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MICRO

OPTIMIZER

MICRO-0.3-I

p. 14

OPTI-0.3-TL

p. 20

PVI-3.0-TL
PVI-3.6-TL
PVI-4.2-TL

p. 38

PVI-5000-TL
PVI-6000-TL

p. 50

PVI-10.0-TL
PVI-12.5-TL

p. 64

PVI-3.8-I
PVI-4.6-I

p. 44

PVI-10.0-I
PVI-12.0-I

p. 58

TRIO-27.6-TL
TRIO-20.0-TL

p. 68

PVI-55.0/110.0

p. 82

PVI-CENTRAL-50
p. 88
PVI-CENTRAL-100

PLUS-250.0-I
PLUS-500.0-I

p. 96

PVI-165.0/220.0

p. 84

PVI-275.0/330.0

p. 86

PVI-CENTRAL-250
p. 92
PVI-CENTRAL-300

ULTRA

p. 102

STATION

p. 110

AURORA
UNIVERSAL

p. 130

AURORA
ENVIRONMENTAL

PVI-AEC-EVO

p. 162

PVI-DESKTOP

p. 164

AURORA
INSTALLER

p. 166

PVI-2000/3600

p. 26

UNO-2.0-I
UNO-2.5-I

p. 30

PVI-2000-OUTD

p. 36

PVI-250.0-TL
PVI-500.0-TL

p. 74

UNO
TRIO

page 12 to page 23

LITE
PLUS
ULTRA

page 24 to page 71

STATION

page 72 to page 107

AURORA
VISION
AURORA
VISION PRIME

p. 126
p. 128

AURORA
p. 142
SMART COMBINER

p. 148

VISION

page 108 to page 113

AURORA NETWORK p. 152


STRINGCOMB

p. 156

4000 & 7200


WIND INTERFACE

p. 196

PVI-5000-TL-W
PVI-6000-TL-W

p. 200

LSWI-2.5MW

p. 172

MSWI-55.0/110.0

p. 176

MSWI-50/100-US

p. 180

25kW WIND
INTERFACE

p. 184

PVI-12.5-TL-W

p. 188

SSWI-10.0-I

p. 192

AURORA
ADVANTAGE

p. 220

AURORA
ALLIANCE

p. 224

AURORA
ASSURE

p. 222

AURORA
ACADEMY

p. 226

CONTACTS

p. 228

SSWI-3.8-I
SSWI-4.6-I

p. 206

PVI-3.0-TL-W
PVI-3.6-TL-W
PVI-4.2-TL-W

p. 212

WIND

page 114 to page 167

AURORA
SERVICE

p. 218

page 218 to page 227

SERVICE

page 168 to page 217

RESIDENTIAL PV INVERTERS

NEW
MICRO-0.25-I
MICRO-0.3-I

NEW

NEW

300W - 4 kW

OPTI-0.3-TL

PVI-2000
PVI-3600

UNO-2.0-I
UNO-2.5-I

Single Phase

PVI-3.0-TL
PVI-3.6-TL
PVI-3.8-I

UTILITY PV CENTRAL INVERTERS

NEW

55 kW - 1400 kW

PVI-250.0-TL
PVI-500.0-TL

PVI-CENTRAL-50/100
PVI-55.0/110.0
PVI-165.0/220.0
PVI-275.0/330.0

PVI-250-US
PVI-300-US

NEW
ULTRA-700-TL
ULTRA-1050-TL
ULTRA-1400-TL

Central Inverter
SMALL WIND INVERTERS

10 kW - 25 kW

3 kW - 6 kW
PVI-3.0-TL-W
PVI-3.6-TL-W
PVI-4.2-TL-W

SSWI-3.8-I
SSWI-4.6-I

PVI-5000-TL-W
PVI-6000-TL-W

SSWI-10.0-I
PVI-12.5-TL-W

Small Wind

4000 WIND INTERFACE


7200 WIND INTERFACE
25kW-WIND-INTERFACE

COMMERCIAL PV INVERTERS

4 kW - 30 kW
PVI-4.2-TL
PVI-4.6-I
PVI-5000-TL
PVI-6000-TL

PVI-10.0-TL
PVI-10.0-I / PVI-12.0-I
PVI-12.5-TL

NEW
TRIO-20.0-TL
TRIO-27.6-TL

Three Phase
AURORA VISION

PV STATION

turnkey solutions
STATION 440/660-IT/DE
STATION 770/1000-IT/DE
STATION 1000/1320-IT/DE/US

Turnkey Solutions

NEW

NEW

AURORA
UNIVERSAL

AURORA
SMART
COMBINER

NEW
AURORA
ENVIRONMENTAL

Vision

MEDIUM WIND

LARGE WIND

55 kW - 110 kW
MSWI-55.0
MSWI-110.0

PVI-AEC-EVO
PVI-DESKTOP

MSWI-50-US
MSWI-100-US

Medium Wind

LSWI-2.5MW

Large Wind

Welcome to Power-One

Welcome from Dr Alex Levran

As President of Power-Ones Renewable Energy Solutions, I am excited to


showcase our broad array of products and services for the Solar and Wind markets.
Power-One has a long-standing history in the global power electronics industry,
providing a four-decades strong foundation for our technology innovation, quality and
service within the Renewable Energy industry.
If you are new to our products, we offer the full range of photovoltaic and wind products,
from small residential inverters to large utility-grade units. From the contents of this
brochure, you will find that we offer a diverse range of solutions to meet the needs of
every installation.
At Power-One, our objective is to be the best-in-class for on-time delivery, reliability and
yield. Since 2009, our company has risen from the number nine position amongst the
worlds solar inverter manufacturers to the number two global position, shipping 2.6 GW
of inverters in 2010. With our global presence, including design, manufacturing, sales and
service in Asia, Europe and the Americas, we offer flexibility, regionally specific products
and rapid manufacturing and service response times for our customers throughout the
world.
Our broad array of Aurora products offers industry leading efficiency and reliability,
providing customers with a technologically advanced product that produces higher yields
than our competitors. In fact, Photon Magazine said our European 10.0kW three-phase
inverter, which received their A+ rating, takes its place among the top devices Photon Lab
has tested so far.
Coupled with our innovative technology, we also provide our customers with
excellent pre- and post-sales service. This ensures their orders are not only correct to their
specification before they receive the product, but that they also have an efficient care
package for increased uptime throughout the life of the inverter. This enables us to be
more of a partner than a supplier to our customers, as we like to think of ourselves as our
customers manufacturing arm no different than if we were within their organizations.
On behalf of a very hard working team, we are looking forward to working with you as
we provide our leading design, technology and service to meet your renewable energy
needs. I encourage you to contact Power-One Renewable Energy Solutions team so that
we can be the supplier of choice for all of your future renewable energy projects.
With best wishes

Dr. Alex Levran,


President, Renewable Energy Solutions

This global catalogue introduces a certain number of new products to the Power-One Aurora range.
So far we have installed products totaling more than 4 GW of power globally.
We have redesigned the smallest of our residential inverters, the new UNO 2 kW single phase inverter. A new look
inverter from both a style and technology standpoint, it is high performing, extremely robust, easily installed and
features a new user interface.
Other important news includes two new string inverter products for large roof top applications, TRIO-27.6 and
TRIO-20.0, three-phase inverters outputting 27.6 kW and 20.0 kW respectively. These products fill a gap between
our previous 10.0 kW and 12.5 kW three-phase products and our smallest Central inverter products (50kW and
55kW).
This new design of inverter benefits from three-phase inverter technology perfected in the PVI-10.0 and 12.5,
probably the worlds most commonly used three-phase inverter which has led the way in best-in-class efficiency.
Power-One is also launching the new ULTRA, our biggest inverter with an output of up to 1.4MW featuring passive
liquid cooling. This new concept in large scale utility inverter features an IP65 enclosure, high performances,
minimum footprint, low maintenance and Power-Ones traditional modular approach. All this plus a low operational
cost benefit for our customers.

New Products & Product Benefits

Key Features of the Aurora product range


Power-Ones Aurora products compare favorably with the competition for the high innovation content and key
features which are the stronghold of our offering.
The wide working input voltage range can accommodate any panel string size, allowing installers to buy their inverter
with confidence knowing the Aurora inverter will suit whatever installation they have on their books. The wide input
range also allows a low power of activation to extend the daily working time of the inverter.
The Aurora inverters also feature a rugged IP65 construction to fit any type of installation without putting restrictions
on where and how the inverter should be installed.
Maximum power-point trackers (MPPT) allow you to accommodate sub arrays with different orientations or made
up of different PV panels. This technology also allows the installation designer to know that any incidents of partial
shading will be overcome by the MPPT technology creating the optimum power curve for energy harvesting.
Modular central inverters, used for large commercial and utility scale applications, allow a reduction in downtime
caused either by the failure at the inverter level or the photovoltaic field. This eliminates plant shutdown, the
reduction of repair time and consequently financial benefits in terms of production.
At Power-One, we aim high so you can too.

Paolo Casini
Vice President, Marketing

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MICRO
OPTIMIZER

MICRO

AURORA MICRO

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MICRO-0.25-I
MICRO-0.3-I
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
OUTDOOR MODELS
MICRO-0.25-I-OUTD-230
MICRO-0.25-I-OUTD-208/240-US
MICRO-0.3-I-OUTD-230
MICRO-0.3-I-OUTD-208/240-US

NEW

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AURORA MICRO

MICRO
OPTIMIZER
The new Aurora 300 Watt micro-inverter product offers something new to Power-One
customers. The ability to individually link all modules within a specific installation is an
alternative to the traditional Aurora string inverters Power-One is famous for.
Micro-inverters have some advantages over string inverters. They allow you to control the
panels output individually and offer Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) for each single
module.
They also allow you to control individual panels in different ways and reduce the losses in
efficiency in a variety of challenging conditions.

Features
Electrolyte-free power converter to further increase the life expectancy and long term reliability
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
Increased energy harvesting thanks to the MPPT algorithm which works at the level of each solar
panel in any light condition

No DC input current ripple


The HF isolation allows it to fit any application that requires the grounding of either one of the

input terminations
95.5% of efficiency
Ease of installation by the implementation of a package inclusive of proprietary wireless
communication hub and grid interface
Reduced susceptibility to fault. In case of a component failure only the energy produced from
one PV module will be lost
Up to 10 micro inverters directly connectable in a string

AURORA MICRO

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF MICROINVERTER

MPPT 1
(DC/DC)

HF
TRANSFORMER

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

+
L1(1)
EMI
OUTPUT
FILTER

EMI
OUTPUT
FILTER

IN1

N1
L2(1)

L1(2)
N2
L2(2)

PE

DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

WIRELESS

CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

MICRO-0.3-I

MICRO-0.3-I
Efficiency [%]

55

97

96

50

45

94

93

40

Vin=35V

92

Vin=40V
Vin=25V

35

91

90

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

Pout [%@300W]

60%

70%

80%

90%

100%

5%

10%

20%

30%

Pout [% @300W]

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AURORA MICRO

50%

75%

25
100%

Vin [V]

Efficinecy [%]

95

96-97
95-96
94-95
93-94
92-93
91-92
90-91
89-90
88-89
87-88
86-87
85-86
84-85
83-84
82-83
81-82
80-81
79-80
78-79
77-78
76-77
75-76
74-75

PARAMETER
Input Side
Maximum DC Input Power (Pdcmax)
Operating DC Input Voltage Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
MPPT Input DC Voltage Range (VMPPTmin ... VMPPTmax)
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax)
Number of DC Inputs Pairs for each MPPT
DC Connection Type
Start-up DC Input Voltage (Vstart)
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pac,r)
Rated AC Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range (Vacmin...Vacmax)
Maximum AC Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Output Frequency (fr)
Output Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Maximum number of units per string
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weighted Efficiency (EURO/CEC)
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Monitoring System (PC/Data logger)
Remote Monitoring
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking

MICRO-0.25-IOUTD
265 Wp

320 Wp
17...60 V
20...50 V
65 V
10.0 A
1
Tool Free PV connector WM / MC4
25V
Single phase

250 W

300 W
230 V
180...264 V (1)

1.2 A

1.5 A
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (2)
> 0.95
10

According to local standard


Yes
96.0%
95.4% / 95.5%

96.3%
95.5% / 95.5%

MICRO-0.25-IOUTD-US

MICRO-0.3-IOUTD-US

265 Wp

320 Wp
17...60 V
20...50 V
65 V
10.0 A
1
Tool Free PV connector WM / MC4
25V

Single phase/Split phase


250 W
300 W
208 V / 240 V
183-228 V / 211-264 V
1.3 A / 1.15 A
1.5 A
60 Hz
59.3...60.5 Hz
> 0.95
10
According to local standard
Yes
96.0%
95.4% / 95.5%

96.3%
95.5% / 95.5%

< 50mW

< 50mW

Wireless
Wireless

Wireless
Wireless

-40...+85C / -40...185F with derating above 65C/149F


0...100 % condensing
< 30 db(A) @ 1 m
2000 m / 6560 ft

-40...+85C / -40...185F with derating above 65C/149F


0...100 % condensing
< 30 db(A) @ 1 m
2000 m / 6560 ft

IP 65
Natural
262mm x 244mm x 35mm / 10.3 x 9.6 x 1.37
< 1.65 kg / 3.5 lb

NEMA 4X
Natural
262mm x 244mm x 35mm / 10.3 x 9.6 x 1.37
< 1.65 kg / 3.5 lb

HF Transformer
CE
EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-3, EN61000-3-11,
EN61000-3-12, EN 50178
VDE0126-1-1, DK5940, AS4777, G83/1

HF Transformer
cCSAus

Safety and EMC Standard


Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard

MICRO-0.3-IOUTD

MICRO-0.25-I-OUTD-230

MICRO-0.3-I-OUTD-230

EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-3, FCC Part15 Class B, UL 1741


IEEE 1547
MICRO-0.25-I-OUTDUS-208/240

MICRO-0.3-I-OUTDUS-208/240

1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2.The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard

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AURORA OPTIMIZER

MICRO
OPTIMIZER

OPTIMIZER

AURORA OPTIMIZER

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OPTI-0.3-TL
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
OUTDOOR MODELS
OPTI-0.3-TL-OUTD
OPTI-0.3-TL-OUTD-US

NEW

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AURORA OPTIMIZER

MICRO
OPTIMIZER
Power-Ones new Optimizer products use DC-to-DC technology to help maximize the energy
harvested from solar installations.
Normally, within each array, the solar panels are usually joined together in a serial pattern.
This creates issues if one panel fails as this reduces the energy being produced by the entire
installation. The Optimizer maximizes the energy from each module within a string as they
optimize the voltage/current for any given weather conditions.
The Optimizer also maximizes energy harvesting in panels suffering from partial or
temporary shading. This helps installers to create the largest installations possible and
increase Return on Investment (ROI).

Features
Ability to mitigate PV panel mismatch
High efficiency up to 99.5%
Single panel MPP tracker compatible with all Power-One inverter models
Ease of installation by the implementation of a package inclusive of proprietary wireless

data communication
Temperature hardened construction

AURORA OPTIMIZER

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF OPTIMIZER WITH EXAMPLE OF CONFIGURATION

STRING CCOMBINER

INVERTER

OPTI 0.3

OPTI 0.3

OPTI 0.3

MPPT

MPPT

MPPT

WIRELESS

WIRELESS

WIRELESS

OPTI 0.3

OPTI 0.3

OPTI 0.3

MPPT

MPPT

MPPT

WIRELESS

WIRELESS

WIRELESS

OPTI 0.3

OPTI 0.3

OPTI 0.3

MPPT

MPPT

MPPT

WIRELESS

WIRELESS

WIRELESS

OPTI 0.3

OPTI 0.3

OPTI 0.3

MPPT

MPPT

MPPT

WIRELESS

WIRELESS

WIRELESS

Block Diagram
BLOCK DIAGRAM OF WIRELESS CONNECTION ARCHITECTURE

CG
(COMMUNICATION GATEWAY)

CDD#1
(CONCENTRATOR DATA DEVICE)

OPTI-0.3*

OPTI-0.3*

* EDD (END MODE DATA DEVICE)

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OPTI-0.3*

INTERNET

CDD#2
(CONCENTRATOR DATA DEVICE)

OPTI-0.3*

OPTI-0.3*

OPTI-0.3*

OPTI-0.3*

CDD#N
(CONCENTRATOR DATA DEVICE)

OPTI-0.3*

OPTI-0.3*

OPTI-0.3*

OPTI-0.3*

OPTI-0.3*

PARAMETER

OPTI-0.3-TL-OUTD

OPTI-0.3-TL-OUTD-US

Maximum Input Power (Pdcmax)

300 Wp

300 Wp

MPP Input range (VMPPTmin, f-VMPPTmax,f ) at Full Power

Input Side
20...60 V

20...60 V

Absolute Maximum Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)

65 V

65 V

Maximum Input Current (Idcmax)

10.0A

10.0A

Tool Free PV connector WM / MC4

Tool Free PV connector WM / MC4

Number of DC Inputs Pairs


DC Connection Type
Maximum Output Power (Pdcmax)
Output Voltage Range (VdcminVdcmax)
Maximum Output Current (Idcmax)
Output Reverse Polarity Protection
Output Over Voltage Protection

300W

300W

20..60(1) V

20..60(1) V

12.0 A

12.0 A

Yes

Yes

> 60 V

> 60 V

98.0 %

98.0 %

Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Pass Through Efficiency (pt)
Weighted Efficiency (EURO/CEC)

99.3%

99.3%

98.2% / 98.0%

98.2% / 98.0%

Wireless

Wireless

Not applicable

Not applicable

-40...+65C / -40...169F

-40...+65C / -40...169F

Communication
Remote Control (Data logger; On/Off; Upgrade)
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity

0...100% condensing

0...100% condensing

Noise Emission

< 30 db(A) @ 1 m

< 30 db(A) @ 1 m

Operating Altitude

2000 m / 6560 ft

2000 m / 6560 ft

IP 65

NEMA 4x

Natural

Natural

Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight

158mm x 169mm x 28.6mm / 6.2 x 6.65 x 1.12 158mm x 169mm x 28.6mm / 6.2 x 6.65 x 1.12
< 0,6 kg / 1,32 lb

< 0,6 kg / 1,32 lb

CE

cCSAus

Safety
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard

EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-3, FCC Part15 Class B, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-3, FCC Part15 Class B,
EN 50178
UL 1741

Available Products Variants


Standard

OPTI-0.3-TL-OUTD

OPTI-0.3-TL-OUTD-US

1. Adjustable via wireless connection

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AURORA UNO

UNO
TRIO

UNO

AURORA UNO

25

PVI-2000
PVI-3600
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
INDOOR MODELS
PVI-2000
PVI-3600

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AURORA UNO

UNO
TRIO
The smallest of Power-Ones Aurora PV string inverters, this unit is designed to be housed
indoors as opposed to many of its outdoor counterparts.
This small residential string inverter will work most effectively with small photovoltaic
residential installations. This very compact, slim, lightweight and easy-to-install inverter
offers a very cost effective entry point for users new to photovoltaics or in need of a simple
power inverter solution.
The inverter offers a range of benefits, including maximum energy harvesting, through
both its high-speed Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT) and transformerless technology.
The important parameter is the wide input voltage range making the inverter suitable to
low power installations with reduced string size. The graphical display allows users to check
real-time performance through its integrated data logger.

Features
Wide input range
High speed and precise MPPT algorithm for real time power tracking and improved energy

harvesting
Flat efficiency curves ensure high efficiency at all output levels ensuring consistent and
stable performance across the entire input voltage and output power range
RS-485 communication interface (for connection to laptop or datalogger)
Compatible with PVI-RADIOMODULE for wireless communication with Aurora
PVI-DESKTOP

AURORA UNO

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-2000 AND PVI-3600

MPPT
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)
+

IN

IN

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY

LINE
FILTER

IN1.2(+)*

IN1.1(-)

IN1.2(-)*
PE

RESIDUAL CURRENT
DETECTION

STANDARD VERSION
RS485

(*) Not available for PVI-2000

+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

ALARM
N.C
N.O
C

CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-3600

99

99

97

97

95

95

Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

PVI-2000

93

91

89

93

91

89

220 Vdc
380 Vdc

200 Vdc
380 Vdc

87

87

480 Vdc

480 Vdc
85

85
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

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AURORA UNO

70%

80%

90%

100%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Start-up DC Input Voltage (Vstart)
Operating DC Input Voltage Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
Rated DC Input Power (Pdcr)
Number of Independent MPPT
Maximum DC Input Power for each MPPT (PMPPTmax)
MPPT Input DC Voltage Range (VMPPTmin,f ... VMPPTmax,f) at Pacr
DC Input Voltage Range with Parallel Configuration of MPPT at Pacr

PVI-2000
600 V
200 V (adj. 120...350 V)
0.7 x Vstart...580 V

2100 W
1
2100 W
Linear Derating From MAX to Null
[530VVMPPT580V]
210...530 V
Not applicable

DC Power Limitation with Parallel Configuration of MPPT

Not applicable

DC Power Limitation for each MPPT with Independent


Configuration of MPPT at Pacr , max unbalance example

Not applicable

Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax) / for each MPPT (IMPPTmax)


Maximum Input Short Circuit Current for each MPPT
Number of DC Inputs Pairs for each MPPT
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity protection
Input Over Voltage Protection for each MPPT - Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated AC Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum AC Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Output Frequency (fr)
Output Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Current Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weighted Efficiency (EURO/CEC)
Feed In Power Threshold
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Mounting System
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard

PVI-3600

3800 W
2
2000 W

200...530 V
200...530 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null
[530VVMPPT580V]
2000 W [200VVMPPT530V]
the other channel: Pdcr-2000W
[180VVMPPT530V]
20.0 A / 10.0 A

10.0 A / 10.0 A
12.0 A
1

2
Tool Free PV Connector WM / MC 3 / MC 4 (1)
Yes, from limited current source

2 for each MPPT


According to local standard
Single phase

2000 W
2000 W

3600 W
3600 W
230 V
180...264 V (2)

10.0 A

16.0 A
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (3)
> 0.995
< 2.5 %
Circular connector
According to local standard

16.0 A

20.0 A
2 (L - N / L - PE)

95.5%
94.4% / -

96.0%
95.0% / 10.0 W
< 8.0 W

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)


PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
Graphic display
-20...+55C /-4...131F with derating above 40C/104F
0...95 %
< 30 db(A) @ 1 m
2000 m / 6560 ft
IP 21
Air Forced
440mm x 465mm x 57mm / 17.3 x 18.3 x 2.2
< 7.5 kg / 16.5 lb
< 8.5 kg / 18.7 lb
Wall bracket
Transformerless
CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-1, EN61000-6-3, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, AS/NZS 3100
DK 5940, VDE 0126-1-1, G83/1, AS 4777
PVI-2000

PVI-3600

1. Different DC connection type for specific country model


2. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
3. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard

AURORA UNO

29

UNO-2.0-I
UNO-2.5-I
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
OUTDOOR MODELS
UNO-2.0-I-OUTD
UNO-2.5-I-OUTD
UNO-2.0-I-OUTD-US
UNO-2.5-I-OUTD-US

NEW

30

AURORA UNO

UNO
TRIO
The UNO-2.0-I and UNO-2.5-I are the latest single phase string inverters in the Aurora range.
A new-look inverter but packed with Power-Ones proven high performing technology. The
new look inverter has new features including a special built-in heat sink compartment and
front panel display system.
The smallest of Power-Ones outdoor range, these new products are the right size for the
average rooftop installation. This rugged outdoor inverter has been designed as a completely
sealed unit to withstand the harshest environmental conditions.
The high speed MPPT offers real-time power tracking and improved energy harvesting.
Despite the isolated operation, the UNO-2.0-I and UNO-2.5-I feature an efficiency of 96.3%.
The wide input voltage range makes the inverter suitable to low power installations with
reduced string size.

Features
Each inverter is set on specific grid codes which can be selected in the field
Single phase output
Wide input range
High speed and precise MPPT algorithm for real time power tracking and improved energy
harvesting

Flat efficiency curves ensure high efficiency at all output levels ensuring consistent and
stable performance across the entire input voltage and output power range

Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions


RS-485 communication interface (for connection to laptop or datalogger)
Compatible with PVI-RADIOMODULE for wireless communication with

Aurora

PVI-DESKTOP

AURORA UNO

31

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF UNO-2.0-I AND UNO-2.5-I

IN1.1(+)

MPPT
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)
+

IN1.2(+)

IN1.2(-)

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

LINE
FILTER

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY
-L

IN

IN1
IN1.1(-)

HF
TRANSFORMER

IN1.2(+)

IN

IN1.1(-)

-N

IN1.2(-)

- PE

STANDARD VERSION

-S VERSION

RS485
+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

ALARM
N.C
N.O
C

CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

UNO-2.5-I-OUTD

99,00%

99,00%

98,00%

98,00%

97,00%

97,00%

96,00%

96,00%

Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

UNO-2.0-I-OUTD

95,00%

94,00%

94,00%

93,00%

200Vdc

93,00%

200Vdc

92,00%

300Vdc

92,00%

300Vdc

91,00%

350Vdc

91,00%

350Vdc

90,00%

90,00%
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

32

95,00%

AURORA UNO

70%

80%

90%

100%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Start-up DC Input Voltage (Vstart)
Operating DC Input Voltage Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
Rated DC Input Power (Pdcr)
Number of Independent MPPT
Maximum DC Input Power for each MPPT (PMPPTmax)
MPPT Input DC Voltage Range (VMPPTmin,f ... VMPPTmax,f) at Pacr
DC Power Limitation for each MPPT with Independent
Configuration of MPPT at Pacr , max unbalance example
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax) / for each MPPT (IMPPTmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current for each MPPT
Number of DC Inputs Pairs for each MPPT
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity protection
Input Over Voltage Protection for each MPPT - Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
DC Switch Rating for each MPPT (-S Version)
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated AC Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum AC Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Output Frequency (fr)
Output Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Current Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weighted Efficiency (EURO/CEC)
Feed In Power Threshold
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Mounting System
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
With DC Switch

UNO-2.0-I-OUTD

2100 W

UNO-2.5-I-OUTD
520 V
200 V (adj. 120...350 V)
0.7 x Vstart...520 V

2600 W

1
2300 W
Linear Derating From MAX to Null
[470VVMPPT520V]
200...470 V

2900 W
Linear Derating From MAX to Null
[470VVMPPT520V]
205...470 V
Not applicable

10.0 A / 10.0 A

12.8 A / 12.8 A
15.0 A
2
Tool Free PV Connector WM / MC4
Yes, from limited current source
2
According to local standard
16 A / 600 V
Single phase

2000 W
2200 W

2500 W
2750 W
230 V
180...264 V (1)

10.0 A

12.0 A
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (2)
> 0.995 (adj. 0.95)
< 2%
Screw terminal block
According to local standard
15.0 A
2 (L - N / L - PE)
96.3%
95.0% / 24.0 W
< 8.0 W (3)

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)


PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
Graphic display
-25...+60C (-13...+ 140F) with derating above 45C (113F)
0...100 % condensing
< 50 db(A) @ 1 m
2000 m / 6560 ft
IP 65
Natural
518mm x 367mm x 160mm / 20.4 x 14.4 x 6.3
< 17 kg / 37.4 lb
Wall bracket
HF transformer
CE
EN 50178, AS/NZS3100, AS/NZS 60950, EN61000-6-1, EN61000-6-3, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12
Enel Guideline, VDE 0126-1-1, G83/1, EN 50438, RD1663, AS 4777
UNO-2.0-I-OUTD-S

UNO-2.5-I-OUTD-S

1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
3. Night time consumption < 0.6W

AURORA UNO

33

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF UNO-2.0-I AND UNO-2.5-I

IN1.1(+)

MPPT
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)
+

IN1.2(+)

IN1.2(-)

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

LINE
FILTER

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY
-L

IN

IN1
IN1.1(-)

HF
TRANSFORMER

IN1.2(+)

IN

IN1.1(-)

-N

IN1.2(-)

- PE

STANDARD VERSION

-S VERSION

RS485
+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

ALARM
N.C
N.O
C

CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

UNO-2.5-I-OUTD

99,00%

99,00%

98,00%

98,00%

97,00%

97,00%

96,00%

96,00%

Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

UNO-2.0-I-OUTD

95,00%

94,00%

94,00%

93,00%

200Vdc

93,00%

200Vdc

92,00%

300Vdc

92,00%

300Vdc

91,00%

350Vdc

91,00%

350Vdc

90,00%

90,00%
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

34

95,00%

AURORA UNO

70%

80%

90%

100%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER

UNO-2.0-I-OUTD-US

Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Start-up DC Input Voltage (Vstart)
Operating DC Input Voltage Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
Rated DC Input Power (Pdcr)
Number of Independent MPPT
Maximum DC Input Power for each MPPT (PMPPTmax)
MPPT Input DC Voltage Range (VMPPTmin,f ... VMPPTmax,f ) at Pacr
DC Power Limitation for each MPPT with Independent
Configuration of MPPT at Pacr , max unbalance example
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax) / for each MPPT (IMPPTmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current for each MPPT
Number of DC Inputs Pairs for each MPPT
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity protection
Input Over Voltage Protection for each MPPT - Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
DC Switch Rating for each MPPT (-S Version)
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated AC Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum AC Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Output Frequency (fr)
Output Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Current Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weighted Efficiency (EURO/CEC)
Feed In Power Threshold
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Mounting System
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
With DC Switch

UNO-2.5-I-OUTD-US

520 V
200 V (adj. 120...350 V)
0.7 x Vstart...520 V

2100 W

2600 W

1
2300 W
Linear Derating From MAX to Null
[470VVMPPT520V]
200...470 V

2900 W
Linear Derating From MAX to Null
[470VVMPPT520V]
205...470 V
not applicable

10.0 A / 10.0 A

12.8 A / 12.8 A
15.0 A
2
Tool Free PV Connector WM / MC5
Yes, from limited current source
2
According to local standard
16 A / 600 V
240 V
208 V
Single phase / Split phase

208 V
2000 W
2200 W
208 V
183...228 V

240 V
2500 W
2750 W

240 V
211...264 V

208 V
183...228 V

10.0 A

240 V
211...264 V
12.0 A

60 Hz
59.3...60.5 Hz
> 0.995 (adj. 0.95)
< 2%
Screw terminal block
208 V

240 V
208 V
According to local standard
15.0 A
2 (L1 - L2 / L1 - PE)

240 V

96.3%
- / 96.0%
24.0 W
< 8.0 W (1)
PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
Graphic display
-25...+60C (-13...+ 140F)
0...100 % condensing
< 50 db(A) @ 1 m
2000 m / 6560 ft
NEMA 4X
Natural
518mm x 367mm x 160mm / 20.4 x 14.4 x 6.3
< 17 kg / 37.4 lb
Wall bracket
HF Transformer
cCSAus
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01
IEEE 1547
UNO-2.0-I-OUTD-S-US

UNO-2.5-I-OUTD-S-US

1. Night time consumption < 0.6W

AURORA UNO

35

PVI-2000-OUTD
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
OUTDOOR MODELS
PVI-2000-OUTD

The transformerless operation of this compact outdoor residential inverter provides an


efficiency of 95.5%. The high-speed Maximum Power Point Tracker (MPPT) produces real-time power
tracking and improved energy harvesting.
The wide input voltage range makes this inverter suitable to low power installations with reduced string
size. This rugged outdoor inverter has been designed as a completely sealed unit to stand withstand the
harshest environmental conditions.
This small single string inverter features a front heat sink to keep the unit cleaner and more efficient
over time.

Features
Wide input range
High speed and precise MPPT algorithm for real time power tracking and improved energy harvesting
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
RS-485 communication interface (for connection to laptop or datalogger)
for wireless communication with Aurora PVI-DESKTOP
Compatible with PVI-RADIOMODULE
PVI-2000
OUTD OLD
Prod1_Title
Prod1_Part Nos
Prod1_Prod Pic
Prod1_Back Pic

36

AURORA UNO

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Start-up DC Input Voltage (Vstart)
Operating DC Input Voltage Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
Rated DC Input Power (Pdcr)
Number of Independent MPPT
Maximum DC Input Power for each MPPT (PMPPTmax)
MPPT Input DC Voltage Range (VMPPTmin,f ... VMPPTmax,f) at Pacr
DC Power Limitation for each MPPT with Independent
Configuration of MPPT at Pacr , max unbalance example
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax) / for each MPPT (IMPPTmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current for each MPPT
Number of DC Inputs Pairs for each MPPT
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity protection
Input Over Voltage Protection for each MPPT - Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated AC Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum AC Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Output Frequency (fr)
Output Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Current Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weighted Efficiency (EURO/CEC)
Feed In Power Threshold
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Mounting System
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard

PVI-2000-OUTD
600 V
200 V (adj. 120...350 V)
0.7 x Vstart...580 V
2100 W
1
2100 W
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [530VVMPPT580V]
210...530 V
Not applicable
10.0 A / 10.0 A
12.0 A
1
Tool Free PV Connector WM / MC4
Yes, from limited current source
2
According to local standard
Single phase
2000 W
2000 W
230 V
180...264 V (1)
10.0 A
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (2)
> 0.995
< 2.5 %
Circular connector
According to local standard
16.0 A
2 (L - N / L - PE)
95.5%
94.4% / 10.0 W
< 8.0 W
PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
-25...+60C /-13...140F with derating above 40C/104F
0...100 % condensing
< 40 db(A) @ 1 m
2000 m / 6560 ft
IP 65
Natural
420mm x 326mm x 141mm / 16.5 x 12.8 x 5.6
< 14.5 kg / 32.0 lb
Wall bracket
Transformerless
CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-1, EN61000-6-3, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, AS/NZS 3100
DK 5940, VDE 0126-1-1, G83/1, AS 4777
PVI-2000-OUTD

1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard

AURORA UNO

37

PVI-3.0-TL
PVI-3.6-TL
PVI-4.2-TL
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
OUTDOOR MODELS
PVI-3.0-TL-OUTD
PVI-3.0-OUTD-US
PVI-3.6-TL-OUTD
PVI-3.6-OUTD-US
PVI-4.2-TL-OUTD
PVI-4.2-OUTD-US

Europe and APAC


Version

38

AURORA UNO

North America
Version

UNO
TRIO
The most common residential inverter is the ideal size for an average-sized family home.
This family of single-phase string inverter complements the typical number of rooftop
solar panels, allowing home-owners to get the most efficient energy harvesting for the size of
the property. This rugged outdoor inverter has been designed as a completely sealed unit to
withstand the harshest environmental conditions.
One of the key benefits of the Uno family of single-phase inverters is the dual input section to
process two strings with independent MPPT especially useful for rooftop installations with two
different orientations (ie East and West). The high speed MPPT offers real-time power tracking
and improved energy harvesting.
The transformerless operation gives the highest efficiency of up to 97.0%. The wide input
voltage range makes the inverter suitable to low power installations with reduced string size.

