rccapps Posted September 9, 2022 Share Posted September 9, 2022 I didn't see any threads addressing my issue, so I'm starting this one. I've got an off-grid setup (almost 4kW of PV panels, CC, LiFePO4 batteries in a 48V nominal array, and a Genetry 6kW inverter) hooked up to a code-standard household main breaker box (240/120). It's running most of the standard appliances (A/C, fridge, freezer, clothes washer, fans, etc) without any issues. However, when we started the clothes dryer, the inverter shut down within a matter of seconds. Nothing flipped in the main breaker box, though. And the dryer isn't some industrial grade monster, either: it's a standard household Samsung model. To be fair, it is listed as using 5300W. But my understanding is that the inverter should be able to handle surge/starting power up to 2-3 times its max capacity. And I successfully unlocked the 6kW cap on the inverter per Sean's video instructions. But even when I shut everything else down in the house, the dryer still put the inverter into shutdown. I'm assuming that the dryer's high starting power draw is what's causing the shutdown. Is there a way to (safely) increase the overload settings on the inverter to compensate for this? I'd rather not get a whole new, lower-powered dryer if I can avoid it. Thanks in advance, Rob Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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