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Can a sunny boy inverter work with a 10kv Generator?

I have a 6.6kv solar array, with a 10kv propane generator. Can I add a 7.0kv Sunny Boy inverter, and will they work, if the Gid goes off line?

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First I assume that you thinking about kVa not KV? or you really have 10000 Volts generator?

why would you like to add inverter? Considering your setup there is no need for inverter.
the only way you need inverter is when you have dedicated battery bank. This way system would work this way. On sunny day you produce electricity to feed your house and charge battery bank using charger/inverter. Once solar panels atop producing electricity during night system automatically switches to inverter mode and you start using power from batteries. Once batteries goes low then generator kicks in and supply power to home and recharge batteries. Without dedicated batteries there is no use for inverter

Posted on Feb 02, 2019

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SOURCE: When my batteries run low on power the generator

please check the voltage your generator is supplying to the to the inverter because a high voltage and frequency can make the relays in the inverter to make clicking sounds,and also do not allow your inverter batteries to run completely low before you charge it

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

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nitrospawn

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SOURCE: Heart Freedom 20 will not default to generator power.

First of all it is possible that the is no power going into the inverter,trace the input source to see if the connection from the generator is ok. check the fuse if it is broken if not, the contactor or switching relay in the inverter is bad

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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Hi, well you see this happened because the "Load" on the Inverter was more than it could handle. You see the Inverter senses the resistance of the batteries to determine how flat they are and how much current to put into the batteries, if anything else is connected to said batteries, that will simply muck up the sensing,and as has happened in your case destroyed the inverter.
I have serviced many inverters and the most likely failure that would emit sparks etc is failed output semiconductors.
One cannot really use an inverter to charge the batteries, like you did, UNLESS the batteries were completely isolated from the Generators wiring, and even then, your inverter, still may not have enough power to do this. As this is NOT what it was designed for.
Really an inverter is used to step up the Voltage from 12/24 Volts DC, batteries to 120/230 V AC.
Now again, one could use it, to then have a Battery Charger plugged into that, and use the output from the battery charger to charge some "Other" batteries, but that seems a bit roundabout.
Yes the Inverter will charge it's OWN batteries, BUT ONLY if that is the ONLY thing connected to the inverter.

Posted on Aug 20, 2010

1earthmother

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SOURCE: i have a 3000 watt magnum energy sine wave

I'm sorry that I can't help you, but if you're in a hurry, you can visit the Magnum website at: http://www.magnumenergy.com/Service/Servicefront.htm and try to find your model's online manual and search troubleshooting advice or you can email customer service at
[email protected] and they should at least be able to lead you in the right direction.

A few questions: Does this problem remain even when there is at least a 10+ watt load on your system? is your Magnum in a hot environment? Does your inverter feel extraordinaryily hot? Have your batteries outlived their lives? Have you cleaned all the connections? Even if they 'look' like they don't need it?

All the best to you.

Posted on Sep 11, 2011

Robert

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SOURCE: I was given the generator and would like to add plug ins or even breaker boxes Wireing Manual For Briggs & Stration 7KW Model No. 01897 Generator

Try this site. copy and paste.

http://aaasmallenginerepair.com/StandbyGenerators-1.html

Posted on Apr 07, 2013

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