Experience with: Outback Power GVFX3648 Grid Interactive Inverter ?

BilljustBillBilljustBill Solar Expert Posts: 212 ✭✭✭
As I plan for a 2.2KW PV system, with the good possibility of a 500w DC win/gen, I'm trying to foresee the Pro's and Con's of the possibility of an Off Grid system being able to use the Grid in the future.

http://www.usbattery.com/usb_usl16hcxc.html

I have eight U. S. Battery L-16 HxCx, batteries in the 48 volt bank, so if the future of the local Co-Op proves itself in becoming a trustworthy host, the future could hold a grid tie possibility, and I would have the best of both worlds...

Any experience or insight to using this Outback GVFX 3648 inverter for battery only for now?

I appreciate you comments,

Bill
Bill

Comments

  • RCinFLARCinFLA Solar Expert Posts: 1,280 ✭✭✭
    Re: Experience with: Outback Power GVFX3648 Grid Interactive Inverter ?

    GVFX has a tight requirement on AC input frequency which many generators cannot meet.

    An inverter-generator like Honda or Yamaha's will drive a GVFX.

    For offgrid, usually you want regular VFX model.
  • arkieoscararkieoscar Solar Expert Posts: 101 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Experience with: Outback Power GVFX3648 Grid Interactive Inverter ?

    From my experience with Outback (not much) and Xantrex (quite a lot), I would use the Xantrex XW if I thought I might grid tie in the future. It gives you more options and includes some features that Outback doesn't have.
  • blackswan555blackswan555 Solar Expert Posts: 246 ✭✭
    Re: Experience with: Outback Power GVFX3648 Grid Interactive Inverter ?

    If you get the off grid Outback, (As mentioned GT do not like most generators) and do decide to go GT, You can send the inverter to OB to be converted and Certified as a GT :D

    Have a good one
    Tim
  • BilljustBillBilljustBill Solar Expert Posts: 212 ✭✭✭
    Re: Experience with: Outback Power GVFX3648 Grid Interactive Inverter ?
    As I plan for a 2.2KW PV system, with the good possibility of a 500w DC win/gen, I'm trying to foresee the Pro's and Con's of the possibility of an Off Grid system being able to use the Grid in the future.

    http://www.usbattery.com/usb_usl16hcxc.html

    I have eight U. S. Battery L-16 HxCx, batteries in the 48 volt bank, so if the future of the local Co-Op proves itself in becoming a trustworthy host, the future could hold a grid tie possibility, and I would have the best of both worlds...

    Any experience or insight to using this Outback GVFX 3648 inverter for battery only for now?

    I appreciate you comments,

    Bill

    Thanks for the insight. I had the chance to buy this model for $1,9050.00, dropped shipped from Outback, so I did. It will have the Flexmat 80 amp controller and Mate module to support it with the 48v bank of U.S. Batteries being the storage for now.

    If there are any other comments about this dual option model, I'd like to hear more.
    Bill
  • HuckMeatHuckMeat Registered Users Posts: 24
    Re: Experience with: Outback Power GVFX3648 Grid Interactive Inverter ?

    I just installed two of them, so far they just do exactly what they are supposed to...
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