Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

375matt375matt New UserPosts: 39Solar Expert
I'm looking to wire my inverter to my panel. Should I wire to the panel first lug with a jumper to the second lug or can I take a 30 amp double pole breaker and put a jumper on the breaker to power both sides of panel?

Other info:
Offgrid cabin no utilities
Vanner 2600 watt inverter
Square D panel
All 120 volt no 240
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  • BB.BB. Just some guy Posts: 24,220Super Moderators admin
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    I am a bit confused...

    Assuming this is an off grid system, you treat the battery as the "heart" of your system.

    The solar panels go to the solar charge controller which then connects to the battery +/- Bus.

    Then your off grid inverter connects its cables to the battery +/- Bus.

    Normally, you would have fuses/circuit breakers/switches, as needed, between each of the devices and the +/- battery bus.

    Only a Grid Tied Inverter would connect directly to the solar panels (Grid tied inverter+solar panels, no battery bank). A GT Inverter is then connected to your utility panel which eventually connects to your utility meter and power grid and cannot operate if there is no grid or if the utility power failed (as during a storm, power pole knocked down, etc.).

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • 375matt375matt New User Posts: 39Solar Expert
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    I'm wanting to wire the inverter ac output to the square d load center ( breaker panel). Attachment not found.
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  • 375matt375matt New User Posts: 39Solar Expert
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    Attachment not found.
    Like this or using that double pole breaker with a jumper on the breaker instead of the panel lugs to act as a main breaker if possible?
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  • BB.BB. Just some guy Posts: 24,220Super Moderators admin
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    Oh--OK.

    Several questions first... What Brand/model of AC inverter do you have?

    Most MSW inverters cannot have their output connected to earth/green wire/bonded to neutral grounding (if battery is also negative or positive grounded too). This creates a short circuit through "most" MSW inverters and will let the magic smoke out.

    And most TSW inverters have fully isolated AC outputs--So you can take one of the AC outputs, put a white wire on it, and connect it to the neutral/ground bus in the main panel. And the black wire output can connect to the bus bar/main breaker in the AC panel.

    You need to read the manual for your AC inverter and grounding to ensure you do not make a costly mistake.

    If the main panel's AC Current rating is equal too, or less than the AC inverter's maximum output current rating, then you can jumper both buses together so you can have 2x as many breaker positions for a 120 VAC only panel.

    Make sure you "home run" each black wire out and white wire back to the main panel. You don't want to send out two "hot wires" and bring back one white wire as you would normally do with typical north American home's 120/240 VAC Split Phase power.

    With two "black" phases from a 120 VAC only panel, the current from both hots add up and can overheat the neutral/return wire.

    With 120/240, the neutral is the center tap of a transformer and will never carry more current than that of either of the hot wires.

    Sorry--it is confusing to write this--and doubly hard to read and make sense not knowing your experience level with 120 vs 120/240 VAC circuits.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • BB.BB. Just some guy Posts: 24,220Super Moderators admin
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    Yes, you can attach to the lugs, or use the double pole breaker as a "main breaker" (assuming it is rated for the maximum current you wish to use from your AC inverter).

    If your AC inverter's output current is equal to, or less than, the bus bar ratings, you are not really making anything safer. Just adding a convenient way to turn of AC power to your loads by throwing "one switch".

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • 375matt375matt New User Posts: 39Solar Expert
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    It's a vanner bravo 2600sh 12 volt no charger. They call it quasi sine wave which i beleive is modified. I have it hooked to the batteries and batteries are hooked to an iota iq4 55 amp charger with a positive and a negative cable. I have the charger ground hooked to an earth grounding rod.
    http://www.vanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Bravo-2600-OM-D96397-A.pdf

