Solar Inverters

  • Solar Inverters

    Posted by TagNBee on October 20, 2022 at 2:03 am

    I chose Schnieder because of how adaptable the are. What are your favorite brands and why?

    gods-child replied 10 months ago 9 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Hippocrates_Garden

    October 20, 2022 at 2:28 am

    I’m planning on a full Victron setup, other than the batteries which will likely be EG4 or SOC. They are a known quantity and quality, not constantly creating new versions which makes it hard to keep up with. They just bloody work. I want to build my system and barring a catastrophe, it will just work. 110/220, Low Freq inverter for heavy load startup etc.

  • BiggKidd

    October 20, 2022 at 3:05 am

    Dollar for dollar and the features they come with I found Aims inverters hard to beat. Been using them close to ten years now. Only place I might not want one is on a boat because of the weight.

  • Private_Cluck

    October 20, 2022 at 5:06 am

    I have two Growatt 3kw inverters. They are set up to supply 240v and 6kw nominal. They were a good price when I bought them about 2 years ago. I think I paid about $1400 for the pair. The downside of the Growatt at the time I purchased them, is you need two of them to provide 240v. I need 240v for water well circuit (I also purchased a Growatt Well Pump Controller for soft-start of the motor). Each supply one 120v leg and are phase sync’d. Growatt now has a single unit that can provide 240v. They have been reliable and were reasonably easy to setup.

  • Hebrews12v2

    October 20, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    I bought the original version of the MPS3K over 1.5 years ago. 4.5 Kw of storage and with the 1.2 Kw of panels I bought with it I have no problem running my air conditioner in my rv. When at home I plug it into an ac outlet and let it sit between my 21.3 cf freezer and said outlet. If we lose power I can easily keep the freezer running for 5 days without power, or plug in the solar panels and I can basically add other appliances and still keep it fully charged.

    I have been very happy with the company, the shipping etc. But it is a heavy unit and not for a weakling to try to haul around.

  • JoeS-48

    October 30, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    I bought a 6K Genetry. Chinese built but American design. Just a couple of guys working out of their basement. Low frequency 120/240 with lots of bells and whistles. Spec’d to do 6K continuously and I dunno what the surge is; prolly 9 or 10 for a moment.
    You might look into them for future builds.

  • Radiojoe

    October 31, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Mine would have to be Growatt. I have one in my RV and the 3000watt version just works. I was going to use an MPP LV5048 but was almost 3x the weight. With RV’s the weight is everything. It does support the Pioneer 12,000BTU A/C that I have in it.

    • MartHale7

      November 30, 2022 at 5:06 am

      Is that a 120, or 240 volt version of mini split? Curious, as I am tempted to move to 240v to run my 9000 btu mini split which is 240 v

      • Radiojoe

        January 17, 2023 at 11:37 pm

        Depending on the application, I would much rather the 240v version as it is more cost effective to run

  • gods-child

    February 1, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    i only have used well still in use one [1] inverter thus have no experience with others to compare with at this time

    the one [1] i have is a cheap chinese canitu yet does the job i need at this time for running medical equipment with a 60ah car battery coupled with a cheap chinese claimed mppt charge controller [doubtful it is mppt] and a 50w solar panel

    i know not ideal yet budget is very very tight these days yet cost less than £100 gbp all in

    it is rated 12v ~ 240v 6000w

    four [4] usb ports

    two [2] 240v sockets

    one [1] cigarette-lighter/utility socket

    link to canitu uk ebay listing

    yes i also believe the 6000w rating in non correct

    • This reply was modified 10 months ago by  gods-child. Reason: forgot some information

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