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SMA 5000 Inverter; Home / Commercial Solar Panel inverter

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  • SMA 5000 Grid-Tied Inverter #BP2960032
  • The SMA 5000 inverter along with all SMA products are specially designed for countries like America that require UL certification. Automatic grid voltage detection and an built in integrated DC disconnect switch simplifies installation, ensuring safety as well as saving time.  The SMA 5000 inverter feature galvanic isolation and can be used with all types of solar crystalline panels as well as thin-film solar. The die-cast aluminum enclosure, with the OptiCool active temperature management system, guarantees the highest yields possible and a long service life, even under extreme conditions.
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SMA 5000 Inverter Grid-Tied Home / Commercial Power System

SMA provides one of the most advanced inverter technology for solar arrays today. SMA SunnyBoy 5000 inverter is manufactured in Denver Colorado because SMA realizes the importance of American based manufacturing. Quality is built into every part of the SMA 5000 Inverter, certified to the new UL1741/IEEE 1547 SMA provides a 10 year standard factory warranty. SMA 5000 inverters operate on a very pure, near perfect sinewave shape.

With an integrated load-break rated DC disconnect switch built into the SMA 5000 inverter, it also has a built in integrated fused series string combiner, LCD output display as well as comprehensive SMA communications and data collection options. Maximum Power Point Tracking makes the SMA 5000 inverter ideal for residential or light commercial applications. Durable cast aluminum outdoor rated enclosure this inverter passes the tough requirements for CA renewable energy rebate program. Blue Pacific Solar will provide with a complete system purchase a simple line drawings showing you how you can have a NEC (National Electric Code) compliant home solar system.

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  • 1 - SMA SB5000US Inverter with DC Disconnect #BP2960032
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SMA Inverter Technical Data

Type designation Sunny Boy 5000-US Sunny Boy 6000-US Sunny Boy 7000-US Sunny Boy 8000-US
  208 V AC
240 V AC
277 V AC
208 V AC
240 V AC
277 V AC
208 V AC
240 V AC
277 V AC
240 V AC
277 V AC
Input (DC)        
Max. recommended PV power (@ module STC) 6250 W 7500 W 8750 W 10000 W
Max. DC power (@ cos φ = 1) 5300 W 6350 W 7400 W 8600 W
Max. DC voltage 600 V 600 V 600 V 600 V
DC nominal voltage 310 V 310 V 310 V 345 V
MPP voltage range 250 V – 480 V 250 V – 480 V 250 V – 480 V 300 V – 480 V
Min. DC voltage / start voltage 250 V / 300 V 250 V / 300 V 250 V / 300 V 300 V / 365 V
Max. input current / per string (at DC disconnect) 21 A / 20 A
36 A @ combined terminal
25 A / 20 A
36 A @ combined terminal
30 A / 20 A
36 A @ combined terminal
30 A / 20 A
36 A @ combined terminal
Number of MPP trackers / fused strings per MPP tracker 1 / 4 (DC disconnect) 1 / 4 (DC disconnect) 1 / 4 (DC disconnect) 1 / 4 (DC disconnect)
         
Output (AC)        
AC nominal power 5000 W 6000 W 7000 W 7680 W
8000 W
Max. AC apparent power 5000 VA 6000 VA 7000 VA 8000 VA
Nominal AC voltage / adjustable 208 V / yes
240 V / yes
277 V / yes
208 V / yes
240 V / yes
277 V / yes
208 V / yes
240 V / yes
277 V / yes
240 V / yes
277 V / yes
AC voltage range 183 – 229 V
211 – 264 V
244 – 305 V
183 – 229 V
211 – 264 V
244 – 305 V
183 – 229 V
211 – 264 V
244 – 305 V
211 – 264 V
244 – 305 V
AC grid frequency; range 60 Hz; 59.3 – 60.5 Hz 60 Hz; 59.3 – 60.5 Hz 60 Hz; 59.3 – 60.5 Hz 60 Hz; 59.3 – 60.5 Hz
Max. output current 24 A
21 A
18 A
29 A
25 A
22 A
34 A
29 A
25 A
32 A
29 A
Power factor (cos φ) 1 1 1 1
Phase conductors / connection phases 1 / 2
1 / 2
1 / 1
1 / 2
1 / 2
1 / 1
1 / 2
1 / 2
1 / 1
1 / 2
1 / 1
Harmonics < 4% < 4% < 4% < 4%
         
