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Postby fourelementsenergy on Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:25 am

Is the ICSPlus-4 made up of 4 physically separate 6 string combiner boxes OR are all 4 sets of 6 string combiners in the same physical box?
Is there a drawing/picture of the ICSPlus-4 somewhere?
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Re: ICSPlus-4

Postby Sandra Herrera on Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:16 am

Hello,

You get 4 separate combiner boxes, see link below
http://www.outbackpower.com/downloads/d ... csheet.pdf
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Re: ICSPlus-4

Postby fourelementsenergy on Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:51 am

Thank-you Sandra
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Re: ICSPlus-4

Postby fourelementsenergy on Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:12 pm

Hello Sandra.
Can you send me the link for the ICSPlus-4 installation manual not the owners manual.
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Re: ICSPlus-4

Postby Sandra Herrera on Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:28 pm

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Re: ICSPlus-4

Postby fourelementsenergy on Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:08 pm

Hello Sandra.
What application do I use to open the .STEP extension for the ICS Plus Combiner CAD File?
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Re: ICSPlus-4

Postby fourelementsenergy on Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:19 pm

Hello Sandra.
Which makes more sense?
Installing the Midnite Solar Surge protector at the Flexmax charge controller or at the ICS Plus Combiner?
I will be installing a system with 6 Flexmax 80 charge controllers for 6 arrays with 5 strings each and three 8048 Radians each with their own GSLC.
There will be 6 ICS combiners and an RSI.
I will also be using a Midnite Solar battery combiner underneath the 3 GSLC's.
There will be a 48 volt 3060 amp-hours Absolyte AGB battery bank.
All the components have been ordered through AEE and will ship this week (the 90 solar panels have arrived this week at the client site).
Installation is schedule for the week of 11-16 Sept 2017.
This will be an off-grid system with NO grid power.
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Re: ICSPlus-4

Postby Sandra Herrera on Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:33 am

Art,
It would depend on how far the array is from the solar charge controller, usually the surge protector go in the combiner box, but you might have to also protect the controllers.
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Re: ICSPlus-4

Postby fourelementsenergy on Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:51 pm

Hello Sandra.
For my project I have a ICSPlus-4 and 2 more combiners for a total of 6 combiners.
Does a single power supply energize 6 combiners and the RSI?
Does the power supply go into the GSLC for the Master Radian or can the power supply go into the GSLC for a slave Radian?
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Re: ICSPlus-4

Postby Sandra Herrera on Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:55 am

Art,
Up to 6 combiner boxes can be used in a single system, see manual link below:

http://www.outbackpower.com/downloads/d ... manual.pdf
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Re: ICSPlus-4

Postby fourelementsenergy on Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:00 pm

Hello Sandra.

I see that the RSI I/O uses #16 to #24 four wire (red, black, white, green) receiving 24 volt DC from the power supply in the GSLC.

My RSI will be about 80 feet from the power supply and the RSI will be about 60 feet to the nearest combiner and about 110 feet when daisy chained to the most distant combiner.

What is your recommended wire size for this 4 wire setup?

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Re: ICSPlus-4

Postby Sandra Herrera on Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:26 pm

Art,
Please look at the table on the quick start guide, link below
http://www.outbackpower.com/downloads/d ... us_qsg.pdf
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Re: ICSPlus-4

Postby fourelementsenergy on Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:35 pm

Hello Sandra.

Much appreciated, thank-you for your patience!

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Re: ICSPlus-4

Postby fourelementsenergy on Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:42 pm

Hello Sandra.
Our 6 ICSPlus combiners will be arriving next week. The Quick Start Guide shows a positive lead coming from the ICSPlus combiner to the PV positive bus bar at the far right in the GSLC, then a positive lead from the positive PV bus bar goes to a RTB and from the RTB a positive lead goes to the positive terminal in the charge controller. A negative lead from the ICSPlus combiner goes to the negative bus bar at the top of the GSLC and a negative lead goes from this negative bus bar to the negative terminal on the charge controller.
These are my questions.
1. Can I simply route a positive lead from the ICSPlus combiner to a RTB and from the RTB to the positive terminal on the charge controller? By passing the PV positive bus bar.
2. Also, can I route a negative lead from the ICSPlus combiner directly to the negative terminal on the same charge controller? By passing the negative bus bar.
3. Can I do the same with the remaining pos/neg leads from the other 5 combiners? Each positive lead from each ICSPlus combiner to their own RTB of course.
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