Features
Each inverter is set on specific grid codes which can be selected in the field
Single phase output
Dual input sections with independent MPP tracking, allows optimal energy harvesting from

two sub-arrays oriented in different directions


Wide input range
High speed and precise MPPT algorithm for real time power tracking and improved energy
harvesting
Flat efficiency curves ensure high efficiency at all output levels ensuring consistent and
stable performance across the entire input voltage and output power range
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
Integrated DC disconnect switch in compliance with international Standards (-S Version)
RS-485 communication interface (for connection to laptop or datalogger)
Compatible with PVI-RADIOMODULE for wireless communication with Aurora
PVI-DESKTOP

AURORA UNO

39

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-3.0-TL-OUTD, PVI-3.6-TL-OUTD AND PVI-4.2-TL-OUTD

IN1.1(+)

MPPT 1
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)
+

+
IN1.2(+)*

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

IN1.2(+)*
IN1

IN1
IN1.1(-)

IN1.2(-)*

IN1
LINE
FILTER

IN1.1(-)

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY

IN1.2(-)*

IN2.1(+)

IN2.1(+)

IN2

IN2
IN2.1(-)

IN2.1(-)

STANDARD VERSION

MPPT 2
(DC/DC)

PE

RESIDUAL CURRENT
DETECTION

IN2

-S VERSION
RS485

(*)Not available in PVI-3.0-TL-OUTD

+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

ALARM
N.C
N.O
C

CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-4.2-TL-OUTD

99
98

96

97

96,4

96
95

Efficiency [%]

94

96,8

96,2

93

96,4

92
91

96

90

96

89
215Vdc

88
87

345Vdc

86

480Vdc

85

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of rated Output Power

40

AURORA UNO

70%

80%

90%

94

94

92
100%

215

95,2

95,2
92
250

92
300

345

MPPT Voltage [V]

400

100,00%
95,00%
90,00%
85,00%
80,00%
75,00%
70,00%
65,00%
60,00%
55,00%
50,00%
45,00%
40,00%
35,00%
30,00%
25,00%
20,00%
15,00%
10,00%
5,00%
480

96,8
96,4
96
95,6
[%] of Rated Power

PVI-4.2-TL-OUTD

95,2
94,8
94,4
94
93,6
93,2
92,8
92,4
92
91,6

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Start-up DC Input Voltage (Vstart)
Operating DC Input Voltage Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
Rated DC Input Power (Pdcr)
Number of Independent MPPT
Maximum DC Input Power for each MPPT (PMPPTmax)
DC Input Voltage Range with Parallel Configuration of MPPT at Pacr
DC Power Limitation with Parallel Configuration of MPPT
DC Power Limitation for each MPPT with Independent
Configuration of MPPT at Pacr , max unbalance example
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax) / for each MPPT (IMPPTmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current for each MPPT
Number of DC Inputs Pairs for each MPPT
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity protection
Input Over Voltage Protection for each MPPT - Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
DC Switch Rating for each MPPT (-S Version)
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated AC Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum AC Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Output Frequency (fr)
Output Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Current Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weighted Efficiency (EURO/CEC)
Feed In Power Threshold
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Mounting System
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard
With DC Switch
1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. Maximum Output Current Limited to 16A for G83/1 version
3. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
4. Ask sales for availability

PVI-3.0-TL-OUTD

PVI-3.6-TL-OUTD

PVI-4.2-TL-OUTD

600 V
200 V (adj. 120...350 V)
0.7 x Vstart...580 V
3750 W
2

3120 W

4375 W

2000 W
160...530 V

3000 W
120...530 V
140...530 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [530VVMPPT580V]
2000 W [200VVMPPT530V]
3000 W [190VVMPPT530V]
the other channel: Pdcr-2000W
the other channel: Pdcr-3000W [90VVMPPT530V]
[112VVMPPT530V]
20.0 A / 10.0 A
32.0 A / 16.0 A
12.5 A
20.0 A
1
2 for MPPT1 and 1 for MPPT2
Tool Free PV Connector WM / MC4
Yes, from limited current source
2
According to local standard
25 A / 600 V

14.5 A

Single phase
3600 W
4000 W
230 V
180...264 V(1)
17.2 A (2)
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (3)
> 0.995
< 3.5 %
Screw terminal block

16.0 A

According to local standard


19.0 A
2 (L - N / L - PE)

3000 W
3300 W

4200 W
4600 W
20.0 A

22.0 A

96.8%
96.0% / 10.0 W
< 8.0 W
PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
-25...+60C /-13...140F with derating above 55C/131F
0...100 % condensing
< 50 db(A) @ 1 m
2000 m / 6560 ft
IP 65
Natural
617mm x 325mm x 222mm / 24.3 x 12.8 x 8.7
17.5 kg / 38.5 lb
Wall bracket
Transformerless
CE
EN 50178, AS/NZS3100, AS/NZS 60950, EN61000-6-1, EN61000-6-3, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3
DK 5940, VDE 0126-1-1, G83/1,
DK 5940, VDE 0126-1-1, G59/2, EN
DK 5940, VDE 0126-1-1, G83/1, EN
G59/2(4) , EN 50438, RD1663,
50438, RD1663, AS 4777
50438, RD1663, AS 4777
AS 4777
PVI-3.0-TL-OUTD
PVI-3.0-TL-OUTD-S

PVI-3.6-TL-OUTD
PVI-3.6-TL-OUTD-S

PVI-4.2-TL-OUTD
PVI-4.2-TL-OUTD-S

AURORA UNO

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-3.0-OUTD, PVI-3.6-OUTD AND PVI-4.2-OUTD FOR NORTH AMERICA

MPPT 1
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)
+
IN1.2(+)

IN1

IN1

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

IN1
LINE
FILTER

IN1.1(-)

IN1.1(-)

IN1.1(+)

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY

L1

IN1.2(-)
N
L2

MPPT 2
(DC/DC)

IN2.1(+)
+

IN2.2(+)

IN2

IN2
IN2.1(-)

IN2.1(-)

IN2.1(+)

RESIDUAL CURRENT
DETECTION

IN2

IN2.2(-)
PE

STANDARD VERSION

-S VERSION
RS485
+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

GROUND
FAULT
DETECTION

ALARM
N.C
N.O
C

CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-4.2-OUTD-US

PVI-4.2-OUTD-US

100

100,00%

99

96,4

85,00%

95,6

75,00%
70,00%

97,0

96

65,00%

96,2

60,00%

95

96,4

55,00%
50,00%

94

45,00%
96

93

40,00%
96

200 Vdc

92

30,00%

340 Vdc

91

25,00%

480 Vdc
10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

70%

80%

90%

94

100%

AURORA UNO

95,2

95,2
94

92
215

% of Rated Output Power

35,00%

92
250

345

MPPT Voltage [V]

15,00%
10,00%

92
300

20,00%

400

5,00%
480

95,2

[%] of Rated Power

Efficiency, %

96

80,00%

97

42

96,6

90,00%

98

90
0%

97,0

95,00%

96

94,8
94,4
94
93,6
93,2
92,8
92,4
92
91,6

Technical Data
Rated Grid AC Voltage
Input Side (DC)
Maximum Usable Power for Each Channel
MPPT Voltage Range
Start- Up Voltage
Absolute Maximum Voltage (Vmax)
Maximum Current (Idcmax) for both MPPT in Parallel
Maximum Usable Current per Channel
Number of Wire Landing Terminals per Channel
Number of Independent MPPT Channels

Values
V

PVI-3.0-OUTD-US
208

W
V
V
V
A
A

240

PVI-3.6-OUTD-US

277

208

W
V
Hz
ARMS
%
%
%
WRMS
WRMS

277

208

240

277

2000
160-530
200 (adj. 120-350 )
600
20
10
2 (1 on -S Version)
2

3000
120-530
200 (adj. 120-350 )
600
32
16
2 (1 on -S Version)
2
Screw terminal block
3 Knock-Outs: 1 or 1 (w/ Ring Reducer)

3000
140-530
200 (adj. 120-350 )
600
32
16
2 (1 on -S Version)
2

1/2W or Split-/3W
3000
183-228
211-264
244-304
60;(59.3-60.5)
14.5
14.5
12
> 0.995
<2

1/2W or Split-/3W
3600
183-228
211-264
244-304
60;(59.3-60.5)
17.2
16
16
> 0.995
<2

1/2W or Split-/3W
4200
183-228
211-264
244-304
60;(59.3-60.5)
20
20
20
> 0.995
<2

96.9
96
240
< 8.0
20
Transformerless

97
96
240
< 8.0
20
Transformerless

97
96
240
< 8.0
20
Transformerless

Array Wiring Termination


Output Side (AC)
Grid Standard
Nominal Power
Voltage Range (Vmin-Vmax)
Grid Frequency; Range**
Maximum Current (Iac, max)
Power Factor
Total Harmonic Distortion At Rated Power
Efficiency
Maximum Efficiency
CEC Efficiency
Operating Parameters
Consumption in Stand By (Night)
Consumption During Operation
Topology
Mechanical Specifications
Enclosure rating
Cooling

240

PVI-4.2-OUTD-US

208

277

208

277

208

277

NEMA 4X
Natural Convection
Trade size KOs: (2eax1/2) and (2ea x
1-1/4,3 places side, front, rear)
Screw Terminal Block
Single wire, 900C terminal wiring

Conduit Connections
Grid Wiring Termination Type
Dimensions (W/H/D)

in(mm)

Unit Weight

lb(kg)

Shipping Weight
Mounting System
Environmental
Ambient Air Temperature Range
Acoustic Noise Emission Level
Relative Humidity
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Protection Devices
Output
Anti-Islanding Protection
External AC OCPD Rating
Over-Voltage Protection Type
Input
Reverse Polarity Protection
Maximum Short Circuit Current Limit per Channel
Over-Voltage Protection Type
PV Array Ground Fault Detection
DC Switch Current Rating (Per Contact)
Isolation Level
Safety and EMC Standard
Safety Approval
Features- Communication
User-Interface (Display)
Remote Monitoring (1xRS485 incl.)
Wired Local Monitoring (1xRS485 incl.)
Wireless Local Monitoring
Standard Warranty
Available Models
Standard- No switchbox-Floating Array
DC Switch Option - Floating Array

lbs(kg)
F (C)
dBA @ 1m
%RH
ft(m)

ARMS

A
A/V

NEMA 4X
NEMA 4X
Natural Convection
Natural Convection
Trade size KOs: (2eax1/2) and (2ea x
Trade size KOs: (2eax1/2) and (2ea x
1-1/4,3 places side, front, rear)
1-1/4,3 places side, front, rear)
Screw Terminal Block
Screw Terminal Block
Single wire, 900C terminal wiring
Single wire, 900C terminal wiring
12.8 x24.3 x 8.7(325 x617x 222)
12.8 x33.8 x 8.7( 325 x 859 x222 ) -S Version
< 38.5 (17.5)
< 38.5 (17.5)
< 38.5 (17.5)
< 47.3(21.3) -S version
< 47.3(21.3) -S version
< 47.3(21.3) -S version
< 38.5 (17.5) < 47.3 (21.3) -S version
< 38.5 (17.5) < 47.3 (21.3) -S version
< 38.5 (17.5) < 47.3 (21.3) -S version
Wall bracket
Wall bracket
Wall bracket
< 50
0-100 condensing
6560 (2000)

-13...+140 (-25...+60) with derating above 131 (55)


< 50
0-100 condensing
6560 (2000)

< 50
0-100 condensing
6560 (2000)

According to UL 1741/IEEE 1547


20
20
15
Varistor, 2 (L- N/ L-PE)

According to UL 1741/IEEE 1547


25
20
20
Varistor, 2 (L- N/ L-PE)

According to UL 1741/IEEE 1547


25
25
25
Varistor, 2 (L- N/ L-PE)

Yes
Yes
Yes
12.5
20
20
Varistor, 2 for each channel
Varistor, 2 for each channel
Varistor, 2 for each channel
Pre start-up Riso and dynamic GFDI (Requires Floating Arrays)
25 / 600
25 / 600
25 / 600
Transformerless (Floating Array)
Transformerless (Floating Array)
Transformerless (Floating Array)
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01
CCSAUS
CCSAUS
CCSAUS
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)

Years

5
PVI-3.0-OUTD-US
PVI-3.0-OUTD-S-US

16 characters x 2 lines LCD display


16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
5
5
PVI-3.6-OUTD-US
PVI-3.6-OUTD-S-US

PVI-4.2-OUTD-US
PVI-4.2-OUTD-S-US

*All data is subject to change without notice


** Adjustable low trip point to 57Hz. Contact manufacturer for details

AURORA UNO

43

PVI-3.8-I
PVI-4.6-I

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
OUTDOOR MODELS
PVI-3.8-I-OUTD
PVI-3.8-I-OUTD-US
PVI-4.6-I-OUTD
PVI-4.6-I-OUTD-US

Europe and APAC


Version

44

AURORA UNO

North America
Version

UNO
TRIO
This isolated inverter is optimized for use in residential applications requiring PV array grounding, such as some thin-film modules. This inverter has also been designed to serve all
countries and regions with specific field-configurable set-ups available for all major country
grid codes and display languages.
The 3.8 and 4.6kW isolated inverters have all the usual Aurora benefits including dual input
section to process two strings with independent MPPT, high speed and precise MPPT
algorithm for real-time power tracking and energy harvesting, as well as regular high
performance efficiencies of up to 96.9%. The wide input voltage range makes the
inverter suitable to low power installations with reduced string size.
Its high frequency isolated topology allows this unit to be lightweight and compact in size to
help with transportation and installation. This rugged outdoor inverter has been designed as
a completely sealed unit to withstand the harshest environmental conditions.

Features
Each inverter is set on specific grid codes which can be selected in the field
Single phase output
Night Wake up button to access energy harvesting data and error log
Dual input sections with independent MPP tracking, allows optimal energy harvesting from

two sub-arrays oriented in different directions


Wide input range
High speed and precise MPPT algorithm for real time power tracking and improved energy
harvesting
Flat efficiency curves ensure high efficiency at all output levels ensuring consistent and
stable performance across the entire input voltage and output power range
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
RS-485 communication interface (for connection to laptop or datalogger)
Compatible with PVI-RADIOMODULE for wireless communication with Aurora PVI-DESKTOP

AURORA UNO

45

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-3.8-I-OUTD AND PVI-4.6-I-OUTD

IN1.1(+)

MPPT 1
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

+
IN1.2(+)

HF
TRANSFORMER

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

IN1.2(+)

IN1

IN1
IN1.1(-)

IN1.2(-)

IN1
GRID PARALLEL
RELAY

LINE
FILTER

IN1.1(-)

IN1.2(-)

IN2.1(+)

IN2.2(+)

IN2

IN2
IN2.1(-)

IN2.1(-)

PE

HF
TRANSFORMER

MPPT 2
(DC/DC)

IN2.1(+)

IN2.2(+)

IN2

IN2.2(-)

IN2.2(-)

STANDARD VERSION

-S VERSION

RS485

+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL

+R
-R

ALARM

N.C
N.O
C
CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-4.6-I-OUTD

100

100

99

99

98

98

97

97

96

96

Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

PVI-3.8-I-OUTD

95
94
93

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

46

AURORA UNO

70%

80%

90%

340 Vdc

91

416 Vdc
10%

200 Vdc

92

340 Vdc

91
90
0%

93

200 Vdc

92

95
94

100%

90
0%

416 Vdc
10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Start-up DC Input Voltage (Vstart)
Operating DC Input Voltage Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
Rated DC Input Power (Pdcr)
Number of Independent MPPT (4)
Maximum DC Input Power for each MPPT (PMPPTmax)
DC Input Voltage Range with Parallel Configuration of MPPT at Pacr
DC Power Limitation with Parallel Configuration of MPPT
DC Power Limitation for each MPPT with Independent
Configuration of MPPT at Pacr , max unbalance example
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax) / for each MPPT (IMPPTmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current for each MPPT
Number of DC Inputs Pairs for each MPPT
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity protection
Input Over Voltage Protection for each MPPT - Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
DC Switch Rating for each MPPT (-S Version)
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated AC Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum AC Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Output Frequency (fr)
Output Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Current Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weighted Efficiency (EURO/CEC)
Feed In Power Threshold
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Mounting System
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard
With DC Switch
1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. Maximum Output Current Limited to 16A for G83/1 version
3. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
4. Independent MPPT just with negative ground

PVI-3.8-I-OUTD

PVI-4.6-I-OUTD
520 V
200 V (adj. 120...350 V)
0.7 x Vstart...520 V

4000 W

4800 W

2
3000 W
160...470 V
180...470 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null
Linear Derating From MAX to Null
[470VVMPPT520V]
[470VVMPPT520V]
3000 W [210VVMPPT470V] the other channel:
3000 W [210VVMPPT470V] the other channel:
Pdcr-3000W [90VVMPPT470V]
Pdcr-3000W [130VVMPPT470V]
25.0 A / 12.5 A
28.0 A / 14.0 A
22.0 A
2
Tool Free PV Connector WM / MC4
Yes, from limited current source
2
According to local standard
25 A / 600 V
Single phase

3800 W
4200 W

4600 W
5000 W

230 V
180...264 V (1)
18.2 A (2)

22.5 A
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (3)
> 0.995 (adj. 0.95)
< 2%
Screw terminal block
According to local standard

20.0 A

25.0 A
2 (L - N / L - PE)
96.8%
- / 96.5%
24.0 W
< 8.0 W

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)


PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
-25...+60C (-13...+ 140F)

-25...+60C (-13...+ 140F)


with derating above 50C (122F)
0...100 % condensing
< 50 db(A) @ 1 m
2000 m / 6560 ft

IP 65
Natural
712mm x 325mm x 222mm / 28.0 x 12.8 x 8.7
< 24.0 kg / 53.0 lb
Wall bracket
HF Transformer
CE
EN 50178, AS/NZS3100, AS/NZS 60950, EN61000-6-1, EN61000-6-3, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12
Enel Guideline, VDE 0126-1-1, G83/1, G59/2, EN 50438, RD1663, AS 4777
PVI-3.8-I-OUTD
PVI-3.8-I-OUTD-S

PVI-4.6-I-OUTD
PVI-4.6-I-OUTD-S

AURORA UNO

47

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-3.8-I-OUTD AND PVI-4.6-I-OUTD FOR NORTH AMERICA

MPPT 1
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

IN1.1(+)

HF
TRANSFORMER

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

IN1.2(+)

IN1.2(+)

IN1

IN1

IN1
LINE
FILTER

IN1.1(-)

IN1.1(-)

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY

L1

IN1.2(-)

IN1.2(-)

N
L2

IN2.1(+)

IN2.1(+)
+

IN2.2(+)

IN2.2(+)

IN2

IN2
IN2.1(-)

IN2.1(-)

HF
TRANSFORMER

RESIDUAL CURRENT
DETECTION

IN2

IN2.2(-)

IN2.2(-)

MPPT 2
(DC/DC)

PE

STANDARD VERSION

-S VERSION-NG
* if -PG version, switch is on negative polarity.

RS485
+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

GROUND
FAULT
DETECTION

ALARM
N.C
N.O
C

CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-4.6-I-OUTD-US

100

100

99

99

98

98

97

97

96

96

Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

PVI-3.8-I-OUTD-US

95
94
93

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

48

AURORA UNO

70%

80%

90%

340 Vdc

91

416 Vdc
10%

200 Vdc

92

340 Vdc

91
90
0%

93

200 Vdc

92

95
94

100%

90
0%

416 Vdc
10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

Technical Data
Rated Grid AC Voltage
Input Side (DC)
Maximum Usable Power for Each Channel
MPPT Voltage Range
Start- Up Voltage
Absolute Maximum Voltage (Vmax)
Maximum Current (Idcmax) for both MPPT in Parallel
Maximum Usable Current per Channel
Number of Wire Landing Terminals per Channel
Number of Independent MPPT Channels

Values
V
W
V
V
V
A
A

Array Wiring Termination


Output Side (AC)
Grid Standard
Nominal Power
Voltage Range (Vmin-Vmax)
Grid Frequency; Range**
Maximum Current (Iac, max)
Power Factor
Total Harmonic Distortion At Rated Power
Efficiency
Maximum Efficiency
CEC Efficiency
Operating Parameters
Consumption in Stand By (Night)
Consumption During Operation
Topology
Mechanical Specifications
Enclosure rating
Cooling

W
V
Hz
A

208

%
%
WRMS
WRMS

in/(mm)
lb/(kg)
lbs(kg)

240

277

3000
200-470
200 (adj. 120-350 )
520
25
12.5
2(standard version) or 1(-S version)
2
Screw terminal block
3 Knock-Outs: 3/4 or 1 (w/ Ring Reducer)

183-228

Conduit Connections
Grid Wiring Termination Type
Dimensions (W/H/D)
Unit Weight
Shipping Weight
Mounting System
Environmental
Ambient Air Temperature Range
Acoustic Noise Emission Level
Relative Humidity
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Protection Devices
Output
Anti-Islanding Protection
External AC OCPD Rating
Over-Voltage Protection Type
Input
Reverse Polarity Protection
Maximum Short Circuit Current Limit per Channel
Over-Voltage Protection Type
PV Array Ground Fault Detection
DC Switch Current Rating (Per Contact)
Ground Fault Detector Fuse Size/ Type
Optional String Combiner Fuse Size/Type
Isolation Level
Safety and EMC Standard
Safety Approval
Features- Communication
User-Interface (Display)
Remote Monitoring (1xRS485 incl.)
Wired Local Monitoring (1xRS485 incl.)
Wireless Local Monitoring
Standard Warranty
Available Models
Standard - Positive Ground
Standard - Negative Ground
With DC Switch- Positive Ground
With DC Switch- Negative Ground

PVI-3.8-I-OUTD-US

96

1/2W or Split-/3W
3800
211-264
60;(59.3-60.5)
16
> 0.995
<2
96.9
96.5

244-304

96.5

240

277

3000
200-470
200 (adj. 120-350 )
520
28
14
2(standard version) or 1(-S version)
2
Screw terminal block
3 Knock-Outs: 3/4 or 1 (w/ Ring Reducer)

183-228

96

1/2W or Split-/3W
4600
211-264
244-304
60;(59.3-60.5)
20
20
> 0.995
<2
96.9
96.5

96.5

< 8.0
< 8.0
24
24
Isolated - HF Transformer Uses ground referenced arrays
NEMA 4X
NEMA 4X
Natural Convection
Natural Convection
Trade size KOs: 3/4 or 1 (w/ Ring Reducer); 3 places (side, front, rear)
2ea x 1/2 KO for monitoring
Screw terminal block , 3 Knock-Outs: 3/4 or 1 (w/ Ring Reducer)
12.8 x 28.0 x 8.7(325 x712 x 222)
12.8 x 28.0 x 8.7(325 x712 x 222)
< 53.0 /24.0, < 61.0 /28.0 -S version
< 53.0 /24.0, < 61.0 /28.0 -S version
66 (30) S-version 72 (32.7)
66 (30), S-version 72 (32.7)
Wall bracket
Wall bracket
-25...+60 (-13...+140) with derating above 50 (122)
< 50
0-100 condensing
6560 (2000)

ARMS

According to UL1741/NEC690.5
20
Varistor, 2 (L - N / L - PE)

A/V
A/V mm
A/V mm

208

23

C (F)
db (A) @1m
%RH
ft(m)

PVI-4.6-I-OUTD-US

-25...+60 (-13...+140) with derating above 50 (122)


< 50
0-100 condensing
6560(2000)

30

According to UL1741/NEC690.5
25
25
Varistor, 2 (L - N / L - PE)

Yes
Yes
15.6
17
Varistor, 2 for each channel
Varistor, 2 for each channel
According to local standard UL174/NEC696.5
25 / 600
25 / 600
1A/600V 10mmx38mm
1A/600V 10mmx38mm
15A/600V 10mmx38mm
15A/600V 10mmx38mm
High-Frequency Transformer
High-Frequency Transformer
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01
cCSAus
cCSAus

Years

16 characters x 2 lines LCD display


AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
5

16 characters x 2 lines LCD display


AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
5

Standard - Positive Ground


Standard - Negative Ground
With DC Switch- Positive Ground
With DC Switch- Negative Ground

PVI-3.8-I-OUTD-US-PG
PVI-3.8-I-OUTD-US-NG
PVI-3.8-I-OUTD-US-S-PG
PVI-3.8-I-OUTD-US-S-NG

PVI-4.6-I-OUTD-US-PG
PVI-4.6-I-OUTD-US-NG
PVI-4.6-I-OUTD-US-S-PG
PVI-4.6-I-OUTD-US-S-NG

*All data is subject to change without notice


** Adjustable low trip point to 57Hz. Contact manufacturer for details

AURORA UNO

49

PVI-5000-TL
PVI-6000-TL

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
OUTDOOR MODELS
PVI-5000-TL-OUTD
PVI-6000-TL-OUTD
PVI-5000-OUTD-US
PVI-6000-OUTD-US

Europe and APAC


Version

50

AURORA UNO

North America
Version

UNO
TRIO
Designed for residential and small commercial PV installations, this inverter fills a specific
niche in the Aurora product line to cater for those installations producing between 5kW and
20kW.
This inverter has all the usual Aurora benefits, including dual input section to process two
strings with independent MPPT, high speed and precise MPPT algorithm for real-time power
tracking and energy harvesting, as well as transformerless operation for high performance
efficiencies of up to 97.1%.
The wide input voltage range makes the inverter suitable to low power installations with
reduced string size. This outdoor inverter has been designed as a completely sealed unit to
withstand the harshest environmental conditions.

Features
Each inverter is set on specific grid codes which can be selected in the field
Single phase output
Dual input sections with independent MPP tracking, allows optimal energy harvesting

from two sub-arrays oriented in different directions


Wide input range
High speed and precise MPPT algorithm for real time power tracking and improved energy
harvesting
Flat efficiency curves ensure high efficiency at all output levels ensuring consistent and
stable performance across the entire input voltage and output power range
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
RS-485 communication interface (for connection to laptop or datalogger)
Compatible with PVI-RADIOMODULE for wireless communication with Aurora
PVI-DESKTOP

AURORA UNO

51

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-5000-TL-OUTD AND PVI-6000-TL-OUTD

IN1.1(+)

MPPT 1
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)
+

+
IN1.2(+)

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

IN1.2(+)
IN1

IN1
IN1.1(-)

IN1.2(-)

IN1
LINE
FILTER

IN1.1(-)

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY

IN1.2(-)

IN2.1(+)

MPPT 2
(DC/DC)

IN2.1(+)
+

IN2.2(+)

IN2.2(+)

IN2

IN2
IN2.1(-)

IN2.1(-)

IN2.2(-)

PE

RESIDUAL CURRENT
DETECTION

IN2

IN2.2(-)

STANDARD VERSION

-S VERSION
RS485
+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

ALARM
N.C
N.O
C

CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-6000-TL-OUTD

100

100

99

99

98

98

97

97

96

96
Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

PVI-5000-TL-OUTD

95
94
93

95
94
93
250 Vdc

250 Vdc
92

92
345 Vdc

345 Vdc
91

91

480 Vdc

90

90
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

52

480 Vdc

AURORA UNO

70%

80%

90%

100%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Start-up DC Input Voltage (Vstart)
Operating DC Input Voltage Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
Rated DC Input Power (Pdcr)
Number of Independent MPPT
Maximum DC Input Power for each MPPT (PMPPTmax)
DC Input Voltage Range with Parallel Configuration of MPPT at Pacr
DC Power Limitation with Parallel Configuration of MPPT
DC Power Limitation for each MPPT with Independent
Configuration of MPPT at Pacr , max unbalance example
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax) / for each MPPT (IMPPTmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current for each MPPT
Number of DC Inputs Pairs for each MPPT
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity protection
Input Over Voltage Protection for each MPPT - Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
DC Switch Rating for each MPPT (-S Version)
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated AC Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum AC Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Output Frequency (fr)
Output Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Current Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weighted Efficiency (EURO/CEC)
Feed In Power Threshold
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Mounting System
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard
With DC Switch

PVI-5000-TL-OUTD

PVI-6000-TL-OUTD

600 V
200 V (adj. 120...350 V)
0.7 x Vstart...580 V

4800 W

6200 W

2
4000 W
150...530 V
180...530 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [530VVMPPT580V]
4000 W [220VVMPPT530V]
4000 W [220VVMPPT530V]
the other channel: Pdcr-4000W [90VVMPPT530V] the other channel: Pdcr-4000W [120VVMPPT530V]
36.0 A / 18.0 A
22.0 A
2
Tool Free PV Connector WM / MC4
Yes, from limited current source
2
According to local standard
25 A / 600 V
Single phase
5000 W
5000 W (3)

6000 W
6000 W
230 V
180...264 V (1)

25.0 A

30.0 A
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (2)
> 0.995
< 3.5%
Screw terminal block
According to local standard

32.0 A

40.0 A
2 (L - N / L - PE)
97.0%
96.4% / 10.0 W
< 8.0 W

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)


PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
-25...+60C (-13...+ 140F) with derating above 50C (122F)
0...100% condensing
<50 db(A) @ 1 m
2000 m / 6560 ft
IP 65
Natural
810mm x 325mm x 222mmm / 31.9 x 12.8 x 8.7
< 26.0 kg / 57.3 lb
Wall bracket
Transformerless
CE
EN 50178, AS/NZS3100, AS/NZS 60950, EN61000-6-1, EN61000-6-3, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3
DK 5940, VDE 0126-1-1, G59/2, EN 50438, RD1663, AS 4777
PVI-5000-TL-OUTD
PVI-5000-TL-OUTD-S

PVI-6000-TL-OUTD
PVI-6000-TL-OUTD-S

1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
3. Limited to 4600 W for Germany

AURORA UNO

53

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-5000-OUTD AND PVI-6000-OUTD FOR NORTH AMERICA

MPPT 1
(DC/DC)

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

IN1(+)
IN1

IN1
LINE
FILTER

IN1(-)

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY

L1
N
L2
PE

IN2(+)

IN2
IN2(-)

MPPT 2
(DC/DC)

RESIDUAL CURRENT
DETECTION

IN2

-S VERSION
RS485
+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

GROUND
FAULT
DETECTION

ALARM
N.C
N.O
C

CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-6000-OUTD-US

PVI-6000-OUTD-US

100

480

97,1
96,8

96,2

99

96,5
95
96,5

Efficiency, %

97

96,8

96
95

97,1

345

94
93
250 Vdc

92

90

95,9

480 Vdc
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

54

96,5

345 Vdc

91

AURORA UNO

70%

80%

90%

100%

10%

300

30%

50%

MPPT Voltage [V]

75%

95,9
95,6
95,3
95
94,7
94,4
94,1
93,8
93,5
93,2
92,9

96,2
20%

96,2

400
[%] of Rated Power

98

250
100%

92,6

Technical Data
Rated Grid AC Voltage
Input Side (DC)
Maximum Usable Power for Each Channel
MPPT Voltage Range
Start- Up Voltage
Absolute Maximum Voltage (Vmax)
Maximum Current (Idcmax) for both MPPT in Parallel
Maximum Usable Current per Channel
Number of Wire Landing Terminals per Channel
Number of Independent MPPT Channels

Values
V
W
V
V
V
A
A

Array Wiring Termination


Output Side (AC)
Grid Standard
Nominal Power
Voltage Range (Vmin-Vmax)
Grid Frequency; Range**
Maximum Current (Iac, max)
Power Factor
Total Harmonic Distortion At Rated Power
Efficiency
Maximum Efficiency
CEC Efficiency
Operating Parameters
Consumption in Stand By (Night)
Consumption During Operation
Topology
Mechanical Specifications
Enclosure rating
Cooling

W
V
Hz
A

PVI-5000-OUTD-US
208

277

1/2W or Split-/3W
6000
211-264
60;(59.3-60.5)
28
> 0.995
<2

183-228
27

96

244-304

183-228

20

30

96.5

96

97.1
96.5

244-304

97.1
96.5

24

96.5

< 8.0
20
Transformerless

< 8.0
20
Transformerless

NEMA 4
Natural Convection
Trade size KOs: (2eax1/2) and
(2ea x 1-1/4,3 places side, front, rear)
Screw Terminal Block
Single wire, 900C terminal wiring
12.8 x41.4x 8.7( 325 x1052 x 222 )
< 59.5 (27.0)
78( 35.4)
Wall bracket

NEMA 4
Natural Convection
Trade size KOs: (2eax1/2) and
(2ea x 1-1/4,3 places side, front, rear)
Screw Terminal Block
Single wire, 900C terminal wiring
12.8 x41.4x 8.7( 325 x1052 x 222 )
< 59.5 (27.0)
78 (35.4)
Wall bracket

-13...+140 (-25...+60) with derating above 122 (50)


< 50
0-100 condensing
6560 (2000 )

-13...+140 (-25...+60) with derating above 122 (50)


< 50
0-100 condensing
6560 (2000 )

Grid Wiring Termination Type


in(mm)
lb(kg)
lbs (kg)

ARMS

240

1/2W or Split-/3W
5000
211-264
60;(59.3-60.5)
23
> 0.995
<2

WRMS
WRMS

F(C)
db A@ 1 m
%RH
ft(m)

208

4000
200-530
200 (adj. 120-350 )
600
36
18
1
2
Screw terminal block
3 Knock-Outs: 1 or 1 (w/ Ring Reducer.)

Conduit Connections

Dimensions (W/H/D)
Unit Weight
Shipping Weight
Mounting System
Environmental
Ambient Air Temperature Range
Accoustic Noise Emission Level
Relative Humidity
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Protection Devices
Output
Anti-Islanding Protection
External AC OCPD Rating
Over-Voltage Protection Type
Input
Reverse Polarity Protection
Maximum Short Circuit Current Limit per Channel
Over-Voltage Protection Type

277

4000
200-530
200 (adj. 120-350 )
600
36
18
1
2
Screw terminal block
3 Knock-Outs: 1 or 1 (w/ Ring Reducer.)

%
%
%

240

PVI-6000-OUTD-US

35

According to UL 1741/IEEE 1547


30
Varistor, 2(L-N/L-PE)

25

According to UL 1741/IEEE 1547


35
Varistor, 2(L-N/L-PE)

30

Isolation Level

Transformerless (Floating Array)

Safety and EMC Standard


Safety Approval
Features- Communication
User-Interface (Display)
Remote Monitoring (1xRS485 incl.)
Wired Local Monitoring (1xRS485 incl.)
Wireless Local Monitoring
Standard Warranty
Available Models
Standard- With DC Switch- Floating Array

UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01


CCSAUS

Yes
22
Varistor, 2 for each channel
Pre start-up Riso and dynamic GFDI
(Requires Floating Arrays)
25 / 600
Transformerless
(Floating Array)
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01
CCSAUS

16 characters x 2 lines LCD display


AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
5

16 characters x 2 lines LCD display


AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
5

PVI-5000-OUTD-US

PVI-6000-OUTD-US

PV Array Ground Fault Detection


DC Switch Current Rating (Per Contact)

A/V

Years

Yes
22
Varistor, 2 for each channel
Pre start-up Riso and dynamic GFDI
(Requires Floating Arrays)
25 / 600

40

*All data is subject to change without notice


** Adjustable low trip point to 57Hz. Contact manufacturer for details

AURORA UNO

55

56

AURORA TRIO

UNO
TRIO

TRIO

AURORA TRIO

57

PVI-10.0-I
PVI-12.0-I
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
OUTDOOR MODELS
PVI-10.0-I-OUTD-400
PVI-10.0-I-OUTD-US-208
PVI-10.0-I-OUTD-US-480
PVI-10.0-I-OUTD-CAN-600
PVI-12.0-I-OUTD-400
PVI-12.0-I-OUTD-US-480
PVI-12.0-I-OUTD-CAN-600

Europe and APAC


Version

-S2 version

-S version

North America
Versions
58

AURORA TRIO

UNO
TRIO
Designed for commercial usage, this three-phase inverter is highly unique in its ability to
control the performance of the PV panels, especially during periods of variable weather
conditions. This device has two independent MPPTs and efficiency ratings of up to 97.3%.
The input voltage range makes the inverter suitable to installations with reduced string size.
The HF isolation allows positive or negative ground configuration.
It is available with an optional fully-integrated DC and AC disconnect (-S2 version).
The unit is free of electrolytic capacitors, leading to a longer product lifetime.

Features
Electrolyte-free power converter to further increase the life expectancy and long term reliability
True three-phase bridge topology for DC/AC output converter
Each inverter is set on specific grid codes which can be selected in the field
Night Wake up button to access energy harvesting data and error log
Dual input sections with independent MPP tracking, allows optimal energy harvesting from two
sub-arrays oriented in different directions

High speed and precise MPPT algorithm for real time power tracking and improved energy
harvesting

Flat efficiency curves ensure high efficiency at all output levels ensuring consistent and stable
performance across the entire input voltage and output power range

Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions


Integrated DC disconnect switch in compliance with international Standards (-S and -S2 version)
RS-485 communication interface (for connection to laptop or datalogger)
Compatible with PVI-RADIOMODULE for wireless communication with Aurora PVI-DESKTOP
AURORA TRIO

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-10.0-I AND PVI-12.0-I FOR NORTH AMERICA

IN1.1(+)
+

IN1.2(+)

(1)

IN1.2(+)

IN1.2(-)

MPPT 1
(DC/DC)

HF
TRANSFORMER

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

-S2 VERSION (5)

IN1 IN1

IN1
IN1.1(-)

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY

LINE
FILTER

IN1.1(-)

IN1.2(-)

MPPT 2
(DC/DC)

IN2.1(+)

IN2.1(+)
+

IN1.2(+)

(1)

IN2.2(+)

IN2.2(-)

L1

L1, S

L2

L2

L2, S

L3

L3

L3, S

N, S

PE

PE

IN2 IN2

IN2
IN2.1(-)

HF
TRANSFORMER

L1

IN2.1(-)

(5)
for PVI-10.0-I-OUTD-208 or
connection
for PVI-10.0-I-OUTD-480
connection only

IN2.2(-)

STANDARD VERSION

IN1.1(+)

-S VERSION

RS485
IN1.1(+)

+ T/R
- T/R

IN1.2(+)
IN1.3(+)

(1)

RTN

(1)
IN1

IN1.1(-)

IN1.2(-)

DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.
GROUND
FAULT
DETECTION

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

ALARM
N.C

IN1.3(-)

N.O
C

IN2.1(+)
CONTROL CIRCUIT

IN2.2(+)
IN2.3(+)

(1)

(1)
IN2

IN2.1(-)

IN2.2(-)
IN2.3(-)

-S2 VERSION-NG

(1) if -PG version switch and fuses are on negative polarity.

