Outback Skybox?

bill von novakbill von novak Solar Expert Posts: 711 ✭✭✭✭
Anyone have any early info on the Outback Skybox?  I thought their approach of "add batteries later" was interesting but I'm not sure how they would make that work.  48 volt battery?  400 volt battery?  (hard to do in lead-acid)  Total power rating?

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  • Dave AngeliniDave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 3,329 ✭✭✭✭
    Skybox is an all in one approach meant for advanced batteries. The inverter/ charger is hi voltage and it's mppt in the same box is also.
    The one I heard about was 6 to 8 KW.  It is still in beta development.
    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Mountains near Mariposa/Yosemite CA
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  • rhino 660rhino 660 Registered Users Posts: 4
    Any new info yet i want 3
    Off grid.
     Temporary system while i build house 
    8.5 kw pv, 70kwh's tesla model S batteries, 4548 xantrex 
    2 60A xw cc 1 80A outback cc. 25kw diesel gen 
    Looking at skybox for 20kw ac 18.5kw dc pv when done

  • Dave AngeliniDave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 3,329 ✭✭✭✭
    It should be soon but my contact says hold-on!  It is 6KW and dual hiV mppt and will run 48vdc for sure. All comms in the skybox so it should be easy to install.
    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Mountains near Mariposa/Yosemite CA
     http://members.sti.net/offgridsolar/
    E-mail offgridsolar@sti.net

  • just startingjust starting Registered Users Posts: 171 ✭✭
    Is this worth waiting on?

    1500 w PV- xantrex 60-150 mppt -894 ah agm- Rd2824 magnum MSW inverter- 250 E panel-  chest freezer to fridge- Samlex PST 1524 - fl Samsung wf5200 washer Ryobi 2200 watt gen-80 w panel with morningstar sunguard 4.5- 2 gc2- for water pump 5.5 GPM 60 psi - 24v 5.5 gmp 60psi water pump-Marey 4.3 GPM on demand waterheater - mama bear Fisher wood burning stove, 30" fridgarair oven ,fridegaire dishwasher with the heayer disconnected and 168 degree water.
  • Dave AngeliniDave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 3,329 ✭✭✭✭
    How would one answer your question with so little information from you?
    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Mountains near Mariposa/Yosemite CA
     http://members.sti.net/offgridsolar/
    E-mail offgridsolar@sti.net

  • LumisolLumisol Registered Users Posts: 374 ✭✭✭
    Is there a big enough difference between it and currently available tech to be worth waiting for, or is the price so much lower than what's available to make it worth waiting for?
    Is it the same outback skybox already being sold online?
  • Dave AngeliniDave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 3,329 ✭✭✭✭
    Wait list only at my supplier!
    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Mountains near Mariposa/Yosemite CA
     http://members.sti.net/offgridsolar/
    E-mail offgridsolar@sti.net

  • just startingjust starting Registered Users Posts: 171 ✭✭
    Are you going to recommend this on 16kw+ a day systems? 2-5000 watt arrays @48 system?

    1500 w PV- xantrex 60-150 mppt -894 ah agm- Rd2824 magnum MSW inverter- 250 E panel-  chest freezer to fridge- Samlex PST 1524 - fl Samsung wf5200 washer Ryobi 2200 watt gen-80 w panel with morningstar sunguard 4.5- 2 gc2- for water pump 5.5 GPM 60 psi - 24v 5.5 gmp 60psi water pump-Marey 4.3 GPM on demand waterheater - mama bear Fisher wood burning stove, 30" fridgarair oven ,fridegaire dishwasher with the heayer disconnected and 168 degree water.
  • bill von novakbill von novak Solar Expert Posts: 711 ✭✭✭✭
    Are you going to recommend this on 16kw+ a day systems? 2-5000 watt arrays @48 system?
    Lots of questions concerning it still.  Will this be stackable/parallelable?  How will you handle 1 battery bank/2 inverters?  Will there be a minimum battery size?  Will it integrate with BMSes for LiFePO4?  Hard to recommend things without all the info.
  • Dave AngeliniDave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 3,329 ✭✭✭✭
    Next year, the answers from Outback, but I do know a guy doing field testing with an LG RESU series.

    I don't recommend anything except general knowledge. My Grandfather taught me,
    Always help people with general questions and bill for specific questions/knowledge and design.

    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Mountains near Mariposa/Yosemite CA
     http://members.sti.net/offgridsolar/
    E-mail offgridsolar@sti.net

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