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MaxOut is an inexpensive electronic load limiter that’s quick, easy and safe to set up and calibrate.

In addition to performing its load limiting function, MaxOut is a HoistNet compatible device that can act as a wireless source of load data for displays, data loggers, load summation units etc.

This means that adding a load display, for example, to a crane already fitted with a MaxOut load limiter is as simple as wiring power to the display and telling it to get display the load reported by the MaxOut... No additional calibration required!

  • Performs load limiting.
  • 24-240 VAC Operating voltage range.
  • Wireless configuration via Bluetooth.
  • HoistNet compatible.
  • Compatible with OEM crane control products.
  • Australian designed and manufactured
  • Australian manufacturer extended hours support available
MX100 Strain Gauge input (e.g. load cell)
MX101 4-20 mA input (e.g. output of a line driver, used for long cable runs)
MX102 0-10V input (e.g. Konecranes ControlPRO)
MX103 ABUS QLink input (‘Q’, 'F1’ or 'F2' terminal on ABUS LIS)
MX104 Special inputs


MaxOut is designed to be installed on a 30mm DIN rail. Dimensions of the case are provided in the following diagram.

Length (mm) 115
Width (mm) 100
Height (mm) 23
Weight (kg) 0.12
Mounting 30mm DIN rail


Parameter Description Min Typ Max Units
Vin Supply Voltage 32 250 VAC
Iin Supply Current mA
Vfault Max voltage for fault output 250 VAC
Ifault Max current sink by fault output 4 A
Pfault Max contactor inrush rating at 48V 200 W
Operating Temperature -40 85# °C

# Extended operation at maximum temperature will reduce device life.

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What else do I need apart from a MaxOut?

You will need a load signal from somewhere. This is typically a load cell or an output from a crane controller (e.g. Konecranes ControlPRO, ABUS LIS etc). If you don’t have either of these, we sell a couple of types of rope clamp load cells that are sufficiently accurate for remaining life estimation.

Can I piggy back off an existing load display?

Yes, definitely. The recommended method for connecting a MaxOut to an existing load display is to use a 4-20mA output from the display to a 4-20mA configured MaxOut or to insert a 4-20mA MaxOut into an existing current loop.

Where this is not an option, it may be possible to piggyback the MaxOut onto the strain gauge inputs of the load display.

How do I configure a MaxOut?

MaxOut can be configured wirelessly using a laptop fitted with a Link-2 long range Bluetooth modem and running our FSU application. We don’t recommend using existing Bluetooth modems in your PC as these aren’t sufficiently reliable for configuration purposes. The good news is that we supply one free Link-2 with your first order and the latest FSU software is always available for free download from the MaxOut webpage. For more details on configuration, refer to the User Manual.

Can I change the gain on my existing MaxOut?

Yes. When using a strain gauge load cell, MaxOut can be configured to one of 3 gain settings by moving an internal jumper. Note that you will need to recalibrate the MaxOut device after changing the gain.

Can I change the type of input on my existing MaxOut?

Yes. We've developed an application note that contains details on how to do this for a Liftlog™; the process is identical for a MaxOut. It is available from the Documents section of the Liftlog™ webpage.

Do I need to calibrate the MaxOut using test weights?

Almost certainly. The only times when calibration will not be required are when the MaxOut is using another HoistNet input, or is connected to an already calibrated Konecranes ControlPro (Model LL102)or ABUS LIS (Model LL103).

You will also need to recalibrate the unit after changing the gain, input type or if you erase the calibration for any reason.