Victron Phoenix Inverter 230V Smart
Bluetooth built-in: fully configurable with a tablet or smartphone
- Low battery voltage alarm
- Low battery voltage cut-off and restart levels
- Dynamic cut-off: load dependant cut-off level
- Output voltage: 210 - 245V
- Frequency: 50Hz or 60Hz
- ECO mode on/off and ECO mode sense level
- Alarm relay
- In and output voltage, load and alarms
VE.Direct communication port
The VE.Direct port can be connected to a computer (VE.Direct to USB cable interface cable needed) to configure and monitor same parameters.
The full bridge plus torodial transformer topology has proven its reliability over many years. The inverters are short circuit proof and protected against overheating, whether due to overload or high ambient temperature.
High start-up power
Needed to start loads such as power converters for LED lamps, halogen lamps or electric tools.
When in ECO mode, the inverter will switch to standby when the load decreases below a preset value. Once in standby the inverter will switch on for a short period every 2.5 seconds (adjustable).
If the load exceeds the preset level, the inverter will remain on.
A remote on/off switch or relay contact can be connected to a two pole connector. Alternatively, the H terminal (left) of the two pole connector can be switched to battery plus, or the L terminal (right) of the two pole connector can be switched to battery minus (or the chassis of a vehicle, for example).
To transfer the load to another AC source: the automatic transfer switch
For Victron low power inverters it is recommended to use the Filax Automatic Transfer Switch. The Filax features a very short switchover time (less than 20 milliseconds) so that computers and other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption. Alternatively use a Mulitplus with built-in transfer switch.
Why get a sine wave inverter?
A sine wave inverter can be the perfect solution for all your power needs. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider getting one:
- Clean and reliable power — Sine wave inverters produce power that's clean and reliable, just like what you get from the grid. This means they are ideal for running sensitive electronic devices, such as laptops, smartphones and audiovisual equipment. If you've ever experienced interference or damage to your devices while using modified sine wave inverters, a pure sine wave inverter can help avoid these issues.
- Extreme compatibility — Pure sine wave power is compatible with a broad range of appliances and tools. It's not just about the gadgets; it's also suitable for powering appliances like refrigerators, microwaves and air conditioners. Plus, it's perfect for running electric motors efficiently, making it a top choice for RVs, boats and off-grid setups.
- Energy efficient — Sine wave inverters are highly efficient. They waste less power in the conversion process, which means more of your battery's energy is put to good use. This efficiency helps extend battery life and reduces energy costs over time.
- Noiseless operation — Pure sine wave inverters operate quietly. They don't generate the annoying humming or buzzing sounds that some modified sine wave inverters can produce. This makes for a more peaceful environment, especially in mobile or off-grid settings.
- Electronic protection — If you value your electronic devices, using a sine wave inverter is a wise choice. It safeguards your gadgets from overheating, malfunctions and damage, ensuring they remain in good working condition.
- Versatile application — Sine wave inverters are versatile. Whether you're powering a residential home, a remote cabin, a recreational vehicle or a critical backup system, they can adapt to various power needs.
Installing and setting up your sine wave inverter
Installing and setting up a sine wave inverter is a straightforward process. Here's a concise step-by-step guide to help you get started:
- Practice safety — Turn off all power sources and disconnect the battery or power source to ensure safety during installation.
- Choose the right spot — Place the inverter in a well-ventilated, dry and cool location, away from direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. Securely mount it to prevent movement.
- Connect the battery — Connect the inverter's positive (+) terminal to the battery's positive terminal and the negative (-) terminal to the battery's negative terminal using appropriate cables.
- Ground the inverter — Properly ground the inverter by connecting its grounding terminal to a reliable ground source.
- Wire the AC devices — Connect your AC devices or appliances to the inverter's AC output terminals using high-quality wiring. Ensure tight and secure connections.
- Turn the power on — Follow the manufacturer's instructions to power on the inverter. Some models come with a power switch or remote control feature.
- Fine-tune the settings — If your inverter has adjustable settings, configure the output voltage, frequency and other parameters according to your needs. Refer to the user manual for guidance.
- Test the inverter — Begin with a small load to verify that the inverter functions correctly. Gradually increase the load to check its capacity.
- Set up the remote control — If your inverter offers remote control capabilities, set up the remote control as per the provided instructions.
- Monitor the battery — For precise power management, consider installing a battery monitor to keep track of your battery's state of charge.
Can I configure the inverter using my tablet or smartphone via Bluetooth?
Yes, you can configure the Victron Phoenix Inverter 230V Smart using your tablet or smartphone via its built-in Bluetooth feature. This convenient wireless capability allows for user-friendly configuration and real-time monitoring.
What is the purpose of ECO mode and how does it operate?
ECO mode is designed to enhance energy efficiency. When activated, the inverter will switch to standby mode when the load decreases below a preset value. It cycles on briefly at adjustable intervals. If the load surpasses the preset level, the inverter remains active to meet the demand, conserving power when possible.
Is the inverter protected against short circuits and overheating?
Yes, the Victron Phoenix Inverter 230V Smart is equipped with advanced protection mechanisms. It features a robust full bridge plus toroidal transformer topology, making it short-circuit-proof. Additionally, it is designed to withstand overheating, whether due to overload or high ambient temperatures, ensuring safe and reliable operation.
What is the purpose of the VE.Direct communication port and how can I utilise it for configuration and monitoring?
The VE.Direct communication port serves as a direct link to the inverter for configuration and monitoring. To utilise it effectively, you'll need a VE.Direct to USB interface cable. This port allows you to customise and monitor various inverter parameters, enabling you to tailor its performance to your specific requirements and track important data accurately.
What other Victron products does Energy Eco carry?
Apart from the Victron Phoenix Inverter 230V Smart, we also offer a range of Victron products including batteries, battery chargers, DC converters and more. Explore our Victron selection for all your energy conversion and storage needs.