Efficiency        
Max. effi ciency 96.7%
96.8%
96.8%
96.9%
96.8%
97.0%
97.1%
96.9%
97.0%
96.3%
96.5%
CEC effi ciency 95.5%
95.5%
95.5%
95.5%
95.5%
96.0%
95.5%
96.0%
96.0%
96.0%
96.0%
         
Protection devices        
DC reverse-polarity protection yes yes yes yes
AC short circuit protection yes yes yes yes
Galvanically isolated / all-pole sensitive monitoring unit yes / — yes / — yes / — yes / —
Protection class / overvoltage category I / III I / III I / III I / III
         
General data        
Dimensions (W / H / D) in mm (in) 470 / 615 / 240 (18.5 / 24 / 9) 470 / 615 / 240 (18.5 / 24 / 9) 470 / 615 / 240 (18.5 / 24 / 9) 470 / 615 / 240 (18.5 / 24 / 9)
DC Disconnect dimensions (W / H / D) in mm (in) 187 / 297 / 190 (7 / 12 / 7.5) 187 / 297 / 190 (7 / 12 / 7.5) 187 / 297 / 190 (7 / 12 / 7.5) 187 / 297 / 190 (7 / 12 / 7.5)
Packing dimensions (W / H / D) in mm (in) 390 / 580 / 800 (16 / 23 / 31.5) 390 / 580 / 800 (16 / 23 / 31.5) 390 / 580 / 800 (16 / 23 / 31.5) 390 / 580 / 800 (16 / 23 / 31.5)
DC Disconnect packing dimensions (W / H / D) in mm (in) 370 / 240 / 280 (15 / 9 / 11) 370 / 240 / 280 (15 / 9 / 11) 370 / 240 / 280 (15 / 9 / 11) 370 / 240 / 280 (15 / 9 / 11)
Weight / DC Disconnect weight 64 kg (141 lb) / 3.5 kg (8 lb) 64 kg (141 lb) / 3.5 kg (8 lb) 64 kg (141 lb) / 3.5 kg (8 lb) 66 kg (145 lb) / 3.5 kg (8 lb)
Packing weight / DC Disconnect packing weight 67 kg (147 lb) / 4 kg (9 lb) 67 kg (147 lb) / 4 kg (9 lb) 67 kg (147 lb) / 4 kg (9 lb) 69 kg (152 lb) / 4 kg (9 lb)
Operating temperature range (full power) –25 °C ... +45 °C (–13 °F ... +113 °F) –25 °C ... +45 °C (–13 °F ... +113 °F) –25 °C ... +45 °C (–13 °F ... +113 °F) –25 °C ... +45 °C (–13 °F ... +113 °F)
Noise emission (typical) 44 dB(A) 45 dB(A) 46 dB(A) 49 dB(A)
Internal consumption at night 0.1 W 0.1 W 0.1 W 0.1 W
Topology LF transformer LF transformer LF transformer LF transformer
Cooling concept OptiCool OptiCool OptiCool OptiCool
Electronics protection rating / connection area NEMA 3R / NEMA 3R NEMA 3R / NEMA 3R NEMA 3R / NEMA 3R NEMA 3R / NEMA 3R
         
Features        
Display: text line / graphic yes / — yes / — yes / — yes / —
Interfaces: RS485 / Bluetooth opt. / opt. opt. / opt. opt. / opt. opt. / opt.
Warranty: 10 / 15 / 20 years yes / opt. / opt. yes / opt. / opt. yes / opt. / opt. yes / opt. / opt.
Certificates and permits (more available on request) UL1741, UL1998, IEEE 1547, FCC Part 15 (Class A & B). CSA C22.2 No. 107.1-2001 UL1741, UL1998, IEEE 1547, FCC Part 15 (Class A & B). CSA C22.2 No. 107.1-2001 UL1741, UL1998, IEEE 1547, FCC Part 15 (Class A & B). CSA C22.2 No. 107.1-2001 UL1741, UL1998, IEEE 1547, FCC Part 15 (Class A & B). CSA C22.2 No. 107.1-2001
         
