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OutBack Power Announces Rapid Shutdown Solution With Tigo for Solar Charge Controllers

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Tigo Energy, Inc., pioneer of the smart Flex MLPE & TS4 Platform, together with OutBack Power, a design leader in battery-based renewable energy systems, have announced the compatibility of their respective Fire Safety solution and FLEXmax charge controllers for rapid shutdown.

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The tested compatibility includes Tigo’s Fire Safety – TS4-F integrated for smart modules and TS4-A-F add-on for existing PV systems – with OutBack’s FLEXmax 100 and FLEXmax 100 AFCI using powerline communication. The products are now available for residential, commercial, and industrial PV systems from the perspective companies and shipping from many distribution partners.

“The FLEXmax 100 & FLEXmax AFCI from OutBack Power are the most innovated, advanced MPPT charge controller technologies designed for fault intolerance,” says Ian McCluskey, Asst. Product Manager at OutBack Power. “Tigo’s commitment to deliver high quality and reliable products aligns with our history of providing leading MPPT charge controllers. We see this compatibility as mutually broadening our network to offer safe rapid shutdown options for our customers.”

“Tigo sees demand for rapid shutdown charge controller solutions,” says Sarah Ozga, Product Manager at Tigo. “We are pleased to add OutBack Power and its portfolio charge controllers to our compatibility offering. Our mutual, top-of-the-line performance is exactly the flexible solution customers are looking for.”

Tigo’s Fire Safety solutions are available and shipping now with module manufacturers and distributors worldwide. For price and delivery, consult your preferred PV module supplier, call Tigo at +1.408.402.0802 ext. 1, or email For price and delivery of OutBack Power charge controllers, visit

About OutBack Power Technologies

For over 18 years, OutBack Power has been the recognized leader in the design and manufacture of battery-based renewable energy systems. With the regulatory and incentive landscape changing almost daily, consumers are rapidly moving away from simple grid-tied systems and towards intelligent, battery-based designs that blend energy independence with smart home technology that is good for the budget and the environment. Now part of EnerSys, OutBack Power is backed by the resources and expertise of the global leader in stored energy solutions. Whether the application is village micro-grids in Africa, rural electrification projects in Latin America, remote off-grid cabins in Alaska, or a suburban home in Southern California, OutBack Power Technologies has set the bar for delivering advanced renewable energy power conversion electronics and energy storage. For more information, please visit

About Tigo Energy, Inc.

Tigo is a Silicon Valley company founded in 2007 by a team of experienced technologists. Combining a unique systems-level approach with expertise in semiconductors, power electronics, and solar energy, the Tigo team developed the first-generation Smart Module Optimizer technology for the solar industry. Tigo’s vision is to leverage integrated and retrofitted Flex MLPE and communications technology to drive the cost of solar electricity down. By partnering with tier 1 module and inverter manufacturers in the industry, Tigo is able to focus on its key innovation with the smartest TS4 modular platform and leverage the broader ecosystem. Tigo has operations in the USA, Europe, Latin America, Japan, China, Australia, and the Middle East. Visit