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Posted by sspence on May 4, 2010, 10:19 am

It's easy to do 3 phase with outback inverters, just takes 3 units to
do so. I've done it, so I know it works, both 3 phase and grid tie.

Posted by David Lesher on May 5, 2010, 8:19 am

I spoke to them today, and they stopped me at the "208 3phase"
line in my query.

Further, they seem to be trailing the pack re:
monitoring/control software.  They have no networkable
scheme. There's a "Mate" but it's USB, not Ethernet.

A host is a host from coast to coast.................wb8foz@nrk.com
& no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX
Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433
is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433

Posted by sspence on May 6, 2010, 10:34 am

The mate uses cat 5 cabling, but it's neither usb or ethernet for
communicating with other outback devices, such as the inverter, charge
controller, and flexnetdc battery monitor. Their is serial on the mate
for communicating with pc software. My outback hub has a 3 phase
jumper, and I can program 3 fx/vfx inverters for 3 phase 208, but that
seems to be missing from the grid tie model.
http://www.outbackpower.com/docman/1401103030452fx_vfx.pdf  (page 25 or

Posted by m II on May 29, 2010, 4:40 pm

On 10-05-03 07:05 AM, sspence wrote:


You should be aware they are running a "What's wrong with this
schematic" contest on one of the other newsgroups.


Perhaps the image needs a bit of doctoring? Deletion? Warning?


Posted by Bill on May 3, 2010, 1:47 pm

Well the idea of grid tie (called net metering) is that you don't need
batteries. The grid acts as a battery. This is what is attractive to me, I
would not need batteries. And I like that because batteries are expensive
and don't last forever.

I think Xantrex makes one that will also work off-grid? Then you could use a
battery charger I would assume...

Xantrex which now seems to be "Schneider"...
http://www.schneider-electric.com/corporate/en/products-services/renewable-energies/renewable-energies-intermediate.page?q=NNM1:Solar+Grid+Tie+Systems&f3%3ARenewable+Energies&p_function_id 210

Then there are plenty of 120 volt AC or 240 volt AC battery chargers.

And you can get a transfer switch for the generator.

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