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-12.0-I

100

100

99

99

98

98

97

97

96

96
Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

PVI-10.0-I

95

95
94

94

93

93

250 Vdc

220 Vdc

92

92

362 Vdc

91

416 Vdc

90

90
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

60

370 Vdc

91

416 Vdc

AURORA TRIO

70%

80%

90%

100%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Start-up DC Input Voltage (Vstart)
Operating DC Input Voltage Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
Rated DC Input Power (Pdcr)
Number of Independent MPPT (4)
Maximum DC Input Power for each MPPT (PMPPTmax)
DC Input Voltage Range with Parallel Configuration of MPPT at Pacr
DC Power Limitation with Parallel Configuration of MPPT
DC Power Limitation for each MPPT with Independent
Configuration of MPPT at Pacr , max unbalance example
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax) / for each MPPT (IMPPTmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current for each MPPT
Number of DC Inputs Pairs for each MPPT
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity protection
Input Over Voltage Protection for each MPPT - Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
DC Switch Rating for each MPPT (-S Version)
Fuse Rating (-FS Version)
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated AC Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum AC Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Output Frequency (fr)
Output Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Current Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weighted Efficiency (EURO/CEC)
Feed In Power Threshold
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Mounting System
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard
With DC Switch
1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
3. Limited to 10000 W for Benelux
4. Independent MPPT just with negative ground

PVI-10.0-I-OUTD-400

PVI-12.0-I-OUTD-400

520 V
200 V (adj. 120...350 V)
0.7 x Vstart...520 V

10500 W

12300 W

2
6800 W
220...470 V
250...470 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [470VVMPPT520V]
6800 W [285VVMPPT470V]
6800 W [275VVMPPT470V]
the other channel: Pdcr-6800W
the other channel: Pdcr-6800W [220VVMPPT470V]
[155VVMPPT470V]
48.0 A / 24.0 A
50.0 A / 25.0 A
29.0 A
2
Tool Free PV Connector WM / MC4
Yes, from limited current source
2
According to local standard
32 A / 600 V
Not applicable
10000 W
11000 W (3)

Trifase (/Y)

12000 W
12500 W

400 V
320...480 V (1)
16.0 A

18.0 A
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (2)
> 0.995 (adj. 0.9)
< 2%
Screw terminal block
According to local standard
20.0 A
3 plus gas arrester
97.3%
97.0% / 30 W
<8W

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)


PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
-25...+60C /-13...140F
-25...+60C /-13...140F
with derating above 50C/122F
with derating above 45C/113F
0...100% condensing
< 50 db(A) @ 1 m
2000 m / 6560 ft
IP 65
Natural
716mm x 645mm x 222mm / 28.2 x 25.4 x 8.7
< 45.8 kg / 99.0 lb
Wall bracket
HF transformer
CE
EN 50178, AS/NZS3100, AS/NZS 60950, EN61000-6-1, EN61000-6-3, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12
Enel Guideline, VDE 0126-1-1, G59/2, EN 50438, RD1663, AS 4777
PVI-10.0-I-OUTD-400
PVI-10.0-I-OUTD-S-400

PVI-12.0-I-OUTD-400
PVI-12.0-I-OUTD-S-400

AURORA TRIO

61

Technical Data
Rated Grid AC Voltage
Input Side (DC)
Maximum Usable Power for Each Channel
MPPT Voltage Range
Start- Up Voltage
Absolute Maximum Voltage (Vmax)
Maximum Current (Idcmax) for both MPPT in Parallel
Maximum Usable Current per Channel
Number of Wire Landing Terminals per Channel
Number of Independent MPPT Channels
Array Wiring Termination
Output Side (AC)
Grid Standard
Nominal Power
Voltage Range (Vmin-Vmax)
Grid Frequency; Range**
Maximum Current (Iac, max)
Power Factor
Total Harmonic Distortion At Rated Power
Derated Power at 60C/140F
Efficiency
Maximum Efficiency
CEC Efficiency
Operating Parameters
Consumption in Stand By (Night) (Feed-In Power Threshold)
Consumption During Operation (Stand-by Consumption)
Topology
Mechanical Specifications
Enclosure rating
Cooling

Values
V

7250

%
%

96.5
96.0

97.3
97

183-228
30.0

528-660
10.6
9600
97.3
97

WRMS
WRMS

30
less than 8.0
Isolated - High Frequency transformer

in/mn

NEMA 4X
Natural Convection
2ea x 3/4KO trade size, 3 places (side, front, rear)
4ea x 1/2 KO trade size, 2places, bottom (comm)
Screw Terminal Block, Single wire, 90C terminal wiring
Standard (US-no switch box):25.4/28.2/8.7 (645/716/222
-S or -S2 Version: 25.4/37.7/8.7 (645/958/222)
101(45.8) US-no switch version, 107(48.5) S version, 114(51.7) S2 version
with pallet: 254 (<115), without pallet:143 lb(<65)
Wall Brackett (Included)

in(mm)

Unit Weight
Shipping Weight
Mounting System
Environmental
Ambient Air Temperature Range
Noise Emission Level
Relative Humidity
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Protection Devices
Output
Anti-Islanding Protection
External AC OCPD Rating
Over-Voltage Protection Type
Input
Reverse Polarity Protection
Maximum Short Circuit Current Limit per Channel
Over-Voltage Protection Type
PV Array Ground Fault Detection
DC Switch Current Rating (Per Contact)
Ground Fault Detector Fuse Size/ Type
Optional String Combiner Fuse Size/Type
Isolation Level
Safety and EMC Standard
Safety Approval
Features- Communication
User-Interface (Display)
Remote Monitoring (1xRS485 incl.)
Wired Local Monitoring (1xRS485 incl.)

lb(kg)
lbs(kg)

AURORA TRIO

600

6800
220-470
Default: 200 (Adj. 120-350)
520
48
24
Standard version: 2, Switch box version: 2 or 3
Two; programmable as a single paralleled input
Terminal block, pressure clamp, 90 C termimals

%
kWRMS

Dimensions (W/H/D)

62

480

3-phase/3W or 3-phase/4W/Y (programmable)


10000
422-528
60; (59.3-60.5)
14.0
>0.995 (+/-0.9)
THD <2
8960

W
V
Hz
A

Conduit Connections

*All data is subject to change without notice


** Adjustable low trip point to 57Hz. Contact manufacturer for details

208

W
V
V
V
A
A

Grid Wiring Termination Type

Wireless Local Monitoring


Standard Warranty
Available Models
Standard - Positive Ground
Standard - Negative Ground
With DC Switches - Positive Ground
With DC Switches - Negative Ground
With AC and DC Switches - Positive Ground
With AC and DC Switches - Negative Ground

PVI-10.0-I-OUTD-US

C (F)
db (A) @1m
%RH
ft(m)

ARMS

A
A/V
A/V mm
A, A/V mm

Years
Standard - Positive Ground
Standard - Negative Ground
With DC Switch - Positive Ground
With DC Switch - Negative Ground
With AC and DC Switches - Positive Ground
With AC and DC Switches - Negative Ground

-25...+60 (-13...+140)
<50
0 to 100 %, condensing
6560(2000)

40

According to local standard per UL1741/IEEE1547


20
15
3 plus gas arrester Varistor, One per line + spark gap to PE

yes, diode
29
Varistor, two per MPPT
According to local standardGFDI (GFD fuse) per UL1741/NEC690.5 (A)
32/600
1/600 10x38
12, 15/600 10x38
POS or NEG ground referenced array (version specific)
UL1741, CSA22.2 #107.1-01
cCSAus
16 Characters X 2 lines LCD display (Front Panel Chassis Mount)
RS485
PVI-DESKTOP (opt) Use included RS485 port and (optional) PVI RS485-USB adaptor with
AURORA Communicator Software
PVI-DESKTOP (opt), WITH PVI-RADIO MODULE (opt)
5

Technical Data
Rated Grid AC Voltage
Input Side (DC)
Maximum Usable Power for Each Channel
MPPT Voltage Range
Start- Up Voltage
Absolute Maximum Voltage (Vmax)
Maximum Current (Idcmax) for both MPPT in Parallel
Maximum Usable Current per Channel
Number of Wire Landing Terminals per Channel
Number of Independent MPPT Channels
Array Wiring Termination
Output Side (AC)
Grid Standard
Nominal Power
Voltage Range (Vmin-Vmax)
Grid Frequency; Range**
Maximum Current (Iac, max)
Power Factor
Total Harmonic Distortion At Rated Power
Derated Power at 60C/140F
Efficiency
Maximum Efficiency
CEC Efficiency
Operating Parameters
Consumption in Stand By (Night) (Feed-In Power Threshold)
Consumption During Operation (Stand-by Consumption)
Topology
Mechanical Specifications
Enclosure rating
Cooling

Values
V

480

600

W
V
V
V
A
A

6800
250-470

6800
250-470

W
V
Hz
A
%
kWRMS

Default: 200 (Adj. 120-350)


520
520
50
50
25
25
Standard version: 2 Switch box version: 2 or 3
Two; programmable as a single paralleled input
Terminal block, pressure clamp, 90 C termimals

3-phase/3W or 3-phase/4W/Y (programmable)


12000
422-528
528-660
60; (59.3-60.5)
60; (59.3-60.5)
16.0
12.8
>0.995 (+/-0.9)
>0.995 (+/-0.9)
THD<2
THD<2
8950
9020

%
%

97.3
97

97.3
97

WRMS
WRMS

30
Less than 8.0
Isolated - High Frequency transformer

30
less than 8.0
Isolated - High Frequency transformer

in/mn

Conduit Connections
Grid Wiring Termination Type
Dimensions (W/H/D)

in(mm)

Unit Weight
Shipping Weight
Mounting System
Environmental
Ambient Air Temperature Range
Noise Emission Level
Relative Humidity
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Protection Devices
Output
Anti-Islanding Protection
External AC OCPD Rating
Over-Voltage Protection Type
Input
Reverse Polarity Protection
Maximum Short Circuit Current Limit per Channel
Over-Voltage Protection Type
PV Array Ground Fault Detection
DC Switch Current Rating (Per Contact)
Ground Fault Detector Fuse Size/ Type
Optional String Combiner Fuse Size/Type
Isolation Level
Safety and EMC Standard
Safety Approval
Features- Communication
User-Interface (Display)
Remote Monitoring (1xRS485 incl.)
Wired Local Monitoring (1xRS485 incl.)

lb(kg)
lbs(kg)

Wireless Local Monitoring


Standard Warranty
Available Models
Standard - Positive Ground
Standard - Negative Ground
With DC Switches - Positive Ground
With DC Switches - Negative Ground
With AC and DC Switches - Positive Ground
With AC and DC Switches - Negative Ground

PVI-12.0-I-OUTD

C (F)
db (A) @1m
%RH
ft(m)

ARMS

A
A/V
A/V mm
A, A/V mm

Years

NEMA 4X
NEMA 4X
Natural Convection
Natural Convection
2ea x 3/4KO trade size, 3 places (side, front, rear)
4ea x 1/2 KO trade size, 2places, bottom (comm)
Screw Terminal Block, Single wire, 900C terminal wiring
Standard (US-no switch box): 25.4/28.2/8.7 (645/716/222)
-S or -S2 Version: 25.4/37.7/8.7 (645/958/222)
101(45.8) US-no switch version, 107(48.5) S version, 114(51.7) S2 version
with pallet: 254(<115), without pallet: 143 (<65)
Wall Brackett (Included)
Wall Brackett (Included)
-25...+60 (-13...+140)
<50
0 to 100%, condensing

6560(2000)

-25...+60 (-13...+140)
<50
0 to 100 %, condensing

According to local standard Per UL1741/IEEE1547


20
20
3 plus gas arresterVaristor, One per line + spark gap to PE
yes, diode
yes, diode
29
29
Varistor, two per each MPPT
Varistor, two per each MPPT
According to local standardGFDI (GFD fuse) per UL1741/NEC690.5 (A)
32/600
32/600
1/600/10x38
1/600/10x38
12, 15/600/10x38
12, 15/600/10x38
POS or NEG ground referenced array (version specific)
UL1741, CSA22.2 #107.1-01
UL1741, CSA22.2 #107.1-01
cCSAus
cCSAus
16 Characters X 2 lines LCD display (Front Panel Chassis Mount)
RS485
PVI-DESKTOP (opt), Use included RS485 port and (optional) PVI RS485-USB adaptor with
AURORA Communicator Software
PVI-DESKTOP (opt) WITH PVI-RADIO MODULE (opt)
5
5

Standard - Positive Ground


Standard - Negative Ground
With DC Switch - Positive Ground
With DC Switch - Negative Ground
With AC and DC Switches - Positive Ground
With AC and DC Switches - Negative Ground

*All data is subject to change without notice


** Adjustable low trip point to 57Hz. Contact manufacturer for details

AURORA TRIO

63

PVI-10.0-TL
PVI-12.5-TL
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
OUTDOOR MODELS
PVI-10.0-TL-OUTD
PVI-10.0-TL-OUTD-S
PVI-10.0-TL-OUTD-FS
PVI-12.5-TL-OUTD
PVI-12.5-TL-OUTD-S
PVI-12.5-TL-OUTD-FS

64

AURORA TRIO

UNO
TRIO
The three-phase 10.0 and 12.5 kW non-isolated inverter is an industry leader.
Designed for commercial usage, this three-phase inverter is highly unique in its ability to
control the performance of the PV panels, especially during periods of variable weather
conditions. This transformerless device has two independent MPPTs and efficiency ratings of
up to 97.7%.
The wide input voltage range makes the inverter suitable to low power installations with
reduced string size. It is available with an optional fully-integrated DC switch, fuse and remote
controlled DC disconnect function. The unit is free of electrolytic capacitors, leading to a
longer product lifetime.

Features
Electrolyte-free power converter to further increase the life expectancy and long term reliability
True three-phase bridge topology for DC/AC output converter
Each inverter is set on specific grid codes which can be selected in the field
Dual input sections with independent MPP tracking, allows optimal energy harvesting from two

sub-arrays oriented in different directions


Wide input range
High speed and precise MPPT algorithm for real time power tracking and improved energy
harvesting
Flat efficiency curves ensure high efficiency at all output levels ensuring consistent and stable
performance across the entire input voltage and output power range
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
Integrated DC disconnect switch in compliance with international Standards (-S Version)
RS-485 communication interface (for connection to laptop or datalogger)
Compatible with PVI-RADIOMODULE for wireless communication with Aurora PVI-DESKTOP

AURORA TRIO

65

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-10.0-TL AND PVI-12.5-TL


IN1.1(+)
IN1.1(+)

IN1.2(+)

IN1

IN1
IN1.1(-)
IN1.2(-)

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

IN1
LINE
FILTER

IN1.1(-)

MPPT 1
(DC/DC)

IN1.2(+)

IN1.3(+)

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY

L1

IN1.2(-)

L2

IN1.3(-)

L3
N

IN2.1(+)
MPPT 2
(DC/DC)

IN2.1(+)

IN2.2(+)
+

IN2.3(+)

IN2

IN2

IN2
IN2.1(-)

IN2.2(+)

IN2.1(-)

IN2.2(-)

PE

IN2.2(-)

IN2.3(-)

STANDARD VERSION

-S VERSION

IN1.1(+)
IN1.2(+)
+
IN1.3(+)
IN1
IN1.1(-)

RS485

IN1.2(-)

+ T/R
- T/R

IN1.3(-)

RTN
IN2.1(+)

DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

IN2.2(+)

REMOTE CONTROL
+R

-R

IN2.3(+)

IN2

ALARM
N.C

IN2.1(-)

N.O

IN2.2(-)

CONTROL CIRCUIT

IN2.3(-)

-FS VERSION

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-10.0-TL

PVI-12.5-TL
100,00%

99%

95,00%
90,00%

98%

85,00%

97%

97,00-97,50

95%

97.8

60,00%
55,00%
50,00%

94%

97.0

45,00%
40,00%

300 Vdc

92%

570 Vdc
91%

96.5

13%

19%

25%

31%

38%

44%

50%

56%

63%

69%

% of rated Output Power

AURORA TRIO

75%

81%

88%

94% 100%

93.0
5,00%
300 330 360 390 420 450 480 510 540 570 600 630 660 690 720 750
Vin [Vdc]

94,50-95,00

93,50-94,00

10,00%
6%

95,00-95,50

94,00-94,50

15,00%

95.0

95,50-96,00

30,00%
20,00%

750 Vdc

96,00-96,50

35,00%
25,00%

96.0

96,50-97,00

65,00%
% Pout nom

Efficiency [%]

97.5

93%

66

97,50-98,00

75,00%
70,00%

96%

90%
0%

80,00%

93,00-93,50
92,50-93,00

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Start-up DC Input Voltage (Vstart)
Operating DC Input Voltage Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
Rated DC Input Power (Pdcr)
Number of Independent MPPT
Maximum DC Input Power for each MPPT (PMPPTmax)
DC Input Voltage Range with Parallel Configuration of MPPT at Pacr
DC Power Limitation with Parallel Configuration of MPPT
DC Power Limitation for each MPPT with Independent
Configuration of MPPT at Pacr , max unbalance example
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax) / for each MPPT (IMPPTmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current for each MPPT
Number of DC Inputs Pairs for each MPPT
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity protection
Input Over Voltage Protection for each MPPT - Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
DC Switch Rating for each MPPT (-S Version)
Fuse Rating (-FS Version)
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated AC Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum AC Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Output Frequency (fr)
Output Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Current Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weighted Efficiency (EURO/CEC)
Feed In Power Threshold
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Mounting System
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard
With DC Switch
With DC Switch and Fuse

PVI-10.0-TL-OUTD

PVI-12.5-TL-OUTD

900 V
360 V (adj. 250...500 V)
0.7 x Vstart...850 V

10300 W

12800 W

6800 W
8000 W
300...750 V
360...750 W
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [750VVMPPT850V]
8000 W [445VVMPPT750V]
6800 W [380VVMPPT750V]
the other channel: Pdcr-6800W
the other channel: Pdcr-8000W
[195VVMPPT750V]
[270VVMPPT750V]
36.0 A / 18.0 A
22.0 A
2 (-S Version) 3 (Standard or FS Version)
Tool Free PV Connector WM / MC4
Yes, from limited current source
2
According to local standard
25 A / 1000 V
10 A / 1000 V
Three phase (/Y)

10000 W
11000 W (3)

400 V
320...480 V

16.6 A

19.0 A

12500 W
13800 W
20.0 A

50 Hz
47...53 Hz (2)
> 0.995 (adj. 0.9)
< 2%
Screw terminal block
According to local standard

97.1% / -

3 plus gas arrester


97.8%
30.0 W
< 10.0 W

22.0 A

97.2% / -

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)


PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
-25...+60C (-13...+140F)
-25...+60C /-13...140F
with derating above 55C (131F)
with derating above 50C/122F
0...100% condensing
< 50 db(A) @ 1 m
2000 m / 6560 ft
IP 65
Natural
716mm x 645mm x 222mm / 28.2 x 25.4 x 8.7
< 41.0 kg / 90.4 lb
Wall bracket
Transformerless
CE
EN 50178, AS/NZS3100, AS/NZS 60950, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12
DK 5940, VDE 0126-1-1, G59, EN 50438, RD1663, AS 4777, BDEW
PVI-10.0-TL-OUTD
PVI-10.0-TL-OUTD-S
PVI-10.0-TL-OUTD-FS

PVI-12.5-TL-OUTD
PVI-12.5-TL-OUTD-S
PVI-12.5-TL-OUTD-FS

1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
3. Limited to 10000 W for Benelux

AURORA TRIO

67

TRIO-27.6-TL
TRIO-20.0-TL
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
OUTDOOR MODELS
TRIO-27.6-TL-OUTD
TRIO-20.0-TL-OUTD

NEW

68

AURORA TRIO

UNO
TRIO
The latest in Power-Ones Aurora Trio range, this new-look three-phase inverter fills a
specific niche in the commercial solar market. This new three-phase inverter benefits from the
three-phase inverter technology perfected in the PVI-10.0 and 12.5, probably the worlds most
commonly used three-phase inverter which has led the way in best-in-class efficiency.
Controlling more PV panels than its smaller predecessor, the Trio-27.6 and Trio-20.0 will
offer more flexibility and control to installers who have large installations with varying aspects
or orientations. This device has two independent MPPTs and efficiency ratings of up to 98.2%.
The very wide input voltage range makes the inverter suitable to installations with reduced
string size.
The new look inverter has new features including a special built-in heat sink compartment
and front panel display system. The unit is free of electrolytic capacitors, leading to a longer
product lifetime.

Features
Electrolyte-free power converter to further increase the life expectancy and long term reliability
Quiet Rail
True three-phase bridge topology for DC/AC output converter
Each inverter is set on specific grid codes which can be selected in the field
Dual input sections with independent MPP tracking, allows optimal energy harvesting from two
sub-arrays oriented in different directions
Wide input range
Detachable wiring box to allow an easy installation
Integrated string combiner with different options of configuration which include DC and AC
disconnect switch in compliance with international Standards (-S2 and -S2X version)
High speed and precise MPPT algorithm for real time power tracking and improved energy harvesting
Flat efficiency curves ensure high efficiency at all output levels ensuring consistent and stable
performance across the entire input voltage and output power range
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
AURORA TRIO

69

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF TRIO-27.6-TL

IN1A(+)
+

IN1(+)

IN1B(+)

MPPT 1
(DC/DC)

IN1C(+)

BULK CAPS

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

IN1D(+)
*IN1E(+)
IN1

CURRENT
READING

IN1A(-)

IN1

LINE
FILTER

IN1

IN1B(-)
IN1(-)

IN1C(-)

IN1D(-)
*IN1E(-)

IN2A(+)
+

IN2(+)

OVP
MONITORING

IN2B(+)

L1

L1

L1, S

L1

L1, S

L2

L2

L2, S

L2

L2, S

L3

L3

L3, S

L3

L3, S

N, S

N, S

PE

MPPT 2
(DC/DC)

-S2X VERSION

-S2 VERSION

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY

PE

PE

IN2C(+)
IN2D(+)
*IN2E(+)

IN2

CURRENT
READING

IN2A(-)

IN2

IN2

IN2B(-)
IN2(-)

IN2C(-)

IN2D(-)
*IN2E(-)

-S2 VERSION

OVP
MONITORING

DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

-S2X VERSION

DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

* not present on TRIO-20.0-TL


CURRENT READING

OVP MONITORING
+

CONTROL CIRCUIT

IN1(+)

IN1

PMU_RS485

+ T/R
IN1(-)

- T/R

PT 100

PT 1000

GND
PC_RS485

4...20mA / 0...10V adj

+ T/R

4...20mA / 0...10V adj


ON/OFF EXT
IN2(+)

- T/R

PVI-RADIO
MODULE
(OPT)

GRID STANDARD SETTING

SERVICE OR NORMAL

GND
REMOTE CONTROL
+R

PC
SD
CARD

AN 1
IN2(-)

GND

PMU

IN2

ALARM

AN 2

N.C

IN MODE

N.O
C
WIRING BOX CIRCUIT

1 INVERTER
2 WIRING BOX

STANDARD VERSION

* an expansion slot for future implementation of new communication systems is available

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

TRIO-27.6-TL

100

100

99

99

98

98

97

97

96

96
Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

TRIO-20.0-TL

95
94
93

95
94
93

500 Vdc

92

500 Vdc

92

620 Vdc

91
90

800 Vdc

90
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70

620 Vdc

91

800 Vdc

AURORA TRIO

70%

80%

90%

100%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Start-up DC Input Voltage (Vstart)
Operating DC Input Voltage Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
Rated DC Input Power (Pdcr)
Number of Independent MPPT
Maximum DC Input Power for each MPPT (PMPPTmax)
DC Input Voltage Range with Parallel Configuration of MPPT at Pacr
DC Power Limitation with Parallel Configuration of MPPT
DC Power Limitation for each MPPT with Independent
Configuration of MPPT at Pacr , max unbalance example
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax) / for each MPPT (IMPPTmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current for each MPPT
Number of DC Inputs Pairs for each MPPT
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity protection
Input Over Voltage Protection for each MPPT - Varistor
Input Over Voltage Protection for each MPPT
Plug In Modular Surge Arrester (-S2X Version)
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
DC Switch Rating for each MPPT (-S Version)
Fuse Rating (-FS Version)
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated AC Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum AC Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Output Frequency (fr)
Output Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Current Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection - Varistor
Output Over Voltage Protection
Plug In Modular Surge Arrester (-S2X Version)
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weighted Efficiency (EURO/CEC)
Feed In Power Threshold
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Mounting System
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard
With DC Switch
With DC Switch and Fuse
1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard

TRIO-20.0-TL-OUTD

TRIO-27.6-TL-OUTD

1000 V
360 V (adj. 250...500 V)
0.7 x Vstart...970 V

20500 W

28200 W

12000 W
16000 W
420...800 V
500...800 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null
Linear Derating From MAX to Null
[800VVMPPT950V]
[800VVMPPT950V]
16000 W [500VVMPPT800V]
12000 W [480VVMPPT800V]
the other channel: Pdcr-12000W
the other channel: Pdcr-16000W
[340VVMPPT800V]
[380VVMPPT800V]
50.0 A / 25.0 A
64.0 A / 32.0 A
30.0 A
40.0 A
1 (4 su -S2X Version)
1 (5 su -S2X Version)
Tool Free PV Connector WM / MC4
Yes, from limited current source
2
3 (Classe II)
According to local standard
40 A / 1000 V
10 A / 1000 V
Three phase (/Y)

20000 W
22000 W

400 V
320...480 V (1)

33.0 A

34.0 A

27600 W
30000 W
45.0 A

50 Hz
47...53 Hz (2)
> 0.995 (adj. 0.9)
< 3%
Cage clamp
According to local standard
4

46.0 A

4 (Class II)
98.2%
98.0% / 98.0%
40 W
< 8W
PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
Graphic display
-25...+60C /-13...140F with derating above 45C/113F
0...100% condensing
< 50 db(A) @ 1 m
2000 m / 6560 ft
IP 65
Natural
1060mm x 751mm x 291mm / 41.7 x 29.6 x 11.4
< 70.0 kg / 154.3 lb
< 75.0 kg / 165.4 lb
Wall bracket
Transformerless
CE
EN 50178, AS/NZS3100, AS/NZS 60950, EN61000-6-1, EN61000-6-3, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12
Enel Guideline, VDE 0126-1-1, G59/2, EN 50438, RD1663, AS 4777
TRIO-20.0-TL-OUTD-400
TRIO-20.0-TL-OUTD-S2-400
TRIO-20.0-TL-OUTD-S2X-400

TRIO-27.6-TL-OUTD-400
TRIO-27.6-TL-OUTD-S2-400
TRIO-27.6-TL-OUTDS2X-400
AURORA TRIO

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PVI-250
PVI-500
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
CENTRALIZED MODELS
PVI-250.0-TL-CN
PVI-500.0-TL-CN

NEW

PVI-250-TL-CN

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This product offers high performance with affordable capital expenditure and has been
specifically designed for the fast growing Asian market.
Power-Ones new 250kW and 500kW utility grade central inverters have a number of key
features, including a very high efficiency of 98.5%, electrolytic capacitor-free leading to
longer MTBF (mean time between failures), compact size and weight; touch screen display,
and 1000 Voc (open circuit voltage) rating.
This product design is the result of the experience we have acquired with more than 50MW of
installation in the challenging Asian market.

Features
Reverse-polarity protection minimizes potential damage caused by array mis-wiring
Maximum input voltage up to 1000 Vdc, high design flexibility and reduced

DC
distribution losses for large scale PV plants
Transformer-less inverter for direct connection to MV transformer
Integrated DC and AC distribution and protection. Fully equipped for connection, additional
accessories not required
High efficiencies deliver more energy
Two independent RS-485 communication interfaces for inverter and intelligent string
combiner monitoring

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-500.0-TL

PV ARRAY 1(+)
PV ARRAY 2(+)
PV ARRAY 3(+)

INVERTER 1

OVR

PV ARRAY 4(+)
A

PV ARRAY 5(+)

AC
FILTER

EMI
FILTER

AC
FILTER

EMI
FILTER

PV ARRAY 1(-)
PV ARRAY 2(-)
PV ARRAY 3(-)
PV ARRAY 4(-)
PV ARRAY 5(-)

GROUND FAULT
DETECTION
/
REVERSE POLARITY
DETECTION

GRID CONTROL

PV ARRAY 6(+)
PV ARRAY 7(+)
PV ARRAY 8(+)

INVERTER 1

OVR

PV ARRAY 9(+)
A

PV ARRAY 10(+)

L1
L2
L3

PV ARRAY 6(-)
PV ARRAY 7(-)

PV ARRAY 8(-)
PV ARRAY 9(-)
PV ARRAY 10(-)

GROUND FAULT
DETECTION
/
REVERSE POLARITY
DETECTION

GRID CONTROL

TO EACH 250kW BLOCK

AC BREAKER
R
S AUX POWER
T CONNECTION
N

24 VDC

PVI
STRINGCOMB

PVI
DISPLAY

PE

PVI
AEC-EVO

LS1 LS2 LS3

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-250.0-TL-CN
99,0

98,0

97,0

Efficiency, %

96,0

95,0

94,0

480 Vdc

93,0

600 Vdc
92,0

91,0
0,0%

810 Vdc

10,0%

20,0%

30,0%

40,0%

50,0%

60,0%

% of Rated Output Power

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208 VAC
CONTROL CIRCUIT

70,0%

80,0%

90,0%

100,0%

110,0%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
MPPT Input DC Voltage Range (VMPPTmin,r ... VMPPTmax,r)
MPPT Input DC Range (VMPPTmin,f ... VMPPTmax,f) at Full Power
Number of Independent MPPT Multi-Master
Number of Independent MPPT Master/Slave
Maximum Combined DC Input Current (Idcmaxc)
Maximum DC Input Current for Each Module (Idcmax,m)
Number of DC Inputs Pairs
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
Fuse Size for Each Input Pair
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pac,r)
Rated Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range (Vacmin...Vacmax)
Maximum Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection (Varistor)
Night Time Disconnect
AC Circuit Breaker
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weithted Efficiency (EURO / CEC)
Stand-by Consumption/Night-time power loss
AC Auxiliary Supply
Auxiliary Supply Consumption
Auxiliary Supply Consumption without Cooling
Inverter Switching Frequency
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
AURORA String Combiner
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Required Air Cooling Flow
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Safety
Transformer
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard

PVI-250.0-TL-CN

PVI-500.0-TL-CN

1000 V
475....900 V
475....900 V
1
Not applicable
550 A
550 A
5
10 x 70 mm2 (M10)

1000 V
475....900 V
475....900 V
2
1
1100 A
550 A
10
20 x 70 mm2 (M10)

Yes, from limited current source


2 for each input, Class II
According to local standard
125 A / 1100 V

Yes, from limited current source


2 for each input, Class II
According to local standard
125 A / 1100 V

Three phases ( / )
250 kW
320 V
272...368 V (1)
450 A
50/60 Hz
47...53 / 57...63 Hz (2)
> 0.995 (adj. 0.90) (3)
< 3% (@ Pac,r)
3 x 240 mm2 (M10)

Three phases ()
500 kW
320 V
272...368 V (1)
900 A
50/60 Hz
47...53 / 57...63 Hz (2)
> 0.995 (adj. 0.90) (3)
< 3% (@ Pac,r)
3 x 240 mm2 (M10)

According to local standard


3 star connected, Class II
Yes
690 V / 630 A (T5)

According to local standard


3 star connected, Class II
Yes
690 V / 1kA (T6)

98.5%
98.2% / < 33 W
3 x 400 Vac +N, 50/60 Hz
< 405 W
< 100 W
9 kHz

98.5%
98.2% / < 66 W
3 x 400 Vac +N, 50/60 Hz
< 810 W
< 220 W
9 kHz

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-STRINGCOMB (opt.)
TFT LCD 5.7

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-STRINGCOMB (opt.)
TFT LCD 5.7

-20...+ 50C/-4...122F
with derating above 45C/113F
0...95% non condensing
<62 dB(A) @ 1 m
1000 m / 3280 ft

-20...+ 50C/-4...122F
with derating above 45C/113F
0...95% non condensing
<62 dB(A) @ 1 m
1000 m / 3280 ft

IP 20
Air Forced
4000 m3/h - 2360 CFM
2280mm x 1200mm x 800mm / 89.8 x 47.2 x31.5
< 800 kg / 1765 lb

IP 20
Air Forced
8000 m3/h - 4720 CFM
2280mm x 2000mm x 800mm / 89.8 x 78.7 x 31.5
< 1200 kg / 2645 lb

No
No
CE, CQC
CE, CQC
EN 50178, EN 61000-3-12, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN 50178, EN 61000-3-12, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4,
IEC 62109-1
IEC 62109-1
CNCA/CTS0004, GB/T 19939, IEC 62116
CNCA/CTS0004, GB/T 19939, IEC 62116

1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
3. Power factor variations beyond 0.9 imply a reduction of the active power

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PVI-55.0
PVI-110.0
PVI-165.0/220.0
PVI-275.0/330.0

These extremely scalable modular inverter systems, based on 55kW modular blocks,
increase usable power and improve availability. The reduction of performance in any
individual module will not impact the energy-harvesting capabilities of other modules.
The product is available with and without transformer. Industry-leading power
conversion efficiencies of up to 98% (-TL), combined with high-speed Maximum Power
Point Tracking (MPPT) channels, optimize energy harvesting across a wide array of operating
conditions.
Inverter systems are delivered pre-configured and pre-tested, significantly reducing on-site
wiring and testing. In case of ungrounded application the unit can be configured as single or
multiple MPPT (with exception of PVI-55.0/-TL).