NOTE: US inverters ship with gray lids.        
Data at nominal conditions        
Type designation SB 5000US SB 6000US SB 7000US SB 8000US

 

SunnyBoy 5000 inverter Systems Do-It-Yourself Home / Business Inverters for Grid Tied Arrays

SMA SunnyBoy 5000 inverter is more efficient, more flexible, and easier to install than comparable inverters on the market, primarily because the SMA SunnyBoy 5000 inverter combines a concept SMA developed 19 years ago and state-of-the-art technology. The SMA 5000 Inverter is especially designed for countries like America that require UL certification. Automatic grid voltage detection* and an integrated DC disconnect switch simplifies installation, ensuring safety as well as saving time. The SMA 5000 Inverter feature galvanic isolation and can be used with all types of solar crystalline panels as well as thin-film. The die-cast aluminum enclosure, with the OptiCool active temperature management system, guarantees the highest yields possible and a long service life, even under extreme conditions. The Sunny Boy 5000US is designed for projects with a current limit of 16A.

Compact design makes SMA 5000 Inverter ideal for residential use and the integrated DC disconnect makes installation more cost effective. SMA 5000 Inverter is field-configurable for positive ground systems making the SMA 5000 Inverter more versatile than ever. Increased efficiency means better performance and shorter payback periods. With over 500,000 fielded units, Sunny Boy has become the benchmark for solar inverter performance and reliability throughout the world.

The power electronics compartment of the SMA 5000 Inverter integrates SMA’s new Opticool airflow technology where cool air is drawn in through the bottom of the enclosure by convection, drawn around the power electronics where the air absorbs heat and is then released through a side vent. When required, this process is assisted by a temperature controlled fan. The built in meter of the SMA 5000 Inverter displays system status as well as the solar energy being produced by the power plant and other key information on the LCD screen. Several meter and software options are available from Blue Pacific Solar.

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NOTE, IMPORTANT GRID TIED INSTALLATION: (OK, here is the scary legal disclaimer.) It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that all products are installed and operated in accordance with local and national building codes as specific by the NEC (National Electric Code), UBC (Uniform Building Code) or IBC (International Building Code) and local utility company policy. These codes may vary from city to city and county to county. All grid-tied SunnyBoy 5000 inverter solar installations should be permitted and inspected, where required, by the local inspection authority in the same manner as other equivalent electrical systems. One last thing. It is always a good idea to contract with a local licensed electrician to at least do the final electrical connection of your SMA 5000 Inverter system from the AC disconnect to your home utility breaker box. Some local permitting authorities require that a licensed electrician do all the wiring from the rack to the utility interconnect. If you need help with the permitting documents for your SMA 5000 Inverter project, we are here for you. Solar permit service add on is available at checkout.

Additional Safety Instructions; Perform all electrical installations in accordance with all applicable local electrical codes and the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70. Be aware that only qualified personnel should install or replace SunnyBoy 5000 inverter. Do not attempt to repair the SunnyBoy 5000 inverter as it contains no user-serviceable parts. If it fails, please contact SMA. Tampering with the SunnyBoy 5000 inverter will void the warranty. Before installing or using the SunnyBoy 5000 inverter, please read all instructions and cautionary markings in the technical description and on the SunnyBoy 5000 inverter and the solar equipment. Connect the SunnyBoy 5000 inverter to the utility grid only after receiving prior approval from the electrical utility company. To reduce risk of burns, use caution when working with SunnyBoy 5000 inverter. Do NOT disconnect the solar module from the SunnyBoy 5000 inverter without first disconnecting and locking out all DC and AC connections.