Starting Out with Solar: LF or HF Inverter
Just starting out on my off-grid solar enablement journey for our family cabin with no sell back. Finished wiring/swinging circuits to a critical loads panel with typical circuits such as receptacles, lights, fridge and one 240v circuit for well pump. Pump pulls 35amps (8400w) inrush but only 7amps (1680w) after start. Rethinking my decision to move well pump to critical load panel. Anyway options are open and looking for guidance. I'd say average power needs 1500w unless pump is running . I want to use the inverter/battery as a house UPS to start with for the next few months (grid charge and passthrough unless grid down where batteries would take over). Next year will add PV in spring. Here is where I'm at now based on months of reading forums and tech data:
- Schneider xw 6848 Pro: reasonably priced, can surge for well pump and everything else. Software seems dicey and remote monitoring capabilities seem behind others
- Outback Radian 4k or 8k: Costs more than XW, need 8k to manage well pump surge and other. Software seems current with great remote monitoring capabilities
- Sol-Ark: Highest cost, unsure if it could handle surge of well pump, easy to connect compared to others, software seems great with remote monitoring capabilities.
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