    This is the load center I have.
    http://m.homedepot.com/p/Square-D-by-Schneider-Electric-Homeline-125-Amp-12-Space-24-Circuit-Indoor-Main-Lugs-Load-Center-with-Cover-Value-Pack/202529821/
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  • 375matt375matt New User Posts: 39Solar Expert
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    I will add I'm just in the beginning phases and collecting things as I go. I put the batteries on the chopped up jumper cables as a temporary thing to keep them charged while I figure all this out. Next will be a charge controller and a solar panel to keep them from freezing. Looking at a xantrex xw 60 and one 235 watt panel to start. Its going to all be set up in Alaska and I can only get there by float plane or snowmachine at a remote recreational cabin.
  • BB.BB. Just some guy Posts: 24,220Super Moderators admin
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    First note: Do not use battery clamps for connecting up your inverter's DC input power. Bolt everything together. Battery clamps typically do not make "good enough" electrical connections to reliably pass the current for a largish AC Inverter:

    2,600 Watt inverter * 1/0.85 inverter eff * 1/10.5 volts battery cutoff * 1.25 NEC wiring/breaker derating = 364 Amp branch circuit recommendation

    >300 amps is a lot of current to pass through anything but solid "bolt up" connections and very heavy copper wiring.

    Back to the type of inverter question:

    It is a MSW inverter, and they completely skip talking about AC Neutral Bonding (or not).

    It may have a transfer switch--two pole would be my assumption--so the neutral is bonded to ground by the utility panel, but is not bonded if the inverter is operating and powering the main panel.

    So--in your main panel, being completely off grid operation (?)--Your AC panel needs to have an isolated "neutral/white" wire power block (it looks like you can float it fro ground by cutting/lifting the bonding strap on the left of the bus bar.

    So, bring the "black wire" from the inverter to your AC bus bars (jumpered together if you wish). And the "white wire" to the, now floating, return bus.

    And wire up the rest of your system.

    Note, if you ground bond the battery negative terminal with the rest of your grounding (inverter ground is probably just to the metal shell of the inverter and the metal box of the battery charger), this would be the "standard" method for DC grounding your system. Then you can put fuses in the positive bus connections to your inverter, battery charger, etc....

    The following is an "advanced discussion" about grounding MSW inverters. There are lots of grounding/wiring issues with MSW inverters and how we "normally" connect AC and DC wiring. You can ignore this part just like 99.999% of the people do. However, if you are very concerned about (fire) safety, then you can read/discuss the following:

    But the AC Inverter wires are now not floating (if the battery bus is grounded)--And if you accidentally short to ground either of the inverters Black OR WHITE wires, it can cause excessive current to flow and smoke wiring and/or AC inverter--so both inverter's outputs should be protected by a fuse or breaker.

    In reality, you should treat the MSW Inverter's output like 120/240 VAC wiring. Each branch wiring should go through a pair of ganged breakers to cut of the power if either wire gets over current (as from a short to ground or hot to hot short). And not even use the return bus connection (except for green wire grounding--if needed).

    If you do not ground reference the Battery Bus--Then both the Battery's DC Bus and Inverter's AC outputs are floating with respect to ground (more or less)--which is very commonly done to reduce the chance of a short circuit causing problems.

    Still not "safe" from an NEC/Engineering sense, but very typical for such MSW inverter installations.

    Floating power systems should have double pole/ganged breakers on their output wiring to protect both sides from shorts. If the return is grounded, then the ground referenced return wiring generally will not ever have any voltage above ground, so a return wire to ground short will not create excessive current, and does not need fusing.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • BB.BB. Just some guy Posts: 24,220Super Moderators admin
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    By the way, what are the AH ratings (we use 20 Hour rate for our rules of thumb) of those cells?

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • 375matt375matt New User Posts: 39Solar Expert
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    I'll get the clamps off and bolt em up. Knew I'd take some heat on that one! All I had at the time. Batteries are c&d kct 450 amp hour wired in parallel now as 2 each 12 volt banks. I believe that makes it 900 amp hours now?

    The inverter does have its own grounding lug wire. Charger has its own grounding wire and the square d load center has its own grounding lug. Am I correct to bond these 3 together n out to grounding rod using # 6 copper? Do I need to put a 4th ground in from the negative of the battery terminal as well?