Features
Reduced susceptibility to a single fault. In case of a component failure, a maximum of 55kW
will be lost
Reduced acoustic noise due to the high switching frequency
Reverse-polarity protection minimizes potential damage caused by array mis-wiring
Maximum input voltage up to 1000Vdc, high design flexibility and reduced DC
distribution losses for large scale PV plants
Integrated DC and AC distribution and protection. Fully equipped for connection,
additional accessories not required
Easy installation and maintenance procedure. Front extractible DC/AC converters and
accessibility to all critical parts
High efficiencies deliver more energy
Two independent RS-485 communication interfaces for inverter and intelligent string
combiner monitoring
Integrated DC disconnect switch for each 55 kW module AC and DC side integrated
protection (fuses and OVR) easily replaceable
Compliant to BDEW
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OVR
REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

DC
FUSE

AC
FUSE

INVERTER MODULE 55.0kW

DC
BREAKER

CONTACT

PV ARRAY 1 (+)

EMC
FILTER

PV ARRAY 1 (-)

DC / AC
INVERTER

LINE
FILTER

EMI
FILTER

CONTROL CIRCUIT

OVR
REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

DC
FUSE

AC
FUSE

INVERTER MODULE 55.0kW

DC
BREAKER

CONTACT

PV ARRAY 2 (+)

EMC
FILTER

PV ARRAY 2 (-)

DC / AC
INVERTER

LINE
FILTER

EMI
FILTER

CONTROL CIRCUIT

OVR
DC
FUSE

AC
FUSE

INVERTER MODULE 55.0kW

DC
BREAKER

CONTACT

PV ARRAY 1 (+)

EMC
FILTER

PV ARRAY 1 (-)

DC / AC
INVERTER

LINE
FILTER

300kVA
TRANSFORMER

EMI
FILTER

REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

AC BREAKER

CONTROL CIRCUIT

R
S MAIN AC POWER
CONNECTION
T

OVR
REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

DC
FUSE

AC
FUSE

INVERTER MODULE 55.0kW

DC
BREAKER

PE

CONTACT

PV ARRAY 2 (+)

EMC
FILTER

PV ARRAY 2 (-)

DC / AC
INVERTER

LINE
FILTER

EMI
FILTER

CONTROL CIRCUIT

OVR
REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

DC
FUSE

AC
FUSE

INVERTER MODULE 55.0kW

DC
BREAKER

CONTACT

PV ARRAY 1 (+)

EMC
FILTER

PV ARRAY 1 (-)

DC / AC
INVERTER

LINE
FILTER

EMI
FILTER

CONTROL CIRCUIT

TO EACH
55.0 Kw MODULE

OVR
REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

DC
FUSE

AC BREAKER

AC
FUSE

INVERTER MODULE 55.0kW

DC
BREAKER

CONTACT

PV ARRAY 2 (+)

EMC
FILTER

PV ARRAY 2 (-)

DC / AC
INVERTER

LINE
FILTER

EMI
FILTER

R
S AUX POWER
T CONNECTION
N

24 VDC

CONTROL CIRCUIT

PE
LS1 LS2 LS3

208 VAC
CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efficiency Curves

PVI-55.0/330.0-TL
100,00
99,00
98,00

Efficiency [%]

97,00
485Vdc

96,00
95,00

500Vdc

94,00
550Vdc
93,00
92,00
91,00
90,00
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

70%

80%

90%

100%

Pac / Pnom [%]

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PVI-55.0-TL
PVI-110.0
PVI-110.0-TL
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
CENTRALIZED MODELS
PVI-55.0
PVI-55.0-TL
PVI-110.0
PVI-110.0-TL

Efciency Curves

PVI-110.0

98,00

98,00

97,00

97,00

96,00

96,00

95,00

485Vdc

94,00

500Vdc

93,00

550Vdc

95,00

485Vdc

94,00

500Vdc

93,00

92,00

92,00

91,00

91,00

90,00
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

Pac / Pnom [%]

82

Efficiency [%]

Efficiency [%]

PVI-55.0

AURORA PLUS

70%

80%

90%

100%

90,00
0%

550Vdc

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

Pac / Pnom [%]

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
MPPT Input DC Voltage Range (VMPPTmin,r ... VMPPTmax,r)
MPPT Input DC Range (VMPPTmin,f ... VMPPTmax,f) at Full Power
Number of Independent MPPT Multi-Master
Number of Independent MPPT Multi - Master/Slave
Number of Independent MPPT Master/Slave
Maximum Combined DC Input Current (Idcmaxc)
Maximum DC Input Current for Each Module (Idcmax,m)
Number of DC Inputs Pairs
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
Fuse Size for Each Input Pair
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pac,r)
Rated Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range (Vacmin...Vacmax)
Maximum Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection (Varistor)
Night Time Disconnect
AC Circuit Breaker
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weithted Efficiency (EURO / CEC)
Stand-by Consumption/Night-time power loss
AC Auxiliary Supply
Auxiliary Supply Consumption
Auxiliary Supply Consumption without Cooling
Inverter Switching Frequency
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
AURORA String Combiner
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Required Air Cooling Flow
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Weight of the module
Safety
Transformer
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard

PVI-55.0

PVI-55.0-TL

PVI-110.0

PVI-110.0-TL

1000 V
485...950 V
485...850 V
1
Not applicable
1
124 A
124 A
1
1x185mm2 (M10)

1000 V
485...950 V
485...850 V
2
Not applicable
1
248 A
124 A
2
1x185mm2 (M10) + 1x300mm2 (M12)

YES, with series diode


2 for each input pair, Class II
According to local standard
125 A / 1000 V

YES, with series diode


2 for each input pair, Class II
According to local standard
125 A / 1000 V

Three phases ( / )

Three phases ()

Three phases ( / )

55 kW
400 V
320...480 V (1)
81 A

Three phases ()
110 kW

320 V
256...368 V (1)
100 A

400V
320...480 V (1)
160 A

320 V
256...368 V (1)
200 A

50/60 Hz
47...53 / 57...63 Hz (2)
> 0.995 (adj. 0.90) (3)
< 3% (@ Pac,r)
1 x 95 mm2 (M8)
1 x 300 mm2 (M12)

50/60 Hz
47...53 / 57...63 Hz (2)
> 0.995 (adj. 0.90) (3)
< 3% (@ Pac,r)
1 x 95 mm2 (M8)
1 x 300 mm2 (M12)

According to local standard


Yes, Class II
Yes
50 kA

According to local standard


Yes, Class II
Yes
50 kA

96.30%
98.00%
95.10% / 95.80%
97.71% / 97.78%
< 17 W
< 23 W
3x400 Vac +N, 50/60 Hz
< 0.36% of Pac,r
< 0.24% of Pac,r
< 0.25% of Pac,r
< 0.22% of Pac,r
18 kHz

96.40%
98.00%
95.20% / 95.90%
97.71% / 97.78%
< 24 W
< 19 W
3 x 400 Vac +N, 50/60 Hz
< 0.31% of Pac,r
< 0.24% of Pac,r
< 0.23% of Pac,r
< 0.22% of Pac,r
18 kHz

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-STRINGCOMB (opt.)
16 characters x 2 line LCD display for each module

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-STRINGCOMB (opt.)
16 characters x 2 line LCD display for each module

-10...+ 60C/+14...140F
with derating above 50C/122F
0...95% non condensing
<62 dB(A) @ 1 m
1000 m / 3280 ft

-10...+ 60C/+14...140F
with derating above 50C/122F
0...95% non condensing
< 63 db (A) @ 1 m
1000 m / 3280 ft

IP 20
IP 20
Air Forced
Air Forced
1600 m3/h - 944 CFM
2800 m3/h - 1652 CFM
2400 m3/h - 1416 CFM
1675mm x 1250mm x 850mm / 1077mm x 1250mm x 850mm / 1675mm x 1250mm x 850mm / 1077mm x 1250mm x 850mm /
69.5 x 49,2 x 33.5
42.4 x 49.2 x 33.5
65.9 x 49.2 x 33.5
42,4 x 49.2 x 33.5
< 700 kg / 1543 lb
< 350 kg / 771 lb
< 800 kg / 1765 lb
< 480 kg / 1058 lb
< 60 kg / 132 lb
< 60 kg / 132 lb
Yes

No
CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11,
EN61000-3-12
Enel Guideline, BDEW, RD 1663

Yes

No
CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11,
EN61000-3-12
Enel Guideline, BDEW, RD 1663

1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
3. Power factor variations beyond 0.9 imply a reduction of the active power

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PVI-165.0 / PVI-165.0-TL
PVI-220.0 / PVI-220.0-TL

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
CENTRALIZED MODELS
PVI-165.0
PVI-165.0-TL
PVI-220.0
PVI-220.0-TL

Efciency Curves

PVI-55.0/330.0-TL

PVI-165.0/220.0

100,00

98,00

99,00

97,00
98,00

96,00

97,00

Efficiency [%]

95,00

500Vdc

94,00
550Vdc
93,00
92,00

Efficiency [%]

485Vdc

96,00

95,00

485Vdc

94,00

500Vdc

93,00

550Vdc

92,00

91,00

91,00

90,00
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

Pac / Pnom [%]

70%

80%

90%

100%

90,00
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

Pac / Pnom [%]

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70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
MPPT Input DC Voltage Range (VMPPTmin,r ... VMPPTmax,r)
MPPT Input DC Range (VMPPTmin,f ... VMPPTmax,f) at Full Power
Number of Independent MPPT Multi-Master
Number of Independent MPPT Multi - Master/Slave
Number of Independent MPPT Master/Slave
Maximum Combined DC Input Current (Idcmaxc)
Maximum DC Input Current for Each Module (Idcmax,m)
Number of DC Inputs Pairs
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
Fuse Size for Each Input Pair
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pac,r)
Rated Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range (Vacmin...Vacmax)
Maximum Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection (Varistor)
Night Time Disconnect
AC Circuit Breaker
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weithted Efficiency (EURO / CEC)
Stand-by Consumption/Night-time power loss
AC Auxiliary Supply
Auxiliary Supply Consumption
Auxiliary Supply Consumption without Cooling
Inverter Switching Frequency
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
AURORA String Combiner
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Required Air Cooling Flow
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Weight of the module
Safety
Transformer
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard

PVI-165.0

PVI-165.0-TL

PVI-220.0

PVI-220.0-TL

1000 V
485...950 V
485...850 V
3
2
1
372 A
124 A
3
2x185mm2 (M10) + 1x300mm2 (M12)

1000 V
485...950 V
485...850 V
4
2
1
496 A
124 A
4
2x185mm2 (M10)+ 2x300mm2 (M12)

YES, with series diode


2 for each input pair, Class II
According to local standard
125 A / 1000 V

YES, with series diode


2 for each input pair, Class II
According to local standard
125 A / 1000 V

Three phases ( / )
Three phases ()
165 kW
165 kW
400 V
320 V
320...480 V (1)
256...368 V (1)
240 A
300 A
50/60 Hz
47...53 / 57...63 Hz (2)
> 0.995 (adj. 0.90) (3)
< 3% (@ Pac,r)
1 x 185 mm2 (M10)
2 x 300 mm2 (M12)

Three phases ( / )
Three phases ()
220 kW
220 kW
400 V
320 V
320...480 V (1)
256...368 V (1)
320 A
400 A
50/60 Hz
47...53 / 57...63 Hz (2)
> 0.995 (adj. 0.90) (3)
< 3% (@ Pac,r)
1 x 185 mm2 (M10)
2 x 300 mm2 (M12)

According to local standard


Yes, Class II
Yes
50 kA

According to local standard


Yes, Class II
Yes
50 kA

96.50%
98.00%
95.30% / 96.00%
97.71% / 97.78%
< 31 W
< 26 W
3 x 400 Vac +N, 50/60 Hz
< 0.30% of Pac,r
< 0.24% of Pac,r
< 0.23% of Pac,r
< 0.22% of Pac,r
18 kHz

96.50%
98.00%
95.30% / 96.00%
97.71% / 97.78%
< 28 W
< 33 W
3 x 400 Vac +N, 50/60 Hz
< 0.28% of Pac,r
< 0.24% of Pac,r
< 0.22% of Pac,r
< 0.22% of Pac,r
18 kHz

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-STRINGCOMB (opt.)
16 characters x 2 line LCD display for each module

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-STRINGCOMB (opt.)
16 characters x 2 line LCD display for each module

-10...+ 60C/+14...140F
with derating above 50C/122F
0...95% non condensing
< 68 db (A) @ 1 m
< 66 db (A) @ 1 m
1000 m / 3280 ft

-10...+ 60C/+14...140F
with derating above 50C/122F
0...95% non condensing
< 72 db (A) @ 1 m
< 69 db (A) @ 1 m
1000 m / 3280 ft

IP 20
Air Forced
4000 m3/h - 2360 CFM
3200 m3/h - 1888 CFM

IP 20
Air Forced
4800 m3/h - 2832 CFM
4000 m3/h - 2360 CFM

2184mm x 1250mm x 850mm / 1675mm x 1250mm x 850mm / 2184mm x 1250mm x 850mm / 1675mm x 1250mm x 850mm /
86.0 x 49.2 x 33.5
65,9 x 49,2 x 33.5
86.0 x 49.2 x 33.5
65,9 x 42,9 x 33.5
< 1200 kg / 2646 lb
< 680 kg / 1500 lb
< 60 kg / 132 lb
Yes

No
CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11,
EN61000-3-12
Enel Guideline, BDEW, RD 1663

< 1300 kg / 2867 lb


< 780 kg / 1720 lb
< 60 kg / 132 lb
Yes

No
CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11,
EN61000-3-12
Enel Guideline, BDEW, RD 1663

1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
3. Power factor variations beyond 0.9 imply a reduction of the active power

AURORA PLUS

85

PVI-275.0 / PVI-275.0-TL
PVI-330.0 / PVI-330.0-TL
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
CENTRALIZED MODELS
PVI-275.0
PVI-275.0-TL
PVI-330.0
PVI-330.0-TL

Efciency Curves

PVI-55.0/330.0-TL

PVI-275.0/330.0

100,00

98,00

99,00

97,00

98,00

96,00
97,00

Efficiency [%]

95,00

500Vdc

94,00
550Vdc

Efficiency [%]

485Vdc

96,00

95,00

485Vdc

94,00

500Vdc

93,00

550Vdc

93,00

92,00
92,00

91,00

91,00
90,00
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

Pac / Pnom [%]

86

AURORA PLUS

70%

80%

90%

100%

90,00
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

Pac / Pnom [%]

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
MPPT Input DC Voltage Range (VMPPTmin,r ... VMPPTmax,r)
MPPT Input DC Range (VMPPTmin,f ... VMPPTmax,f) at Full Power
Number of Independent MPPT Multi-Master
Number of Independent MPPT Multi - Master/Slave
Number of Independent MPPT Master/Slave
Maximum Combined DC Input Current (Idcmaxc)
Maximum DC Input Current for Each Module (Idcmax,m)
Number of DC Inputs Pairs
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
Fuse Size for Each Input Pair
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pac,r)
Rated Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range (Vacmin...Vacmax)
Maximum Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection (Varistor)
Night Time Disconnect
AC Circuit Breaker
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weithted Efficiency (EURO / CEC)
Stand-by Consumption/Night-time power loss
AC Auxiliary Supply
Auxiliary Supply Consumption
Auxiliary Supply Consumption without Cooling
Inverter Switching Frequency
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
AURORA String Combiner
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Required Air Cooling Flow
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Weight of the module
Safety
Transformer
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard
1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
3. Power factor variations beyond 0.9 imply a reduction of the active power

PVI-275.0

PVI-275.0-TL

PVI-330.0

PVI-330.0-TL

1000 V
485...950 V
485...850 V
5
3
1
620 A
124 A
5
3x185mm2 (M10) +2x300mm2 (M12)

1000 V
485...950 V
485...850 V
6
3
1
744 A
124 A
6
3x185mm2 (M10) +3x300mm2 (M12)

YES, with series diode


2 for each input pair, Class II
According to local standard
125 A / 1000 V

YES, with series diode


2 for each input pair, Class II
According to local standard
125 A / 1000 V

Three phases ( / )

Three phases ()

Three phases ( / )

320 V
256...368 V (1)
500 A

400 V
320...480 V (1)
480 A

275 kW
400 V
320...480 V (1)
400 A

Three phases ()
330 kW
320 V
256...368 V (1)
600 A

50/60 Hz
47...53 / 57...63 Hz (2)
> 0.995 (adj. 0.90) (3)
< 3% (@ Pac,r)
1 x 240 mm2 (M12)
2 x 300 mm2 (M12)

50/60 Hz
47...53 / 57...63 Hz (2)
> 0.995 (adj. 0.90) (3)
< 3% (@ Pac,r)
1 x 240 mm2 (M12)
2 x 300 mm2 (M12)

According to local standard


Yes, Class II
Yes
50 kA

According to local standard


Yes, Class II
Yes
50 kA

96.70%
98.00%
96.50% / 96.00%
97.71% / 98.00%
< 45 W
< 40 W
3 x 400 Vac +N, 50/60 Hz
< 0.29% of Pac,r
< 0.24% of Pac,r
< 0.22% of Pac,r
< 0.22% of Pac,r
18 kHz

96.70%
98.00%
96.50% / 96.00%
97.71% / 98.00%
< 52 W
< 47 W
3 x 400 Vac +N, 50/60 Hz
< 0.28% of Pac,r
< 0.24% of Pac,r
< 0.22% of Pac,r
< 0.22% of Pac,r
18 kHz

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-STRINGCOMB (opt.)
16 characters x 2 line LCD display for each module

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-STRINGCOMB (opt.)
16 characters x 2 line LCD display for each module

-10...+ 60C/+14...140F
with derating above 50C/122F
0...95% non condensing
< 75 db (A) @ 1 m
< 72 db (A) @ 1 m
1000 m / 3280 ft

-10...+ 60C/+14...140F
with derating above 50C/122F
0...95% non condensing
< 78 db (A) @ 1 m
< 75 db (A) @ 1 m
1000 m / 3280 ft

IP 20
IP 20
Air Forced
Air Forced
6800 m3/h - 4012 CFM
4800 m3/h - 2832 CFM
7600 m3/h - 4484 CFM
5600 m3/h - 3304 CFM
2184mm x 1250mm x 850mm /
2184mm x 1250mm x 850mm /
86.0 x 49.2 x 33.5
2184mm x 1250mm x 850mm /
86.0 x 49.2 x 33.5
2184mm x 1250mm x 850mm /
1215mm x 1250mm x 870mm /
86.0 x 49.2 x 33.5
1215mm x 1250mm x 870mm /
86.0 x 49.2 x 33.5
47.8 x 49.2 x 34.3 (Transf.)
47.8 x 49.2 x 34.3 (Transf.)
< 1600 kg / 3527 lb
< 1000 kg / 2205 lb
< 1750 kg / 3858 lb
< 1150 kg / 2535 lb
< 60 kg / 132 lb
< 60 kg / 132 lb
Yes

No
CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11,
EN61000-3-12
Enel Guideline, BDEW, RD 1663

Yes

No
CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11,
EN61000-3-12
Enel Guideline, BDEW, RD 1663
AURORA PLUS

87

PVI-CENTRAL-50
PVI-CENTRAL-100

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
CENTRALIZED MODELS
PVI-CENTRAL-50-US
PVI-CENTRAL-100-US

88

AURORA PLUS

LITE
PLUS
ULTRA
These Aurora commercial-grade inverters are designed for large solar applications such
as apartment buildings and industrial facilities. These extremely scalable modular inverter
systems, based on 50kW conversion modules, increase usable power and improve availability.
The reduction of performance in any individual inverter will not impact the energyharvesting capabilities of other modules.
Industry-leading power conversion efficiencies of up to 95.8%, combined with high-speed
Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) channels, optimize energy harvesting across a
wide array of operating conditions. Inverter systems are delivered pre-configured and
pre-tested, significantly reducing on-site wiring and testing.

Features
Reduced susceptibility to a single fault. In case of a component failure, a maximum of 50kW
will be lost
Reduced acoustic noise due to the high switching frequency
Reverse-polarity protection minimizes potential damage caused by array mis-wiring
Maximum input voltage up to 600Vdc, high design flexibility and reduced DC distribution
losses for large scale PV plants
Integrated DC and AC distribution and protection. Fully equipped for connection,
additional accessories not required
Easy installation and maintenance procedure. Front extractable DC/AC converters and
accessibility to all critical parts
High efficiencies deliver more energy
Two independent RS-485 communication interfaces - for inverter and intelligent string
combiner monitoring
Integrated DC disconnect switch for each 50 kW module AC and DC side integrated
protection (fuses and OVR) easily replaceable
Integrated fuse grounding kit with ground-fault detection and interruption (GFDI)
compliant to UL1741

AURORA PLUS

89

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-CENTRAL-100 WITH TRANSFORMER FOR NORTH AMERICA

OVR
REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

INVERTER MODULE 50kW

DC
BREAKER

DC
FUSE

PV ARRAY 1 (+)

AC
FUSE
CONTACT

(1)
EMC
FILTER

DC / AC
INVERTER

EMI
FILTER

LINE
FILTER

PV ARRAY 1 (-)

PE

CONTROL CIRCUIT

OVR
REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

DC
FUSE

INVERTER MODULE 50kW

DC
BREAKER

PV ARRAY 2 (+)

AC
FUSE
CONTACT

(1)
EMC
FILTER

DC / AC
INVERTER

EMI
FILTER

LINE
FILTER

PV ARRAY 2 (-)

CONTROL CIRCUIT

PE

(1) if -PG version fuses are on negative polarity.

AC MAGNETIC
BREAKER

100kVA
TRANSFORMER

AC
CONTACTOR

L1
208 Vac or 480 Vac
L2
60 Hz, 3 Ph
L3

EXTERNAL GRID INTERFACE


NIGHT CONTROL

PE

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-CENTRAL-100

100

100

99

99

98

98

97

97

96

96
Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

PVI-CENTRAL-50

95
94
93

95
94
93

330 Vdc

92

330 Vdc

92

370 Vdc

370 Vdc

91

91

480 Vdc

90
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

90

480 Vdc

90

AURORA PLUS

70%

80%

90%

100%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

Technical Data
Nominal Output Power
Rated Grid AC Voltage
Input Data (DC)
Absolute Maximum Input Voltage
Start-Up Voltage
MPPT Voltage Range
Number of Inputs (MPPT)
Max Current per 50kW inverter module
DC Switch
DC Fuses

kW
V
Values
V
V
V

Noise Emission Level


Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Relative Humidity
Operating Performance
Consumption in Standby (nighttime)
Safety Agency Marking
Utility Interconnect Standard
Efficiency
Weighted CEC Efficiency
Maximum Efficiency
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
AURORA String Combiner
User Interface
Standard Warranty
Protection Devices
Input
Overvoltage Protection
PV Array Isolation Control
Number of Overvoltage Protection Inputs
Output
Reverse Polarity Protection
Overvoltage Protetion
AC Fusing
AC Switch
General Data
Inverter Switching Frequency
Auxilliary Power Supply Connection Type
Auxiliary Power Supply Consumption

PVI-CENTRAL100-US-208

PVI-CENTRAL50-US-480

PVI-CENTRAL100-US-480

50
208

100
208

50
480

100
480

600
330
330-600
1x50kW

A/V

DC Connections
Output Values (AC)
Maximum Output Current
Grid Standard
Grid Frequency (Range)
Voltage Range
AC Connection
Power Factor
Total Harmonic Distortion
Mechanical Specifications
Cooling
Required Air Cooling Flow
Dimension (HxWxD)
Unit Weight
Weight of the Module
Shipping Weight
Environmental Protection Rating
Auxiliary Power Supply Consumption
Operation Temperature Range

PVI-CENTRAL50-US-208

A
Hz
V

% of Pac,r

CFM (m3/h)
ft(mm)
lb(kg)
lb(kg)
lb(kg)
% of Pac,r
F(C)
dBA@1m
ft(m)
%

600
330
330-600

1x100kW
170
Yes, 1 per module load break
200A (Module protection, 1per 50kW)
1pr. x 10mm threaded stud per input
90 C terminals/Al/Cu wire capable

1x100kW
170
Yes, 1 per module load break
200A (Module protection, 1per 50kW)
1pr. x 10mm threaded stud per input
90 C terminals/Al/Cu wire capable

139
278
Three-Phase-208/ 3W + PE
60(59.3-60.5)
183-228
3x2/0 AWG 90/ M10
>0.995
<4

61
121
Three-Phase-480/ 3W + PE
60(59.3-60.5)
422-528
3x2/0 AWG 90/ M10
>0.995
<3

Air Forced
885 (1500)
50.2x66.0x33.5 (1275x1675x850)
1550 (700)
1873(850)
154(<70)
1664(754.78)
2224(1008.80)
NEMA 1
<0.40
-14...+122F (-10...+50 C)
with derating above 104F (40C)
<62
3280(1000)
0-95 non condensing

Air Forced
885 (1500)
50.2x66.0x33.5(1275x1675x850)
1550(700)
1873 (850)
154(<70)
1664(754.78)
2224(1008.80)
NEMA 1
<0.40
-14...+122F (-10...+50 C)
with derating above 104F (40C)
<62
3280(1000)
0-95 non condensing

<15

1x50kW

<30
cCSAus
UL 1741/ IEEE1547/CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01

<30
cCSAus
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01

%
%

95
95.6

95
95.8

Years

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-STRINGCOMB-US (opt.)
16 Characters x 2 lines LCD display for each module
5

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-STRINGCOMB-US (opt.)
16 Characters x 2 lines LCD display for each module
5

Yes; varistor

Yes; varistor

kA
kHz
% of Pac,r

<15

Fused, GFDI (UL1741) 1 per MPPT Input


2(1 per 50kW module)
1

2(1 per 50kW module)

Yes; series diode


Yes; varistor
Yes, 3 per module
Yes; 65

Yes; series diode


Yes; varistor
Yes, 3 per module
Yes; 65

18
External Feed 15A/208 or 480 4-wire + PE
<0.40

18
External Feed 15A/208 or 480 4-wire + PE
<0.40

AURORA PLUS

91

PVI-CENTRAL-250
PVI-CENTRAL-300
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
CENTRALIZED MODELS
PVI-CENTRAL-250-US
PVI-CENTRAL-300-US
PVI-CENTRAL-250-CAN
PVI-CENTRAL-300-CAN

92

AURORA PLUS

LITE
PLUS
ULTRA
These Aurora commercial-grade inverters are designed for large solar applications such
as apartment buildings and industrial facilities. These extremely scalable modular inverter
systems, based on 50kW conversion modules, increase usable power and improve availability.
The reduction of performance in any individual inverter will not impact the energyharvesting capabilities of other modules.
Industry-leading power conversion efficiencies of up to 97.6%, combined with high-speed
Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) channels, optimize energy harvesting across a wide
array of operating conditions. Inverter systems are delivered pre-configured and pre-tested
in rugged enclosures, significantly reducing on-site wiring and testing.
Three independent MPPT input channels offer maximum flexibility and energy harvesting.

Features
Reduced susceptibility to a single fault. In case of a component failure, a maximum of 50kW
will be lost
Reduced acoustic noise due to the high switching frequency
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
Maximum input voltage up to 600Vdc, high design flexibility and reduced DC distribution
losses for large scale PV plants
Integrated DC and AC distribution and protection. Fully equipped for connection,
additional accessories not required
Easy installation and maintenance procedure. Front extractible DC/AC converters and
accessibility to all critical parts
Two independent RS-485 communication interfaces - for inverter and intelligent string
combiner monitoring
High efficiency LV isolation transformer
Integrated DC disconnect switch for each 50 kW module AC and DC side integrated
protection (fuses and OVR) easily replaceable
Integrated fuse grounding kit with ground-fault detection and interruption (GFDI)
compliant to UL174

AURORA PLUS

93

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-CENTRAL-300 WITH TRANSFORMER FOR NORTH AMERICA


REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

DC
FUSE

DC
BREAKER

OVR

INVERTER MODULE 50kW


CONTACT

(1)

PV ARRAY 1 (+)

EMC
FILTER

PV ARRAY 1 (-)
PE

REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

PE

AC
FUSE

LINE
FILTER

EMI
FILTER

CONTROL CIRCUIT

DC
BREAKER

DC
FUSE

OVR

INVERTER MODULE 50kW


CONTACT

(1)

PV ARRAY 2 (+)
PV ARRAY 2 (-)

DC / AC
INVERTER

EMC
FILTER
POSITIVE
GROUNDING
OPTION

DC / AC
INVERTER

AC
FUSE

LINE
FILTER

EMI
FILTER

CONTROL CIRCUIT
FU
FA
GROUND FAULT
DETECTION
REMOTE
OFF

REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

DC
FUSE

DC
BREAKER

OVR

INVERTER MODULE 50kW


CONTACT

(1)

PV ARRAY 1 (+)

EMC
FILTER

PV ARRAY 1 (-)
PE

DC / AC
INVERTER

AC
FUSE

LINE
FILTER

EMI
FILTER

AC
CONTACTOR

CONTROL CIRCUIT

AC BREAKER
R
S MAIN AC POWER
CONNECTION
T

300kVA
TRANSFORMER
REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

DC
FUSE

PE

OVR

INVERTER MODULE 50kW


CONTACT

(1)

PV ARRAY 2 (+)
PV ARRAY 2 (-)

DC
BREAKER

EMC
FILTER
POSITIVE
GROUNDING
OPTION

DC / AC
INVERTER

AC
FUSE

LINE
FILTER

PE
EMI
FILTER

CONTROL CIRCUIT
GROUND FAULT
DETECTION
REMOTE
OFF

AC BREAKER
REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

DC
BREAKER

DC
FUSE

OVR

INVERTER MODULE 50kW


CONTACT

(1)

PV ARRAY 1 (+)

EMC
FILTER

PV ARRAY 1 (-)

LINE
FILTER

EMI
FILTER

208
VAC

R
S
T

480
VAC

AUX POWER
CONNECTION

PE

LS1 LS2 LS3 N

CONTROL CIRCUIT

REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

DC
FUSE

DC
BREAKER

OVR

INVERTER MODULE 50kW


CONTACT

(1)

PV ARRAY 2 (+)

PE

AC
FUSE

480
VAC

POWER
SUPPLY
24 VDC

208 VAC
CONTROL CIRCUIT

PE

PV ARRAY 2 (-)

DC / AC
INVERTER

+ 24
VDC

EMC
FILTER
POSITIVE
GROUNDING
OPTION

DC / AC
INVERTER

AC
FUSE

LINE
FILTER

EMI
FILTER

CONTROL CIRCUIT
GROUND FAULT
DETECTION
REMOTE
OFF

(1) if -PG version fuses are on negative polarity.

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-CENTRAL-300-US

100

100

99

99

98

98

97

97

96

96
Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

PVI-CENTRAL-250-US

95
94
93

95
94
93

320 Vac
92
91
90

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

AURORA PLUS

70%

80%

90%

360 Vac

91

480 Vac

% of Rated Output Power

94

320 Vac
92

360 Vac

100%

480 Vac

90
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

Technical Data
Nominal Output Power
Rated Grid AC Voltage
Input Data (DC)
Absolute Maximum Voltage
Start-Up Voltage
MPPT Voltage Range
Maximum Combined DC Current per Module
Number of Inputs

kW
V
Values
V
V
V

Maximum DC Current Per Master/Slave Pair


Max current per 50kW Inverter Module
DC Switch
DC Fuses

DC Connections
Output Values (AC)
Maximum Output Current
Grid Standard
Grid Frequency (Range)
Voltage Range

Arms
Hz
Vrms

AC Connection
Power Factor
Total Harmonic Distortion (@Pac,R)
Mechanical Specifications
Cooling
Required Air Cooling Flow
Dimension (HxWxD)
Unit Weight
Weight of the Module
Shipping Weight
Enclosure Rating
Mounting Method
Consumption in Standby
(Nighttime, no heaters)
Ambient Temperature Range, Operating
Acoustic Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Relative Humidity
Transformer
Safety Agency Marking
Utility Interconnect Standard
Efficiency
Weighted CEC Efficiency
Maximum Efficiency
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
AURORA String Combiner
User Interface
Standard Warranty
Extended Warranty
Protection Devices
Input
Over Voltage Protection
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
Number of Overvoltage Protection Inputs
Output
Overvoltage Protection
AC Switch
General Data
Auxilliary Connection Type
Inverter Switching Frequency
Auxiliary Power Supply Consumption Pac,r
(without cooling)

CFM/(m3/h)
in(mm)
lb(kg)
lb(kg)
lb(kg)

PVI-CENTRAL250-US

PVI-CENTRAL300-US

PVI-CENTRAL250-CAN

PVI-CENTRAL300-CAN

250
480

300
480

250
600

300
600

600
320
320-550
170
2x(100kW module)
+ 1x(50kW module)
2x340 + 1x170

600
320
320-550
170
3x(100kW module)
3x340

170
Yes, 1 per module: load break
200A; Internal Protection, Per 50kWmodule)
10x 300kcmil 90C terminals
5/16 stud with double lug 6-position ground block
315

2x(100kW module)
+ 1x(50kW module)
2x340 + 1x170

3x(100kW module)

3x340
170
Yes, 1 per module: load break
200A; Internal Protection, Per 50kWmodule)
10x 300kcmil 90C terminals
5/16 stud with double lug 6-position ground block

378
Three phases/3W+PE
60(59.3- 60.5)
423-528
2 conductors/phase (#6-300kcmil) 90
terminals 5/16 threaded stud
>0.995
<3

303
Three phases/3W+PE
60(59.3- 60.5)
528-660
2 conductors/phase (#6-300kcmil) 90
terminals 5/16 threaded stud
>0.995
<3

Air Forced
4130/(7000)
84.5 x115.7x49.3 (2147x2933x1250)
<5500(2495)
<6000(2722)
<154 (70)
7800(3538)
NEMA 3R
Concrete

Air Forced
4130/(7000)
84.5x115.7x49.3 (2147x2933x1250)
5500(<2495)
6000(<2722)
154 (<70)
7800(3538)
NEMA 3R
Concrete

<105

<120

253

<105

<120

-14...+122F (-10...+50 C) with


derating above 104F (40C)
< 62
3280 (1000)
0-100 condensing
yes
CSAUS
C
UL 1741/IEEE1547- CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01

-14...+122F (-10...+50 C) with


derating above 104F (40C)
< 62
3280 (1000)
0-100 condensing
yes
CSAUS
C
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01

%
%

97
97.6

97
97.6

Years
Years

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-STRINGCOMB-US (opt.)
TFT LCD 5.7
5
10,15,20

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-STRINGCOMB-US (opt.)
TFT LCD 5.7
5
10,15,20

Yes; varistor
Fused GFDI (UL1741) 1 per MPPT
5 (1 per 50kW module)
6 (1 per 50kW module)

Yes; varistor
Fused GFDI (UL1741) 1 per MPPT
5 (1 per 50kW module)
6 (1 per 50kW module)

kA

Yes; varistor
Yes, 65

Yes; varistor
Yes, 65

kHz

Internal Connect To GRID via 2kVA transformer


9

Internal Connect To GRID via 2kVA transformer


9

F(C)
dBA@1m
ft(m)
%

< 0.30

< 0.30

< 0.30

< 0.35

AURORA PLUS

95

PLUS-250.0-I
PLUS-500.0-I
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
CENTRALIZED MODELS
PLUS-250.0-I-OUTD-480
PLUS-500.0-I-OUTD-480
PLUS-250.0-I-OUTD-600
PLUS-500.0-I-OUTD-600

NEW

96

AURORA PLUS

LITE
PLUS
ULTRA
These Aurora commercial-grade central inverters are designed for large solar applications
such as apartment buildings and industrial facilities.
Industry-leading power conversion efficiencies of up to 98.0%, combined with high-speed
Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) channels, optimize energy harvesting across a wide
array of operating conditions.
Inverter systems are delivered pre-configured and pre-tested in rugged enclosures,
significantly reducing on-site wiring and testing.
This large inverter system significantly reduces the wiring requirements and on-site testing
thanks to the presence of separated and dedicated compartments for DC and AC.

Features
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
Reduced acoustic noise due to the high switching frequency
Maximum input voltage up to 600Vdc, high design flexibility and reduced DC distribution losses for
large scale PV plants
Integrated DC and AC distribution and protection. Fully equipped for connection, additional
accessories not required
Easy installation and maintenance procedure. Front extractible DC/AC converters and accessibility
to all critical parts
Two independent RS-485 communication interfaces - for inverter and intelligent string combiner
monitoring
High efficiency LV isolation transformer
Integrated DC disconnect switch for each 250 kW inverter AC and DC side integrated protection
(fuses and OVR) easily replaceable
Integrated fuse grounding kit with ground-fault detection and interruption (GFDI) compliant to UL1741

AURORA PLUS

97

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PLUS-500.0-I-OUTD-480 FOR NORTH AMERICA

PV ARRAY 1(+)

INVERTER MODULE 250.0kW

PV ARRAY 2(+)
PV ARRAY 3(+)

OVR

DC
BREAKER

PV ARRAY 4(+)
PV ARRAY 5(+)

BULK
CAPS
MODULE

DC / AC
INVERTER
MODULE

LINE
FILTER
MODULE

PV ARRAY 6(+)

AC
FUSE
EMI
FILTER

PV ARRAY 1(-)
PV ARRAY 2(-)

CONTROL CIRCUIT

PV ARRAY 3(-)
PV ARRAY 4(-)
PV ARRAY 5(-)
PV ARRAY 6(-)

OVR

AC
CONTACTOR

AC BREAKER
R
S MAIN AC POWER
CONNECTION
T

500 kVA
TRANSFORMER

PE

PV ARRAY 7(+)

INVERTER MODULE 250.0kW

PV ARRAY 8(+)

OVR

PV ARRAY 9(+)

BULK
CAPS
MODULE

DC
BREAKER

PV ARRAY 10(+)
PV ARRAY 11(+)

DC / AC
INVERTER
MODULE

LINE
FILTER
MODULE

PV ARRAY 12(+)

AC
FUSE
EMI
FILTER

PV ARRAY 7(-)
PV ARRAY 8(-)

CONTROL CIRCUIT

PV ARRAY 9(-)
PV ARRAY 10(-)

AC BREAKER

PV ARRAY 11(-)
PV ARRAY 12(-)

+ 24
VDC

480
VAC

POWER
SUPPLY
24 VDC

208
VAC

R
S
T

480
VAC

AUX POWER
CONNECTION

PE

LS1 LS2 LS3 N

208 VAC
CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PLUS-500.0-I

100

100

99

99

98

98

97

97

96

96
Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

PLUS-250.0-I

95
94
93

92

320 Vac
91

320 Vac

91

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

98

94
93

92

90

95

AURORA PLUS

70%

80%

90%

100%

90
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETERS
Input Parameters (DC Side)
Max Absolute Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
MPPT Input Voltage Range (VMPPTmin,r ... VMPPTmax,r)
MPPT Input Voltage Range at Full Power
(VMPPTmin,r ... VMPPTmax,r)
Number of Indipendent MPPT Multi Master
Number of Indipendent MPPT Master/Slave
Maximum Input Current (Idcmaxc)
Max Input DC Connection Couple
DC Connection Tipe
Input Protections
Reverse Polarity Protection
Over Voltage Protection - Varistors
Ground Fault Protection
Input DC Breaker
Input Fuse
Output Parameter
AC Grid Connection
Rated AC Power (Pac,r)
Rated AC Grid Connection Voltage (Vac,r)
Rated AC Voltage Range (Vacmin...Vacmax)
Rated AC Current (Iac,max)
Rated AC Frequency (fr)
Output Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
AC Current Distortion (THD)
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Over Voltage Protection - Varistors
Nighttime Disconnection
AC Fuse for Each Module
Performace
Max Efficiency (max)
CEC Efficiency (CEC)
Stand-by Consumption
AC Auxiliary Voltage
Auxiliary Consumption
Switching Frequency
Communication Interface
Communication Port (PC/Data Logger)
Remote Monitoring
AURORA String Combiner
User Interface
Environmental Parameters
Ambient Temp. Range
Relative Humidity
Acoustical Noise
Operating Altitude With Out Derating
Mechanical
Environmental NEMA Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Safety
Transformer
Certification
Electromagnetic Compatibility and Safety
Grid-Tied
(1)

Ground Fault Detector Interrupter

(2)

R,S,T without Neutral

PLUS-250.0-IOUTD-480

PLUS-500.0-IOUTD-480

PLUS-250.0-IOUTD-600

PLUS-500.0-IOUTD-600

600 V
320...600 V
320...550 V
n.a.
1
850A
6
12 x 350 kcmil 90 / M10

2
1
1700A
12
24 x 350 kcmil 90 / M10

n.a.
1
850A
6
12 x 350 kcmil 90 / M10

2
1
1700A
12
24 x 350 kcmil 90 / M10

Yes, by input current limitation


Yes
GFDI (1), According to UL 1741
Yes
250 A / 600 V
Three phases (Y) (2)
250 kW

500 kW

250 kW

480 V
423...528 V
300A

500 kW
600 V
528...660 V

600A

240A

480A

< 100 W
3 x 600 Vac, 60 Hz

< 200 W
3 x 600 Vac, 60 Hz

60 Hz
59.3...60.5 Hz
> 0.995
< 3% (@ Pac,r)
3 x 350 kcmil 90 / M10
According to UL 1741
Yes
Yes
Yes
98.0%
97.0%
< 100 W
3 x 480 Vac, 60 Hz

< 200 W
3 x 480 Vac, 60 Hz

< 0.3% of Pac,r


9 kHz

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-STRINGCOMB (opt.)
TFT LCD 5.7
-25...+60 C / -13...+140F with derating above 50C / 122F
0...100 % condensing
< 62 dB (A) @ 1 m
1000 m / 3280 ft
Nema 3R
Air forced
2214mm x 1320mm x 1402mm 2214mm x 2640mm x 1402mm 2214mm x 1320mm x 1402mm 2214mm x 2640mm x 1402mm
/ 87.2 x 52.0 x 55.2
/ 87.2 x 104.0 x 55.2
/ 87.2 x 52.0 x 55.2
/ 87.2 x 104.0 x 55.2
<1900 kg / 4188 lb
<2900 kg / 6393 lb
<1900 kg / 4188lb
<2900 kg / 6393 lb
Yes
CSA
c
us
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01
IEEE 1547

AURORA PLUS

99

100

AURORA ULTRA

LITE
PLUS
ULTRA

ULTRA

AURORA ULTRA

101

ULTRA
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
CENTRALIZED MODELS
ULTRA-700.0-TL
ULTRA-1050.0-TL
ULTRA-1400.0-TL

NEW

102

AURORA ULTRA

LITE
PLUS
ULTRA
The largest solar power inverter in the Power-One Aurora product range, the new Ultra 1.4MW
unit is designed with large utility-grade installations in mind.
This liquid-cooled, high-powered Aurora inverter is the largest PV inverter available in the
market. The compact chassis gives maximum power for the minimum footprint.
Industry-leading power conversion efficiencies of up to 98.7%, combined with high-speed
Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) channels, optimize energy harvesting across a wide
array of operating conditions. Up to four independent MPPT input channels offer maximum
flexibility and energy harvesting.
This large inverter system significantly reduces the wiring requirements and on-site testing
thanks to the presence of separated and dedicated compartments for DC and AC.

