Future development for G Inverters?

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Future development for G Inverters?

Post by verdigo » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:34 pm

Just wondering if Outback is working on making the G Inverters more forgiving as far as being able to work with regular A/C generators. I am in the process of putting together a battery backed grid connected system, and have not purchased an inverter yet.

Also. Would a vented inverter be okay for use in a shed in high humidity? (Southern Kentucky)

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Re: Future development for G Inverters?

Post by MyEnergyWarehouse » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:22 am

verdigo wrote:Just wondering if Outback is working on making the G Inverters more forgiving as far as being able to work with regular A/C generators. I am in the process of putting together a battery backed grid connected system, and have not purchased an inverter yet.
I am not aware that they are. In fact I'm not sure that they can due to UL requirements when grid connected. I hope to be educated if I'm wrong.
verdigo wrote:Also. Would a vented inverter be okay for use in a shed in high humidity? (Southern Kentucky)
Yes, it should be OK. When you need the sealed version is when you have tropical humidity and salt air.....

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Re: Future development for G Inverters?

Post by jnh » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:27 pm

MyEnergyWarehouse wrote:
verdigo wrote:Just wondering if Outback is working on making the G Inverters more forgiving as far as being able to work with regular A/C generators. I am in the process of putting together a battery backed grid connected system, and have not purchased an inverter yet.
I am not aware that they are. In fact I'm not sure that they can due to UL requirements when grid connected. I hope to be educated if I'm wrong.
They could have tied input tolerances to the Mate's SETUP/FX/INPUT toggle, loading strict UL1741 parameters when that's set for GRID, and falling back to looser VFX settings when set to GEN (while also disabling the sell-back feature, since you wouldn't want to try back-feeding a generator anyway-- hopefully the GEN setting already has that effect, but I haven't tried to test it).

I don't expect to see any improvement in this area, though, considering the software inside a GFX isn't user-upgradable, and any even if it were, any changes made might require repeating the UL/IEEE certification testing.

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Re: Future development for G Inverters?

Post by verdigo » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:27 pm

[/quote]They could have tied input tolerances to the Mate's SETUP/FX/INPUT toggle, loading strict UL1741 parameters when that's set for GRID, and falling back to looser VFX settings when set to GEN (while also disabling the sell-back feature, since you wouldn't want to try back-feeding a generator anyway-- hopefully the GEN setting already has that effect, but I haven't tried to test it).[/quote]

So I would be able to use a non-inverter generator to charge batteries through the GVFX inverter? Just not as a generator support function.
Dennis

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