Weather resistance?

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Weather resistance?

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Anyone how weather resitant flexpowerone 3048-1 is. Can it be set up under an enclosure that gives it direct protection from sun but partial resistance from heavy rain and wind
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The FLEXPower One is designed as an indoor only system. The SkyBox uses a NEMA 3R enclosure and could be used in the structure you describe. The SkyBox is the only Outback inverter with a NEMA 3R enclosure.
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hmm so it cant handle heavy humidity and dust. shoots.
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slightly annoyed on this had multiple people including retailer tell me it should be fine.
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wpmaura wrote: Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:43 am slightly annoyed on this had multiple people including retailer tell me it should be fine.
Maybe for a few years, especially if the inverter is one of the sealed units, every on-site connection is treated with an anti-oxidizing compound, and direct wet is kept off the panel. However, in a dust free, low moisture environment, the equipment will have a much longer service life.
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I can live with a few years, I need 1 to 2 months :)
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wpmaura wrote: Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:57 am I can live with a few years, I need 1 to 2 months :)
Protect from water caused dead shorts and you should be golden.
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going to make a little house for it using the pallete it came on 4 posts and a tarp should protect it well enough until I can get a proper carpenter.
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wpmaura wrote: Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:28 am going to make a little house for it using the pallete it came on 4 posts and a tarp should protect it well enough until I can get a proper carpenter.
Yep, it will be fine in the near term. The 3048 is a sealed unit. The other parts are on their own, but shelter from the storm should be sufficient.
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I actually did samething with the epever using a broken wooden chair and a sleeping bag. Living the apocalypse dream. I swear never have I realized the importance of shop class until now and really wish I had better hands on skills.
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Re: Weather resistance?

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wpmaura wrote: Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:48 am I actually did samething with the epever using a broken wooden chair and a sleeping bag. Living the apocalypse dream. I swear never have I realized the importance of shop class until now and really wish I had better hands on skills.
:lol:
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