    Looking at the panel removing the green screw in the picture below on the neutral bar isolates the ground from it. If I have the screw in it bonds the neutral and ground using the panel.

    I am also looking to put in a manual transfer switch when I find one. I assume that i just keep it inline with my other wiring but Im not sure if there would be any issues with the generator neutral ground being bonded? Its a champion 3500 watt. This is off their website so it appears i'm good there:
    Most Champion Power Equipment generators have a "floating neutral", meaning that the neutral circuit is not connected to the frame or to earth ground. This also means that both legs on the receptacle are hot legs, which is normal for floating neutral generators. As a result, there is no specific hot leg and neutral leg wiring arrangement for the generator winding connection to the receptacle. The floating neutral configuration is common for applications such as connection to a recreational vehicle and connection to home power where the transfer switch does not switch out the neutral to ground connection.
    http://www.cabelas.com/generators-accessories-champion-3500-watt-generator-1.shtml
  • 375matt375matt New User Posts: 39Solar Expert
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    By the way thanks for helping me out. The local electrical stores look at me like I just stepped off an alien spacecraft when I tell them what I want to do. Im going to go talk to some local renewable energy stores and try to get my fuses or breakers for the positive battery terminal. I assume i just need one from the battery bank to inverter since the charger has its own fuse? Inverter manual says a 400 amp fuse within 18" of battery. I was wondering if a 250 amp breaker would work or be better?
  • inetdoginetdog Fizzycist Posts: 3,112Solar Expert ✭✭✭
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?
    375matt wrote: »
    By the way thanks for helping me out. The local electrical stores look at me like I just stepped off an alien spacecraft when I tell them what I want to do. My buddies just guess and know enough to be dangerous, like myself. Im going to go talk to some local renewable energy stores and try to get my fuses or breakers for the positive battery terminal. I assume i just need one from the battery bank to inverter since the charger has its own fuse? Inverter manual says a 400 amp fuse within 18" of battery. I was wondering if a 250 amp breaker would work or be better?

    If the inverter manual calls for a 400 amp fuse, then it probably expects surge currents of 400 amps or more.
    A 250 amp breaker will carry 400 amps for a short time without tripping, but you will have a hard time finding a 250 amp breaker rated for DC and it will be much more expensive than a fuse. Also some fuse types are designed to limit the amount of current flowing into a short circuit while they are in the process of blowing. Many circuit breakers will not be rated to do that.
    The only real advantages of a CB for this use are that if you mess up regularly you will not be going through fuses, and the CB will also serve as a disconnect switch.
    SMA SB 3000, old BP panels.
  • 375matt375matt New User Posts: 39Solar Expert
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    I just figured the cb would be convinient to shut off when i leave which will be frequently. I suppose I can just pull the fuse when i leave. Just dont want any draw in the batteries when im gone for a couple months waiting for freeze up so i can get to cabin.
  • BB.BB. Just some guy Posts: 24,220Super Moderators admin
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?
    375matt wrote: »
    I'll get the clamps off and bolt em up. Knew I'd take some heat on that one! All I had at the time. Batteries are c&d kct 450 amp hour wired in parallel now as 2 each 12 volt banks. I believe that makes it 900 amp hours now?

    Yep.

    Some fuses and breakers/switches from our host:

    High Amperage Inverter Fuses & Breakers
    Battery Accessories & Maintenance (high current battery switches)
    The inverter does have its own grounding lug wire. Charger has its own grounding wire and the square d load center has its own grounding lug. Am I correct to bond these 3 together n out to grounding rod using # 6 copper? Do I need to put a 4th ground in from the negative of the battery terminal as well?

    Yes, but these (should) only be grounding the metal boxes... Not any of the electrical +/- DC or AC wiring (other than the green wires).

    If this is fixed installation with metal skins, water pipes, lightning in the area (a whole 'nother kettle of fish), then you should connect the battery negative with a heavy wire directly to the ground rod too (all grounds connect together in one place--the ground rod).

