Originally Posted by MTBDOC
I have 10k panels, 8kW (steady state) inverter, able to handle 12kw for some number of minutes, and 16kw surges. 1800AH X48v nominal BB.
Sounds like you are trying to power your whole house.
I'm only powering my HT rack here, and only the low-power equipment at that:
HTPC, Motu DSP rig, DSP-PC, Projector & TV, Sound Processor, BD player and other misc stuff,
lastly the HT lighting (keep them from blinking when the bass hits
"Maybe" the space heater and air conditioner if I scale it up 4x...
When it runs out it goes back to grid, automatically.
Should be automatic based on voltage thresholds that I set.
There are only two modes: grid-preferred (active standby) and solar-preferred (green).
I'm not sure what you mean "it ain't real", it should be able to produce a lethal amount of 240v, electrons are electrons. Stick your tongue on the 240v rails and tell me how de-real it is...
That said, this rig wouldn't even be able to power my induction stove, let alone my whole house.
I have a hot tub, pool, stove, dryer, washer, dishwasher, large hot water tank, bubble tub, multiple air conditioners, 3 fridges, multiple microwaves, a furnace, toaster, vacupack sealer, blenders, hair dryer, heat gun, multiple space heaters, lights/TV's/PC's in every room, air compressor, powerwasher, multiple power tools, and a high-powered HT. [and yes I run it all at once because I'm a power hog!
You don't want to know what my electrical bill is.
I would have to coat my entire property and all roof's with 400w panels to even attempt
to run it all. It's just not practical.
But a partial-rack of 1 room, this "should" be able to handle...
The user manual recommends 0000 cable be used (because it's rated for 250amps continuous, 750amps burst).