The Outback HUB-10.3 Communications Manager has Ten Ports, up to 10 FX inverters and one MATE. The HUB system communications managers are the backbone of your networked OutBack power conversion system. (For non-nerds, that means all your inverters, charge controllers, Mates and stuff.) The OutBack HUB communicates stacking, load share and power save off/on signals. Interconnection cabling is standard Ethernet CAT5 with RJ45 modular jacks. Through the use of a HUB, your system is completely coordinated and managed by the MATE.