Pairing OutBack Power Inverters & Chargers with Lithium-ion Batteries

Discussion about pairing third-party batteries with OutBack equipment
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David LeBow
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Pairing OutBack Power Inverters & Chargers with Lithium-ion Batteries

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Given the increasing popularity and variety of lithium-ion batteries available now, it is important to clarify the interoperability and safety considerations for pairing these batteries with OutBack Power inverters and charge controllers. Lithium-ion batteries present different safety risks and performance impacts than the lead-acid batteries many of our products were originally designed around. For this reason, OutBack Power has adopted a white-list approach to battery interoperability. The list below includes batteries that have been reviewed and tested by OutBack Power personnel and whose manufacturers have provided specific guidance on equipment settings and limitations. Use of batteries not on this list – including unlisted battery models from the same manufacturers – is at the risk of the installer and host site and may result in your warranty being void. This remains the case regardless of any technical advice or assistance that may be provided by OutBack Power, its personnel, or representatives.

Please refer to the application notes and any manufacturer recommendations for recommended settings. Note that inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement of these battery products and that not all combinations carry the safety listings required by some permitting authorities.

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUTBACK POWER DOES NOT CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY DAMAGE DONE BY OR TO BATTERIES THAT ARE DEPLOYED USING THE INFORMATION FOUND IN THIS NOTICE.

Manufacturer / Model / Application Note:

Alt-E / KiloVault HLX / Application Note

Blue Planet* / Blue Ion 2.0 / Application Note

Discover / AES / Application Note

Fortress / eVault / Application Note

Simpliphi* / PHI models 3.8, 2.9, 1.4, 730 / Application Note

* UL 9540 listed solutions available
David LeBow
Sr. Director, Software Engineering


Alpha Technologies Inc. / OutBack Power Technologies
3767 Alpha Way Bellingham WA 98226 USA
http://www.alpha.com
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