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Phoenix Inverter Smart Manual

2. General description

In this section:

2.1. Inverter

Proven reliability

The inverter uses a full bridge with toroidal transformer topology that has proven its reliability over many years. It is short circuit proof and protected against overheating, whether due to overload or high ambient temperature.

High startup power

To start loads such as: equipment with an electric motor, power converters for LED lamps, filament lamps or electric tools.

ECO mode

ECO mode reduces the inverter power consumption by approximately 85% by going into standby operation when there are no loads connected to the inverter. When the inverter has been switched to ECO mode, it will enter standby operation when the load is less than a preset value. While in standby operation, the inverter will check every few seconds if the load has increased again. If the load has increased, the inverter will leave standby operation and resumes regular inverter operation. The sensitivity of the ECO mode is configurable.

Fully configurable

  • AC output voltage and frequency.

  • Low battery voltage cut-off and restart levels.

  • ECO mode on/off and ECO mode sensitivity level.

  • Programmable relay.

To transfer the load to another AC source: The automatic transfer switch

For inverters we recommend our Filax2 automatic transfer switch. The Filax2 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 an inverter/charger with built-in transfer switch.

2.2. LED diagnosis and monitoring

The inverter indicates basic operational information and alarms via its LEDs:

  • Inverter state.

  • Overload warning or alarm.

  • Over temperature warning or alarm.

  • Low battery voltage warning or alarm.

  • High DC ripple warning or alarm.

Additional parameters can be monitored via VictronConnect:

  • Inverter state.

  • Battery voltage.

  • AC output voltage.

  • AC load.

  • Relay state.

  • Warning and alarms.

For the full list of all LED indications and monitoring parameters see the Operation chapter.

2.3. The VictronConnect app

The VictronConnect app is used to monitor, control and configure the inverter. The app can be installed on a phone, tablet or computer. The app is available for Android, iOS, Windows and macOS. The app either communicates via Bluetooth or via USB interfaced to the VE.Direct port.

For more information about the app and to download the app see the VictronConnect product page.

Download VictronConnect

2.4. Bluetooth

The inverter has built-in Bluetooth.

Bluetooth (but also a VE.Direct connection) can be used to communicate with the VictronConnect app.

2.5. VE.Direct port

The inverter is equipped with a VE.Direct port. This port can be used to connect the inverter to:

2.6. Remote on/off control

The inverter can be remotely turned on or off in the following ways:

  • Via the VictronConnect app.

  • With an (optional) external switch connected to the remote connector.

  • With the (optional) Phoenix Inverter Control VE.Direct panel connected to the remote connector.

  • From a BMS (Battery Management System) connected to the remote connector.

  • Via a GX device and/or the VRM portal (optional).

For more information see the Remote connector chapter.

2.7. Programmable relay

The inverter is equipped with a programmable relay. This relay can be used, for example, to interact with an external monitoring or alarm system or drive an extraction fan.

For more information see the Programmable relay chapter.