2001 update

parbob1parbob1 Posts: 21Registered Users ✭✭
 Long story short build a house in the middle of the woods 2001 in the Northeast ...purchased SW 4024 inverter disconnect and battery pack charged by generator
. Sold the house and ended up getting it back in 2017. With every intention of installing solar panels. Inverter went bad  so solar panels will be moved to a 2019 project 

what I have now 8- 6vt  235 batteries and a 6500 Honda generator  and disconnect/breaker.

What I’m shortly going to,purchase
Schneider SW4024 Inverter 120/240V
Schneider Conext System Control Panel
Schneider Conext Auto Start Control
12/24V Battery Vent Fan Control

am I missing anything, or making any mistakes



 SW Conext 4048
 AGS
Combox
16- 235 6V batteries 
Honda 6500 gen

Comments

  • EstragonEstragon Posts: 2,838Registered Users ✭✭✭✭✭
    Missing loads? Maybe 24v makes sense,, or maybe 48v? 120/240v inverter suggests maybe some bigger loads that might be better at 48v?
    Off-grid.  
    Main daytime system ~4kw panels into 2xMNClassic150 370ah 48v bank 2xOutback 3548 inverter 120v + 240v autotransformer
    Night system ~1kw panels into 1xMNClassic150 700ah 12v bank morningstar 300w inverter
  • mike95490mike95490 Posts: 7,901Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 29 #3
    I'd suggest getting the ComBox instead of the SCP - if you are able to connect a router and computer to it.   The SCP is lots of manual button pushing and scrolling. The combox lets you use a mouse and PC to do that, and see a bit more, install firmware updates  (or brick it if you do it wrong)

    With 8 batteries, wire in series and use a 48v system, not 24V
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,

  • parbob1parbob1 Posts: 21Registered Users ✭✭
    Thank you I did not know Com box could replace scp. Is the com box windows or will apple work?..
     and I was mistaken I have 12 6vt 235 batteries.

    my old inverter was 24vt and supplied all power needs.  
    With the new inverter producing 240v I was going to add 1/2 hp water pump 

     SW Conext 4048
     AGS
    Combox
    16- 235 6V batteries 
    Honda 6500 gen
  • EstragonEstragon Posts: 2,838Registered Users ✭✭✭✭✭
    If the batteries are fairly new and in decent shape, I'd consider adding to get 2 strings at 48v. Keeps wire/connector sizes more reasonable, and less voltage sag on larger loads.
    Off-grid.  
    Main daytime system ~4kw panels into 2xMNClassic150 370ah 48v bank 2xOutback 3548 inverter 120v + 240v autotransformer
    Night system ~1kw panels into 1xMNClassic150 700ah 12v bank morningstar 300w inverter
  • parbob1parbob1 Posts: 21Registered Users ✭✭
    So if I go 48v, can use my 250amp dc breaker box and 4/0 cable (10’)?
    Batteries are newer. 
     SW Conext 4048
     AGS
    Combox
    16- 235 6V batteries 
    Honda 6500 gen
  • EstragonEstragon Posts: 2,838Registered Users ✭✭✭✭✭
    4/0 wire should be fine. You'd want to check the inverter spec/manual for max breaker size.
    Off-grid.  
    Main daytime system ~4kw panels into 2xMNClassic150 370ah 48v bank 2xOutback 3548 inverter 120v + 240v autotransformer
    Night system ~1kw panels into 1xMNClassic150 700ah 12v bank morningstar 300w inverter
  • parbob1parbob1 Posts: 21Registered Users ✭✭
    Thank you for your help.  I think I’ll go with 48 v and the com box.  
     SW Conext 4048
     AGS
    Combox
    16- 235 6V batteries 
    Honda 6500 gen
  • MrM1MrM1 Posts: 277Registered Users ✭✭✭
    250amp  is spec for all of the SWs in the install guide on the Schneider web site.
    REC TwinPeak 2 285W 3S-3P 2.6kW-STC / 1.9kW-NMOT Array / MN Solar Classic 150 / 2017 Conext SW 4024 Inverter latest firmware / OB PSX-240 Autotransfomer for load balancing / Trojan L16H-AC 435Ah bank 4S connected to Inverter with 7' of 4/0 cable / 24 volt system / Grid-Assist or Backup Solar Generator System Powering 3200Whs Daily / System went Online Oct 2018 / System, Pics and Discussion
  • mike95490mike95490 Posts: 7,901Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    The combox is a web interface, works with a browser, on my android or my win laptop.  Should work fine with a mac too
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,

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