Outback VFXR2612E Vented Inverter Charger, 2600W, Off-Grid/Grid-Tie, 12 VDC, 230


Last updated on May 19, 2024 8:37 am


Outback VFXR2612E Vented Inverter Charger, 2600W, Off-Grid/Grid-Tie, 12 VDC, 230 VAC, 50 Hz230 VAC/50 Hz International Model

Manufacturer Part Number: VFXR2612E

This 230 VAC inverter is for export, primarily to European countries.

NEW Outback VFXR and FXR Hybrid Inverter 

Note: If you are replacing an FX inverter in an existing multi inverter system you must use the old FX models. The VFXR and FXR models are just for use in new systems.

The OutBack FXR series inverters are a more advanced version of the venerable FX series. These new inverters are a good choice for off-grid or, with the 24 VDC and 48 VDC inverters, can be used in a grid-tied system. They have expanded voltage ranges for use with advanced-technology batteries, and have the advanced OutBack features including Grid Zero and Offset modes.

The ventilated OutBack VFXR inverters offer more power in high ambient-temperature applications, and more throughput for generator-powered battery charging. The sealed, externally fan-cooled FXR is designed to be used in coastal or dusty environments.

Each inverter/charger is a multi-mode power conversion unit that includes an inverter, battery charger, and an AC transfer switch. Up to ten inverters can be stacked in parallel (120 VAC), up to eight inverters can be stacked in a series configuration (120/240 VAC), and up to nine inverters can be stacked for threephase (120Y208 VAC) configurations. The 50 Hz export inverters can be stacked up to ten in parallel (230 VAC), and up to nine inverters in a three-phase configuration (230Y400 VAC). When stacking, all of the inverters must be the same model. The X-240 and similar transformers are not used with the FXR inverters. Due to the added control features, FXR series inverters should be deployed with the MATE3 controller (or AXS Port) and the Hub10.3; older models may not function properly. These inverters, with the MATE3 or AXS port, are compatible with OutBack OpticsRE.

VFXR inverters have a programmable, auxiliary relay output connection (AUX) that provides 12 VDC output to run cooling or ventilation fans or to operate an external relay for other functions, such as remote generator starting (two-wire). Sealed FXR inverters use this relay to power the external cooling fan, so it is not available for other uses.

The internal transfer switch is rated for 60 A. When an external source of AC power (either a generator or the utility grid) is detected at the “AC in” terminal on the inverter, the switch operates to transfer the loads to the external power source, and then activates the battery charger to recharge the battery bank depending on what mode is programmed. Use the FlexWare 250, 500, or 1000 components with these inverters or refer to the pre-wired FLEXpower systems featuring FXR series inverters. Dimensions: 16.25″L x 8.25″W x 11.5″H. Listed to UL 1741 (2nd edition) and CSA 22.2 by ETL for the U.S.A. and Canada and covered by a five-year warranty.

The new FXR features and technologies on the acclaimed FX platform include:

  • Both off-grid and grid-tied functionality in one unit
  • Seven programmable modes, including GridZero and Support Mode and built-in networked communications
  • Advanced Battery Charging (ABC) with expanded charging voltages and time parameters, enabling system designers to accommodate the specific charging profiles and algorithms of new and emerging energy storage technologies including Lithium Ion, Aqueous Ion and Flow chemistry batteries
  • Easy system upgradability in the field

Available in sealed or vented units with NEMA type 1 die-cast aluminum chassis designed to operate in the harshest environmental conditions such as high temperatures, humidity or corrosive salt air, the FXRs continue in OutBack’s tradition of absolute dependability in mission critical installations no matter how harsh or challenging the conditions.

Features & Attributes

  • Single-phase 120V, sinewave output in 12V, 24V, or 48V versions
  • Programmable for seven different modes with generator assist
  • Modular, stackable design for up to nine inverters in three-phase and 10 Inverters in grid-tied
  • Up to 93% operating efficiency
  • Field upgradable software
  • Standard 5-Year Warranty with optional 10-year



  Vented Models
  VFXR2612E VFXR3024E VFXR3048E
Nominal DC Input Voltage 12 VDC 24 VDC 48 VDC
Continuous Power Rating at 25° C 2600 VA 3000 VA 3000 VA
AC Voltage and Frequency 230 VAC
50 Hz
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25° C 11.3 amps AC 13.0 amps AC 13.0 amps AC
Full Idle Power ˜ 20 Watts ˜ 20 Watts ˜ 23 Watts
Search 6 Watts
Typical Efficiency 90% 92% 93%
Typical Total Harmonic Distortion 2%
Maximum 5%
Output Voltage Regulation +/- 2%
Peak Maximum Output Current 28 amps AC 35 amps AC 35 amps AC
RMS 20 amps AC
Surge AC Overload Capability 4600 VA 5750 VA 5750 VA
5 Second 4000 VA 4800 VA 4800 VA
30 Minutes 3100 VA 3300 VA 3300 VA
AC Input Current Maximum 30 amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
(MATE Adjustable)
160 – 300 VAC
AC Input Frequency Range 44 – 56 Hz
DC Input Voltage Range 10.5 – 17.0 VDC 21.0 – 34.0 VDC 42.0 – 68.0 VDC
Continuous Battery Charge Output 120 amps DC 85 amps DC 45 amps DC
Warranty Standard 2 year / Optional 5 year
Unit Weight 61 lbs
(H x W x L)
12 x 8.25 x 16.25″ (30 x 21 x 41 cm)