Features
High performance utility grade inverter for large utility PV installations with 98.7% efficiency
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
Passive liquid cooling with total segregation of internal compartments assuring a 5-year
maintenance cycle
Reduced susceptibility to a single fault. In case of a component failure, a maximum of 350kW
will be lost
Extended MPPT input voltage range
Direct transformerless conversion to the 690 Vac output reduces AC distribution cost
Maximum input voltage up to 1100 Vdc, high design flexibility and reduced DC distribution
losses for large scale PV plants
Integrated DC and AC distribution and protection. Fully equipped for connection, additional
accessories not required
Easy installation and maintenance procedure. Front extractible DC/AC converters and
accessibility to all critical parts
Ethernet communication and two independent RS-485 communication interfaces for
inverter and intelligent string combiner monitoring
Compliant to BDEW and FERC 661
AURORA ULTRA

103

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF ULTRA-1400.0-TL

PV ARRAY 1(+)

INVERTER MODULE 350kW

PV ARRAY 2(+)
PV ARRAY 3(+)

OVR

DC
BREAKER

PV ARRAY 4(+)
PV ARRAY 5(+)

BULK
CAPS
MODULE

DC / AC
INVERTER
MODULE

LINE
FILTER
MODULE

AC
CONTACT
MODULE

PV ARRAY 6(+)

AC
FUSE
EMI
FILTER

PV ARRAY 1(-)
PV ARRAY 2(-)

CONTROL CIRCUIT

PV ARRAY 3(-)
PV ARRAY 4(-)
PV ARRAY 5(-)
PV ARRAY 6(-)

INVERTER MODULE 350kW

OVR

BULK
CAPS
MODULE

DC
BREAKER

DC / AC
INVERTER
MODULE

LINE
FILTER
MODULE

AC
CONTACT
MODULE

AC
FUSE
EMI
FILTER

CONTROL CIRCUIT

AC BREAKER
R
S MAIN AC POWER
CONNECTION
T

INVERTER MODULE 350kW

OVR

BULK
CAPS
MODULE

DC
BREAKER

DC / AC
INVERTER
MODULE

LINE
FILTER
MODULE

PE
AC
CONTACT
MODULE

AC
FUSE
EMI
FILTER

CONTROL CIRCUIT

PV ARRAY 19(+)

TO EACH
350.0 Kw MODULE

INVERTER MODULE 350kW

PV ARRAY 20(+)

OVR

PV ARRAY 21(+)

BULK
CAPS
MODULE

DC
BREAKER

PV ARRAY 22(+)
PV ARRAY 23(+)

DC / AC
INVERTER
MODULE

LINE
FILTER
MODULE

AC BREAKER
AC
CONTACT
MODULE

PV ARRAY 24(+)

AC
FUSE

24 VDC
24 VDC
- 5 VDC

EMI
FILTER

PV ARRAY 19(-)

R
S
T
N
PE

PV ARRAY 20(-)
PV ARRAY 21(-)

LS1 LS2 LS3 N

CONTROL CIRCUIT

208 VAC
CONTROL CIRCUIT

PV ARRAY 22(-)
PV ARRAY 23(-)
PV ARRAY 24(-)

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-ULTRA
99,0%
98,5%

Efficiency, %

98,0%
97,5%
97,0%

650 Vdc

96,5%
96,0%
95,5%
95,0%
94,5%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

104

AURORA ULTRA

70%

80%

90%

100%

AUX POWER
CONNECTION

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
MPPT Input DC Voltage Range (VMPPTmin,r ... VMPPTmax,r)
MPPT Input DC Range (VMPPTmin,f ... VMPPTmax,f) at Full Power
Number of Independent MPPT Multi-Master
Number of Independent MPPT Multi - Master/Slave
Maximum Combined DC Input Current (Idcmaxc)
Maximum DC Input Current for Each Module (Idcmax,m)
Number of DC Inputs Pairs
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
Fuse Size for Each Input Pair
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pac,r)
Rated Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range (Vacmin...Vacmax)
Maximum Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection (Varistor)
Night Time Disconnect
AC Switch
AC Fuse for each module
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weithted Efficiency (EURO / CEC)
Stand-by Consumption/Night-time power loss
AC Auxiliary Supply
Auxiliary Supply Consumption
Auxiliary Supply Consumption without Cooling
Inverter Switching Frequency
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
AURORA String Combiner
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Required Air Cooling Flow
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Weight of the module
Safety
Transformer
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard

ULTRA-700.0-TLOUTD-690

ULTRA-1050.0-TLOUTD-690

ULTRA-1400.0-TLOUTD-690

2
1
1240 A

1100 V
470...1000V
550...900 V
3
2
1240 A + 620 A
620 A
18
18 x 50mm2 (M8)...185mm2(M10)

4
2
1640 A + 1640 A

12
12 x 50mm2 (M8)...185mm2(M10)

24
24 x 50mm2 (M8)...185mm2(M10)

Yes, via input breaker


2 for each module
According to local standard
125 A / 1100 V
Three phases ()
1050 kW
690 V
621...759 V (1)
876 A
50/60 Hz
47...53 / 57...63 Hz (2)
> 0.995 (adj. 0.90) (3)
< 3% (@ Pac,r)
3 x 240 mm2 (M12)

700 kW

584 A

2 x 240 mm2 (M12)

1400 kW

1168 A

4 x 240 mm2 (M12)

According to local standard


Yes
Yes
Yes
3x350A
98.7%
98.2% / 98.0%
< 90 W
3 x 400 Vac +N, 50/60 Hz
< 0.65% of Pac,r
< 0.08% of Pac,r
7,5 KHz

98.7%
98.2% / 98.0%
< 135 W
3 x 400 Vac +N, 50/60 Hz
< 0.50% of Pac,r
< 0.08% of Pac,r
7,5 KHz

98.7%
98.2% / 98.0%
< 180 W
3 x 400 Vac +N, 50/60 Hz
< 0.65% of Pac,r
< 0.08% of Pac,r
7,5 KHz

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-STRINGCOMB (opt.)
TFT LCD 5.7
-20...+ 60C/-4...140F with derating above 50C/122F
-40...+ 60C/-40...140F with derating above 50C/122F (opt.)
0...100% condensing
< 78 dB(A) @ 1 m
1000 m / 3280 ft

2938mm x 3000mm x 1520mm /


115.7 x 118.1 x 59.9
< 2000 kg / 4409 lb

IP 65
Passive liquid and air forced
Not applicable
2938mm x 3700mm x 1520mm /
115.7 x 145.7 x 59.9
< 2500 kg / 5521 lb
< 55 kg / 121 lb

2938mm x 4400mm x 1520mm /


115.7 x 173.2 x 59.9
< 3500 kg / 7716 lb

No
CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12
Enel Guideline, BDEW, FERC 661

1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
3. Power factor variations beyond 0.9 imply a reduction of the active power

AURORA ULTRA

105

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF ULTRA-1400.0-TL FOR NORTH AMERICA

PV ARRAY 1(+)

INVERTER MODULE 350kW

(1)

OVR

DC
BREAKER

PV ARRAY 2(+)
PV ARRAY 3(+)

BULK
CAPS
MODULE

DC / AC
INVERTER
MODULE

LINE
FILTER
MODULE

AC
CONTACT
MODULE

PV ARRAY 4(+)

AC
FUSE
EMI
FILTER

PV ARRAY 1(-)
PV ARRAY 2(-)

CONTROL CIRCUIT

PV ARRAY 3(-)
PV ARRAY 4(-)

INVERTER MODULE 350kW

(1)

OVR

BULK
CAPS
MODULE

DC
BREAKER

DC / AC
INVERTER
MODULE

LINE
FILTER
MODULE

AC
CONTACT
MODULE

AC
FUSE
EMI
FILTER

CONTROL CIRCUIT

AC BREAKER
R
S MAIN AC POWER
CONNECTION
T

INVERTER MODULE 350kW

(1)

OVR

BULK
CAPS
MODULE

DC
BREAKER

DC / AC
INVERTER
MODULE

LINE
FILTER
MODULE

PE
AC
CONTACT
MODULE

AC
FUSE
EMI
FILTER

CONTROL CIRCUIT

TO EACH
350.0 Kw MODULE

INVERTER MODULE 350kW


PV ARRAY 13(+)

(1)

OVR

BULK
CAPS
MODULE

DC
BREAKER

PV ARRAY 14(+)
PV ARRAY 15(+)

DC / AC
INVERTER
MODULE

LINE
FILTER
MODULE

AC BREAKER
AC
CONTACT
MODULE

PV ARRAY 16(+)

AC
FUSE

24 VDC
24 VDC
- 5 VDC

EMI
FILTER

PV ARRAY 13(-)

R
S
T
PE

PV ARRAY 14(-)
PV ARRAY 15(-)

LS1 LS2 LS3

CONTROL CIRCUIT

208 VAC
CONTROL CIRCUIT

PV ARRAY 16(-)

(1) if -PG version fuses are on negative polarity.

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-ULTRA
99,0%
98,5%

Efficiency, %

98,0%
97,5%
97,0%

650 Vdc

96,5%
96,0%
95,5%
95,0%
94,5%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

106

AURORA ULTRA

70%

80%

90%

100%

AUX POWER
CONNECTION

PARAMETER
Input Side
MPPT Input Range (VMPPTmin,f ... VMPPTmax,f )
MPPT Input Range (VMPPTmin,f ... VMPPTmax,f ) at Full Power
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Number of Independent MPPT Multi-Master
Number of Independent MPPT Master/Slave
Number of Independent MPPT Multi-Master/Slave
Maximum Combined Input Current(Idcmaxc)
Maximum Input Current for Each Module(Idcmaxc,m)
Number of DC Inputs Pairs
DC Connections Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity protection
Input Over Voltage Protection- Varistor
Photovoltaic Array Isolation Control
Fuse Size for Each Input pair
Output Side
AC Grid Connection (VacminVacmax)
Rated Power (Pacr)
Rated Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range(VacminVacmax)
Maximum Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection - Varistor
AC Circuit Breaker
Night Time Disconnect
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weighted Efficiency (CEC)
Stand-by Consumption/Night-time power loss
Auxiliary supply
Auxiliary supply Consumption
Auxiliary supply Consumption without cooling
Inverter Switching Frequency
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring (1 x RS485(inc))
Remote Monitoring (1 x RS485(inc))
Aurora String Combiner (1 x RS485(inc))
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Required Air Cooling Flow
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Weight of the module
Safety
Transformer
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard

ULTRA-700.0-TL-US

ULTRA-1050.0-TL-US

ULTRA-1400.0-TL-US

2
1
1
1240A

470V-1000V
550V-900V
1100 V
3
N/A
2
1240A + 620A
620A
12
12 x 5/16

4
N/A
2
1240A + 1240A

8
8 x 5/16

16
16 x 5/16

Yes, via input breaker


6 for each module
According to local standard with alarm
(200A - 400A) / 1100 V

4 for each module

8 for each module

Three phase / Three Wire


1050 kW
690 Vac/PE
621-759 Vac
876 A
60 Hz
(57-63) Hz
< 0.995(adj. + 0.90)
< 3%(@Pac,r)
12 x 1/2

700 kW

590 A

6 x 1/2

1400 kW

1168 A

12 x 1/2

According to local standard


Yes
3 x 630A/ 40 kA
Yes

< 90.0 W
<0.35% of Pacr

98,70%
98,20%
< 135.0 W
480 VAC/3-Phase/3-Wire or Use Inverter Output
<0.40% of Pacr
<0.08% of Pacr
9 kHz

< 180.0 W
<0.65% of Pacr

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
AURORA-UNIVERSAPVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI- STRINGCOMB(opt.)
TFT LCD 5.7
-20...+60C /-4...+140F with derating above 50C/122F /
-40...+60C /-40...+140F with derating above 50C/122F(opt)
0-100 % condensing
< 78 db(A) @ 1 m
1000 m / 3280 ft

2938mm x 3000mm x 1520mm /


115.7 x 118.1 x 59.9
< 2000 kg / 4409 lb

NEMA 4X
Passive liquid and air forced
N/A
2938mm x 3700mm x 1520mm /
115.7 x 145.7 x 59.9
< 2500 kg / 5521 lb
< 50 kg / 100 lb

2938mm x 4400mm x 1520mm /


115.7 x 173.2 x 59.9
< 3500 kg / 7716 lb

No
CE
EN 50178, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-4, IEC61400-21, IEC62109-1 e -2, UL508C, IEEE 1547
Enel Guideline, BDEW, FERC 661

AURORA ULTRA

107

108

AURORA STATION

STATION

STATION

AURORA STATION

109

PVI-STATION

Power-Ones turnkey solution allows large installation customers to select their power inverter
solution to be custom-fitted into a prefabricated weatherproof cabin to allow for simple and
speedy installation in the field. There are many tailor-made options available for rated power
between 440kW and 1.3 MW.
The major benefit of this product is the high power-low space ratio and its ability to configure to
specific customer requirements such as multiple MPPTs.
This product maximizes efficiencies and reliability by using the new Aurora Central inverters,
liquid filled MV transformers. The modular format of the Aurora central inverters along with a unique
easy-out, easy-in rack system allows for simple maintenance in all weather conditions.

Features
Turnkey solution for PV plants
Rated power between 440kW and 1.3 MW
Very compact design
Best in class efficiency thanks to the use of new generation Power-One inverters and mineral

110

liquid insulated MV transformers


Maximum flexibility thanks to the different inverter size and technology

AURORA STATION

STANDARD STATION FOR NORTH AMERICA


(MULTI-MASTER CONFIGURATION WITH FLOATING ARRAY)

PM1

PVI-330.0-TL

STANDARD STATION FOR NORTH AMERICA


(MULTI-MASTER CONFIGURATION WITH FLOATING ARRAY)

320 V / MEDIUM VOLTAGE

PVI-330.0-TL

PM1

320 V / MEDIUM VOLTAGE

L1

L1

L2

L2

TO GRID

L3
PM6

PM6

MV TRANSFORMER

MV TRANSFORMER
INV AUX1

INV AUX1

PM1

PVI-330.0-TL

PVI-330.0-TL

PM1

PM6

PM6

INV AUX2

INV AUX2

PM1

TO GRID

L3

PVI-330.0-TL

PVI-330.0-TL

PM1

PM6

PM6
INV AUX3

INV AUX3

PVI-330.0-TL

PM1

PM6
INV AUX4

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-330.0-TL
100,00
99,00
98,00

Efficiency [%]

97,00
485Vdc

96,00
95,00

500Vdc

94,00
550Vdc
93,00
92,00
91,00
90,00
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

70%

80%

90%

100%

Pac / Pnom [%]

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PARAMETER

STATIONPLUS-440.0

STATIONPLUS-550.0

STATIONPLUS-660.0

STATIONPLUS-770.0

STATIONPLUS-880.0

Inverter Type

2 x PVI-220.0-TL

1 x PVI-330.0-TL
1 x PVI-220.0-TL

2 x PVI-330.0-TL

1 x PVI-330.0-TL
2 x PVI-220.0-TL

2 x PVI-330.0-TL
1 x PVI-220.0-TL

14
7
3
1736 A
14

16
8
3
1984 A
16

Input Side
MPPT Input range (VMPPTmax,r...VMPPTtmin,r)
MPPT Input range (VMPPTmax,f-VMPPTmin,f ) at full power
Absolute Maximum Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Number of Independent MPPT Multi-Master
Number of Independent MPPT Master/Slave
Number of Independent MPPT Multi-Master/Slave
Maximum Combined Input Current (Idcmax,c)
Number of DC Inputs Pairs
Available Products Variants
-US version for North America
-IT version for Italy
-DE version for Germany
Output Side
Inverter Rated Power (Pac,r)
-US version
-IT version
Rated Output Voltage (Vac,r)
-DE version
Rated Frequency (fr)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Operating Performance (Inverter)
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weighted Efficiency (EURO)
Transformer
-US version
Type
-IT/DE version
-US version
Cooling Class
-IT/DE version
Communication
Local Monitoring System
-US/IT/DE version
Remote Control
-US/IT/DE version
-US version
SCADA System
-IT/DE version
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range

Inverter
Station

Relative Humidity
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
-US version
-IT version
Construction
-DE version
-US version
Mounting
-IT/DE version
-US version
Environmental Protection
Rating
-IT/DE version
Standard
Inverter

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AURORA PLUS

8
4
2
992 A
8

10
5
2
1240 A
10

475...950 V
475...850 V
1000 V
12
6
2
1488 A
12

440 kW

550 kW

660 kW
3 x 4.16...35 kV
3 x 15...20 kV
3 x 10...20 kV
50/60 Hz
> 0.995 (adj. 0.90)

770 kW

880 kW

98.00%
97.71%
3 Phase, Oil Filled Mineral/Dry Type
ONAN (for Oil Filled Fransformer), Air Cooled (for Dry Transformer)
1 x RS-485 (inc.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
Optional
-10...+60C/+14...140F with derating above 50C/122F
-10...+60C/+14...140F
0...95% non condensing
1000 m / 3280 ft
Sandwich Frame and Standing Seam Roof or Vibrated Reinforced Concrete
Vibrated Reinforced Concrete
Concrete (Platform for Sandwich Type), Foundation Tank (for Concrete-Made Station)
IP 54
CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12
Enel Guideline, BDEW, RD 1663

STATIONSTATIONSTATIONSTATIONPLUS-1000.0 PLUS-1100.0 PLUS-1210.0 PLUS-1320.0


3 x PVI-330.0

2 x PVI-330.0-TL
2 x PVI-220.0-TL

3 x PVI-330.0-TL
1 x PVI-220.0-TL

4 x PVI-330.0

STATIONLITE-500.0

STATIONLITE-1000.0

STATIONLITE-1500.0

STATIONLITE-2000.0

1 x PVI-500.0-TL

2 x PVI-500.0-TL

3 x PVI-500.0-TL

4 x PVI-500.0-TL

475...950 V
475...850 V
1000 V

475....900 V
475....900 V
1000 V

18
9
3
2214 A
18

20
10
4
2480 A
20

22
11
4
2728 A
22

24
12
4
2976 A
24

2
1
1
550 A
5

4
2
2
1100 A
10

6
3
3
1650 A
15

8
4
4
2200 A
20

1320 kW

500 kW

990 kW

1100 kW
1210 kW
3 x 4.16...35 kV
3 x 15...20 kV
3 x 10...20 kV
50/60 Hz
> 0.995 (adj. 0.90)

1000 kW
1500 kW
3 x 4.16...35 kV
50/60 Hz
> 0.995 (adj. 0.90)

98.00%
97.71%

98.50%
98.20%

3 Phase Pad-Mounted, Oil Filled Biodegradable


3 Phase, Oil Filled Mineral/Dry Type
KNAN
ONAN (for Oil Filled Fransformer), Air Cooled (for Dry Transformer)

3 Phase Pad-Mounted, Oil Filled Biodegradable


KNAN
-

1 x RS-485 (inc.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
Optional
-

1 x RS 485 (inc.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
Optional
-

-10...+60C/+14...140F with derating above 50C/122F

-20...+55C/-4...131F with derating above 45C/113F

2000 kW

-10...+60C/+14...140F

-20...+55C/-4...131F

0...95% non condensing


1000 m / 3280 ft

0...95% non condensing


1000 m / 3280 ft

Steel Frame with Aluminum Wall Skin and Standing Seam Roof
Sandwich Frame and Standing Seam Roof or Vibrated Reinforced Concrete
Vibrated Reinforced Concrete
Pad-Mount or Pier-Mount
Concrete (Platform for Sandwich Type), Foundation Tank (for Concrete-Made Station)
NEMA 3R
IP 54

Steel Frame with Aluminum Wall Skin and Standing Seam Roof
Pad-Mount or Pier-Mount
NEMA 3R
-

CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12
Enel Guideline, BDEW, RD 1663

CQC, CE
EN 50178, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-4, IEC 62109-1
CNCA/CTS0004, GB/T 19943, IEC 62116

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AURORA VISION

VISION

VISION

AURORA VISION

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AURORA VISION

Safeguard your investment and maximize your return:


The next generation PV plant monitoring and
management solution
The solar PV industry continues to operate in a volatile and challenging business climate. Existing on razor
thin margins, PV plants must achieve 98% up-time and produce more than 95% of their expected output to
remain profitable. The unfortunate reality is that most PV plant owners struggle to improve plant performance
and maximize power generation. Complicating the situation is the steady increase in operational cost and
complexity of managing PV plants that are distributed over large geographic areas.
Even a slight degradation in PV plant performance is magnified under this constrained operating environment
and adversely impacts profitability. Small defects such as string faults, panel soiling, and inaccurate problem
diagnosis can consume the entire downtime budget of a plant. Catastrophic failures, such as damaged
inverters, can cause the PV plant to go oine for days or weeks. No PV plant owner can afford this type of
exposure.

Improved PV plant performance demands precision control: Monitor your PV plants


with Aurora Vision plant management solutions
How well is your plant performing? Your PV plants profitability depends on many factors. But one thing is
critical: performance. If your PV systems arent performing at peak levels, the profitability will be impacted.
Performing at peak levels requires comprehensive, immediate visibility into PV plant health across your entire
fleet, which may include systems of different sizes serving different applications -- residential, commercial or
utility environments -- and that utilize balance of system components from different manufacturers. Peak
performance requires a management solution that monitors and measures every aspect of your solar energy
facility: strings, combiners, inverters, environment and even people.
Power-Ones Aurora Vision solutions off er a unifi ed approach for automation of the sensing, measuring
and instrumentation of your entire portfolio of solar energy assets. It enables the owners, operators and
maintenance personnel to manage the performance of all plant assets. Aurora Vision solutions are designed to
scale and provide visibility into and control over a wide range of PV applications in residential,
commercial and utility envi-ronments. Thousands of PV plants around the world use Aurora Vision solutions to
lower O&M costs, improve system effi ciency, reduce life cycle costs, and maximize ROI.

World-class technology and continuous innovation in PV plant management solutions


Power-Ones Aurora Vision solutions were defi ned by the inventors of remote monitoring and management
technology for the distributed renewable energy industry. Based in Silicon Valley, Power-Ones Vision Systems
Group, has over 150 years of experience in developing and delivering monitoring and management services
to solar power plant operators in over 30 countries.
This experience has enabled Power-One to create the Aurora Vision solution. Consisting of Aurora Vision webenabled software and easy-to-install appliances for inverter-, meter-, string-, and environmental monitoring,
the Aurora Vision solution ensures fast installation and outstanding operational results. Aurora Vision leverages
industry standards, high-performance embedded computing, and global interoperability to enable maximum
uptime and ensure full participation in the revenue opportunities that will arise during your plants lifetime.

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AURORA VISION SOLUTIONS

A unified platform for managing your PV plant portfolio

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

UTILITY

AURORA VISION UNIFIED PLANT MANAGEMENT PLATFORM


UNIVERSAL

COMBINER

ENVIRONMENTAL

NETWORK

Aurora Vision solutions include a full range of web-based system fault management, diagnostics, asset tracking, performance
index and alerting services to enable O&M service providers to maximize system energy output while minimizing costs.
Aurora Vision solutions incorporate the equipment that captures performance- and environmental data on-site, and transfers
this data to the Aurora Vision Platform for further processing and storage. A key product in the solution is the Aurora Universal
data acquisition appliance installed at the PV plant and connected to other devices such as string combiners, inverters and
weather stations.
Aurora Vision services include revenue and production reporting, Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) reporting, performancebased incentive (PBI) reporting and data feeds. Energy production and conservation metrics, displayed via Internet-connected
PCs in high traffic areas, such as building lobbies or retail sites, provides an effective way to market clean energy.
Aurora Vision provides highly interactive and immediate access to key performance and operations metrics to help plant
managers optimize operational decisions. Over 5,000 plants supporting an aggregate of 600 MW installed power capacity use
Aurora Vision for monitoring and management today. Anticipating a robust renewable energy market, Aurora Visions scalable
platform is built to withstand the rigors of exponential growth during the next several years.

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Aurora Vision provides a reliable, secure and scalable platform supporting over 12 million plant operation transactions
per dayand is trusted by utility- and environmental regulatory agencies to enable prompt and accurate financial rebate
processing.
The Aurora Vision solutions modular design enables rapid extensibility to support integration through the Aurora Universal
platform, as well as direct integration with popular inverters, to increase diagnostic capability, reduce non-compliance risk, and
enable plant uptime of 98%+.

AURORA
VISION

AURORA
UNIVERSAL

AURORA SMART
COMBINER

Innovative, scalable and Comprehensive solution Better awareness for


secure platform that
for data acquisition and active power
helps plant managers
monitoring
management
optimize operational
decisions and portfolio
availability from single
point of control
Portfolio level view
of power, energy,
plant status and active
events

Complete range of
environmental
monitoring

AURORA
NETWORK
Full range of accessories
that supports a wide
range of connectivity
needs

DC current
monitoring down
to single string level

Basic to Meteorology Network building


Quality solutions
blocks

8, 12 or 16
string versions

Available with high


quality sensors and
compatible with
standard sensors

Ethernet switches

Open
Communication
protocols such as
Ethernet, GPRS, UMTS,
RS485, ModBus field
communications

Outdoor NEMA4
enclosure

Standard
Pyranometer

Cell router and


RS-485 repeaters

Outdoor NEMA4
enclosure

Extensions for
power supplies

Outdoor NEMA4
enclosure

Modbus
communication

Support for a wide


range of plant sizes
and installations

Daily, weekly,
Independent Energy
monthy and annual
Meters, Production &
summary of key
Demand Monitoring
performance indicators
Asset management,
event management,
reporting and
advanced analytics
for systems of all
sizes and installations

AURORA
ENVIRONMENTAL

Compatible with the


most popular inverter
models and balance of
system components

Modbus
communication
Compatibility with
other components in
PV system

When using the entire set of Aurora Vision solutions you will have in your hands the planets most unified plant portfolio
management products that will help your plants produce at their peak and to help you navigate beyond the volatility to
profitability.

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User friendly, remote and integrated software and hardware solution for efficient
monitoring and management
Aurora Vision and Aurora Vision Prime solutions offer PV plant owners and operators a superior web-enabled platform for realtime alarming, billing, reporting and facility management functions. Aurora Vision gives you the power to maximize your system
performance and gain full control of your investment. With this innovative solution, you can seamlessly integrate and monitor
your Power-One inverters (or inverter from other popular manufacturers) to improve diagnostic capability, reduce regulatory
non-compliance risk, and enable high plant uptime.

Multi-Plant Portfolio Management


Manage your portfolio of PV plantsfrom residential to roof-top commercial to utility scalearound the globe from any
location. Keep the overview daily, weekly monthly
Dashboards are overview screens using graphs to display daily, weekly or even monthly views of key performance indicators.
With this level of detail you are able to see the overall performance of your fleet or drill into the specifics of a plant or device. In
this way, you can reduce O&M costs by avoiding unnecessary truck rolls or other service activities.

Portfolio Dashboard
Change parameters associated with solar plants, including plant and asset descriptions, and configure the key performance
indicators such as performance ratio or plant uptime.

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Fleet Wide Event Management


View health status of all plants. Set rules for managing events across your portfolio. Receive alerts via email or SMS. Track and
acknowledge event details. See event log for all plants for their entire period of service. Event information includes: duration,
asset identification, description, start/end date, normalized and native descriptions, notification timestamp, and notations of
repository or acknowledgement events. In addition, it also informs you of the events that are still active and not yet been
acknowledged. Alarms can be configured to ensure multiple and alternate escalation paths in the event of non-response. This
ensures that no problems are ever left unattended.

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Analytics
This powerful feature in our monitoring system permits you to graphically evaluate your systems performance at several levels.
Customers can view and customize many charts to ensure maximum information and transparency of the energy production of
the PV system. Standard charts highlight performance and enable diagnostics of entire plants, inverters, sub-arrays, or individual
strings of PV panels. All displayed information is immediately exportable to Microsoft Excel.

Reports & Documentation

Generate standard or custom reports for single plants, sets of plants, or the entire fleet. Export to Excel-compatible CSV or
Adobe PDF document formats.
Aurora Vision provides direct online access to configuration support, user guides, manuals, tutorials, and other how to
documents.

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Commercial PV plant operators are faced with higher sense of


urgency with respect to efficient and quick resolution of
performance degradation, since the cost of degradation
(i.e. downtime) tends to be an order of magnitude higher
than with residential systems.
Typical PV plant monitoring strategies that rely on integration of
disparate hardware, software and processes for each specific
commercial PV plant are too brittle to accommodate the wide
range of commercial PV applications. Highly fl exible solutions,
on the other hand, tend to be expensive or require specialized IT
expertise.
Aurora Visions commercial solution portfolio enables owners and
operators to standardize, integrate and automate PV plant
monitoring and management across a wide range of PV
applications. Because Aurora Vision is provided over the web
as a cloud based service, expenses are a fraction of in-house
alternatives and the only skills required are power plant operations
expertise and the ability to use a web browser.

Performance management across wide


range of commercial PV plants

COMMERCIAL SOLUTIONS

Modular solutions for extensibility

The Aurora Vision commercial solution is designed to improve


productivity and efficiency of PV plant operations across a
wide range of commercial PV plant equipment. Aurora Vision
commercial solutions are compatible with a wide-array of
vendor equipment (including the most popular inverter makes
and models), plant configurations, and network topologies.
This unique capability of Aurora Vision enables process
standardization and advanced automation to enhance
performance and enable end-to-end optimization of assets and
staff.

Aurora Vision commercial solution offers a modular PV plant


monitoring and management solution that allows you to
expand as your commercial PV plant portfolio needs evolve.
Power-Ones robust support of industry standards ensures that
new solutions coming into the market can be integrated with
Aurora Vision with minimal effort and expense.

Total cost of ownership

Out of the box functionality, zero dependency on IT staff,


intuitive easy to navigate interface and analytics to make it easy
for operations staff and owners accelerate time to value without
need for specialized training.operations staff and owners
accelerate time to value without need for specialized training.

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF AURORA COMMERCIAL USE SOLUTIONS

AURORA Vision

Aurora Universal data


acquisition system providing
data logging, multi-vendor
communications,
and on site backup

Aurora Environmental to log,


store and retrieve meteorological
information

Access to all recorded


data is via web based
interface with enhanced
productivity tools

Aurora Smart Combiner


for string-level monitoring
of 8, 12 or 16 strings
Energy meter to monitor
instantaneous power,
generation and consumption

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Aurora Vision solutions designed for residential


applications help installers save time through advanced
integration, and let home-owners get an accurate, real-time
view of energy produced by the home PV plant thereby
enabling smart energy decisions.
With Aurora Visions plant share feature, your friends and
family can understand the environmental benefits of
you home solar power plant. Clear and dynamic graphics
show how much potential pollution you are preventing by
generating solar electricity. You can access this information
anywhere using the Internet or mobile phone.

Residential Solutions
Ease of installation and configuration

The Aurora Vision residential solution is designed to minimize the installation time and integration effort associated with
residential PV plant equipment and the home networking environment.
The Installers View of the Aurora Vision solution comes with packaged dashboards, reports and alert management capabilities
that enable full fleet management of systems of any size.

Residential plant portfolio view for installers

Integrated with Power-One Inverters, the residential solution offers installers a top-level intuitive graphical view of all the plants
under management. From this view, operators have the ability to drill-down in to specific residential system based on error or
threshold violation conditions. This enables the effective and efficient operational resource optimization.

Fun and rich graphical user experience for home-owners

Through the plant share feature (and through mobile application integration), the Aurora Vision residential solution enables
home owners show off their plants and explain the environmental benefits with friends and family.

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Industrial and utility scale PV plant solutions are characterized


by complex designs that necessitate highly-tailored monitoring
architecture. These PV plants tend to be characterized by
multiple megawatt-class inverters and other balance of system
components spread over large geographic areas, requiring a
distributed network of data loggers, smart combiners, and weather
sensors spread over large distances for efficient monitoring.
Aurora Visions industrial and utility-scale solutions enable owners
and operators to customize the most effective and efficient
monitoring solution based on their unique PV plant design and
business requirements.

INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS
Distributed PV plant monitoring and management network

Components and options needed to monitor distributed utility scale PV plants. These include remote power management for
monitoring devices, plant communication over large distances and geographical configurations, and range of data transmission
options over the Internet to the monitoring software. All of the options are available with Aurora Vision utility-scale solutions.

Wide range of smart string combiners and re-combiner solutions

Utility PV plants with high current inputs, up to 400A, require a combination of string combiners and re-combiners. Aurora Vision
products enable monitoring at the level of current combination of the users choice.

Behind the fence plant monitoring solutions

Many utility-scale PV applications are behind the fence allowing them to use 1000V transformer-less PV plant systems. Aurora Vision
systems offer IEC-certified 1000V dual fusing combiner boxes that are ideal for such applications.

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF AURORA INDUSTRIAL USE SOLUTIONS

AURORA Vision

Aurora Universal data


acquisition system providing
data logging, multi-vendor
communications,
and on site backup
Aurora Environmental
to log, store and retrieve
meteorological information

Access to all recorded


data is via web based
interface with enhanced
productivity tools

Wireless modem for


remote internet
connection

Aurora Smart Combiner


for string-level monitoring
of 8, 12 or 16 strings

Ethernet switches to extend


the network over larger areas
and distances

Inverter
monitoring

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PLANT MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

GENERAL
SPECIFICATIONS

Providing proper management visibility into key energy performance indicators is imperative to running
and maintaining an effective renewable energy plant that consistently meets the demands and needs of the
business. Unfortunately, these indicators and metrics are often scattered across various systems making it
difficult to gain management-level visibility into overall plant performance.
Aurora Vision provides highly interactive, real-time access to key performance and operations metrics to help
plant management optimize decisions and accelerate the alignment with business goals.

Features
Real-Time Visibility, Anywhere, Any Place
Aurora Vision is a cloud-based software solution, available over the web, that provides highly interactive
and real-time access to the key performance and operations metrics of your power plants. Provides users a
customizable, extensible collection of performance and operational metrics that are displayed in a single,
consolidated dashboard view.
Scalable and Secure
Field-tested, scalable and secure architecture enables reliable real-time revenue-grade energy monitoring
and management, trusted by utility- and environmental regulatory agencies to enable prompt and accurate
financial rebate processing.
Extensible and Modular Solution
Modular design enables seamless integration with inverters and balance-of-system from Power-One and
a broad array of components from multiple vendors. Out-of-box integration with Aurora Universal, Aurora
Environmental and Aurora Combiner units provide fast and easy enablement of plant operations management.

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PARAMETER

AURORA VISION

AURORA VISION PRIME

PORTFOLIO DASHBOARD
Overview
Granularity
ASSET MANAGEMENT
Overview
Plant Summary
Asset Details

Portfolio level view of power, energy, plant status, and active events
Daily, weekly monthly and yearly summarization of key performance indicators
Portfolio level view of assets by location, status (severity of active events) and system size
Operational level summary of each plant available as daily, weekly, monthly and yearly summaries
Manage asset details, report generation, event log analysis and plant sharing capabilities at individual plant level

EVENT MANAGEMENT
Overview
Profile Management
Plant Share

View event data by type and source

Monitor and manage critical event data such as


severity, plant, asset, type, duration, start, end, notify,
acknowledge and notes

System default profile only

Unlimited profile generation and associate events and


corresponding basic/advanced severity levels

Publish plant view on a web-based portal for external user access

REPORTING
Standard Reporting

Not applicable

View and export standard operational reports


across the plant portfolio

Custom Reporting

Not applicable

Create, view and export custom operational


reports across the plant portfolio

Agency Reporting (US only)


ANALYTICS

Log of agency reports submitted by plant, by agency, by calendar period

Overview

Not applicable

Language

Perform advanced data analysis and visualization


of performance across plants
Italian / English / Spanish/ German / French

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AURORA VISION PRIME


PLANT MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

GENERAL
SPECIFICATIONS

Providing proper management visibility into key energy performance indicators is imperative to running and
maintaining a fleet of effective renewable energy plants that consistently meet the demands of the business.
Unfortunately, these indicators and metrics are often scattered across various systems making it difficult to gain
management-level visibility into overall plant performance.
Aurora Vision provides highly interactive, real-time access to key performance and operations metrics to help
plant management optimize decisions and accelerate the alignment with business goals.
In addition to features included in Aurora Vision Edition, the Aurora Vision Prime Edition offers plant managers
with enhanced features for professional fleet management.

