110v single phase to 220v split phase

I have a off grid hydro system that is supplemented by solar, in fall and winter when friends and family are visting I have to fire up the generator occasionally to get the batteries charged back up. Well the generator died a horrible death and instead of buying a new generator with 220v split phase I was was woundering if anyone knew where I could buy a 110v single phase to 220v split phase converter so I could use my small 2000w honda generator. My charge controller only excepts 220v for generator input.

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  • inetdoginetdog Solar Expert Posts: 3,123 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: 110v single phase to 220v split phase
    duneslayer wrote: »
    I have a off grid hydro system that is supplemented by solar, in fall and winter when friends and family are visting I have to fire up the generator occasionally to get the batteries charged back up. Well the generator died a horrible death and instead of buying a new generator with 220v split phase I was was woundering if anyone knew where I could buy a 110v single phase to 220v split phase converter so I could use my small 2000w honda generator. My charge controller only excepts 220v for generator input.
    A 110VAC to 220VAC "convertor" is what is usually called a transformer.
    Depending on how much power you need at 220V, you can use a variety of off the shelf 110 to 110 isolation transformers or if you want very high quality and do not mind the expense, Outback sells a nice autotransformer unit that can be wired for all sorts of 110 to 220 and vice versa conversions.
    SMA SB 3000, old BP panels.
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 32,204 admin
    Re: 110v single phase to 220v split phase

    Here is a link to the Outback device that Inetdog was typing about:

    http://www.outbackpower.com/outback-products/integration-hardware/item/autotransformer

    Not cheap (you pay for copper):

    Outback Power FW-X240 Auto Transformer

    Outback Power PSX-240 Auto Transformer

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • duneslayerduneslayer Registered Users Posts: 2
    Re: 110v single phase to 220v split phase
    BB. wrote: »

    Thank you. That really helped I will be ordering it monday.
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,459 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: 110v single phase to 220v split phase

    There have been instances of smaller inverter generators, not being able to surge enough to "build the field" in transformers. My little 2Kw into a 3KVA transformer worked fine. Just a heads up.
    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

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