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Sunny Boy 5000TL-US Inverter; Daytime Power When the Grid Goes Down

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  • SMA Sunny Boy 5000TL-USgrid interactive
  • The SMA Transformerless design represents the next step in performance for UL certified inverters. The unique Secure Power Supply feature provides daytime power in the event of a grid outage. Its transformerless design means high efficiency and reduced weight. Maximum power production is derived from wide input voltage and operating temperature ranges. Multiple MPP trackers and OptiTrac™ Global Peak mitigate the effect of shade and allow for installation at challenging sites. High performance, flexible design and innovative features make the Sunny Boy TL-US series a Blue Pacific Solar favorite.
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SMA SB 5000TL-US Grid-Tie Inverter With Secure Power Supply & Arc Fault Protection

Model Item Code Maximum DC Power Min. DC Start Voltage Maximum AC Current 240VAC Weight
SMA SB5000TLUS 3100443 5300W 150VAC 15.0A 53 lbs.
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Secure Power Supply

One of many unique features of the TL-US residential series is its innovative Secure Power Supply ability. With most grid-tied inverters, when the grid goes down, so does the solar-powered home. SMA’s solution provides daytime energy to a dedicated power outlet during prolonged grid outages, providing homeowners with access to power as long as the sun shines.

Transformerless design

The Sunny Boy 3000TL-US / 4000TL-US / 5000TL-US are transformerless inverters, which means owners and installers benefit from high efficiency and lower weight. A wide input voltage range also means the inverters will produce high amounts of power under a number of conditions. Additionally, transformerless inverters have been shown to be among the safest string inverters on the market. An industry first, the TL-US series has been tested to UL 1741 and UL1699B and is in compliance with the arc fault requirements of NEC 2011.

Increased energy production

OptiTrac™ Global Peak, SMA’s shade tolerant MPP tracking algorithm, quickly adjusts to changes in solar irradiation, which mitigates the effects of shade and results in higher total power output. And, with two MPP trackers, the TL-US series can ably handle complex roofs with multiple orientations or string lengths. An extended operating temperature range of -40 °F to +140 °F ensures power is produced in all types of climates and for longer periods of time than with most traditional string inverters.pre-engineered

Simple installation

As a transformerless inverter, the TL-US residential series is lighter in weight than it’s transformer-based counterparts, which makes lifting and transporting the new inverter easier than before. A new wall mounting plate features anti-theft security and makes hanging the inverter quick and easy. A simplified DC wiring concept allows the DC Disconnect to be used as a wire raceway, saving labor and materials.

Leading monitoring and control solutions

The new TL-US residential line features more than high performance and a large graphic display. The monitoring and control options provide users with an outstanding degree of flexibility. Integrated Zigbee®, a wireless communications standard often used for home energy management, and numerous wired options allows for a highly controllable inverter and one that can be monitored on Sunny Portal from anywhere on the planet via an Internet connection. Whether communicating through Zigbee®, RS485, or SMA’s new wired, plug-and-play WebConnect, installers can find an optimal solution to their monitoring needs.

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Options & Accessories Part # Price  
SMA, Webconnect interface type data module, sma accessoriesSunny Boy 3000TL / 4000TL / 5000TL and TriPower Inverters, SWDM-US-10
Module for communication with Sunny Portal via Webconnect
5701050SMA personal display
SMA, RS-485 Data Module for Sunny Boy 3000TL / 4000TL / 5000TL and TriPower Inverters, DM-485CB-US-10
Module for communication via RS485
5700935wireless connection
SMA, Extended Warranty, SunnyBoy 0- 4.9kW Inverters, 5 Year Standard, (15 years total), GV5US-D, (Not Sold Separately) 3500169inverter warranty
1 Set Basic IronRidge Roof Racking Option D (1 Rack Set Required Per Solar Panel 4 Panel MIN)ironridge solar racks BP6932304solar roof rack
1 Set Basic IronRidge Ground Racking Option D (1 Rack Set Required Per Solar Panel 4 Panel MIN)dpw BP6932304solar ground rack


SMA personal display

Ideally suited for online monitoring of small solar systems with a maximum number of up to four inverters: Webconnect provides free access to Sunny Portal without additional data logger – easily via an existing Internet access and a DSL router. After the simple installation of the inverter interface which is optionally available or already integrated at the factory, you can commission the Webconnect. Basically, it is plug and play. Once configured, key system data can be accessed and displayed in a clear format whenever you need it. Moreover, automatic product updates ensure that the device firmware is always up-to-date.

Apart from the Webconnect data module or the Webconnect functions integrated into the inverter, you only need an Internet connection and a DSL router.


SMA personal display

SMA Sunny Boy SB-5000TL Inverter & Accessories Grid-Tied Residential / Small Commercial

SMA is the world’s largest manufacturer of inverters for solar grid-tied, off-grid, or backup applications. The popular SMA Sunny Boy Inverters are available in sizes from 700 W to 10,000 W and can be used in a wide range of applications from small home systems to very large 3-phase industrial installations. All SMA inverters come standard with built-in LCD digital monitors that display instantaneous power output, the current day's power production, and the total energy produced since installation. All SMA inverters are Listed to UL 1741, UL 1998 for the U.S. and Canada, and are compliant with IEEE-929, IEEE-1547, and FCC Part 15 A / B and are covered by a standard 10-year warranty, with 5- and 10-year extensions available. Headquartered in Germany, Sunny Central, Sunny Island, and SMA SunnyBoy inverters in the 3 kW to 7 kW range are manufactured in Denver, Colorado. Because of the features, power option when the grid goes down and the sun is shinning and technological advancements, Blue Pacific Solar's Technical Consultants voted the SMA SB 3000TL / 4000TL / 5000TL our favorite grid tied inverter.