When using AGM, Gel, or flooded lead-acid battery systems, the OutBack Remote Temperature Sensor (RTS) is a necessary tool for proper battery charging. All OutBack products with integrated battery charging, such as solar charge controllers and inverters, have a temperature compensation system built-in which uses the RTS to adjust their charging rates and optimize charging performance. This improves performance of your system as well as ensuring the longest possible battery life.
Outback RTS Remote Temperature Sensor Notes…
- 15-foot cable length with RJ45 quick connector included
- NOT USED WITH LITHIUM BATTERY SYSTEMS
(lithium does not require or use temperature compensation)
- Systems with multiple OutBack products connected together via a HUB4 or HUB10 require only a single RTS to be installed.
- Can you use this RTS with other manufacturers’ equipment?
Generally, no. Although the RJ45 connector may be common, this unit is calibrated to work with Outback equipment and may not provide correct data (or any data) to other manufacturers’ hardware.