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Can I sync a newer model Conext SW inverter with an older model Xantrex SW inverter?

Posted by Eric Bentsen, Schneider Electric on

No, you cannot sync a newer model Schneider Electric Conext SW inverter with an older model Xantrex Trace SW inverter. Your options would be to 1) upgrade the older Trace SW to a newer Conext SW or 2) find an older model Trace SW and stack or combine the older models.

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What is the purpose of a MidNite Solar Clipper for wind power?

The clipper as the name implies clips the voltage and protects the charge controller. It also serves as the dump load, but instead of bleeding power off of the battery or battery bank, it prevents energy from going into the batteries.

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Can I run wind and solar at the same time through a Morningstar TriStar MPPT charge controller?

No, you cannot run wind and solar simultaneously through a single Morningstar TriStar MPPT Charge Controller (this is possible with a TriStar PWM Charge Controller), however, you may simultaneously charge a common battery or battery bank with one TriStar MPPT controller for solar and another separate TriStar MPPT controller for wind. In other words, each [...]

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How do I know which MidNite Solar Clipper to buy and how many ohms I need?

The ohms resistance depends on the wind turbine you're using and such factors as: 1) open circuit voltage 2) wattage 3) whether the turbine is 3-phase, wild AC, or DC

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Does MidNite Solar offer any shunt trip breakers?

Yes. Any of MidNite Solar's circuit breakers ending in "RT" for remote trip is a shunt trip breaker. These remote trip, or shunt trip circuit breakers have an external attachment at the rear of the breaker which is the remote trip device.

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What is the difference between an IronRidge T-Bolt and Square Bolt?

The bolt you choose is a matter of preference. Some installers prefer the permanence of the square bolt because they can only be installed or removed at the end of a rail. Others prefer the flexibility the t-bolt offers because you can drop them in or remove them at the middle or anywhere along the [...]

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Should my IronRidge Stopper Sleeve be the same size as my solar panel, or a few millimeters shorter?

You should select the same size IronRidge Stopper Sleeve as your solar panel. For example, if you have a 46mm tall solar panel, you would select the 46mm size stopper sleeve.

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How does the Schneider Electric 130-0004-03-01 Battery Temperature Sensor mount on a battery terminal? I don't see a lug to attach it to a terminal.

The backside has an adhesive so that you can stick the sensor to the side of a battery. It does not have a lug to attach to a terminal. It is recommended that you attach to the warmest battery.

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I have a wild AC turbine that is sending out 180 volts in my environment. Will the MidNite Solar MNKID-HWB Charge Controller clamp down on the voltage even though the voltage input shows 150VDC max?

Yes, however, depending on the specifics of your system, you may end up having to divert some hydro. If you want to play it safe, you may want to consider the MidNite Solar Classic 200 Charge Controller.

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What is the maximum PV input to the MidNite Solar Classic 150 Charge Controller?

The MidNite Solar Classic 150's operating voltage is 150 volts, so that is your maximum input, however, the Classics have a unique HyperVOC feature which will prevent damage to your charge controller in the event of voltage spikes which may happen on cold, bright sunny mornings. When you're operating within the HyperVOC zone, the Classic [...]

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