    Do not ground bond the AC Neutral (white wire) to any grounds/green wires. The Battery grounding provide a return path through the AC inverter if the white wire is grounded (most likely for MSW inverters). Smoke and all kinds of other fun will ensue if this is done.
    Looking at the panel removing the green screw in the picture below on the neutral bar isolates the ground from it. If I have the screw in it bonds the neutral and ground using the panel.

    If you use the bus bar for your AC return wiring--Yes, this is the correct way to handle the situation (AC return should be treated as if it too is AC Hot--which it is, in a way).
    I am also looking to put in a manual transfer switch when I find one. I assume that i just keep it inline with my other wiring but Im not sure if there would be any issues with the generator neutral ground being bonded? Its a champion 3500 watt. This is off their website so it appears i'm good there:
    Most Champion Power Equipment generators have a "floating neutral", meaning that the neutral circuit is not connected to the frame or to earth ground. This also means that both legs on the receptacle are hot legs, which is normal for floating neutral generators. As a result, there is no specific hot leg and neutral leg wiring arrangement for the generator winding connection to the receptacle. The floating neutral configuration is common for applications such as connection to a recreational vehicle and connection to home power where the transfer switch does not switch out the neutral to ground connection.
    http://www.cabelas.com/generators-accessories-champion-3500-watt-generator-1.shtml

    Yes, small AC generators (less than ~3.5kW) have a floating AC output.

    You could, if you wanted, ground a "white wire" at the genset and use a two pole AC transfer switch. This will have a grounded neutral when the generator is running, and a "floating" MSW neutral when the AC inverter is running--pretty much copies how RV parks/vehicles handle the setup.

    There is probably no really good reason to even bother ground the AC "White"--It is not going to do much (unless, you have lighting in the area).

    There are a couple of manual one one automatic AC Transfer Switches here (you have the transfer switch "turn on" when the generator starts--I think this one has a 15 second delay to allow the genset to stabilize before being hit with the loads:

    Transfer Switches and Generator Auto Start Accessories

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • inetdoginetdog Fizzycist Posts: 3,112Solar Expert ✭✭✭
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?
    BB. wrote: »
    Yep.
    You could, if you wanted, ground a "white wire" at the genset and use a two pole AC transfer switch. This will have a grounded neutral when the generator is running, and a "floating" MSW neutral when the AC inverter is running--pretty much copies how RV parks/vehicles handle the setup.

    There is probably no really good reason to even bother ground the AC "White"--It is not going to do much (unless, you have lighting in the area).

    Be careful when you are reading here and in other sources not to confuse an ungrounded neutral in an ungrounded (floating) system (just fine, for the most part, but a GFCI receptacle will not do what you would expect it to do in a grounded system) with what is often referred to as a floating neutral in the 120/240 volt world. There it really refers to an open or high resistance neutral wire so that when you have a 120/240 volt supply and a number of 120 volt loads the defect in the neutral wire will allow devices on the two 120 volt legs to see anywhere between 0 and 240 volts. Not a good idea.
    SMA SB 3000, old BP panels.
  • BB.BB. Just some guy Posts: 24,220Super Moderators admin
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    Yep--Very important to understand and ask if something is not clear when dealing with these power levels. Large battery banks scare me about as much as working with a 10,000 amp limit 120/240 VAC pole transformer when connecting up to the home AC line drop (i.e., a lot).

    I try to use "open" neutral when typing about "broken" (unconnected) electrical connections.

    Floating tends to just not mean "referenced to earth ground or nearby metal frame work (such as car chassis). But I could understand how somebody would confuse a floating neutral or "floating outputs" (not ground referenced) vs a broken connection back to the center tap of a pole transformer, genset, or 120/240 VAC inverter.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • 375matt375matt New User Posts: 39Solar Expert
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    Ok, trying to make sense of it all still and just want to sum up my understandings or misunderstandings.
    If I keep all the grounds and neutral seperate on all components do I still ground the battery negative to my earth ground?

    Will gfci outlets work on this configuration?

    Should I get the automatic or manual transfer switch? Figure 30 amp will work.


    The only fuse I will need is from the battery to the inverter and it will be a 400 amp?