Features
Event Profile Management Run Your Plant Operations by Business Rules
Aurora Vision Prime features Event Profile Management (EPM), a system for managing your fleet of power plants using
common business rules. With EPM, plant operators create rules for detecting defects or environmental performance
indicators, apply these rules to individual plants or groups of plants, and select from a list of potential recipients to receive
notifications of a particular type or severity. Event descriptions are normalized across different inverter types, ensuring that
users can operate at peak performance regardless of equipment type.
Event Explorer Analyze Events, Defects, Assets, and Suppliers
The Event Explorer application lets you examine the top generators of event (alert) information, enabling cross-referencing
by plant, equipment type, manufacturer, location, event type, and many other parameters. This unique capability enables
in-depth evaluation of your plants, including providing the ability to benchmark equipment, suppliers, and sub-contractors.
Custom and Standard Reporting Generate Production and Billing Reports
Generate standard or custom reports for single plants, sets of plants, or the entire fleet. Export to Excel-compatible CSV or
Adobe PDF document formats.
Advanced Analytics Detect and Correlate Complex Indicators to Plant Performance
The advanced analytics features included with Aurora Vision Prime enables plant managers to compare fine details of plant
performance over the entire fleet, explore the behavior of plant sites relative to each other over time, and estimate income
gains/losses based on expected vs. actual energy generation.
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PARAMETER

AURORA VISION

AURORA VISION PRIME

PORTFOLIO DASHBOARD
Overview
Granularity
ASSET MANAGEMENT
Overview
Plant Summary
Asset Details

Portfolio level view of power, energy, plant status, and active events
Daily, weekly monthly and yearly summarization of key performance indicators
Portfolio level view of assets by location, status (severity of active events) and system size
Operational level summary of each plant available as daily, weekly, monthly and yearly summaries
Manage asset details, report generation, event log analysis and plant sharing capabilities at individual plant level

EVENT MANAGEMENT
Overview
Profile Management
Plant Share

View event data by type and source

Monitor and manage critical event data such as


severity, plant, asset, type, duration, start, end, notify,
acknowledge and notes

System default profile only

Unlimited profile generation and associate events and


corresponding basic/advanced severity levels

Publish plant view on a web-based portal for external user access

REPORTING
Standard Reporting

Not applicable

View and export standard operational reports


across the plant portfolio

Custom Reporting

Not applicable

Create, view and export custom operational


reports across the plant portfolio

Agency Reporting (US only)


ANALYTICS

Log of agency reports submitted by plant, by agency, by calendar period

Overview

Not applicable

Language

Perform advanced data analysis and visualization


of performance across plants
Italian / English / Spanish/ German / French

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AURORA UNIVERSAL
RESIDENTIAL

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

NEW

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The Aurora Universal Residential is a high-performance, customer data management


system for home PV system operations. Aurora Universal provides all the components and
functions necessary to monitor energy production including interoperability with
multi-vendor inverters and meters. Aurora Universal Residential is sold in packs of 25 units.
Operating in conjunction with Power-One residential inverters and Aurora Vision software
solution, Aurora Universal Residential provides a cost effective plug-and-play solution in
an indoor rated enclosure. The residential solution allows home owners to track energy
production, environmental benefits, and performance degradation to enable timely cleaning
or maintenance.
The Aurora Universal Residential model includes standard:

VISION

Data management system with serial and Ethernet ports to provide data logging for inverters,
meters, and other sensors
12 VDC, 1A power supply
IP20 enclosure (indoor-rated enclosure)

Features
Quick installation and fast provisioning
Collects data and uploads information over the Internet in near real-time to the Aurora Vision

platform. Users log in to their Aurora Vision account at http://www.auroravision.net to access their
PV plant monitoring and management dashboard.

Reliable, secure transmission of operational data to Aurora Vision. Time-stamps and CRC checksums
are used to secure data log files and prevent tampering.

Remote configuration capabilities facilitate upgrades over the Internet.

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF AURORA UNIVERSAL RESIDENTIAL

POWER SUPPLY

AC 100V to
240V

RS-232
Port

RS-485
Port

Supply Bus
12V 1A

RS232_2 (Modem)

RS232_1

RS485_2

WAN_0

Ethernet
Port

INTERNET

LAN_1

Ethernet
Port

LAN

CPU
*Static IP Address
for local LAN

RS-485
Port

RS485_1

USB

USB
Port

Block Diagram

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RS-232
Port

PARAMETER

AURORA UNIVERSAL RESIDENTIAL


VSN-MGR-RES

Platform
Computing Environment
Interoperability
Performance Management
Monitoring
Regulatory Reporting (US only)

High performance embedded computing platform


Multi-Vendor Interoperablility with popular renewable energy vendors and product models *
Compatible with Aurora Vision and Aurora Prime software-as-a-Service solutions for real time performance
management and reporting
Power/Energy generation and demand, Inverter Direct, Environmental Sensors. Monitoring and hosting services sold seperately
CSI EPBB, CSI PBI, WREGIS, NEPOOL GIS, MTCPTS, AND PJM GATS **

Communication Interfaces
Serial Port Interface

(2) RS-485 + (2) RS-232

RS-485 Port Configuration

Non-isolated Modbus or vendor specific protocol support *

RS-232 Port Configuration

Modbus or vendor specific protocol support *

Maximum Devices per Serial Port

Minimum 15 devices, depending on poll rate and configuration

Fieldbus Cable

RS-485 Shielded twisted pair. Recommend Belden # 1120A cable

Ethernet Port 0

Firewall protected Ethernet WAN port for internet connection

Ethernet Port 1

Local LAN with static IP address

Ethernet Connections

RJ-45 Ethernet 10/100 base-T (LAN/WAN)

Communication Protocol
Plant Fieldbus Protocols
LAN/WAN Protocols

Power-One, Modbus RTU, SunSpec and vendor specific protocols *


Modbus/TCP, HTTP, DHCP, SSL, SSH, FTP, XML, and vendor specific protocols *

Data Logging Specifications


Data Sampling Rate
Logging
Local Storage
Upgradeability

High frequency data sampling - 1 minute average


Real time power values at 15-minute intervals. Other intervals available.
Log data for 30 days based on 15-minute intervals. (Days logged reduced by intervals shorter than 15-minute)
Field upgradable over the Internet or locally via USB memory stick

Power Supply
DC Power Supply Input
DC Power Supply Output

100 - 240 VAC


12VDC, 1A

Environmental Protection Rating


Ambient Temperature Range
Environmental Protection Rating

0oC to 40oC
IP20

Compliance
Humidity

0 to 90% non condensing

Emission

FCC Part 15 Class B, CISPR 22, EN 55022 Conducted and Radiated Emmission

Immunity

EN55024

Physical Parameters (per unit)


Dimensions
Weight

5.5 x 5.25 x 1 (.14m .13m x .03m)


2 lbs (0.91 kg)

* see Power-Ones web site for supported devices


** see Power-Ones web site for other supported programs

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AURORA UNIVERSAL
COMMERCIAL

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

NEW

134

AURORA VISION

The Aurora Universal - Commercial is a high-performance, customer premise data acquisition,


revenue grade metering, and communication system for a wide range of commercial PV plant
applications. Ease of installation, along with options for collection and communication of operational
data, offer customers a flexible platform to fit the monitring needs of a wide variety of commercial PV
plant designs.
The Commercial configuration provides all components necessary to monitor energy production
including interoperability with multi-vendor balance-of-system equipment such as inverters, string
combiners, meters, environmental systems. Used in conjunction with Power-Ones String Inverters,
Aurora Environmental, and Aurora Vision web-based management solutions, Aurora Universal helps
simplify operational management and aids in maximizing energy harvest of commercial PV plants.

Available options include:


3 port RS-485 star repeater
GSM class 12 GPRS cell modem or router
5 port RJ-45 10/100 Base-T Ethernet switch

VISION

Aurora Universal Commercial models include:


Data management system with serial and Ethernet ports to provide data logging for inverters, meters,
and other sensors
Revenue grade meter
RS-485 repeater with galvanic isolation
24 VDC, 4A power supply
NEMA 4 / 4x enclosure

Features
Fully integrated and tested monitoring kit which

minimizes errors and ensures timely project execution.

Integrated revenue grade energy meter approved


by the California Energy Commission as eligible for
performance based incentives as well as other RECaggregators. This bi-directional meter can be used as
generation, net or demand meter.

Collects data and uploads information over the Inter-

net in near real-time to the Aurora Vision platform.


Users log in to their Aurora Vision account at http://
www.auroravision.net to access information and
manage their system from a web browser. The server
provides not only real-time and historical data, but
also alarming, reports, rates analysis, logbooks, and
more.

Aurora Universal Commercial configuration offers a

reliable solution for collection and secure transmission


of operational data to Aurora Vision. Time-stamps and
CRC checksums are used to secure data log files and
prevent tampering.

Modular platform allows the flexibility to grow with the


users evolving needs and facilitates integration with
other systems.

Aurora Universal collects data and uploads this infor-

mation near real-time to the Aurora Vision platform


over the Internet. Users log in to their Aurora Vision
account at http://www.auroravision.net to access their
PV plant monitoring and management dashboard.

Remote configuration capabilities minimize truck rolls.


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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF AURORA UNIVERSAL COMMERCIAL

POWER SUPPLY

AC 120V,
230V - 480V

Supply Bus
24V 4A

Meter
CTs
Voltage

RS232

1 6 9 2 6

Modem

Optional

WAN_0
Repeater
RS485_2

CPU

Ethernet
Switch

1 Port
RS-485

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RS485_1

INTERNET

4 Ethernet

INTERNET

1 Ethernet

LAN

Optional
LAN_1

Optional 3 Port

Cell
Antenna

Optional

RS485

3 Port
RS-485

Cell

*Static IP Address for local LAN

PARAMETER

AURORA UNIVERSAL COMMERCIAL


VSN-MGR-M1-1E-1E-1P

VSN-MGR-M1-1E-GPRS-1P VSN-MGR-M1-5E-GPRS-1P VSN-MGR-M1-1E-GPRS-3P

VSN-MGR-M1-5E-1E-3P

VSN-MGR-M1-1E-1E-3P

Platform
Computing Environment

High performance embedded computing platform

Interoperability

Multi-Vendor Interoperablility with popular renewable energy vendors and product models *
Compatible with Aurora Vision and Aurora Prime software-as-a-Service solutions for real time performance
management and reporting

Performance Management
Monitoring

Power/Energy generation and demand, Inverter Direct, Environmental Sensors. Monitoring and hosting services sold seperately

Regulatory Reporting (US only)

CSI EPBB, CSI PBI, WREGIS, NEPOOL GIS, MTCPTS, AND PJM GATS **

Communication Interfaces
Serial Port Interface

(2) RS-485 + (1) RS-232

RS-485 Port 1 Configuration

1 port optically isolated Modbus repeater

RS-485 Port 2 Configuration

3 port optically isolated Modbus repeater

Non-isolated Modbus or vendor specific protocol support *

RS-232 Port Configuration

Modbus or vendor specific protocol support *

Maximum Devices per Serial Port

Minimum 15 devices, depending on poll rate and configuration

Fieldbus Cable

RS-485 shielded twisted Pair. Recommend Belden # 1120A cable

Internet Connection

Firewall protected Ethernet WAN port. Cell or dial-up modem based WAN is optional.

Ethernet Connections

RJ-45 Ethernet 10/100 base-T (LAN/WAN)

LAN Interface

1 Port

1 Port

4 Port

1 Port

4 Port

1 Port

WAN Interface

1 Port

Cell Modem

Cell Router

Cell Modem

1 Port

1 Port

Communication Protocols
Plant Fieldbus Protocols

Power-One, Modbus RTU, Sunspec and vendor specific protocols *

LAN/WAN Protocols

Modbus/TCP, HTTP, DHCP, SSL, SSH, FTP, XML, and vendor specific protocols *

Data Logging Specifications


Data Sampling Rate

High frequency data sampling - 1 minute average

Logging

Real time power values at 15-minute intervals. Other intervals available.

Local Storage

Log data for 30 days based on 15-minute intervals. (Days logged reduced by intervals shorter than 15-minute)

Upgradeability

Field upgradable over the Internet or locally via USB memory stick

Revenue Grade Energy Metering


Meter Input Range

0 to 0.333 Voltage CTs.

Current Scaling Input

5A to 32,000A

Voltage Input

UL:90VL-L to 600V L-L;CE90VL-N to 300VL-L

Accuracy

IEC 62053-22 (0.5% Accuracy). ANSI C12.20 (0.5% Accuracy)

Fieldbus

Modbus RTU RS-485 (sunspec)

CT Integration

Wide Range of CTs must be ordered seperately. See user guide for full specifications.

Power Supply
DC Power Supply Input

120 VAC or 230 - 480 VAC

DC Power Supply Output

24VDC, 4A

Environmental Protection Rating


Ambient Temperature Range

0oC to 50oC

Environmental Protection Rating

NEMA 4 / 4X

Compliance
Safety

UL 508A, UL/CSA/EN/IEC 61010-1

Marking

cCSAus / CE

Humidity

0 to 100% condensing

Emission

FCC Part 15 Class A, CISPR 22, EN 55022 Conducted and Radiated Emmission

Immunity
Telecom

EN 61000, EN55024
N/A

FCC Part 68

N/A

N/A

Physical Parameters
Dimensions
Enclosure Options
Weight

16 x 20 x 6 (.41m .51m x .15m)


Powder Coated Steel (PS) or Stainless Steel (SS)
40 lbs (18.2 kg)

* see Power-Ones web site for supported devices


** see Power-Ones web site for other supported programs

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AURORA UNIVERSAL
INDUSTRIAL

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

NEW

138

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The Aurora Universal - Industrial is a high-performance, customer premise data acquisition, revenue grade
metering, and communication system for a wide range of commercial PV plant applications.
The Industrial configuration offers several customizable integration options using cost-effective modular
blocks for implementing a PV plant monitoring system to support large and geographically distributed
industrial or utility scale PV plant designs. The Industrial configuration provides all components necessary
to monitor energy production including interoperability with multi-vendor balance-of-system equipment
such as string combiners, meters, environmental systems. Used in conjunction with Power-Ones Inverters,
Aurora Environmental, and Aurora Vision web-based management solutions, Aurora Universal helps simplify
operational management and aids in maximizing energy harvest of industrial and utility-scale PV plants.
Aurora Universal Industrial models include standard:

Data management system with serial and Ethernet ports to provide data logging for inverters, meters, and
other sensors
RS-485 repeater with galvanic isolation
24 VDC, 4A power supply
NEMA 4 / 4x enclosure

VISION

Available options include:


3 port RS-485 star repeater
GSM class 12 GPRS cell modem or router
8 port RJ-45 10/100 Base-T Ethernet switch
4 port RJ-45 10/100 Base-T & 2 port 10/100 BaseFX fiber Ethernet switch

Features

Flexible configuration to fit the needs of utility-scale


plants
Wide range of networking options that support
Fiber and Copper Ethernet for building distributed
industrial and PV plant monitoring networks spread
over large geographical areas.
Collects data and uploads information over the
Internet in near real-time to the Aurora Vision
platform. Users log in to their Aurora Vision
account at http://www.auroravision.net to access
information and manage their system from a web
browser. The server provides not only real-time
and historical data, but also alarming, reports, rates
analysis, logbooks, and more.

Aurora Universal Industrial configuration offers a


reliable solution for collection and secure transmission
of operational data to Aurora Vision. Time-stamps and
CRC checksums are used to secure data log files and
prevent tampering.
Modular platform allows the flexibility to grow with
the users evolving needs and facilitates integration
with other systems.
Remote configuration capabilities minimize truck rolls.

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139

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF AURORA UNIVERSAL INDUSTRIAL

POWER SUPPLY

AC 120V,
230V - 480V

Supply Bus
24V 4A

RS232

Cell
Modem

Cell
Antenna

INTERNET

Optional
WAN_0
Repeater
RS485_2

3 Port
RS-485

CPU

Ethernet
Switch

1 Port
RS-485

Block Diagram

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RS485_1

INTERNET

Optional
2 Fiber
LAN_1

Optional 3 Port

3 Copper
Ethernet

*Static IP Address for local LAN

1 Ethernet

LAN

PARAMETER

AURORA UNIVERSAL INDUSTRIAL


VSN-MGR-M0-1E-1E-1P

VSN-MGR-M0-1E-GPRS-1P VSN-MGR-M0-5E-GPRS-1P VSN-MGR-M0-1E-GPRS-3P

VSN-MGR-M0-5E-1E-3P

VSN-MGR-M0-4E2F-1E-2X3P

Platform
Computing Environment

High performance embedded computing platform

Interoperability
Performance Management
Monitoring

Multi-Vendor Interoperablility with popular renewable energy vendors and product models *
Compatible with Aurora Vision and Aurora Prime software-as-a-Service solutions for real time performance management and reporting
Power/Energy generation and demand, Inverter Direct, Environmental Sensors. Monitoring and hosting services sold seperately

Regulatory Reporting (US only)

CSI EPBB, CSI PBI, WREGIS, NEPOOL GIS, MTCPTS, AND PJM GATS **

Communication Interfaces
Serial Port Interface

(2) RS-485 + (1) RS-232

RS-485 Port 1 Configuration

1 port optically isolated Modbus repeater

RS-485 Port 2 Configuration

3 port optically isolated Modbus repeater


2nd 3 port isolated
repeater

Non-isolated Modbus or vendor specific protocol support *

RS-232 Port Configuration

Modbus or vendor specific protocol support *

Maximum Devices per SerialPport

Minimum 15 devices, depending on poll rate and configuration

Fieldbus Cable

RS-485 Shielded twisted pair. Recommend Belden # 1120A cable

Internet Connection

Firewall protected Ethernet WAN port. Cell or dial-up modem based WAN is optional.

Ethernet Connections

RJ-45 Ethernet 10/100 base-T (LAN/WAN)

Fiber Connections

None

(2) 100BaseFX ST ports

LAN Interface

1 Port

1 Port

4 Port

1 Port

4 Port

3 Port Ethernet, 2 Port


Fiber

WAN Interface

1 Port

Cell Modem

Cell Router

Cell Modem

1 Port

1 Port

Communication Protocols
Plant Fieldbus Protocols

Power-One, Modbus RTU, SunSpec and vendor specific protocols *

LAN/WAN Protocols

Modbus/TCP, HTTP, DHCP, SSL, SSH, FTP, XML, and vendor specific protocols *

Data Logging Specifications


Data Sampling Rate

High frequency data sampling - 1 minute average

Logging

Real time power values at 15-minute intervals. Other intervals available.

Local Storage

Log data for 30 days based on 15-minute intervals. (Days logged reduced by intervals shorter than 15-minute)

Upgradeability

Field upgradable over the Internet or locally via USB memory stick

Power Supply
DC Power Supply Input

120 VAC or 230 - 480 VAC

DC Power Supply Output

24VDC, 4A

Environmental Protection Rating


Ambient Temperature Range

0oC to 50oC

Environmental Protection Rating

NEMA 4 / 4X

Compliance
Safety

UL 508A, UL/CSA/EN/IEC 61010-1

Marking

cCSAus / CE

Humidity

0 to 100% Condensing

Emission

FCC Part 15 Class A, CISPR 22, EN 55022 Conducted and Radiated Emmission

Immunity

EN 61000, EN55024

Telecom

N/A

FCC Part 68

N/A

N/A

Physical Parameters
Dimensions
Enclosure Options
Weight

16 x 20 x 6 (.41m .51m x .15m)


Powder Coated Steel (PS) or Stainless Steel (SS)
40 lbs (18.2 kg)

* see Power-Ones web site for supported devices


** see Power-Ones web site for other supported programs

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AURORA SMART COMBINER

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

VSN-CMB-SM-12-1F

NEW

VSN-CMB-SM-8-1F
VSN-CMB-SM-16-1F

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Aurora Smart Combiner models include standard:


Current monitoring
Modbus / RS-485 communication interface
Touch safe fuse holders
NEMA 4 / 4x enclosure
NEC compliant and CSA listed to UL1741 & IEC 61439

Available options include:


Manual output disconnect with lock out tag out
Surge protection for type 2 application
8, 12, or 16 string inputs
Touch safe fuse holders for both positive and negative
Painted steel, stainless steel, or polymeric enclosures

VISION

The Aurora Smart Combiner enables DC current monitoring at the string level to help localize problems
and minimize down time. Used in conjunction with Aurora Vision, the Aurora Smart Combiner provides
a cost effective solution where alarms ensure notice of failure and allows prompt action. Current
monitoring is integrated into the Aurora Smart Combiner, which eliminates installation of separate
current transducers for each monitoring point. Also, open standard communication interface allows
use with any third party logger and gateway.

Features
Industry best power consumption by current sensing electronics allows for fewer or smaller power
supplies and less wiring for large multi-megawatt installations.

Lowers PV plant maintenance cost through the ability to remotely monitor the solar system over the
web by minimizing the number of unnecessary site visits.

Designed to facilitate quick installation.


Monitoring requires minimal extra installation and configuration.
No shunts or current transducers needed.
Complete web-enabled renewable energy management solution through integration with Aurora
Universal and Aurora Vision web-based platform for plant management, regulatory reporting, and
green marketing.

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF SMART COMBINER FOR GROUNDED ARRAYS

S1(+)

-S Version
DC BREAKER

S2 (+)

INPUT STRING CONNECTORS

S16 (+)

PV FIELD

CURRENT SENSE

OPTIONAL
SURGE
PROTECTION
ON DC POWER
LINE

S1(-)

S2 (-)

S16 (-)

Block Diagram

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ANALOG
INPUT
MODULE

+ RS-485

- RS-485

PARAMETER

AURORA SMART COMBINER FOR GROUNDED ARRAYS


VSN-CMB-SM-8-1F-xx-xx

VSN-CMB-SM-12-1F-xx-xx

VSN-CMB-SM-16-1F-xx-xx

Electrical Specifications
Input Strings
Max DC Voltage UL/IEC

12

16

600V/1000V

600V/NA

600V/1000V

Maximum Input Fuse Rating


Recommended Fuse

20A (fuses not included)


Midget DCT Class

ATMR Class C trap

Max String Isc


Maximum Output Current
(with out Disconnect)

Midget DCT Class

12.8A
102A

154A

205A

Communication
Protocol

RS-485 2 wire, modbus RTU

Terminal Block

#22 - #18 AWG

Recommended Cable

Belden #1120A or equivalent

Power Supply
DC Power Supply Input

10-30 VDC, 6W

Terminal Block

Accepts AWG #22 - #12

Terminals & Sizing


Non-Fused String Input

#20 - #6 AWG

Fused String Input

#14 - #6 AWG

Small Combined Output

#14 - 2/0 AWG

Large Combined Output

N/A

Number of Small Ground

#6 AWG - 350MCM
12

Small Ground
Number of Large Ground

16

#14 - #6 AWG
1

Large Ground

#14 - 1/0 AWG

Environmental Protection Rating


Ambient Temperature Range

-20oC to 50oC

Environmental Rating

NEMA 4 /4X

Compliance
Safety
Marking

UL1741/IEC 61439-2

UL1741

UL1741/IEC 61439-2

cCSAus / CE

cCSAus

cCSAus / CE

Humidity

0 to 100% Condensing

Physical Parameters
Dimensions (HxWxD)

16 x 14 x 6 (.41m .36m x .15m)

Enclosure Options
Weight

20 x 16 x 6 (.51m .41m x .15m)

24 x 16 x 9 (.61m .41m x .23m)

Powder Coated Steel (PS), Stainless Steel (SS), Polymeric (PL)


20 lbs (9.1 kg) (steel)

28 lbs (12.7 kg) (steel)

34.5 lbs (15.7 kg) (steel)

Surge Protection option


Device Type

N/A

Type 4

Application Type

N/A

Type 2

Replaceable Cartridge

N/A

Yes

Disconnect Option
Max Output Current

N/A

Postive Output Connection

N/A

Enclosure Dimensions Steel (HxWxD)

N/A

30 x 24 x 8 (.76m .61m x .20m)

30 x 24 x 8 (.76m .61m x .20m)

Weight

N/A

78 lbs (35.5 kg)

80 lbs (36.4 kg)

154A

200A
3/8 stud crimp ring terminal

AURORA VISION

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF SMART COMBINER FOR TRANSFORMERLESS ARRAYS

S1(+)

-S Version
DC BREAKER

S2 (+)

INPUT STRING CONNECTORS

S16 (+)

PV FIELD

CURRENT SENSE

OPTIONAL
SURGE
PROTECTION
ON DC POWER
LINE

S1(-)

S2 (-)

S16 (-)

Block Diagram

146

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ANALOG
INPUT
MODULE

+ RS-485

- RS-485

PARAMETER

AURORA SMART COMBINER FOR TRANSFORMERLESS ARRAYS


VSN-CMB-SM-8-2F-xx-xx

VSN-CMB-SM-16-2F-xx-xx

Electrical Specifications
Input Strings
Max DC Voltage UL/IEC

16

600V/1000V

600V/1000V

Maximum Input Fuse Rating

20A (fuses not included)

Recommended Fuse

Midget DCT Class

Max String Isc


Maximum Output Current (with out Disconnect)

12.8A
102A

205A

Communication
Protocol

RS-485 2 wire, modbus RTU

Terminal Block

#22 - #18 AWG

Recommended Cable

Belden #1120A or equivalent

Power Supply
DC Power Supply Input

10-30 VDC, 6W

Terminal Block

Accepts AWG #22 - #12

Terminals & Sizing


Fused String Input

#14 - #6 AWG

Small Combined Output

#14 - 2/0 AWG

Large Combined Output

N/A

Number of Small Ground

N/A
16

Small Ground
Number of Large Ground

#14 - #6 AWG
1

Large Ground

#14 - 1/0 AWG

Environmental Protection Rating


Ambient Temperature Range

-20C to 50C

Environmental Rating

NEMA 4 /4X

Compliance
Safety

UL1741/IEC 61439-2

Marking

cCSAus / CE

Humidity

0 to 100% Condending

Physical Parameters
Dimensions (HxWxD)
Enclosure Options

Please see web for update


Powder Coated Steel (PS), Stainless Steel (SS), Polymeric (PL)

Weight

Please see web for update

Surge Protection option


Device Type

Type 4

Application Type

Type 2

Replaceable Cartridge

Yes

Disconnect Versions
Part Number
Max Output Current
Output Connections

Check web for availability

VSN-CMB-SM-16-2F-S-xx

100A

200A
3/8 stud crimp ring terminal

Enclosure Dimensions Steel (HxWxD)

Please see web for update

Weight

Please see web for update

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AURORA ENVIRONMENTAL
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

NEW

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Aurora Environmental model includes these standard features:


Sensors for measuring
Ambient temperature
Solar irradiance and plane-of-array irradiance
Back-of-module temperature
Modbus RS 485 communication interface
SunSpec Ver1.1 compliant

Additional sensor options include:


Wind speed and direction
Barometric Pressure
Humidity and Rainfall
Snow Depth

VISION

Continuous measurement of key performance indicators such as ambient temperature, solar irradiance,
plane-of-array irradiance, back-of-module temperature, wind speed and direction are fundamental
to delivering accurate solar performance management. Performance modeling, fault detection, and
maintenance scheduling are a few of the applications enabled by the critical information provided
by environmental monitoring systems. Aurora Environmental records and transfers the data to an
information repository where it can then be utilized by the Aurora Vision plant monitoring solution.

Features
Comprehensive Environmental Data Acquisition Appliance
Comprehensive environmental sensor set which supports measurement of ambient temperature,
solar irradiance, plane-of-array irradiance, back-of-module temperature; wind speed and direction that
enables plant management across a broad range of plant sizes.
Integrated with Aurora Universal and Aurora Vision
Aurora Environmental is fully compatible and integrated with Aurora Universal data acquisition device
as well as the Aurora Vision plant monitoring solution. This reduces the installation, support, &
maintenance costs as well as improves robustness & manageability of the solution.

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF AURORA ENVIRONMENTAL

12 - 24 Vdc

SENSOR

BASIC MODEL:
Ambient temperature
Solar irradiance
Panel temperature
COMMERCIAL MODEL:
BASIC plus:
Plane of Array irradiance
Wind speed
Wind direction

Block Diagram

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AURORA VISION

INTERNAL POWER
SUPPLY

RS-485 MODBUS

BASIC MODEL
-LAN-

POINT-TO-POINT
WIRELESS MODBUS

COMMERCIAL
MODEL -LAN-

ANALOG
INPUT
MODULE

PARAMETER

AuRoRA
enViRonMentAl
BASIC

AuRoRA
AuRoRA
enViRonMentAl COM- enViRonMentAl
FLEX
MERCIAL

Features
Data Collection & Transfer

Integrated with Aurora Universal plant computing platform

Plant Monitoring Solution

Integrated with Aurora Vision plant management Softwareas-a-Service solution for


realtime performance monitoring and reporting

Sensors
Ambient Temperature

Range 66F to +166F / -55C to +75C Range 66F to +166F / -55C to +75C
Accuracy 0.5F / 0.5C
Accuracy 0.5F / 0.5C

Multiple
options1

1 sensor
-22F to +194F / -30C to +90C
Accuracy: +/-1.0F / 0.5C

1 sensor
-22F to +194F / -30C to +90C
Accuracy: +/-1.0F / 0.5C

Multiple
options1

1 Apogee sensor

2 Apogee sensor

Multiple options1

Vane

N/A

Vane Range 360 degrees


Threshold 1.5 MPH

Multiple options1

Wind Speed

N/A

Range 0 to 150 MPH


Threshold 1.5 MPH

Multiple options1

Humidity

N/A

N/A

Multiple options1

Barometric Pressure

N/A

N/A

Multiple options1

Rainfall

N/A

N/A

Multiple options1

Snow Depth

N/A

N/A

Multiple options1

RS485/422 with Modbus

RS485/422 with Modbus

Multiple options1

SunSpec Compliant

Yes

Yes

Yes

Modbus Compliant

Yes

Yes

Yes

12-24 vDC at 50 mA

12-24 vDC at 50 mA

Multiple options1

40C to +60C

40C to +60C

40C to +60C

0-90% humidity
(non condensing)

0-90% humidity
(non condensing)

0-90% humidity
(non condensing)

Dimension

10 x 8 x 8

Multiple options1

Mounting

Pole or Tripod

Pole or Tripod

Multiple options1

PV Panel Temperature
Solar Radiation

Communications
Serial Port
Standard & Protocols

Power Supply
DC Power Supply
Environmental Parameters
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Mechanical

1. Please consult your account manager for configurations options for available Flex configurations

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AURORA NETWORK
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

NEW

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Aurora Network models include:


24 VDC, 4A power supply
NEMA 4 / 4x enclosure

Available options include:


3 port RS 485 Modbus star repeater
GSM class 12 GPRS cell router
8 port RJ-45 10/100 Base-T Ethernet switch
4 port RJ-45 10/100 Base-T & 2 port 10/100 BaseFX fiber Ethernet switch

VISION

The Aurora Network provides accessories and network building blocks required to design a monitoring
system for geographically distributed PV plants spread over large distances. Options including Ethernet
switches, cell router, and RS-485 repeaters extend the size or geographical range of the monitoring
network beyond the capability of Aurora Universal Commercial or Aurora Universal Industrial. These
options also allow more flexibility in the designing the monitoring network to the wide variety of
commercial PV plant designs.

Features
A 24 VDC 4A power supply provides power to balance of system components such as weather stations,
combiner boxes or other network equipment. The power supply can take either a 120 VAC or a 230
VAC 480 VAC input.

An optional GSM GPRS cell router acts as an internet gateway for applications where a wired internet
connection is not feasible. It comes with firewall and security features along with network protocols
UDP/TCP and DHCP to create a secure wireless WAN network.

Unmanaged Ethernet switch options allow easy integration of the monitoring network to data loggers
and internet gateways. Both copper and fiber options customize the Ethernet network for different
network topologies and geographical distance needs.

A NEMA 4 or 4 X enclosures allows placement of several network components in the same enclosure in
the most convenient outdoor locations in your PV plant.

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF AURORA NETWORK

POWER SUPPLY

AC 120V,
230V - 480V

Supply Bus
24V 4A

Cell
Router

Cell
Antenna

INTERNET

Optional
Repeater
RS485

3 Port
RS-485

Optional 3 Port

Block Diagram

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Ethernet
Switch

3 Ethernet

Optional
2 Fiber

LAN

PARAMETER

AURORA NETWORK
VSN-NET-0-0-0-5A

VSN-NET-0-0-1P-5A

VSN-NET-4E2F-0-3P-5A

VSN-NET-8E-GPRS-0-5A

Product Components
Power Supply

24V, 4A

24V, 4A

24V, 4A

24V, 4A

Ethernet Cat-5 Ports

N/A

N/A

8 (7) 1 used for cell router

Ethernet Fiber Ports

N/A

N/A

N/A

Repeater Ports

N/A

N/A

Cell Modem

N/A

N/A

N/A

GPRS

Power Supply
DC Power Supply Input

120 VAC or 230 - 480 VAC

DC Power Supply Output

24VDC, 4A

Repeater
Maximum Devices per Repeater port

N/A

Opitical Issolation

N/A

Fieldbus Cable

N/A

RS-485 shielded twisted pair.


Recommend Belden #1120A cable

N/A

Transfer Distance Max

N/A

1,200 m at 9.6 kbps; 400 m at 115.2 kbps

N/A

Minimum 31 devices, limited by device loads


2-way, 3000VDC

N/A

3-way, 3000VDC

N/A

Ethernet Switch
CAT-5 Connections

N/A

N/A

Fiber Connections

N/A

N/A

Managed

N/A

N/A

Unmanaged

Copper Max Distance

N/A

N/A

100 meters

Fiber Max Distance

N/A

N/A

2km

N/A

Network

N/A

N/A

N/A

GSM Class 12 GPRS /


Class 10 Edge

Internet Connection

N/A

N/A

N/A

Firewall protected Ethernet


WAN

Network Protocol

N/A

N/A

N/A

UDP/TCP, DHCP

Antenna Connection

N/A

N/A

N/A

50W SMA (f)

RJ-45 Ethernet 10/100 base-T ports


10/100 BaseFX ST ports

N/A

Cell Router

Environmental Protection Rating


Ambient Temperature Range

0oC to 50oC

Environmental Protection Rating

NEMA 4 /4X

Compliance
Safety

UL 508A, UL/CSA/EN/IEC 61010-1

Marking

cCSAus / CE

Humidity

0 to 100% Condensing

Emission

FCC Class A, CISPR 22, EN 55022 Conducted and Radiated Emmission

Immunity

EN 61000, EN55024

Telecom

FCC Part 68

Physical Parameters
Dimensions
Enclosure Options
Weight

16 x 20 x 6 (.41m .51m x .15m)


Powder Coated Steel (PS) or Stainless Steel (SS)
37 lbs (16.8 kg)

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PVI-STRINGCOMB
PVI-STRINGCOMB-US
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
CENTRALIZED MODELS
PVI-STRINGCOMB
PVI-STRINGCOMB-US

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The Aurora PVI-STRINGCOMB string combiner box is an ideal complement to the Aurora
commercial and utility grade inverter that ensures the same monitoring accuracy of the PV
generator typically achieved with string inverters.
Up to 10 channels of individual or paired string currents can be accurately monitored via hall
effect sensors, and any issue detected promptly signaled to the managing inverter and the
system supervisor to allow prompt detection of the faulty strings.

VISION

All string combiner boxes include surge protection with removable elements as well as fuse
protection for each couple of string channels. It is available with a fully-integrated DC switch
(optional on -S version), fuse and remote controlled DC disconnect function.

