with charge controls that require a disconnect at the charge control end of the circuit because the FireRaptor system will not serve that function directly.

If your modules will never exceed 40 VDC under any conditions, you can use two modules in series for each FRS-01 unit (code requires a maximum of 80 VDC in the array on shutdown). The FireRaptor FRS-01 does not have any monitoring or optimization.

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