kazetsukai Posted April 5, 2021 Share Posted April 5, 2021 I think I'll chronicle my solar upgrade here. Recapping: I have a bus conversion with 3000W of solar on the roof, an 8000W PowerJack (v10.3+) inverter that has generally served me well, but would overheat under some circumstances. Worth every penny, would buy again, etc but Genetry Inverters both being true-to-rating and having enhanced/smart cooling functionality made the choice to upgrade very easy. Additionally I am moving away from a pair of Tesla batteries to a 43kWh LFP bank and want to be able to charge the bank to 80% in one day of full sun, so I am also doubling up on solar panels from 3000W to 6000W. A tricky proposition, as my roof is currently full: The idea is to build a slide-out system capable of accommodating another 8 to 10 panels, which I am working on today. Well, in the middle of this effort, UPS pulled up to deliver a package. I thought it was some 100% fruit juice ice popsicles I ordered a week ago, turns out it's the beast I pre-ordered back in October! So now I have some choices to make! My current inverter lives in a box under the bus. This box is where I plan to locate the new battery bank, (well insulating it and installing climate control) but I'm not sure I want the inverter there or not. Also, it would be pretty easy to swap out the PJ for this GS inverter as it is on the current Tesla bank, which voltage range is 40v-48v... It would be good to test this thing prior to the new bank arriving. I need to get this metal painted, after which I can post an unboxing! Thank you Sean and Sid! 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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