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Good Day Everyone!

I know nothing about hybrid inverters, and are plunging into the deep end! I live in a Townhouse,  and at the moment I already have solar Geysers. I have LED's lights everywhere, gas Hob, etc. I am looking to buy a 5kVA hybrid inverter, (I already have 8 with deep cycle batteries), and add more Solar Panels over time. With a limited budget, I have the following options:

RCT-AXPERT 5K MK2
Open Range Solar Revo VM II 5.5Kva/5.5Kw Inverter
Growatt 5KW Solar Inverter (ES Model - 48V)
LuxPower Inverter 5kW - 2 x MPPT`s (SNA 5000 WPV)

 

Looking at my options above I am leaning towards the LuxPower as the price is favourable and the dual MPPT chargers seems like a good thing. From a pure performance aspect I reckon the Open Range 5.5kVA is better?

Kindly share some insight on the models above.

 

 

 

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I don't rate a Luxpower or RCT as true hybrids that can operate as grid tied. The Luxpower does not have a CT input to prevent exporting although it can. The RCT is termed an off grid hybrid inverter.

My call would be to rather wait a while and up the budget to a Sunsynk/Deye 5kw pure for the functionality and buy once and get the core right. The other items like panels and batteries can be changed over time as needed.

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13 minutes ago, WantToGoSolar said:

Much Appreciated!

Only a pleasure. I've got the 8kw version and am very happy, no issues with my system since install.

The best thing I like about Sunsynk is that there is loads of training video's on Youtube by the manufacturer of how to use the device.

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31 minutes ago, JuliusK said:

Only a pleasure. I've got the 8kw version and am very happy, no issues with my system since install.

The best thing I like about Sunsynk is that there is loads of training video's on Youtube by the manufacturer of how to use the device.

Scorp007 also suggested Sunsynk and Deye. I am torn between the affordability and implementation time. The Sunsynk is almost twice as expensive as the LuxPower I am currently thinking of. There are many threads on the forum that leads me to believe the LuxPower is a good product.

The implication of getting the Sunsynk/Deye would be to wait even longer for solar panels, Lithium batteries. My constrained Budget is a reality.

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1 hour ago, WantToGoSolar said:

Scorp007 also suggested Sunsynk and Deye. I am torn between the affordability and implementation time. The Sunsynk is almost twice as expensive as the LuxPower I am currently thinking of. There are many threads on the forum that leads me to believe the LuxPower is a good product.

The implication of getting the Sunsynk/Deye would be to wait even longer for solar panels, Lithium batteries. My constrained Budget is a reality.

The luxpowertec Is good, it may not be a BMW 3 series but is is a corolla. It doesn't have leather seats but you can't afford those.

Bringing it back to solar. You have no loads before the inverter as you have a solar Geyer and a gas stove.

You will have to convince yourself the rest of the the way or come up with funds for the sunsynk. 

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From my very limited googling for the LuxPower Hybrid Inverter, I come up with the cost of R19k as per below

https://sp-energy.co.za/product/luxpower-5kw-hybrid-inverter-lxp5k/

While the Sunsynk is at R22k

https://www.solarwaysuppliers.co.za/product/sunsynk-5kw-hybrid-inverter/

The difference to me doesn't seem that large (about one solar panel)? Unless you are referring to the LuxPower offgrid inverter?

Which comes in at R11k?

https://sp-energy.co.za/product/luxpower-5kw-off-grid-inverter/

 

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