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DC Electrical Properties

  • Maximum Input Current 1600A
  • Start Voltage 400V
  • Max DC Input Voltage 600V
  • Peak Power Tracking Voltage 330V - 600V
  • Number of MPPTs 1
  • Polarity of Ground Either
  • DC Disconnect Yes
  • DC Terminal Quantity 9
  • Includes Fuses for String Inputs No
  • Max Rating for String Fuses data not available
  • Rating of Included String Fuses not applicable
  • DC Input Wire Gauge Range data not available
  • Integrated DC Arc Fault Protection No

AC Electrical Properties

  • Rated Power Output 500000W
  • Compatible Utility Voltages 480V
  • Peak Efficiency 97.4%
  • Weighted Efficiency 97%
  • Maximum Output Current 600A
  • Max OCPD rating data not available
  • AC Disconnect Yes
  • AC Input Wire Gauge Range data not available
  • Sleep Consumption 69W
  • Maximum DC-AC Ratio data not available
  • Standby Consumption 1500W

Mechanical Characteristics

  • Height 140in (3,556mm)
  • Width 80in (2,032mm)
  • Depth 37in (940mm)
  • Weight 7,165lb (3,250kg)
  • NEMA Enclosure Rating NEMA 3
  • Cooling Method data not available

Environmental Constraints

  • Ambient Temperature Range -13°F - 113°F (-25°C - 45°C)

Warranties and Compliances

  • Compliances UL 1741, UL 1998, IEEE 1547
  • CSI Listed Yes

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