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Grid-Tie Renewable Energy Systems
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SMA Sunny Boy
Grid-tie, Batteryless Inverters

Sunny Boy utility-tie or grid-tie power inverters from SMA

The Sunny Boy 3000TL-US/3800TL-US/4000TL-US/5000TL-US represents the next step in performance for UL certified inverters. 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. A unique Secure Power Supply feature provides daytime power even in the event of a grid outage. High performance, flexible design, and an innovative feature set make the Sunny Boy TL-US series the first choice among professionals.

This new grid-tie inverter is smart enough to provide daytime power in the event of a power outage. Unlike most grid-tie, batteryless inverters, which shut down in the absence of power, SMA's new Sunny BoyTL-US SPS models offer up to 1500W of power during daylight hours, while the sun in shining--enough to power any loads that do not exceed 1500 watts total.

These new SMA inverters are transformerless, making them lighter and higher efficiency; the wider input voltage range also means the inverters produce larger amounts of power under a variety of conditions.  Also, transformerless inverters are among the safest string inverters available. An operating temperature of -40
°F to +140°F ensures power production in all climates for longer periods of time than most string inverters.

 

Technical Data

Data Sunny Boy  3000TL-US
208 V AC       240 V AC
Sunny Boy  3800TL-US
208 V AC       240 V AC
Sunny Boy  5000TL-US
208 V AC       240 V AC
Sunny Boy  5000TL-US
208 V AC       240 V AC
Input (DC)  
Max. DC power
(@ cos
φ = 1)
3200 W 4200 W 4200 W 5300 W
Max. DC voltage 600 V 600 V 600 V 600 V
Rated MPPT voltage range 175 - 480 V 175 - 480 V 175 - 480 V 175 - 480 V
MPPT operating voltage range 125 V - 500 V 125 V - 500 V 125 V - 500 V 125 V - 500 V
Min. DC voltage / start voltage 125 V - 150 V 125 V - 150 V 125 V - 150 V 125 V - 150 V
Max. input current / per MPP tracker 18 A - 15 A 24 A / 15 A 24 A / 15 A 30 A / 15 A
Number of MPP trackers / strings per MPP tracker 2/2
Output (AC)  
AC nominal power 3000 W 3330 W 3840 W 4000 W 4550 W 5000 W
Max. AC apparent power 3000 VA 3330 VA 3840 VA 4000 VA 4550 VA 5000 VA
Nominal AC voltage / adjustable 208 V / ●     240 V / 208 V / ●     240 V / ● 208 V / ●     240 V / ● 208 V / ●     240 V / ●
AC voltage range 183 - 229 V    211 - 264 V 183 - 229 V    211 - 264 V 183 - 229 V    211 - 264 V 183 - 229 V    211 - 264 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 15 A 16 A 20 A 22 A
Power factor (cos φ) 1 1 1 1
Output phases / line connections 1 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 2
Harmonics < 4% < 4% < 4% < 4%
Efficiency  
Max. efficiency 96.8% 97.1% 96.8% 97.2% 96.8% 97.2% 96.8% 97.1%
CEC efficiency 96% 96.5% 96% 96.5% 96% 96.5% 96% 96.5%
Protection devices  
DC disconnection device  ● 
DC reverse-polarity protection  
Ground fault monitoring /
Grid monitoring
 ●  /  
AC short circuit protection  
All-pole sensitive residual current monitoring unit  
Arc fault circuit interrupter (AFC) UL 1699B compliant  
Protection Class / overvoltage catetory I / IV
General Data  
Dimensions (W/H/D)
mm (in)
490 / 519 / 185     (19.3 / 20.5 / 7.3)
DC disconnect dimensions
(W/H/D) mm (in)
187 / 297 / 190     (7.4 / 11.7 / 7.5)
Packing dimensions
(W/H/D) mm (in)
617 / 597 / 266     (24.3 / 23.5 / 10.5)
DC disconnect packing dim.
(W/H/D) mm (in)
370 / 240 / 280     (14.6 / 9.4 / 11.0)
Weight / DC disconnect wt. 24 kg (53 lb) / 3.5 kg (8 lb)
Packing weight / DC disconnect packing weight 27 kg (60 lb) / 3.5 kg (8lb)
Operating temp. range -40°C...+60°C (-40 °F...+140°F)
Noise emission (typical) < 25 dB(A) < 25 dB(A) < 25 dB(A) < 29 dB(A)
Internal consumption at night < 1 W < 1 W < 1 W < 1 W
Topology Transformerless Transformerless Transformerless Transformerless
Cooling concept Convection Convection Convection Convection
Electronics protection rating NEMA 3R NEMA 3R NEMA 3R NEMA 3R
Features  
Secure power supply
Display: graphic
Interfaces: RS485 / Webconnect ○ / ○ / ○ ○ / ○ ○ / ○
Interface: ZigBee
Warranty: 10 /15 /10 years ● /○ / ○ ● /○ / ○ ● /○ / ○ ● /○ / ○
Certificates & Permits (more available on request) UL 1741, UL 1998, UL 1699B, IEEE 1547, FCC Part 15 (Class A & B), CAN/CSA C22.2 107.1-1
NOTE:  US inverters ship with gray lids  
Type designation SB 3000TL-US-22 SB 3800TL-US-22 SB 4000TL-US-22 SB 5000TL-US-22
Price $2105* $2588* $2590* $3145*
 
Accessories for the above inverters include the following:
Speedwire/Webconnect Interface
    (Communication Module)
Model No. SWDM-US-10

$230

Fan Kit (Sunny Boy SB3-5000TLUS) Model No. FANKIT02-10

$140

RS485 Interface Model No. DM-485CG-US-10

$150

 

*Freight not included in pricing.  Call us for a freight quote.

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Here’s an example system utilizing the new SMA 4000TL-US inverter; example components could be: 

16 - 260W solar modules
Combiner enclosure and breakers
Webconnect Communications module
 
Flush mount racking system
Module cabling and wire runs
AC & DC disconnects
SMA 4000TL-US inverter

Cost before freight, installation & labor, permitting fees, miscellaneous electrical widgets:  $9249.  Call for more information on this exciting new inverter.  Here’s a basic block diagram of what this system entails:

A ten-year warranty is available, as well as a warranty extendable for a maximum of 20 years.  Even service rebates are available with SMA's Extended Warranty Plus, insuring years of reliable service and expert support.

For other Sunny Boy products, check out their web site- www.SMA-AMERICA.com.

For more Sunny Boy inverters, click here.

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Oasis Montana Inc.
Grid-tie solar electric power systems for the home
436 Red Fox Lane, Stevensville, MT 59870
 

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