I was just brushing up on Victron’s new products.
The new MPPT 450V 100A & 200A models with two trackers and 4 trackers respectively are very welcome. I can see them being as being very useful. They’re expensive, but I see them as worth it if you’re dealing with distances. Four 7200kwp voltage-independent input trackers each capable of delivering 4kW with one 200A output seem like they could be very flexible.
That’s a win.
I also see the Multiplus 2, (new version) has an added contact break on the AC output that it previously didn’t (Part No. PMP482505010).
I assume that was included for it to be approved in certain countries.
I see the 5kVA version has been approved in ZA since 2019, so I am assuming the added contact break isn’t a South African stipulation.
Actually, what I’d like to get the skinny on is the soon to launched 8kVA and 10kVA versions.
The Victron website doesn’t mention if these versions will also have this contact. Does anyone know yet?
If it’s not a South African requirement, and ZA approval is on the cards, I don’t suppose it will bother me.
However, what does concern me is that these new models are stated as not parallel or 3 phase compatible. That is one of Victron’s biggest selling points to me. As the 8kVA and 10kVA models have yet to be launched I really am hoping that limitation will change.
This would be a red line issue for me.
As paralleling any compatible models can only be done with identical models, I am concerned that earlier Phoenix and Quattro models that have this capability will no longer be available and paralleling will cease to be a Victron feature. I like the option of growing a system.
Maybe it just needs to be fully road-tested by Victron first?
As Victon’s range has been 3kVA; 5kVA; 8kVA;10kVA & 15kVA, I am hoping there is also a yet to be announced, 15kVA Multiplus 2 model in the offing.
Has anybody any thoughts/insights?
I know to Gecko-proof these models already.