    Just broke out some new tools n tried to rough a panel. I have room for the transfer switch n charge contoller. It may not be pretty or anything to brag about. I mounted the shelf mount inverter with an open bottom for air flow. Im gonna be bummed if I toast this sucker when I send the juice!!!
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  • 375matt375matt New User Posts: 39Solar Expert
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    Is there any issues using the ground rod on my house to test this system?
    I just ordered everything but a solar panel.
    Charge controller, fuse, transfer switch, battery monitor, cables...
  • BB.BB. Just some guy Posts: 24,220Super Moderators admin
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    Nope, you can use your home ground rod just fine.

    In reality, the ground rod does not affect system operation--It will run the same if grounded or floating.

    The reason we ground "neutral" or "return" wires is that it allows us to only fuse the positive lead of a power system (or just one hot wire for a 120 VAC grid powered system).

    If you short 120 VAC to neutral/return. Fuse/breaker pops. If you short 120 VAC to water pipe, metal sink, etc., fuse/breaker pops.

    If you short neutral/return to earth--nothing happens (perhaps a little current flow). No fuse or breaker needed.

    If you were to "float" an AC (or DC) power system, you would (engineering wise) use a double pole breaker (like we do for 240 VAC circuits). If there is a short in either side, then both legs are tripped together and your circuit is now cold (as opposed to the possibility of one side still being hot and shocking somebody if they don't see any lights on).

    Also, tying water pipes, ground rod, even gas lines these days all connected to "earth" ground (gas lines used to "float" by design)--Prevents a short to a "hot lead" from energizing something (saw this happen with gas lines in an old apartment--gas lighting converted to electric lights in San Francisco. The stove was powered with 120 VAC and if you touched the stove and the sink at the same time, you would get a shock).

    But people still have floating battery power (not tied to a ground rod)--You don't drive a ground rod next to your car when you park it and plug in an AC inverter? :p

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • 375matt375matt New User Posts: 39Solar Expert
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    Thanks, think i'm ready to go. All i need now is the parts to show up and I'll go buy a solar panel and whatever I need to hook it into the xantrex xw 60. I think a single 250 watt panel will keep the batteries up enough to prevent freezing but thats a guess. I may buy 2, they are $450 each locally. I have a heavy duty plastic box (we call em fish totes) i'm gonna put the batteries in n insulate with 3.5" of blue board n vent outside. Figure the tote will contain any spill should one break. May need to roll video when I charge the system...
  • BB.BB. Just some guy Posts: 24,220Super Moderators admin
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    The points to think about:
    • 1% rate of charge--Floating/storage for a battery bank. A solar charge controller is probably optional at this level (or lower).
    • 5% rate of charge--About the minimum rate of charge we recommend for a battery bank that is being cycled (lightly, AGM, etc.).
    • 10% rate of charge--A healthy rate of charge and with a 4 day battery/load design (discharge battery ~25% per day) makes for a pretty nicely "balanced system" between charging/battery/loads
    • 13% rate of charge--Roughly the maximum rate of charge for a flooded cell battery... Above this rate, you can overheat the battery when charging
    • 20-25% rate of charge--About the maximum rate of charge for a flooded cell battery with temperature/thermal monitoring to prevent thermal run-away.

    So, with a 900 AH @ 12 voltage battery bank, a minimum set of panels for float charging would be:
    • 900 AH * 14.5 volts charging * 1/0.77 derating * 0.01 rate of charge = 186 watts

    So, with a 250 Watt panel, you will not find a set that run Vmp~17.5 to 18.6 volts or so... For "optimum" performance, you should use a MPPT charge controller.

    Here is an inexpensive "good quality" MPPT charge controller that would work: Morningstar SunSaver 15 Amp MPPT Solar Charge Controller

    You could also use the 250 watt panel directly connected to the battery bank or even through a PWM controller (like the Xantrex C40), at reduced power output--What is the Vmp/Imp rating of the panel you are looking at?