Features
Up to 20 strings directly connectable
Cartridge fuse on each input for over current protection
10 Hall-effect current sensors for fast and precise monitoring and fault diagnostic
Integrated DC disconnection switch (-US and -S version)
Rugged watertight powder-coated aluminum enclosure
RS485 serial bus for communication with the central inverter
4 analog inputs for ambient sensors: temperature, irradiance, wind speed, anti-theft
Available fuse size: 10A, 12A, 16A, 20A
Internal auxiliary power supply and additional output for external auxiliary (-S Version)
Overvoltage protection on DC power line and signals via replaceable varistors (-S Version)

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF STRINGCOMB

-S VERSION

S1(+)
S2 (+)
TOTAL
PV VOLTAGE
MONITOR

S3(+)
S4 (+)

S19 (+)

DC
BREAKER

SURGE VOLTAGE
PROTECTION ON
DC POWER LINE
INPUT STRING CONNECTORS

S20 (+)
FUSE STATUS

CURRENT SENSE
V

S1(+)
S2 (+)

S1(-)
S2 (-)
S3(-)

S4 (-)

S19 (-)
S20 (-)
AMBIENT
IRRADIANCE TEMPERATURE

WIND

REFERENCE
TEMPERATURE

FUSE STATUS

CURRENT SENSE

+ RS485
SENSORS

EXTERNAL
SERVICES

CONTROL UNIT

SURGE VOLTAGE
PROTECTION
RS485 LINE

- RS485
ANTI-THEFT
ALARM

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PARAMETER
Input Side
DC Input String Voltage Range
Absolute Maximum DC Input String Voltage
Maximum DC Current for Each Measurement Channel
Measument Channels
Strings for Each Measurement Channel
Maximum Number of Input Strings
Number of Input String for Each Fuse
String Cable Cross Section
Output Side
Maximum Output Current
Output Cable Connection
Ground Connection Cable
Output DC Switch Rating
Communication
User Interface
Features
Anti-theft Alarm (opt.)
Anemoter Sensor Monitoring (opt.)
Temperature Sensor Monitoring (opt.)
Reference PV Cell Monitoring (opt.)
Data Monitoring
String Currents
String Fuse Status
Ambient Parameters
Overvoltage status
Environmetal Parameters
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Enclosure
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Warranty
Safety
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Available Products Variants
10 A x 20 input strings or 20 A x 10 input strings
10 A x 20 input strings or 20 A x 10 input strings
with DC switch

AURORA STRINGCOMB

AURORA STRINGCOMB-S

250 850 V
1000 V
20.0 A
10
2
20
2
6 mm2 max.

250 850 V
1000 V
20.0 A
10
2
20
2
6 mm2 max.

160.0 A
1 x M10 (200 mm2 max.)
1 x M8 (350 mm2 max.)
Not available

125.0 A
1 x M10 (200 mm2 max.)
1 x M8 (350 mm2 max.)
125 A / 1,000 V

1 x RS485

1 x RS485

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

-25...+55C / -13...131F
0...100 % condensing
1000m / 3280 ft
IP 65
Natural
Aluminun Powder-Coated
559mm x 757mm x 250mm / 22.0 x 29.8 x 9.8
< 23 kg / 50.7 lb
5year standard 10/15/20 optional

-25...+55C / -13...131F
0...100 % condensing
1000m / 3280 ft
IP 65
Natural
Aluminun Powder-Coated
559mm x 757mm x 250mm / 22.0 x 29.8 x 9.8
< 25 kg / 55.1 lb
5year standard 10/15/20 optional

CE
EN 50178, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-4

CE
EN 50178, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-4

PVI-STRINGCOMB

Not available

Not available

PVI-STRINGCOMB-S

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF STRINGCOMB FOR NORTH AMERICA

S1(+)

TOTAL
PV VOLTAGE
MONITOR

S2 (+)

S19 (+)

DC BREAKER
UNGROUNDED
CONDUCTOR

S20 (+)

INPUT STRING CONNECTORS

FUSE STATUS

PV FIELD

CURRENT SENSE

DC BREAKER STATUS

+ RS485

CONTROL UNIT

SURGE VOLTAGE
PROTECTION
RS485 LINE

- RS485

S1(-)
GROUNDED
CONDUCTOR

S2 (-)

S19 (-)
REFERENCE
AMBIENT
TEMPERATUR TEMPERATURE

WIND

SENSORS

ANTI-THEFT
ALARM

Block Diagram

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S20 (-)

M/S
C
W/SM

EXTERNAL
SERVICES

PARAMETER
Input Side
DC Input String Voltage Range
Absolute Maximum DC Input String Voltage
Maximum DC Current for Each Measurement Channel
Measument Channels
Strings for Each Measurement Channel
Maximum Number of Input Strings
Number of Input String for Each Fuse
String Cable Cross Section
Output Side
Maximum Output Current
Output Cable Connection
Ground Connection Cable
Output DC Switch Rating
Communication
User Interface
Features
Anti-theft Alarm (opt.)
Anemoter Sensor Monitoring (opt.)
Temperature Sensor Monitoring (opt.)
Reference PV Cell Monitoring (opt.)
Data Monitoring
String Currents
String Fuse Status
Ambient Parameters
Overvoltage status
Environmetal Parameters
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Enclosure
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Warranty
Safety
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Available Products Variants
10 A x 20 input strings or 20 A x 10 input strings

AURORA STRINGCOMB-US
250 600 V
600 V
20.0 A
10
2
20
1
AWG 20 6
200 A
2 x 300 kcmil (Each Pole)
2 x 300 kcmil
200 A / 600 V
1 x RS485
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
-25...+55C / -13...131F
0...100 % condensing
1000m / 3280 ft
NEMA 4X
Natural
Aluminun Powder-Coated
800mm x 655mm x 246mm / 31.5 x 25.8 x 9.7
< 30.4 kg / 67 lb
5year standard 10/15/20 optional
cCSAus
UL 1741, CSA-C22.2 No. 107.1-01
PVI-STRINGCOMB-US

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PVI-AEC-EVO
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
PVI-AEC-EVO

Features
The Easy Control data logger links Power-One inverters and balance-of-system components over
the Internet to performance monitoring and management systems such as Aurora Vision.

Connects up to 128 Power-One devices using RS485 communications for low-frequency data
sampling.

Collects performance information such as energy harvest, power, voltage and inverter status.

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PARAMETER

PVI-AEC-EVO

Communication
Inverter Communication (Port 1)
Additional Inverter Communication (Port 2)
Maximum Number of AURORA Devices (1)
PC Communication
Features
Configurable Analog Inputs
Temperature Analog Input

1 x RS485
1 x RS485 Configurable as Interface to Aurora
64xstringinverters or 32x55kW conversion module (central inverter) for Each RS485
Ethernet 10/100Mbps
2 configurable as 0 to 10 Vdc or 4 to 20 mA
1 x PT100 or PT1000 Sensor with Autosetting
4 x Opto Isolated as Status Inputs (for Alarms) or Power Management (PM) Control Signals
2 x Opto Isolated as Status Inputs or Pulse Converter Inputs (from Energy Meter)
3 x Relais Power Contacts 230 V / 3 A
2 x Opto Isolated (27 V, 50 mA) Output Status or Pulse Output

Configurable Digital Inputs


Digital Outputs
Digital Outputs Configurable
Power Supply
AC/DC Power Supply
Maximun Consumption
Battery for Integrated Clock
Environmental Parameters
Ambient Temperature Range
Environmental Protection Rating
Relative Humidity
Mechanical
Dimensions H x W x D
Weight
Mounting System
Available Product Variants
Standard
Accessories (Ordering Code)
Power Supply
Irradiance Sensor 0 - 10V (PVI-AEC-IRR)
Irradiance & Module Temp. Sensor 0 - 10V (PVI-AEC-IRR-T)
PT-100 Self-Adhesive Sensor (PVI-AEC-T100-ADH)
PT-100 Signal Converter, 24 V supply (PVI-AEC-T100-24V)
PT-1000 Sensor in case with Integrated Converter (PVI-AEC-T1000-INTEGR)
Wind Speed Sensor - Anemometer (PVI-AEC-WIND)
SD Card (1GB)
Safety
Marking
Safet and EMC standard

Input: 100...240 VAC, 50/60 Hz - Output: 24 VDC, 0.75 A


18...48 VDC, 1 A
< 7,5 W
Lithium Type Li2032
-20...+55C (-13...131F)
IP20
< 90% Non Condensing
190mm x 90mm x 63mm / 3.54 x 6.30 x 2.48 - 9 Modules
< 0.36 kg / 0.80 lb
35 mm Top Hat DIN Rail (EN50022)
PVI-AEC-EVO
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Yes
CE
PVI-AEC-EVO: EN 60950, EN 55022, EN 55024

(1) AURORA Devices are AURORA String Inverters and Modules for CENTRAL AURORA Inverter. Monitoring of String Comb is done via Strincomb Manager Module configured in Central Inverter; the maximum number of STRING COMB for each Stringcomb Manager is 12.

Block Diagram
18 - 36 Vdc

INTERNAL
POWER SUPPLY

RS232

SUPPLY BUS
+ 5 V / 0.5A
TX
RX
RTN

DISPLAY

KEYBOARD
RS485_1
AURORA
DEVICES

+ T/R
- T/R
RTN

AURORA DEVICES
/ MOD BUS

+ T/R
- T/R
R
RTN

RELAY
OUTPUT
OPTOISOLATED 250V / 3A
RELAY 1

RS485_2
3

RELAY 3

CPU

USB_MINI
USB_TYPE A

OUTPUT STATUS (DO_PWM1)

ETHERNET 10/100

SD / MMC CARD

PT 100 / PT 1000
SENSOR

RELAY 2

OUTPUT STATUS (DO_PWM2)

6
A/D

CONFIGURABLE
ANALOG INPUT

CONFIGURABLE
DIGITAL INPUT

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PVI-DESKTOP
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
PVI-DESKTOP

Features
Power-Ones PVI-Desktop provides the ability to monitor performance of connected
inverters and is ideal for residential and small commercial PV and wind applications.

In

addition to wired connectivity (via RS-485), the PVI-Desktop system can also be
connected to six targets inverters via a wireless RF tranceiver link capable of connectivity
anywhere within 960 feet (free field). The wireless communication requires an optional
radio tranceiver module to be installed in each inverter.

The system can be linked to a personal computer via Bluetooth (-BT version) or USB

connectivity, and will therefore allow performance monitoring at any location with online
access using Aurora Communicator. Energy harvesting data for up to six Aurora inverters
can be monitored simultaneously using the PVI-Desktop.

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PARAMETER
Inverter Communication - Radio
Radio Communication
Maximum Radio Coverage
Wired Communication
Maximum Wired Conenction
PC Communication
Wireless
Wired Communication
Connectivity
Compatibility with Inverters
Maximum Number of AURORA Inverters
Features
Data Displaying Parameters
Data Storage Parameters
Software Upgrade
Language
Power Supply
AC/DC Adapter
USB
Stand Alone
Display
Dimensions
Color
Resolution
Type
Equipment
Stylus Pen
AC Adapter
USB Cable
SD Card (1GB)
Environmental Parameters
Ambient Temperature Range in C (F)
Environmental Protection Rating
Relative Humidity
Mechanical
Dimensions H x W x D
Weight
Mounting Kit (Desk and Wall)
Available Product Variants
Standard
Bluetooth
Safety
Marking
Safety and EMC Standards

PVI-DESKTOP

PVI-DESKTOP-AU

PVI-DESKTOP-US

864 MHz

915...927 MHz
300 m / 960 ft Free Space
RS485 (Half Duplex 19200 bps)
2000 m / 3280 ft

915 MHz

Bluetooth (Optional)
USB 2.0
AURORA PVI String Series(1)
6
All Parameters of AURORA Inverters(1)
Power and Energy (by SD Card)
USB (AURORA COMMUNICATOR) or SD Card
IT / EN / ES / DE / FR
5 V, 1 A, 50/60 Hz
Yes
Rechargeble Li-Ion Battery
3.5
Yes
QVGA 320X240 px
Integrated Touch Screen Resistive
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
0/+ 40C (32/104F)
IP20
< 90% Non Condensing

IP20

NEMA 1

102mm x 125mm x 35mm / 4 x 5 x 2.1


< 0.4 kg / 0.88 lb
Yes
PVI-DESKTOP
PVI-DESKTOP-BT

PVI-DESKTOP-AU
PVI-DESKTOP-BT-AU

PVI-DESKTOP-US
PVI-DESKTOP-BT-US

CE
EN 60950, EN 62311, EN 301 489,
EN 50371, EN 300 220, EN 300 328

C-Tick

FCC

AS/NZS 4268

FCC Cfr 47 part 15

(1) All AURORA String Series equipped with Radio Transmitter (Optional Feature). Further information about compatibility on the AURORA PVI-DESKTOP FAQ Frequently Asked Question

Desktop Highlights

RS485

915MHz

915MHz

RS485

915MHz

915MHz

RS485

AURORA
Desktop

USB 2.0
Personal Computer

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EASY SOFTWARE INTERFACE TOOL FOR WIND TURBINE/INVERTER


INTEGRATION FOR SPECIALISTS

This free software works on Windows XP as well as Windows 7 and represents the basic tool for the optimization of the
power curve that will reside onto the inverter itself.
It will be conveniently used by professionals and OEMs during inverter/turbine characterization, energy production
evaluation as well as stability verifier.
FEATURES

Power Curve Uploading


Adjusting basic function parameters
Error and Warning Logs download
Log data every second for development and optimization phases
Real time values monitoring, (Vin, Iin, Pin, Freq.in, Vout, Iout, Pout, Freq.
out, Status, Temperatures, Energy, Leakage Current, Isolation Resistance)
Total Energy Harvest info reading (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly,
period, lifetime)
Log of the settings changes
Produces text data files that can be converter and elaborated with Excel
Drivers for connection to a PC via Aurora Inverters RS485 or USB ports are available when using Power-One RS485/USB converter.
Dynamically to be improved
4000
3500

effective power curve loaded

3000

Pac, data collection example

Pac out

2500
2000
1500
1000
500

Vdc in

Vdc in

0
500

100

200

300

400

500

Dynamically stable
4000

4000
3500

3500

effective power curve loaded

3000
2500
2000
1500

Pac, data collection example

2500
2000
1500
1000

1000
500

500

Vdc in

0
0

166

effective power curve loaded

3000

Pac, data collection example

Pac out

400

Pac out

00

AURORA INSTALLER

100

AURORA VISION

200

300

Vdc in

0
400

500

100

200

300

400

500

AURORA INSTALLER

Download the free software from Power-One official web site:


http://www.power-one.com/renewable-energy/file-downloads
Latest releases will be published in the same web page.
English language only but intuitive menu will drive user in choices.
It works whenever connected to a powered up inverter.

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AURORA WIND

WIND

WIND

AURORA WIND

169

Power-One Large Wind Converter Solutions


Vision
Following the growing demand of wind power and the market trend of introducing
higher power turbine ratings with high grid management requirements, the Power
Converter Unit is a key component of the turbine. The needs of OEMs to reduce the
installation cost per kWh and the actual trend of developing high specialized components
manufactured to specification brought Power-One to enter this market with our own
model. We offer a wide range of cost effective and flexible solutions for large and small
scale wind turbines with high performances in terms of reliability, efficiency, grid support
capabilities and power output quality.
Multilevel Technology
All Power-One three-phase inverters adopt IGBT-based multi-level topologies. Power-One
Aurora wind converters are based on a Neutral Clamp 3-level topology for both medium
voltage and low voltage applications. Multilevel topologies allow to achieve top performances in terms of conversion efficiency, carrier frequency and generator dV/dt. Reliability
and cost competitiveness is achieved using industry standard rated IGBTs. The AC quality
is compliant with the latest edition of standard for total harmonic current and voltage
distortion limits. Power-One adopts state of the art vector control algorithm in order to
regulate active and reactive power fed to the grid with the production of reactive energy
used to compensate the capacitive and inductive load of the grid.
Flexibility and Modularity
Power-One inverters are designed to work in parallel architecture in order to reach the
maximum wind turbine power output up to 10MW and above. Power-One inverter modules are introducing a new concept of flexibility in this Power Converter environment
industry and can be matched and completed with a passive or active rectification stage
depending by the wind turbine OEMs needs in case of full conversion and/or doubly fed
applications.

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Power-One Converter Solutions for Full Conversion


Large Wind and Hydro turbines working at variable speeds, geared or direct driven, need a full converter solution.
The systems general structure can be modelled with a rectification stage interfacing the generator and an inverter
stage facing the grid.
Power-One is able to provide flexible solutions in terms of technology whether there is a need of an active front
end facing the generator especially in case of direct drive or hybrid turbines or a passive rectification with 6 or 12
pulses operation mode.

G3 ~

G3 ~

Active Front End

Diode Bridge Front End

Inverter

Inverter

Power
Grid

Power
Grid

Converter Features
- Medium Voltage or 690V solutions
- Liquid cooling
- Modular solution
- Electrolytic capacitors free
- Multi-level topology IGBTs based

- IGBT based chopper


- Wide range power factor management
- State of the Art Control Algorithms
- Fiber Optics

Power-One Converter Solutions for Doubly Fed generators


DFiG architecture is still the most popular in the market because of its ability to work efficiently in a range of
variable speed conditions
Power-One is introducing multi-level back to back converters for this application and so able to improve
dramatically the performances in terms of efficiency and consequently energy harvesting.
Power-One converters for DFiG applications offers a much higher power density giving the possibility of installing
the converter in the nacelle.

Power
Grid

Stator

G3 ~
Rotor

Control

Converter Features
- 690V Multi-level topology IGBTs based
- Liquid cooling
- Modular solution
- Electrolytic capacitors free
- IGBT based Active Crowbar
- Power factor management
- State of the Art Control Algorithms
- Fiber Optics

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LSWI-2.5MW
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
LSWI-2.5MW

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AURORA WIND

Following the growing demand for wind power and the market trend to introduce higher
power turbines using In Line Technology, the Power Converter Unit will be a real core
component of the turbine permanent magnet generator system in the following
years. OEMs need to reduce the installation cost per kWh and the trend of developing high
specialized components manufactured to specification brought Power-One to introduce
the new Large Wind 2.5MW inverter module.
Power-Ones inverter module has been developed to meet the highest technology needs
where the turbine interface the grid, having an innovative IGBTs based design that
incorporates Power-Ones Industry Leading Technology for Renewable Energy Inverters.
Key features include liquid cooling and Medium Voltage operation, in addition to an
outstanding 98.7% conversion Efficiency result, are ideal for multi-MW Wind Power
Generators off-shore and on-shore applications.

Features
WIND

Medium voltage of 5500 VDC lowers cabling costs


Liquid cooling
Industry-leading power density and higher reliability
High conversion efficiency (98.7% at full load)
Modular design permits flexibility in sizing multiple inverters
Low output voltage harmonic distortion; allows higher power quality to the utility grid
Power conversion state of the art technology
3-Level NPC topology
IGBT Technology
Vector control algorithm with active and reactive power regulation

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Medium Voltage

With larger turbine unit sizes, medium-voltage converter systems are most
suitable for the corresponding high power.
Power-One inverter module is designed to answer this requirement and
will help OEMs to reduce the size of the turbines and reduce the cost of
the system itself.

Flexibility and Modularity

The Power-One inverter is designed to work in parallel for larger Wind Turbines of 10MW and potentially above.
Power-Ones inverter module is introducing a new concept of flexibility
in this Power Converter environment industry and can be matched and
completed with a passive or active rectification stage depending on the
wind turbine OEMs needs.

LIQUID COOL FOR Offshore AND Onshore Application

The Power-One inverter module is specifically designed to meet the requirements coming from offshore and onshore
applications and is equipped with an original designed Liquid Cooled system.
The extremely-integrated design of the inverters (2mx2m) cabinet works very effectively in a marine environment by
providing protection from water, oil, and gas. One of the most important benefits for a power converter located in a difficult
offshore area is to ensure reliability while allowing for quick and easy maintenance. Power-Ones modularity design concept has
been implemented in order to fulfill this critical task.

Block Diagram
Z9

Converter
Front End

Z5

Z1
C5 C6 C7

C1
D5

Z10

D3

Z6

D1

Z2

PMSG

Z7

Z11

Trasformer
L1+

L2+

L3+

Z3

C2
D6

Voltage
Sensor

174

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Z12

D4

DSP CONTROLLER

Z8

D2

Z4

Voltage
Sensor

High
Voltage
Line

PARAMETER

LSWi-2.5MW

Input
Nominal Input Range

3300...4300 V

Max Transient DC Voltage

4300...5300 V

Output
Continuous rated power @ 50C

2.575 MW

AC Max Current rating

725.0 A

Nominal AC Output Voltage

2400 V

AC Frequency Tolerance

50Hz / 60Hz 3Hz

Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)

> 0.995 (adj. 0.8)

AC Current Harmonics (THD%)

<3% with grid voltage (<2% Full Load)

Conversion Efficiency
Peak Efficiency % (@ P nom)

98.7%

Environmental
Environmental Protection Degree
Operating Temperature Range

IP43
-30C...+50C

General Data
Local Communication
Low Voltage Ride Through

RS485 CANBUS
Compliance with US & EU requirements

Cooling

Liquid Cooled. Required external Water pump and heat exchanger

Weight

3500kg / 7716lb

Dimension (H x W x D)

2100mm x 2522mm x 803mmx / 82.7 x 99.3 x 31.6

Safety
Marking

CE

AURORA WIND

175

MSWI-55.0
MSWI-110.0

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
MSWI-55.0
MSWI-110.0

NEW

176

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These Aurora Medium Scale Wind Inverters are designed for community scale wind system.
These scalable modular inverter system, based on 55kW conversion modules, increases
usable power and improve availability.
As per modular concept, in case of single module failure, the system is able to continue
harvesting energy with a self exclusion of the faulty cluster.
Industry-leading power conversion efficiencies of up to 96.3% optimize energy harvesting
across a wide array of operating conditions. Inverter systems are delivered pre-configured and
pre-tested in rugged enclosures.

WIND

Features
Reduced susceptibility to a single fault. In case of a component failure, a maximum of 55kW will be lost
Reduced acoustic noise due to the high switching frequency
Reverse-polarity protection minimizes potential damage caused by array mis-wiring
Maximum input voltage up to 1000 Vdc
Integrated DC and AC distribution and protection. Fully equipped for connection, additional accessories

not required
Easy installation and maintenance procedure. Front extractible DC/AC converters and front accessibility
to all critical parts
High efficiencies deliver more energy
Independent RS-485 communication interface for inverter power curve driving

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177

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF MSWI-110.0 WITH TRANSFORMER

OVR
REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

INVERTER MODULE 55kW

DC
BREAKER

DC
FUSE

AC
FUSE
CONTACT

IN1 (+)
EMC
FILTER

DC / AC
INVERTER

EMI
FILTER

LINE
FILTER

IN 1 (-)

PE

CONTROL CIRCUIT

OVR
REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

DC
FUSE

INVERTER MODULE 55kW

DC
BREAKER

AC
FUSE
CONTACT

IN 2 (+)
EMC
FILTER

DC / AC
INVERTER

EMI
FILTER

LINE
FILTER

IN 2 (-)

CONTROL CIRCUIT

PE

AC MAGNETIC
BREAKER

100kVA
TRANSFORMER

AC
CONTACTOR

L1
400 Vac
50 Hz, 3 Ph

L2
L3

EXTERNAL GRID INTERFACE


NIGHT CONTROL

PE

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

MSWI-110.0

100

100

99

99

98

98

97

97

96

96

Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

MSWI-55.0

95
94
93

95
94
93

330 Vdc

92

330 Vdc

92

370 Vdc
91

370 Vdc
91

480 Vdc

90
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

178

480 Vdc

90

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70%

80%

90%

100%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Input DC Voltage Range (VDCmin,r ... VDCmax,r)
Input DC Range (VDCmin,f ... VDCmax,f) at Full Power
Number of Independent Modules Master/Slave
Maximum Combined DC Input Current (Idcmaxc)
Maximum DC Input Current for Each Module (Idcmax,m)
Number of DC Inputs Pairs
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Generator Isolation Control
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pac,r)
Rated Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range (Vacmin...Vacmax)
Maximum Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection (Varistor)
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weithted Efficiency (EURO / CEC )
Stand-by Consumption
AC Auxiliary Supply
Auxiliary Supply Consumption
Inverter Switching Frequency
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Required Air Cooling Flow
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Weight of the module
Safety
Transformer
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard

MSWI-55.0

MSWI-110.0

1000 V
475...950 V
475...850 V
1
124 A
124 A
1

1000 V
475...950 V
475...850 V
2
248 A
124 A
2
Cable lug
No
2 for each input pair, Class II
According to local standard
Three phase ( / )

55 kW

110 kW
400 V
320...480 V (1)

81 A

160 A
50 / 60 Hz
47...53 / 57...63 Hz (2)
> 0.995
< 3% (@Pac,r)
1 x 95 mm2 (M8)
According to local standard
Yes, Class II

93.30%
95.10% / 96.00%
< 17 W

96.4%
95.20% / 96.00%
< 24 W
3x400 Vac +N, 50/60 Hz

< 0.36% of Pac,r

18 kHz

< 0.31% of Pac,r

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display for each module
-10...+ 60C/+14...140F con derating sopra 50C/122F
0...95% non condensing
< 62 dB(A) @ 1m
< 65 dB(A) @ 1m
1000 m / 3280 ft
IP 20
Air Forced
1600 m3/h - 944 CFM
2800 m3/h - 1652 CFM
1675mm x 1250mm x 850mm / 65.9 x 49.2 x 33.5
<700 kg / 1543 lb
<800 kg / 1765 lb
<60 kg / 132 lb
Yes
CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12
Guideline ENEL, G59

1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard

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MSWI-50-US
MSWI-100-US
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
MSWI-50-US-208
MSWI-50-US-480
MSWI-100-US-208
MSWI-100-US-480

180

AURORA WIND

These Aurora Medium Scale Wind Inverters are designed for community scale wind system.
These scalable modular inverter system, based on 50kW conversion modules, increases
usable power and improve availability.
As per modular concept, in case of single module failure, the system is able to continue harvesting energy with a self exclusion of the faulty cluster.
Industry-leading power conversion efficiencies of up to 95.8% optimize energy harvesting
across a wide array of operating conditions. Inverter systems are delivered pre-configured and
pre-tested in rugged enclosures.

Features

WIND

Reduced susceptibility to a single fault. In case of a component failure, a maximum of 50kW will be lost
Reduced acoustic noise due to the high switching frequency
Reverse-polarity protection minimizes potential damage caused by array mis-wiring
Maximum input voltage up to 600 Vdc
Integrated DC and AC distribution and protection. Fully equipped for connection, additional accessories

not required
Easy installation and maintenance procedure. Front extractible DC/AC converters and front accessibility
to all critical parts
High efficiencies deliver more energy
Independent RS-485 communication interface for inverter power curve driving

AURORA WIND

181

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF MSWI-100 WITH TRANSFORMER FOR NORTH AMERICA

OVR
REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

INVERTER MODULE 50kW

DC
BREAKER

DC
FUSE

AC
FUSE
CONTACT

IN1 (+)
EMC
FILTER

DC / AC
INVERTER

EMI
FILTER

LINE
FILTER

IN 1 (-)

PE

CONTROL CIRCUIT

OVR
REVERSE POLARITY
PROTECTION

DC
FUSE

INVERTER MODULE 50kW

DC
BREAKER

AC
FUSE
CONTACT

IN 2 (+)
EMC
FILTER

DC / AC
INVERTER

EMI
FILTER

LINE
FILTER

IN 2 (-)

CONTROL CIRCUIT

PE

AC MAGNETIC
BREAKER

100kVA
TRANSFORMER

AC
CONTACTOR

L1
400 Vac
50 Hz, 3 Ph

L2
L3

EXTERNAL GRID INTERFACE


NIGHT CONTROL

PE

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

MSWI-100-US

100

100

99

99

98

98

97

97

96

96

Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

MSWI-50-US

95
94
93

95
94
93

330 Vdc

92

330 Vdc

92

370 Vdc
91

370 Vdc
91

480 Vdc

90
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

182

480 Vdc

90

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70%

80%

90%

100%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Absolute Maximum DC Input Voltage (Vmax,abs)
Input DC Voltage Range (VDCmin,r ... VDCmax,r)
Input DC Range (VDCmin,f ... VDCmax,f) at Full Power
Number of Independent Modules Master/Slave
Maximum Combined DC Input Current (Idcmaxc)
Maximum DC Input Current for Each Module (Idcmax,m)
Number of DC Inputs Pairs
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Generator Isolation Control
Output Side
AC Grid Connection Type
Rated AC Power (Pac,r)
Rated Grid Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range (Vacmin...Vacmax)
Maximum Output Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-Islanding Protection
Output Overvoltage Protection (Varistor)
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Weithted Efficiency (EURO / CEC )
Stand-by Consumption
AC Auxiliary Supply
Auxiliary Supply Consumption
Inverter Switching Frequency
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
User Interface

MSWI-50US-208

MSWI-50US-480

MSWI-100US-208

MSWI-100US-480

600 V
330...600 V
330...600 V
1
170 A
170 A
1
Cable lug M10/M12

600 V
330...600 V
330...600 V
1
340 A
170 A
2
Cable lug

No
Yes
Yes

No
Yes
Yes

Three phase ()
50 kW

Three phase ()
100 kW

208 V
183...228 V
139 A

480 V
422...528 V
61 A

208 V
183...228 V
278 A

480 V
422...528 V
121 A

60 Hz
59.3...60.5 Hz
> 0.995
< 4% (@Pac,r)
3 x 2/0 AWG 90 / M10

60 Hz
59.3...60.5 Hz
> 0.995
< 4% (@Pac,r)
3 x 2/0 AWG 90 / M10

According to UL 1741/IEE1547
Yes

According to UL 1741/IEE1547
Yes

95.6%

95.6%

95.8%
- / 95.0%
< 15 W
3 x 480 Vac, 50/60 Hz
< 0.40% of Pac,r
18 kHz

95.8%
- / 95.0%
< 30 W
3 x 480 Vac, 50/60 Hz
< 0.40% of Pac,r
18 kHz

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)

PVI-USB-RS485_232 (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)

16 characters x 2 lines LCD display


for each module

16 characters x 2 lines LCD display


for each module

-10...+ 50C/+14...122F
with derating above 40C/104F

-10...+ 50C/+14...122F
with derating above 40C/104F

0...95% non condensing


< 62 dB(A) @ 1m
1000 m / 3280 ft

0...95% non condensing


< 62 dB(A) @ 1m
1000 m / 3280 ft

IP 20 / NEMA 1
Air Forced
1500 m3/h - 885 CFM

IP 20 / NEMA 1
Air Forced
2000 m3/h - 1180 CFM

1275mm x 1675mm x 850mm /


50.2 x 66 x 33.5

1275mm x 1675mm x 850mm /


50.2 x 66 x 33.5

700 kg / 1543 lb
<70 kg / 154 lb

850 kg / 1873 lb
<70 kg / 154 lb

Yes
cCSAus
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01
IEEE 1547

Yes
cCSAus
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01
IEEE 1547

Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Required Air Cooling Flow
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Weight of the module
Safety
Transformer
Marking
Safety and EMC Standard
Grid Standard

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183

25kW WIND INTERFACE


GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
25 kW-WIND-INTERFACE

NEW

184

AURORA WIND

This new product added to Power-Ones Aurora wind accessories offers more flexibility for
small wind applications.
The 25 kW Wind Interface is designed to be a smart rectifier which once programmed with
the turbines power curve it can control the output of single or multiple inverters allowing
scalability for installation.
Additionally it provides over-voltage protection and drives both a diversion load and a
dumpload braking system.

WIND

Features
Conversion efficiency at rating: 99.6%
Three-Phase input from PMG
Unfused path to breake load
Automatic diversion load function proportionally introduced on an external dedicated output
Adjustable breake and diversion load intervention thresholds
Fused wind input to inverter
Automatic brake function above 530 Vdc
Activation function of external brake resistor
Power curve owner
Working frequency skip window (optional)

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185

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF 25KW-WIND INTERFACE


BRIDGE
DIODE

BRAKING
SWITCH
BR K1 (+)

1
2

BR K1 (-)

3
GND

OUT 1.1(+)
OUT 1.2(+)
OUT 1.3(+)
OUT 1.4(+)

BULK CAPS

OUT 2.1(-)
OUT 2.2(-)
OUT 2.3(-)
OUT 2.4(-)

DIVERSION
LOAD SWITCH

BR K2 (+)

BR K2 (-)
GP 1
N.C
N.O
ES

EMERGENCY STOP

CONTROL

GP 2
N.C
N.O
C
GP 3
N.C
N.O
C

GND

- T/R

+ T/R

GND

RS485
INT

- T/R

+ T/R

RS485
EXT

GND

CANH

CANL

CAN BUS
INT

GND

CANH

CANL

FC 4
REF 4

FC 3
REF 3

FC 2
REF 2

FC 1
REF 1

CAN BUS
EXT

Block Diagram
SWITCH

(RECOMMENDED)

PARKING
RESISTOR

AUXILIARY BRAKE RESISTOR

(RECOMMENDED)

MAIN BRAKE RESISTOR

BR K2 (-)

BR K2 (+)

PMG

BR K1 (-)

WIND
INVERTER
L

FREQ CMD

GRID
N

IN (+)

ES

BR K1 (+)

WIND
INTERFACE

IN (-)

MAIN
RELAY

FC 1

FCX (+)/WT (+)

REF 1

REF (-)/WT (-)

FC 2
REF 2
HF
TRANSFORMER

FC 3
REF 3
FC 4
REF 4
OUT 1.1(+)
OUT 1.2(+)

WIND
INVERTER
L

OUT 1.3(+)
OUT 1.4(+)

IN (+)

OUT 2.1 (-)

IN (-)

OUT 2.2 (-)

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OUT 2.3 (-)

FCX (+)/WT (+)

OUT 2.4 (-)

REF (-)/WT (-)

PARAMETER

25kW-WIND-INTERFACE

25kW-WIND-INTERFACE-US

0...600 V

0...400 V

Input Side
AC Input Range (No damage) (Vacd,min...Vacd,max)
Operating AC Input Range (Vacmin...Vacmax)

35...600 V

35...400 V

0...600 Hz (1)

0...600 Hz (1)

Maximum AC Input Current (Idcmax)

85.0 A

85.0 A

Maximum Current in Main Brake Resistor (IMBR,max)

50.0 A

50.0 A

Voltage Range in Main Brake Resistor (VMBRmin...VMBRmax)

0...750 V

0...600 V

Maximum Current in Auxiliary Brake Resistor (IABR,max)

30.0 A

30.0 A

Operating Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)

DC Voltage Range in Auxiliary Brake Resistor (VABRmin...VABRmac)


Type of Inputs Connection

0...1000 V

0...600 V

Screw terminal block


Cable Gland

Screw terminal block


Knock Out 3/8, 3/4, 1/2

3 x 100.0 A

3 x 100.0 A

Input protection
Input Over Voltage Portection - Varistor
Input Fuse Size
Output Side
Maximum Output Power (Pdcmax)

25.0 kW

25.0 kW

Output Voltage Range (Vdc,min...Vdc,max)

50...850 V

50...600 V

Maximum Output Current (Idc,max)

80.0 A

100.0 A

Screw terminal block


Cable Gland

Screw terminal block


Knock Out 3/8, 3/4, 1/2

Yes

Yes

Peak Efficiency (peak)

99.6 %

99.6 %

Stand-by Consumption

<6W

<6W

RS 485, 1 CAN BUS for parallelling operation

RS 485, 1 CAN BUS for parallelling operation

AURORA DESKTOP (opt.)

AURORA DESKTOP (opt.)

16 characters x 2 line LCD display

16 characters x 2 line LCD display

-25...+55C / -13...131F

-25...+55C / -13...131F

< 100% Condensing

< 100% Condensing

< 40 dB(A)

< 40 dB(A)

2000 m / 6560 ft

2000 m / 6560 ft

Type of Output Connection


Output Protection
Output Over Voltage
Operating Performance

Communication
Local Monitoring System
Remote Control
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Mounting System

IP 65

NEMA 4X

Natural

Natural

650mm x 350mm x 265mm / 25 x 12.8 x 9

650mm x 350mm x 265mm / 25 x 12.8 x 9

22 kg / 48.5 lb

22 kg / 48.5 lb

Wall Bracket

Wall Bracket

CE

cCSAus

EN 51178, EN 61000-6-2, EN 61000-6-4

UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01

Safety
Marking
Safety and EMC standard

1.The frequency input is for single isolated driving source. When using wind tach, the available frequency range is 5...200Hz. The inverter also provides a +5V internal pull up max. 0.5mA.

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187

PVI-12.5-TL-W
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
PVI-12.5-TL-OUTD-W

NEW

188

AURORA WIND

This Aurora grid-tie wind inverter offers a unique combination of high efficiencies, installerfriendly designs and long service life. A major selling point of the Aurora Wind inverter is its very
wide input voltage range ensuring power is continuously harvested from the lightest breeze to
the strongest wind for small wind applications for up to 50kW.
The competitive initial acquisition costs matched with the high efficiencies of up to 97.7% wide
input range significantly increase return on investment on wind-power installations.
This compact, weather-sealed inverter has a 16-point profile to best match the power curve of
each wind turbine. Wind Interface box is an optional accessory.

