Outback Skybox?

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bill von novak
bill von novak Solar Expert Posts: 891 ✭✭✭✭
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 Angelini
    Dave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 6,772 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    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 Nevada mountain area
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  • rhino 660
    rhino 660 Registered Users Posts: 6 ✭✭
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    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 Angelini
    Dave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 6,772 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    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 Nevada mountain area
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  • just starting
    just starting Registered Users Posts: 235 ✭✭✭
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    Is this worth waiting on?
    200ah LiFePO4 24v Electrodacus Sbms40 quad breaker chest freezer to fridge- Samlex PST 1524 - Samlex pst3024  - 1hp shallow well pump-Marey 4.3 GPM on demand waterheater - mama bear Fisher wood burning stove, 30" fridgarair oven ,fridegaire dishwasher  Unique 290l stainless D.C. Fridge-unique 120l portable fridge/freezer 
  • Dave Angelini
    Dave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 6,772 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    How would one answer your question with so little information from you?
    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Nevada mountain area
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    E-mail offgridsolar@sti.net

  • Lumisol
    Lumisol Registered Users Posts: 374 ✭✭✭
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    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 Angelini
    Dave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 6,772 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    Wait list only at my supplier!
    "we go where power lines don't" Sierra Nevada mountain area
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    E-mail offgridsolar@sti.net

  • just starting
    just starting Registered Users Posts: 235 ✭✭✭
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    Are you going to recommend this on 16kw+ a day systems? 2-5000 watt arrays @48 system?
    200ah LiFePO4 24v Electrodacus Sbms40 quad breaker chest freezer to fridge- Samlex PST 1524 - Samlex pst3024  - 1hp shallow well pump-Marey 4.3 GPM on demand waterheater - mama bear Fisher wood burning stove, 30" fridgarair oven ,fridegaire dishwasher  Unique 290l stainless D.C. Fridge-unique 120l portable fridge/freezer 
  • bill von novak
    bill von novak Solar Expert Posts: 891 ✭✭✭✭
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    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 Angelini
    Dave Angelini Solar Expert Posts: 6,772 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
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    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 Nevada mountain area
       htps://offgridsolar1.com/
    E-mail offgridsolar@sti.net