Outback to Growatt system upgrade - Keep using Outback and other ?

robby

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I can export it as an image if you want. But that seems to defeat the purpose which is to have smart shapes and connectors that adapt to changes in the drawing. And it does support layers so you could just look at the AC or DC side.
Thanks, let me take a look at what their software can do and I will post back. I am just trying to avoid another learning curve since I already know how to use Photoshop.
 

newbostonconst

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More effective - yes. Cheaper? No. The Growatts were $900 each instead of $4000 for the GS8048. I have a lot of respect for Outback. They are rock solid but I don't think they are going to survive if they can't compete with Chinese manufacturers like Growatt.
I do think I have too many panels, fuses and breakers. It's turns into a hair ball pretty fast. Once I settle on all the major components then I will trim away the fat.
I think you are also going to need an isolation transformer....might find a cheap used one, there are a bunch on ebay.
 

cliffgrimes

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I just purchased
  • 4x EG4-LL 5.12 kWh batteries (20 kWh total) from Signature Solar,
and am waiting for the SC4880 SCC to be back in stock.
In the mean time I was going to just use my MX60 and disconnect the BTS, set Equalization interval to 000 and manually set the Float and Absorb values.

I'm still running off my FLA batteries but want to switch ASAP.
 
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cliffgrimes

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Daily usage is in the 10 to 20 kWh range but we now have caretakers living in the second house and we do not generate enough power to keep the water tanks full and are having to spend too much on propane for the generator. It takes thousands of dollars to fill our two 500 gallon propane tanks and I would rather spend that money on solar.
Plus I want to add some mini-splits for AC in the summer and eventually heat water with electricity. Oh, and charge my Tesla :cool:
Are you still using the Outback MX60 SCC?

I just purchased
  • 4x EG4-LL 5.12 kWh batteries (20 kWh total) from Signature Solar,
and am waiting for the Growatt SC4880 SCC to be back in stock.
In the mean time I was going to just use my MX60 and disconnect the BTS, set Equalization interval to 000 and manually set the Float and Absorb values.

I'm still running off my FLA batteries but want to switch ASAP.
 
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