FPV30.48 Solar Converter Module
Preliminary Data Sheet


  • True MPPT >99% energy harvest
  • 2.9 kW output power
  • Rugged input voltage from 120-300 VDC
  • 95% efficiency
  • UL1741 and International standards compliance
  • Thermal protection
  • Modular design, interoperable with AC-DC rectifiers in Power-One Guardian Systems



The compact Power-One FPV30.48 2.9 kW 48 VDC Solar PV Converter joins the ranks of the Guardian product family supporting up to 14.5 kW solar array in a 1RU 23” shelf. Maximum energy harvest from the valuable photovoltaic (PV) array is accomplished through a patented >99% Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithm.

The FPV solar converter provides a modular building block for Renewable Energy and Hybrid sites and caters for a broad blend of CapEx, OpEx and ROI models. Accompanied by the Guardian Power System, indoor and outdoor enclosures and PV string combiners, Power-One provides a total site solution across a wide range of challenging environments.


Input   Other Technical Data
Model FPV30.48 Safety UL1741/IEEE1547
CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-03, 1st Ed.
EN60950-1: 2006
IEC 60950-1:2001
Input Voltage Nominal MPPT: 120-300 VDC
Maximum: 350 VDC
Protection Short circuit proof, automatic current limiting, selective shutdown of modules at excessive output voltage. Thermal protection.
Current 16 Arms nominal, 17.6 Arms max Alarms High output voltage/ shutdown,
Low voltage/ module failure.
Surge immunity EN61000-4-5 Indicators Green LED Power ON
Yellow LED Current limit, thermal protection
Com. failure flashing
Red LED Module failure/ high output voltage/ shutdown
EMC EN61000-6-2, EN6100-6-3
FCC Part 15 Class B
Audible noise <60 dBA
Operating temperature -40°C to +55°C up to 2000 m
Reduced spec -40°C to -20°C
Derated output power 55°C to 75°C
For 3000 m altitude derate by 5°C
  Storage temperature -60 to +85°C
Output   Environment Storage: ETS 300 019-2-1
Transport: ETS 300 019-2-2
Operation: ETS 300 019-2-3
Earthquake: GR 63 Core Zone 4
Output voltage 46-57.6 VDC
Output power 2900 W
Current 60A
Efficiency 95% peak
Tolerance Vout ± 1.0%  
Transient response ±5% at load variation 10-90% or
90-10% recovery time 50 ms
Load sharing MPPT unconstrained, otherwise
<5% of nominal current
Ripple <200 mV p-p (BW 20 MHz)
Psophometric <2 mV, according to CCITT norms
EMC EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-4
Mechanical Data
Dimensions 107 x 337 x 40mm (WxDxH)
Weight 2 kg
Cooling Fan-cooled, speed controlled
Insulation 4.25 kVDC primary-secondary
2.12 kVDC primary-ground
0.2 kVDC secondary-ground
Enclosure IP20
Mounting 23in/1U subrack up to 5 modules, integrated with input distribution in rack including controller/rectifiers and load/battery distribution