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • 375matt375matt New User Posts: 39Solar Expert
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    I just bit the bullet and ordered the xantrex xw 60. Figured i would be able to add on or run 2 panels. I considered making my own panel but the time it may take kind of scared me off.
    Here are the panel specs:
    http://www.prefersolar.com/sierra_x.pdf
  • 375matt375matt New User Posts: 39Solar Expert
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    I did some research and came to the conclusion I can run my iota 55 amp charger hooked up at the same time to the same batteries as the xantrex xw 60 without smokin something?
  • BB.BB. Just some guy Posts: 24,220Super Moderators admin
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    OK, that is Vmp=30.7v and Imp=8.14a

    If you connect that panel to a ~14.5 volt battery bank, the output wattage will be around 8.14a*14.5v=118watts into battery bank.

    If you use a MPPT charge controller, the typically peak wattage will be around 250w*0.77derating=193watts into battery bank. Or about 193w/14.5v=13.3a into battery bank nominal peak current.

    Kind of expensive to throw a XW 60 amp MPPT charge controller at this bank with only a 250 watt panel--but if you are going to use more panels later--It certainly will work fine now, and support more panels later.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • BB.BB. Just some guy Posts: 24,220Super Moderators admin
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    For a 900 AH battery bank, you can charge at:
    • 900 AH * 0.13 rate of charge = 117 amps recommended maximum without thermal management
    • 900 AH * 0.25 rate of charge = 225 amp (recommended maximum) with thermal management

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • 375matt375matt New User Posts: 39Solar Expert
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    Maybe I better buy that second panel now. Sunlight is scarce here in the winter.
  • VicVic New User Posts: 2,320Solar Expert ✭✭✭
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    Hi 375matt,

    I am a bit late to this Thread. Have been biting my tongue, trying to find a moderately polite way to say the following;

    If you can find a way to AVOID buying the Schneider XW SCC, I would advise that you do so. .. BUT, as I now read it, it looks like you already have made the purchase.

    It is possible that a friend/neighbor is using one, BUT, you should know that the XW CC needs a FirmWare Implanter "Tool" in order to update the FW. This tool costs about $250. In the past, and quite likely now as well, these CCs were made in China, and would have been manufactured a year or so before the user purchased it. The result was (is?), that the FW would be out of date. But for the manufacturer's convenience, they would NOT update the FW to the latest, relying on the customer to endure that. In my personal experience, Schneider would not accommodate me in just loaning me this tool. They rerquired me to "RENT" it, or buy it. The rental was about $45-$50, but that seemed outrageous to me, and refused to do it. The reseller, a well-respected company in AZ, also would not/could not do anyting for me.

    So Buyer Beware. In the case of my XW SCC, the FW was quite BUGGY, and needed an update. So now, is it a worthless POS -- cannot use it, and there it sits as a reminder of just how good Schneider's after-sale Customer Service really is.

    Perhaps someone near you has this thingie that you could borrow if any updating is required. Just Opinions, Good Luck, Vic
    Off Grid - Two systems -- 4 SW+ 5548 Inverters, Surrette 4KS25 1280 AH X2@48V, 11.1 KW STC PV, 4X MidNite Classic 150 w/ WBjrs, Beta KID on S-530s, MX-60s, MN Bkrs/Boxes.  25 KVA Polyphase Kubota diesel,  Honda Eu6500isa,  Eu3000is-es, Eu2000,  Eu1000 gensets.  Thanks Wind-Sun for this great Forum.
  • TheBackRoadsTheBackRoads New User Posts: 274Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    I'm with Vic, I think there are better options, but my XW hasn't given me any greif... just another side of the coin...
  • 375matt375matt New User Posts: 39Solar Expert
    Re: Best way to wire in inverter to breaker panel?

    The xw is in the mail. Suppose I could return it if there is something better I should purchase?
  • TheBackRoadsTheBackRoads New User Posts: 274Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Seems to be a forum favorite... I'd buy one...

    http://www.solar-electric.com/misoclchco.html

    I love all Midnite stuff, I don't however care for the looks of them, but looks doesn't matter, it's what's inside. :cool::p
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