EG4® 6000XP All-In-One Off-Grid Inverter
Welcome to the EG4® 6000XP - Your Path to Unmatched Energy Independence
Discover the Future of Off-Grid Living-
The EG4® 6000XP redefines off-grid living, making it more accessible, cost-effective, and efficient than ever before. Join us on this journey towards energy independence, where innovation meets your needs. Experience the EG4® difference today.
Scalable solutions pair multiple EG4® batteries together with ease!
Built-In Switchgear: The EG4® 6000XP revolutionizes off-grid living by incorporating built-in switchgear, setting it apart from the competition. This feature provides cost savings during installation, making it more affordable and accessible for you. Safety is paramount, and our switchgear ensures that implementing the inverter is not only straightforward but also secure, providing peace of mind for you and your loved ones.
We’ve left behind outdated transformer-based designs to bring you an energy efficiency unit that consumes as low as 30W (with PV) as the idle wattage. Our transformer-free architecture results in a lightweight and energy-efficient unit that consumes minimal power during idle periods. Don’t compromise on surge capacity and line imbalance capability – the EG4® 6000XP maintains these crucial elements, ensuring you have the reliable power you need, when you need it.
Simplified Generator Connection:
We’ve listened to your needs, and the EG4® 6000XP delivers. With its dedicated GEN port, you can effortlessly connect your generator and use up to 7kW without the complexity and expense of transfer switches and complicated relays. We’ve made off-grid living simpler, so you can enjoy the benefits of self-sufficiency without the headaches.
Questions & Answers
What kind of inverter is this?
The 6000XP is a 120V/240V 6000 Watt Off-grid inverter. It is a perfect match for a small home or cabin or for powering critical loads in a grid-down scenario.
Can this unit AC Couple with existing inverters such as a micro-inverter?
What UL certifications does this inverter have.
The 6000XP is UL 1741 certified.
Can I use the grid as a power input for the 6000XP?
Yes. As an off-grid inverter, the 6000XP will not sell back to the grid, but in passthrough mode the grid can both charge the batteries and power the load. In fact, with a 50Amp passthrough, the grid is able to power more than the inverter.
Can the 6000XP be installed outside?
No, the 6000XP is not rated for outside installations.
Can I parallel multiple 6000XP inverters?
Yes! Up to 16 6000XP inverters can be paralleled. This provides significant flexibility and upgrade capabilities.
What battery chemistries does the 6000XP support?
The 6000XP supports both LiFePO4 and Lead Acid batteries. Note: EG4 recommends LiFePO4 for any new battery purchases, but LiFePO4 and lead acid can not be mixed in the same battery bank.
What batteries communicate with this inverter?
In addition to communicating with all EG4 48V Rackmount and PowerPro batteries, the 6000XP supports all of the common battery protocols. Consequently, it can communicate with a wide range of 3rd Party batteries. Please check with your distributor for information on support of a particular battery.
Should I do a firmware update if I am not experiencing any issues?
We recommend that if you are not experiencing issues, do not apply a firmware update.
Can I use Solar Assistant?
Solar assistant is a 3rd party application that is not supported by EG4.
Does using Solar assistant affect my warranty?
How loud does the 6000XP get?
The cooling fans on the 6000XP are temperature controlled and do not ramp up till they are needed. Consequently, Fan speed is a factor of Load and ambient temperature. Under light loads, the inverter will typically be nearly silent. As the load or charging increases the fans ramp up as needed. At max cooling, the inverter fans can be up to 58dB @3ft
What generator size do I need to use with this unit?
We recommend around 8kW+ per 6000XP in the system, preferably inverter-generators to minimize poor power quality through the circuitry. Generator boosting is not currently supported.
How do I set up the dry contacts for my generator?
The 6000XP has a dry contact output for starting an external generator. The details for configuring when the dry contact is on/off can be found in the 6000XP user manual. See the manual for details.
Is this inverter Neutral/Ground bonded?
The 6000XP architecture assumes there is a single neutral-ground bond in the system. Typically, the Neutral-Ground Bond for a system will be at the first means of disconnect for the grid. However, if there is no Neutral-ground bond in the system the 6000XP can be configured to create the bond internally. Note that this is not a dynamic bond. It is always enabled or always disabled. Further information can be found in the manual.
Does the inverter have an RSD? How do I connect an RSD? Etc.
Yes. The 6000XP is designed to participate in your system wide Rapid Shutdown architecture. The inverter has ports to configure an external Rapid Shutdown Initiator and a 12V power supply to control an external PV rapid shutdown transmitter. When the external initiator is pressed, the inverter will shutdown the AC and the 12V DV powering the transmitter. This results in both the AC and PV being shut down in an NEC compliant fashion. Note: RSD initiator switches and RSD transmitters are not supplied with the 60000XP.
Can I limit grid charging?
Yes. The 6000XP has several settings that allow the user to fine tune grid charging amounts and charging time. The most fundamental setting for this is the Charge Current Limit (Amps DC) setting. This lets users set the maximum battery charge current. There are other settings that allow the user to set when the batteries are charged from the grid as well as whether and when the PV energy charges the batteries.
Can I limit PV charging?
Yes, the PV can be limited by the charge current limit setting.
How do I use Peak Shaving?
We recommend using the “Time of Use” settings on the 6000XP, as it will easily help you accomplish peak shifting as well. There are several fields where you can select what times you want to power loads using grid power, and when you want to power loads using solar/battery. More detail can be found in the manual.
Will this inverter work without ______? (PV, grid, batteries)
The 6000XP can use energy from PV, Grid, or batteries for powering the output. However, not all the sources are required. In an off-grid situation, the inverter can be used with just batteries and solar as the energy source.
The 6000XP can also be used with just battery and grid. This is useful for power backup or load shifting without the expense of the PV modules. In other configurations, the inverter can operate with no batteries and just use PV and Grid. In this configuration the inverter will power from the PV as long as the PV is providing adequate power. If the PV power fall below the demand of the load, the unit will switch to powering completely from the Grid.
Do I have to use the Wi-Fi dongle?
The EG4 comes with a Wi-Fi dongle. In addition, there are LAN dongle and 5G dongle accessories available. Any of these can be used to set up internet access for the EG4 6000XP. Internet access is not required for the functionality of the 6000XP, but EG4 highly recommends it. Without internet access the Local app and the EG4 monitoring software is not available and all configuration and maintenance must be done through the screen interface. Furthermore, without internet access the support team of your distributor will not be able to access the system for commissioning or debugging. This will impact how quickly the distributor is able to respond to questions and resolve issues.
How does split phase work without the transformer?
The inverter generates both legs separately but 180 degrees out of phase from each other.
Is it high or low frequency inverter?
The 6000XP is a high frequency inverter with an innovative design that gives it a powerful surge current capability.
What settings are available to me on the Remote Monitoring Site?
From the monitoring site you will be able to change your charge settings, discharge settings and application settings. If you are wanting an in-depth look at your inverter, or to change some of your more advanced settings, those can be accessed through the inverter menu on the inverter itself.
Will running the 6000XP without battery communication void the warranty?
NO. EG4 highly recommends using closed loop battery communications with the 6000XP, but running without it does not void the warranty. However, without the battery communications the user can experience the following downsides: All inverter controls that relate to the battery must be based on battery voltage, not State Of Charge. The battery information available to the user in the monitoring app will be significantly limited. The battery information available to the distributors support agent will be limited and that may significantly slow down issue resolution.