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Outback Power Skybox SBX5048-120/240 5000W  Hybrid Inverter

Outback Power Skybox SBX5048-120/240 5000W Hybrid Inverter

SKU: 030-04010

OutBack Power SkyBox > 5000VA 120/240 Volt Grid-Hybrid Inverter
Manufacturer Part Number: SBX5048

UL 1741 SA, CSA 22.2 No. 107.1, UL 1778, HECO Rule 14H SRD, CA Rule 21 SRD, IEEE 1547-2003, IEEE 1547.1-2005 Compliant

Full-Flexibility, Grid-Interactive/Off-Grid Inverter

Meet the True Hybrid Energy System by OutBack Power, SkyBox. Use with batteries or without. Combines the economic benefits of a grid-tied system with all the independence and self-sufficiency of an off-grid system. SkyBox redefines simplicity, intelligence, flexibility and control.

SkyBox makes smart solar simple with an advanced technology single-box design, and represents a breakthrough in the field of advanced power conversion, processing and control. The fully integrated design of the SkyBox system eliminates external charge controllers and communication boxes, significantly cutting installation time and cost. Ease-of-installation makes this energy solution ideal for installers interested in following the market’s move towards battery-based systems.

Product Highlights
Easy and fast to install
Clean balance-of-systems, all in one box
Extensive quality and reliability testing, including Highly Accelerated Life Testing (HALT)
Years of experience manufacturing products for fault intolerant, mission-critical applications
Dynamic power management
Ability to support any new regulations
Backup power and support for time-of-use optimization
Compliant with California rule 21 and Hawaii 14H grid support requirements
All Hybrid Inverter PV Systems will need rapid shutdown. The IMO BG10P34-11 remote shutdown button is an outdoor initiation switch that can be used to trigger PV system rapid shutdown.
IMO RSD Button BG10P34-11 > Rapid Shutdown Button compatible with APsmart Rapid Shutdown System

IEEE 1547-2018 requires the local communications interface to remain available whenever the DER is operating. This indirectly creates a requirement for the IQ Gateway not to reboot during and following a low voltage ride through event. The IQ Gateway hardware was redesigned to meet this requirement so installers must only choose from the list of supported hardware and be running software versions 7.3.460 or later to be fully compliant.

Model    SBX5048-120/240
Series    SkyBox
Manufacturer    OutBack Power
Type    Grid-Hybrid Inverter
RoHS    Yes, directive 2011/65/EU
Operating Temperature Range    -20 to 60°C
Non-Volatile Memory    Yes
Field-Upgradable Firmware    Yes
Enclosure    NEMA 3R
Dimensions    47" H x 21" W x 9.4" D
Weight    110.6 lbs
Warranty    5 Year
Shipping Method    Freight
Grid and Loads
AC Voltage    120/240V (split-phase)
AC Frequency    60Hz
Max Continuous AC Output Power (@45°C)    5000VA (derate above 45°C)
Max Continuous Output Current (@ 240V)    24A @ 25°C
Total Harmonic Distortion    Typical: <2%
Maximum: <5%
Integrated Arc Fault Detection, Ground Fault Detection & Isolation and Monitoring    Yes
Power Factor at Rated Power    1
PV Input
Max PV System Voltage    600V
MPPT Voltage Range    200-600V
Max Input Current    20A
Max Short-Circuit Current    32A
Max Backfeed Duration (to array)    <8ms
Reverse-Polarity Protection    Yes
CEC Weighted Efficiency    >94%
Typical Inverter Efficiency    >97%
Transformerless, Ungrounded    Yes
Unassisted Load Support from Battery Only    5000VA
Nominal DC Battery Voltage    48V
Battery Voltage Range    42-60V
Reverse-Polarity Notification    Yes
Operating Modes
Immediate Battery Backup Power Yes Grid Support (UL 1741 SA) Yes Islanding Protection Yes Net Metering Yes Non-Export Yes Maximum Independence Yes Configurable Battery Charging Parameters Yes, to allow/disallow charging from AC for compliance with local regulations. Prioritized Charging from Renewables Yes
The SkyBox hybrid grid tie inverter can be used as a grid-tie inverter with or without a battery. When used with a battery it can be used to enhance self-supply of solar energy. This is useful when net-metering, or grid feed is not available, or not advantageous financially. This system uses DC coupling for both the solar and the connection to the battery system for greater overall efficiency. The SkyBox uses any commonly available 48 VDC battery bank, any lead type, flooded, AGM, or gel, and many Lithium batteries. PV input voltage range is 200-600 VDC, allowing longer PV strings. Compliant with California rule 21 and Hawaii 14H grid support requirements.

The system features backup power; grid support; net metering; non-export; and prioritized charging from renewables. These features can use any of the loads in the house, including those on the main service panel, what we call "primary" self-supply.Backup power is available to the loads connected to the backup loads panel, with a quick transfer time of 20ms. Backup power capacity is 5 kW. The inverter has ground fault and arc fault protection built in. CT’s can be installed on the house AC lines for export control.

5,000 W backup power at 120/240 VAC
Balance of Systems in one box
Monitor and control over the internet using OPTICS RE
Internal Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) for added safety per NEC 2011: 690.11
Maximum backfeed to array is <8ms
Built-in battery system monitoring
NEMA 3R outdoor rated
Meets CA rule 21 and HI 14H grid connection requirements
Inverter operating temperatures of -6 °F to +140 °F (-20 °C to +60 °C).

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