Schneider xw pro 6848 vs Outback Radian 8048
I started another post on this and tried to edit it and it just disappeared. Anyways I'm looking at the Conext 6848 and Radian 8048 and was wanting to get opinions here them and how they compared against each other. I'm hoping to find users of each and perhaps installers / repairmen that field service these. We're moving to a rural so my main focus is on quality, performance and reliability. We're going to have a grid but will not be interested in selling anything back but rather use the grid for times of no solar production and or low batteries as in grid assist.
1. Ability for grid assist "pass through"
2. Helping to negate grid power usage. I'm not sure what this is called. Grid zero or SBU mode? Basically we want to use power we're producing as a priority before using any grid power to have as small as a bill as possible.
3. Inverter needs to still work if grid goes down from solar and batteries.
4. Ability to use raw incoming power from panels for powering loads without having to store in the batter first and then convert. This is more efficient. I think this might be called DC couple.
5. Have a strong and reliable / dependable track record.
6. Have a good record for being field serviceable. *seems like Radian gets more points for it being modular..as in changing a power module.
7. Having a good network for getting parts quickly.
8. Good vendor support and customer support. *Seems like Schneider has a rep for not caring about diy users.
9. Good working software / firmware that integrates well within the platform making it easy to use and configure.
10. Handles surges well for things like a 2hp well pump, 3/4 ton AC etc.
I plan on having two inverters stacked and backed up with new lithium batteries like the rack eg4 ones or sok etc.
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