WIND

Features
Electrolyte-free power converter to further increase the life expectancy and long term reliability
True Three-Phase bridge topology for DC/AC output converter
Transformerless operation for highest efficiency
Power curve customization with high granularity to reach high level of power production yield
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
Compact size and high power density
Optimized real time power curve tracking algorithm and improved energy harvesting
High overload capability: works up the power max limits under most ambient conditions
Compatible with 25kW Wind Interface

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-12.5-TL-OUTD-W

BOOST 1
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

BULK CAPS

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

IN1.2(+)

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY

LINE
FILTER

IN1.1(-)

L1

IN1.2(-)

L2
L3
N
BOOST 2
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

PE

IN1.2(+)

IN1.1(-)
IN1.2(-)

RS485
+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

WIND SPEED INPUT

WT (+)

ALARM
N.C

WT (-)

N.O
C
CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-12.5-TL-OUTD-W
100
99
98
360 Vdc
580 Vdc
750 Vdc

Efficiency, %

97
96
95
94

360 Vdc

93
92

580 Vdc

91

750 Vdc

90
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

190

AURORA WIND

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Maximum Absolute DC Input Voltage V(dc,abs)
Operating DC Input Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
DC Input range at full power (Vfp,min...Vfp,max)
Dc Power Limitation
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Generator Isolation Control
Output Side
AC Grid Connection
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated Grid AC Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum Output AC Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-islanding protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude with Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard

PVI-12.5-TL-OUTD-W
900 V
100...850 V
360...750 V
Power Limit to 10 A max for Vdc200 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [750VVdc850V]
36 A
44 A
Screw Terminal Block, Cable Glands
No
4
Yes
Three Phase (/Y)
12500 W
13800 W
400 V
320...480 V (1)
20 A
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (2)
> 0.995
< 2%
Screw Terminal Block, Cable Glands
According to local standard
22 A
3, star connected to common point plus gas arrester to ground
97.7%
< 10 W
PVI-USB-RS485_223 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
-20...+60C /-4...140F with derating above 50C/122F
< 50 dB(A)
2000 m / 6560 ft
IP 65
Natural
716mm x 645mm x 222mm / 28.2 x 25.4 x 8.7
38 kg / 83.8 lb
Transformerless
CE
EN 50178, AS/NZS3100, AS/NZS 60950, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12
Guideline ENEL, VDE 0126-1-1, AS4777, G59/2
PVI-12.5-TL-OUTD-W

1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard

AURORA WIND

191

SSWI-10.0-I
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
SSWI-10.0-I-OUTD
SSWI-10.0-I-OUTD-US-208
SSWI-10.0-I-OUTD-US-480

NEW

192

AURORA WIND

This Aurora grid-tie wind inverter offers a unique combination of high efficiencies, installerfriendly designs and long service life. A major selling point of the Aurora Wind inverter is its very
wide input voltage range ensuring power is continuously harvested from the lightest breeze
to the strongest wind. This high-frequency isolated three-phase unit allows for a direct parallel
connection of multiple units, allowing for small wind applications for up to 50kW.
The competitive initial acquisition costs matched with the high efficiencies of up to 97.1% wide
input range significantly increase return on investment on wind-power installations.
This compact, weather-sealed inverter has a 16-point profile to best match the power curve of
each wind turbine. Wind Interface box is an optional accessory.

Features
WIND

Electrolyte-free power converter to further increase the life expectancy and long term reliability
True Three-Phase bridge topology for DC/AC output converter
Galvanic isolation by high frequency transformer
Power curve customization with high granularity to reach high level of power production yield
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
Compact size and high power density
Optimized real time power curve tracking algorithm and improved energy harvesting
High overload capability: works up the power max limits under most ambient conditions
Compatible with 25kW Wind Interface
Each inverter is set on specific grid codes which can be selected in the field

AURORA WIND

193

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF SSWI-10.0-I-OUTD

BOOST 1
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

HF
TRANSFORMER

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

IN1.2(+)

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY

LINE
FILTER

IN1.1(-)

L1

IN1.2(-)

L2
L3
N
BOOST 2
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

HF
TRANSFORMER

PE

IN1.2(+)

IN1.1(-)
IN1.2(-)

RS485
+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

WIND SPEED INPUT

WT (+)

OPTO
ISOLATOR

WT (-)

ALARM
N.C
N.O
C

CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

SSWI-10.0-I-OUTD
100
99
98

Efficiency, %

97
96

416 Vdc

95
94
93

220 Vdc

92

362 Vdc

91

416 Vdc

90
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

194

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70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Maximum Absolute DC Input Voltage V(dc,abs)
Operating DC Input Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
DC Input range at full power (Vfp,min...Vfp,max)
Dc Power Limitation
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Generator Isolation Control
Output Side
AC Grid Connection
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated Grid AC Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum Output AC Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-islanding protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude with Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard

SSWI-10.0-I-OUTD-400
520 V
120...520 V
220...470 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null
[470VVdc520V]
48 A
58 A
Screw Terminal Block
Cable Glands

SSWI-10.0-I-OUTD- SSWI-10.0-I-OUTDUS-208
US-480
520 V
120...520 V
220...470 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [470VVdc520V]
48 A

48 A 3
58 A
Screw Terminal Block
3 Knock-Outs:

No
4
Yes

No
4
Yes

Three Phase (/Y)


10000 W
11000 W
400 V
320...480 V (1)
16 A
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (2)
> 0.995
< 2%
Screw Terminal Block
Cable glands

Three Phase (/Y)


10000 W

According to local standard


20 A
3, star connected to common point plus gas
arrester to ground
97.1%
< 8W
PVI-USB-RS485_223 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
-25...+60C /-13...140F
with derating above 45C/113F
< 50 dB(A)
2000 m / 6560 ft

11000 W
208 V
183-228 V
30 A

11000 W
480 V
422 - 528 V
14 A

60 Hz
59.3...60.5 Hz
> 0.995
< 2%
Screw Terminal Block
3 Knock-Outs: or 1 (w/ring reducer)
According to UL 1741/IEE1547
35 A
20 A
3, star connected to common point plus gas arrester to ground
96.7%

97.1%
< 8W

PVI-USB-RS485_223 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)


PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
-25...+60C /-13...140F with derating above 45C/113F
< 50 dB(A)
2000 m / 6560 ft

IP 65
Natural
716 mm x 645mm x 222 mm / 28.2 x 25.4 x 8.7
44.9 kg / 99 lb

NEMA 4X
Natural
716 mm x 645mm x 222 mm / 28.2 x 25.4 x 8.7
44.9 kg / 99 lb

HF Transformer
CE
EN 50178, AS/NZS3100, AS/NZS 60950, EN610006-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12
Guideline ENEL, VDE 0126-1-1, AS4777, G59/2,
EN 50438

HF Transformer
cCSAus

SSWI-10.0-I-OUTD-400

UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01


IEEE 1547
SSWI-10.0-I-OUTD-US-208

SSWI-10.0-I-OUTD-US-480

1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
3. Just for -480 version, the inverter applies current limit derating below 220V down to 2A/1A at 90V

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195

4000 & 7200 WIND INTERFACE


GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
4000-WIND-INTERFACE-EU
7200-WIND-INTERFACE-EU
4000-WIND-INTERFACE
7200-WIND-INTERFACE

196

AURORA WIND

Power-Ones Aurora Wind Interface box is a key accessory within the small wind applications.
The compact wind interface is designed to work in tandem with a small wind inverter for a
grid-connected application.
Offering 99.4% efficiency, the Wind Interface Box passively rectifies the current produced by
the turbine generator to feed the wind inverter.
Additionally it drives a dumpload braking system.

WIND

Features
Conversion efficiency at rating: 99.4%
Fused wind input to inverter
Automatic brake function above 530 Vdc
Activation function of external brake resistor
Passive Three-Phase rectification

AURORA WIND

197

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF 7200W AND 4000W WIND-INTERFACE

BRIDGE
DIODE

BULK
CAPS

OUT 1.1(+)
OUT 1.2(+)
OUT 1.3(+)
OUT 1.4(+)

TO WIND
INVERTER

2
OUT 2.1(-)
OUT 2.2(-)
OUT 2.3(-)
OUT 2.4(-)

3
GND

GND

DIVERSION
LOAD SWITCH
BRAKE (+)
TO DIVERSION
LOAD

CONTROL

BRAKE (-)

WIND SPEED (+)

WIND
SPEED
DETECTION
CIRCUIT

TO WIND
INVERTER
CONTROL CIRCUIT
( WT(+) / WT(-) )
WIND SPEED (-)

Block Diagram
FREQUENCY SIGNAL (OPTIONAL)

GRID

BRAKING
MECHANISM
SHOULD BE
IN PLACE

300 mA
BRAKE
RESISTOR
(OPTIONAL)

RS485

30 mA

USB

HOUSE

198

AURORA WIND

PARAMETER

PVI-4000-WINDINTERFACE

PVI-7200-WINDINTERFACE

PVI-4000-WINDINTERFACE-US

PVI-7200-WINDINTERFACE-US

Input Side
AC Input Range (No damage) (Vacd,min...Vacd,max)

0...400 V

0...400 V

0...400 V

0...400 V

Operating AC Input Range (Vacmin...Vacmax)

35...400 V

35...400 V

35...400 V

35...400 V

0...600 Hz (1)

0...600 Hz (1)

0...600 Hz (1)

0...600 Hz (1)

16.6 A

16.6 A

16.6 A

16.6 A

30 A

30 A

30 A

30 A

Operating Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)


Maximum AC Input Current (Idcmax)
Maximum Current in Main Brake Resistor (IMBR,max)
Voltage Range in Main Brake Resistor (VMBRmin...VMBRmax)
Type of Inputs Connection

0...600 V

0...600 V

0...600 V

0...600 V

Screw terminal block


Cable Gland

Screw terminal block


Cable Gland

Push Wire, Knock Out 3/4,


3/8

Push Wire, Knock Out 3/4,


3/8

Input protection
Input Over Voltage Portection - Varistor
Input Fuse Size

3x6A

3 x 15 A (opt. 20 A)

3x6A

3 x 15 A (opt. 20 A)

Output Side
Maximum Output Power (Pdcmax)

4.0 kW

7.2 kW

4.0 kW

7.2 kW

Output Voltage Range (Vdc,min...Vdc,max)

0...600 V

0...600 V

0...600 V

0...600 V

Maximum Output Current (Idc,max)

20 A

20 A

20 A

20 A

Screw terminal block


Cable Gland

Screw terminal block


Cable Gland

Push Wire, Knock Out 3/4,


3/8

Push Wire, Knock Out 3/4,


3/8

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Peak Efficiency (peak)

99.4 %

99.4 %

99.4 %

99.4 %

Stand-by Consumption

<3W

<3W

<3W

<3W

Local Monitoring System

Remote Control

User Interface

-25...+55C / -13...131F

-25...+55C / -13...131F

-25...+55C / -13...131F

-25...+55C / -13...131F

< 100% Condensing

< 100% Condensing

< 100% Condensing

< 100% Condensing

Type of Output Connection


Output Protection
Output Over Voltage
Operating Performance

Communication

Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Relative Humidity
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude without Derating

< 40 dB(A)

< 40 dB(A)

< 40 dB(A)

< 40 dB(A)

2000 m / 6560 ft

2000 m / 6560 ft

2000 m / 6560 ft

2000 m / 6560 ft
NEMA 4X

Physical
Environmental Protection Rating

IP 65

IP 65

NEMA 4X

Natural

Natural

Natural

Natural

252 mm x 287 mm x 85.7


mm / 9.9 x 11.3 x 3.37

252 mm x 287 mm x 85.7


mm / 9.9 x 11.3 x 3.37

252 mm x 287 mm x 85.7


mm / 9.9 x 11.3 x 3.37

252 mm x 287 mm x 85.7


mm / 9.9 x 11.3 x 3.37

Weight

1.8 kg / 4.0 lb

1.8 kg / 4.0 lb

1.8 kg / 4.0 lb

1.8 kg / 4.0 lb

Mounting System

Wall Bracket

Wall Bracket

Wall Bracket

Wall Bracket

Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)

Safety
Marking
Safety and EMC standard

CE

CE

cCSAus

cCSAus

EN 50178, EN 61000-6-2,
EN 61000-6-4

EN 50178, EN 61000-6-2,
EN 61000-6-4

UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N.


107.1-01

UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N.


107.1-01

1.The frequency input is for single isolated driving source. When using wind tach, the available frequency range is 5...200Hz. The inverter also provides a +5V internal pull up max. 0.5mA.

AURORA WIND

199

PVI-5000-TL-W
PVI-6000-TL-W
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
PVI-5000-TL-OUTD-W
PVI-6000-TL-OUTD-W
PVI-6000-OUTD-US-W

200

AURORA WIND

Aurora grid-tie transformerless wind inverters offer a unique combination of high


efficiencies, installer-friendly designs and long service life. A major selling point of the Aurora
Wind inverter is its very wide input voltage range ensuring power is continuously harvested
from the lightest breeze to the strongest wind.
The competitive initial acquisition costs matched with the high efficiencies of up to 97.0%
significantly increase return on investment on wind-power installations.
This compact, weather-sealed inverter has a 16-point profile to best match the power curve
of each wind turbine.

WIND

Features
Single Phase Output
Transformerless operation for highest efficiency
Power curve customization with high granularity to reach high level of power production yield
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
Compact size and high power density
Optimized real time power curve tracking algorithm and improved energy harvesting
High overload capability: works up the power max limits under most ambient conditions
Compatible with 25kW Wind Interface
Compatible with 7200 Wind Interface

AURORA WIND

201

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-5000-TL-OUTD-W AND PVI-6000-TL-OUTD-W

BOOST 1
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

IN1.2(+)

LINE
FILTER

IN1.1(-)

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY
L1

IN1.2(-)

L3

BOOST 2
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

PE

IN1.2(+)

IN1.1(-)
IN1.2(-)

RS485
+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

WIND SPEED INPUT

WT (+)

ALARM
N.C

WT (-)

N.O
C
CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-6000-OUTD-US-W
100
99
98

Efficiency, %

97
96
95
94
93
250 Vdc

92

400 Vdc

91

480 Vdc

90
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

202

AURORA WIND

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER
Input Side
Maximum Absolute DC Input Voltage V(dc,abs)
Operating DC Input Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
DC Input range at full power (Vfp,min...Vfp,max)
Dc Power Limitation
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current
DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Generator Isolation Control
Output Side
AC Grid Connection
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated Grid AC Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum Output AC Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-islanding protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude with Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC standard

PVI-5000-TL-OUTD-W

PVI-6000-TL-OUTD-W

600 V
50...580 V
150...530 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [530VVdc580V]
36 A
44 A
Screw Terminal Block
Cable Glands

600 V
50...580 V
180...530 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [530VVdc580V]
36 A
44 A
Screw Terminal Block
Cable Glands

No
4
Yes

No
4
Yes

Single Phase
5000 W(3)
5000 W
230 V
180...264 V (1)
25 A
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (2)
> 0.995
< 2%
Screw Terminal Block
Cable Glands

Single Phase
6000 W
6000 W
230 V
180...264 V (1)
30 A
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (2)
> 0.995
< 2%
Screw Terminal Block
Cable Glands

According to local standard


32 A
2 (L-N/L-PE)

According to local standard


40 A
2 (L-N/L-PE)

97.0%
< 8W

97.0%
< 8W

PVI-USB-RS485_223 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)


PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display

PVI-USB-RS485_223 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)


PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display

-25...+ 60C /-13...140F with derating above 50C/122F -25...+ 60C /-13...140F with derating above 50C/122F
< 50 dB(A)
< 50 dB(A)
2000 m / 6560 ft
2000 m / 6560 ft
IP 65
Natural
810mm x 325mm x 228mm / 31.9 x 12.8 x 8.7
27 kg / 59.5 lb

IP 65
Natural
810mm x 325mm x 228mm / 31.9 x 12.8 x 8.7
27 kg / 59.5 lb

Transformerless
CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11,
EN61000-3-12

Transformerless
CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11,
EN61000-3-12
DK 5940, VDE 0126-1-1, G59/2, EN 50438, RD1663,
AS4777(4)

Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard

VDE 0126-1-1, G59/2, EN 50438


PVI-5000-TL-OUTD-W

PVI-6000-TL-OUTD-W

1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
3. Limited to 4600 W for Germany
4. Add suffix -AU to product description

AURORA WIND

203

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-5000-TL-OUTD-W AND PVI-6000-TL-OUTD-W

BOOST 1
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

IN1.2(+)

LINE
FILTER

IN1.1(-)

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY
L1

IN1.2(-)

L3

BOOST 2
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

PE

IN1.2(+)

IN1.1(-)
IN1.2(-)

RS485
+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

WIND SPEED INPUT

WT (+)

ALARM
N.C

WT (-)

N.O
C
CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-6000-OUTD-US-W
100
99
98

Efficiency, %

97
96
95
94
93
250 Vdc

92

400 Vdc

91

480 Vdc

90
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

204

AURORA WIND

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER

PVI-6000-OUTD-US-W

Input Side
Maximum Absolute DC Input Voltage V(dc,abs)
Operating DC Input Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
DC Input range at full power (Vfp,min...Vfp,max)
Dc Power Limitation
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current

600 V
50...580 V
180...530 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [530VVdc580V]
36 A
44 A
Screw Terminal Block
3 Knock-Outs: 1 or 1 (w/ Ring Red.)

DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Generator Isolation Control
Output Side
AC Grid Connection
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated Grid AC Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum Output AC Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion

208

208 V
183...228 V
30 A

277

277 V
244...304 V
24 A

Screw Terminal Block


3 Knock-Outs: 1 or 1 (w/ring reducer)
Wire Size: Max. AWG8

AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-islanding protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude with Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard

No
4
Yes
240
Single Phase / Split Phase
6000 W
6000 W
240 V
211...264 V
28 A
60 Hz
59.3...60.5 Hz
> 0.995
< 2%

208
40 A

240
According to UL 1741/IEE1547
35 A
2 (L-N/L-PE)

277
30 A

97.0%
< 8W
PVI-USB-RS485_223 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
-25...+ 60C /-13...140F with derating above 50C/122F
< 50 dB(A)
2000 m / 6560 ft
NEMA 4X
Natural
810mm x 325mm x 228mm / 31.9 x 12.8 x 8.7
26.3 kg / 58 lb
Transformerless
cCSAus
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01
IEEE 1547
PVI-6000-OUTD-US-W

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205

SSWI-3.8-I
SSWI-4.6-I
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
SSWI-3.8-I-OUTD
SSWI-4.6-I-OUTD
SSWI-3.8-I-OUTD-US
SSWI-4.6-I-OUTD-US

NEW

206

AURORA WIND

This isolated inverter is optimized for use in small wind. applications. This inverter has also
been designed to serve all countries and regions with specific field-configurable set-ups
available for all major country grid codes and display languages.
The competitive initial acquisition costs matched with the high efficiencies of up to 96.9% wide
input range significantly increase return on investment on wind-power installations.

Its high frequency isolated topology allows this unit to be lightweight and compact in size to
help with transportation and installation. This rugged outdoor inverter has been designed as
a completely sealed unit to withstand the harshest environmental conditions.

WIND

Features
Single Phase Output
Galvanic isolation by high frequency transformer
Power curve customization with high granularity to reach high level of power production yield
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
Compact size and high power density
Optimized real time power curve tracking algorithm and improved energy harvesting
High overload capability: works up the power max limits under most ambient conditions
Each inverter is set on specific grid codes which can be selected in the field
Compatible with 25kW Wind Interface
Compatible with 7200 Wind Interface

AURORA WIND

207

BLOCK DIAGRAM OF SSWI-3.8-I-OUTD AND SSWI-4.6-I-OUTD

HF
TRANSFORMER

BOOST 1
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

IN1.2(+)

LINE
FILTER

IN1.1(-)

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY
L1

IN1.2(-)

L2
L3
N
BOOST 2
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

HF
TRANSFORMER

PE

IN1.2(+)

IN1.1(-)
IN1.2(-)

RS485
+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

WIND SPEED INPUT

WT (+)

OPTO
ISOLATOR

WT (-)

ALARM
N.C
N.O
C

CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-3.8-OUTD-US-W

PVI-4.6-OUTD-US-W

100

100

99

99

98

98
200 Vdc
340 Vdc
416 Vdc

97

97
96
Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

96
95
94
93

200 Vdc

92

340 Vdc

91

416 Vdc

90

93

200 Vdc

92

340 Vdc

91

416 Vdc

90
0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

208

95
94

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70%

80%

90%

100%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER

SSWI-3.8-I-OUTD

Input Side
Maximum Absolute DC Input Voltage V(dc,abs)
Operating DC Input Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
DC Input range at full power (Vfp,min...Vfp,max)
Dc Power Limitation
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current

520 V
90...520 V
160...470 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [470VVdc520V]
25 A
44 A

Screw Terminal Block


Cable Glands

No
4
Yes

No
4
Yes

Single Phase
3800 W
4200 W
230 V
180...264 V (1)
18.2 A(2)
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (3)
> 0.995
< 2%

Single Phase
4600 W
5000 W
230 V
180...264 V (1)
22.5 A
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (2)
> 0.995
< 2%

Screw Terminal Block


Cable Glands

Screw Terminal Block


Cable Glands

According to local standard


20 A
2 (L-N/L-PE)

According to local standard


25 A
2 (L-N/L-PE)

96.8%
< 8W

96.8%
< 8W

PVI-USB-RS485_223 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)


PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display

PVI-USB-RS485_223 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)


PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display

-25...+60C /-13...140F with derating above 45C/113F


< 50 dB(A)
2000 m / 6560 ft

-25...+60C /-13...140F with derating above 45C/113F


< 50 dB(A)
2000 m / 6560 ft

IP 65
Natural
712mm x 325mm x 222mm / 28 x 12.8 x 8.7
20 kg / 44 lb

IP 65
Natural
712mm x 325mm x 222mm / 28 x 12.8 x 8.7
20 kg / 44 lb

HF Transformer
CE

HF Transformer
CE

EN 50178, AS/NZS3100, AS/NZS 60950, EN61000-6-2,


EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12

EN 50178, AS/NZS3100, AS/NZS 60950, EN61000-6-2,


EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12

Guideline ENEL, VDE 0126-1-1, AS4777, G83/1, EN 50438

Guideline ENEL, VDE 0126-1-1, AS4777, G59/2, EN 50438

SSWI-3.8-I-OUTD

SSWI-4.6-I-OUTD

Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Generator Isolation Control
Output Side
AC Grid Connection
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated Grid AC Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum Output AC Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type

Safety and EMC standard


Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard

520 V
90...520 V
200...470 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [470VVdc520V]
28 A
44 A

Screw Terminal Block


Cable Glands

DC Connection Type

Output Protection
Anti-islanding protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude with Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking

SSWI-4.6-I-OUTD

1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
3. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard

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PARAMETER

SSWI-3.8-I-OUTD-US

Input Side
Maximum Absolute DC Input Voltage V(dc,abs)
Operating DC Input Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
DC Input range at full power (Vfp,min...Vfp,max)
Dc Power Limitation
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current

520 V
90...520 V
200...470 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [470VVdc520V]
25 A
31.2 A
Screw Terminal Block
3 Knock-Outs:

DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Generator Isolation Control
Output Side
AC Grid Connection
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated Grid AC Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum Output AC Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion
AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-islanding protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude with Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard

210

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208
3300 W
3300 W
208 V
183...228 V
16 A

No
4
Yes
240
Single Phase / Split Phase

277
3800 W

3800 W
240 V
211...264 V
16 A
60 Hz
59.3...60.5 Hz
> 0.995
< 2%
Screw Terminal Block
3 Knock-Outs:
According to UL 1741/IEE1547
20 A
2 (L-N/L-PE)
96.9%
< 8W
PVI-USB-RS485_223 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
-25...+60C /-13...140F with derating above 45C/113F
< 50 dB(A)
2000 m / 6560 ft
NEMA 4X
Natural
712mm x 325mm x 222mm / 28 x 12.8 x 8.7
20 kg / 44 lb
HF Transformer
cCSAus
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01
IEEE 1547
SSWI-3.8-I-OUTD-US

4200 W
277 V
244...304 V
16 A

PARAMETER

SSWI-4.6-I-OUTD-US

Input Side
Maximum Absolute DC Input Voltage V(dc,abs)
Operating DC Input Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
DC Input range at full power (Vfp,min...Vfp,max)
Dc Power Limitation
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current

520 V
90...520 V
200...470 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [470VVdc520V]
28 A
34 A
Screw Terminal Block
3 Knock-Outs:

DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Generator Isolation Control
Output Side
AC Grid Connection
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated Grid AC Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum Output AC Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion

208

5000 W
208 V
183...228 V
23 A

277

5000 W
277 V
244...304 V
20 A

Screw Terminal Block


3 Knock-Outs:

AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-islanding protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude with Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard

No
4
Yes
240
Single Phase / Split Phase
4600 W
5000 W
240 V
211...264 V
20 A
60 Hz
59.3...60.5 Hz
> 0.995
< 2%

208
30 A

240
According to UL 1741/IEE1547
25 A
2 (L-N/L-PE)

277
25 A

96.9%
< 8W
PVI-USB-RS485_223 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
-25...+60C /-13...140F with derating above 45C/113F
< 50 dB(A)
2000 m / 6560 ft
NEMA 4X
Natural
712mm x 325mm x 222mm / 28 x 12.8 x 8.7
20 kg / 44 lb
HF Transformer
cCSAus
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01
IEEE 1547
SSWI-4.6-I-OUTD-US

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PVI-3.0-TL-W
PVI-3.6-TL-W
PVI-4.2-TL-W
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS
PVI-3.0-TL-OUTD-W
PVI-3.6-TL-OUTD-W
PVI-4.2-TL-OUTD-W
PVI-3.0-OUTD-US-W
PVI-3.6-OUTD-US-W
PVI-4.2-OUTD-US-W

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AURORA WIND

Aurora grid-tie transformerless wind inverters offer a unique combination of high


efficiencies, installer-friendly designs and long service life. A major selling point of the
Aurora Wind inverter is its very wide input voltage range ensuring power is continuously
harvested from the lightest breeze to the strongest wind.
The competitive initial acquisition costs matched with the high efficiencies of up to 96.9%
significantly increase return on investment on wind-power installations.
This compact, weather-sealed inverter has a programmable 16-point profile which allows
a tight match for any compatible permanent magnet turbine.

WIND

Features
Single Phase Output
Transformerless operation for highest efficiency
Power curve customization with high granularity to reach high level of power production yield
Outdoor enclosure for unrestricted use under any environmental conditions
Compact size and high power density
Optimized real time power curve tracking algorithm and improved energy harvesting
High overload capability: works up the power max limits under most ambient conditions
Compatible with 25kW Wind Interface
Compatible with 7200 Wind Interface
Compatible with 4000 Wind Interface

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-3.0-TL-OUTD-W, PVI-3.6-TL-OUTD-W AND PVI-4.2-TL-OUTD-W


BOOST 1
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

IN1.2(+)

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY

LINE
FILTER

IN1.1(-)

L1

IN1.2(-)

L3

BOOST 2
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

PE

IN1.2(+)

IN1.1(-)
IN1.2(-)

RS485
+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

WIND SPEED INPUT

WT (+)

ALARM
N.C

WT (-)

N.O
C
CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-3.6-TL-OUTD-W

PVI-4.2-TL-OUTD-W

99

98

98

97

97

96

96

Efficiency, %

100

99

Efficiency, %

100

95
94

93

93

200 Vdc

200 Vdc

92

92

340 Vdc

91

480 Vdc

90

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

214

340 Vdc

91

480 Vdc

90
0%

95
94

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70%

80%

90%

100%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER

PVI-3.0-TL-OUTD-W

Input Side
Maximum Absolute DC Input Voltage V(dc,abs)
Operating DC Input Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
DC Input range at full power (Vfp,min...Vfp,max)
Dc Power Limitation
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current

PVI-3.6-TL-OUTD-W

600 V
50...580 V
120...530 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [530VVdc580V]
32 A
40 A

160...530 V
20 A
25 A

140...530 V
32 A
40 A

Screw Terminal Block


Cable Glands

DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Generator Isolation Control
Output Side
AC Grid Connection
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated Grid AC Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum Output AC Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion

No
4
Yes
Single phase
3600 W
4000 W
230 V
180...264 V (1)
17.2 A(3)
50 Hz
47...53 Hz (2)
> 0.995
< 2%
Screw Terminal Block
Cable Glands

3000 W
3300 W

14.5 A

AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-islanding protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude with Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC standard
Grid Standard

PVI-4.2-TL-OUTD-W

4200 W
4600 W

20 A

According to local standard


19 A
2 (L-N/L-PE)

16 A

22 A

96.8%
< 8W
PVI-USB-RS485_223 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display
-25...+ 60C/-13...140F with derating above 55C/131F
< 50 dB(A)
2000 m / 6560 ft
IP 65
Natural
618mm x 325mm x 222mm / 24.3 x 12.8 x 8.7
17 kg / 37.4 lb
Transformerless
CE
EN 50178, EN61000-6-2, EN61000-6-4, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12
DK 5940, VDE 0126-1-1, G83/1, EN
50438, RD1663, AS4777(5)

DK 5940, VDE 0126-1-1, G83/1, G59/2(4),


EN 50438, RD1663, AS4777(5)

DK 5940, VDE 0126-1-1, G59/2, EN


50438, RD1663, AS4777(5)

PVI-3.0-TL-OUTD-W

PVI-3.6-TL-OUTD-W

PVI-4.2-TL-OUTD-W

Available Products Variants


Standard
1. The AC voltage range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
2. The Frequency range may vary depending on specific country grid standard
3. Maximum output current limited to 16A for G83/1 version
4. Ask sales for availability
5. Add suffix -AU to product description

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BLOCK DIAGRAM OF PVI-3.0-OUTD-W, PVI-3.6-OUTD-W AND PVI-4.2-OUTD-W FOR NORTH AMERICA

BOOST 1
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

INVERTER
(DC/AC)

BULK CAPS

IN1.2(+)

GRID PARALLEL
RELAY

LINE
FILTER

IN1.1(-)

L1

IN1.2(-)

L3

BOOST 2
(DC/DC)

IN1.1(+)

PE

IN1.2(+)

IN1.1(-)
IN1.2(-)

RS485
+ T/R
- T/R
RTN
DC/DC
DSP
CONTR.

DC/AC
DSP
CONTR.

REMOTE CONTROL
+R
-R

WIND SPEED INPUT

WT (+)

ALARM
N.C

WT (-)

N.O
C
CONTROL CIRCUIT

Block Diagram and Efciency Curves

PVI-4.2-OUTD-US-W

100

100

99

99

98

98

97

97

96

96

Efficiency, %

Efficiency, %

PVI-3.6-OUTD-US-W

95
94
93

93
200 Vdc

92

200 Vdc

92

340 Vdc

91

340 Vdc

91

480 Vdc

90

480 Vdc

90

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

216

95
94

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70%

80%

90%

100%

0%

10%

20%

30%

40%

50%

60%

% of Rated Output Power

70%

80%

90%

100%

PARAMETER

PVI-3.0-OUTD-US-W

Input Side
Maximum Absolute DC Input Voltage V(dc,abs)
Operating DC Input Range (Vdcmin...Vdcmax)
DC Input range at full power (Vfp,min...Vfp,max)
Dc Power Limitation
Maximum DC Input Current (Idcmax)
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current

PVI-3.6-OUTD-US-W

600 V
50...580 V
220...530 V
Linear Derating From MAX to Null [530VVdc580V]
32 A
40 A

200...530 V
20 A
25 A

208

240

277

3000 W
208 V
183...228 V
14.5 A

3000 W
3300 W
240 V
211...264 V
14.5 A

3300 W
277 V
244...304 V
12.0 A

32 A
40 A

No
4
Yes
208
240
277
Single Phase / Split Phase
3600 W
3600 W
4000 W
4000 W
208 V
240 V
277 V
183...228 V 211...264 V 244...304 V
17.2 A
16 A
16 A
60 Hz
59.3...60.5 Hz
> 0.995
< 2%

208

240

277

4200 W
208 V
183-228 V
20 A

4200 W
4600 W
240 V
211-264 V
20 A

4600 W
277 V
244-304 V
20 A

208

240

277

25 A

25 A

25 A

Screw Terminal Block


3 Knock-Outs: 1 or 1 (w/ring reducer)

AC Connection Type
Output Protection
Anti-islanding protection
Maximum AC Overcurrent Protection
Output Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Operating Performance
Maximum Efficiency (max)
Stand-by Consumption
Communication
Wired Local Monitoring
Remote Monitoring
Wireless Local Monitoring
User Interface
Environmental
Ambient Temperature Range
Noise Emission
Maximum Operating Altitude with Derating
Physical
Environmental Protection Rating
Cooling
Dimension (H x W x D)
Weight
Safety
Isolation Level
Marking
Safety and EMC standard
Grid Standard
Available Products Variants
Standard

200...530 V

Screw Terminal Block


3 Knock-Outs: 1 or 1 (w/ Ring Red.)

DC Connection Type
Input Protection
Reverse Polarity Protection
Input Over Voltage Protection - Varistor
Generator Isolation Control
Output Side
AC Grid Connection
Rated AC Power (Pacr)
Maximum AC Output Power (Pacmax)
Rated Grid AC Voltage (Vac,r)
AC Voltage Range
Maximum Output AC Current (Iac,max)
Rated Frequency (fr)
Frequency Range (fmin...fmax)
Nominal Power Factor (Cosphiac,r)
Total Harmonic Distortion

PVI-4.2-OUTD-US-W

208

240

277

20 A

20 A

15 A

208
240
277
According to UL 1741/IEE1547
25 A
20 A
20 A
2 (L-N/L-PE)
96.8%
< 8W
PVI-USB-RS485_223 (opt.), PVI-DESKTOP (opt.)
PVI-AEC-EVO (opt.), AURORA-UNIVERSAL (opt.)
PVI-DESKTOP (opt.) with PVI-RADIOMODULE (opt.)
16 characters x 2 lines LCD display

-25...+ 60C/-13...140F with derating above 55C/131F


< 50 dB(A)
2000 m / 6560 ft
NEMA 4X
Natural
618mm x 325mm x 222mm / 24.3 x 12.8 x 8.7
18 kg / 39.6 lb
Transformerless
cCSAus
UL 1741, CSA - C22.2 N. 107.1-01
IEEE 1547
PVI-3.0-OUTD-US-W

PVI-3.6-OUTD-US-W

PVI-4.2-OUTD-US-W

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Power-One is dedicated to making sure that each of our customers enjoy uninterrupted
use and production from their Aurora Inverter. By purchasing an inverter from Power-One you
have joined with a team that is dedicated to making your life easy.
From startup and commissioning to trouble-shooting and fault correction, our technical support
team members are ready and willing to assist in answering all your installation and technical
questions. At Power-One, we want to ensure that your Inverter is as productive as possible at all
times.
With this in mind, we gladly offer a number of key services detailed on the following pages.
Power-One is continually developing new and unique services to offer our customers in order to
enhance your experience and improve your productive use of our product.
More details on each program within the Aurora Service system can be gained by meeting with
your local representative.
For Service contact details and information on Return and Repairs please see page 231.

Martin Rogers
Vice President, Global Services

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AURORASERVICE

SERVICE

SERVICE

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220

AURORASERVICE

Aurora Advantage Programs include High End Performance


Guarantees, Software and Communication integration and upgrades,
Variable Up Time and Productive Time Assurance Plans, Remote
Monitoring & Reporting, Field and Site Optimization, Lifetime repair/
replace, Ownership Transfer Reviews, Site Certification, On Site System
Maintenance, Pre-Pack Maintenance, Start Up and Commissioning,
Advanced System Integration, System Maximization, and On Site
Emergency Intervention.
The Advantage program allows you to custom tailor your Power-One
support to meet you or your clients needs. From our full a la carte menu
you can pick and choose those services that best cover your current and
future needs.
Performance Guarantees for Central and grouped string inverters will
give you the ultimate peace of mind. We will ensure productive up-time
tailored specifically to your financial obligations and your corporate
programs. With a combination of our offer (modularity) and our service
teams located around the world, we can help you reduce or eliminate
down-time from a system failure.
Communication and software update programs will help you keep in
touch and up to date, the advanced service allows you to have constant
monitoring, system upgrades and integration services available for your
complete power plant.

ADVANTAGE
Long-term and lifetime programs were developed to ensure the long
term productivity of your plant. Rest assured that Power-One will have
the parts, the people and the systems in place to help you maintain a
long term productive plant.

SERVICE

Maintenance programs can be tailor fit to your installation. Whether we


perform on-site system maintenance or you choose our self maintenance
program plans, we can help you ensure a lifetime of production for the
right cost.
Commissioning services will help you start out right. With our complete
system check and set up plan you have the comfort of knowing we are
with you every step of the way. Through or comprehensive start up
procedures you will see that each component and the combined system
are working properly from day one.

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AURORASERVICE

The Aurora Assure Program includes Normal Warranty Coverage,


Extended Warranty Coverage, Technical Support and Call Center, On Line
Support, No Fault Warranty, Mid-life Warranty Extensions, End-of-life
Management, End-of-life Replacement Discount, Monitoring & System
Integration.
When making a large investment it is important for you to ensure the
longevity and high level of production of your facility. To do this one of
the first steps you need to take is to work with a strong global company
with years of operating experience in the inverter business. Power-One
offers the best possible solution.
Standard warranties from 5 to 10 years and warranty extensions of up to
20 total years, ensure the longevity and confidence that you need.
Call Center support is available from 8am-5pm every working day and
the online support and FAQ system is available for you 24/7. You may also
log into the system and advise us of any questions you may have and we
will gladly respond within the next working day.

ASSURE
Our new online system will soon allow you to register your warranty and
track your service level agreements. Any time day or night, with our fast
track system you will be able to determine where your inverter is in our
system at anytime during repair, ask any question you may have and
request further technical support as necessary.

SERVICE

Online training programs will also be made available to registered


owners or installers.

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AURORASERVICE

We think its time for you to join us an Alliance member. More


than a club, Aurora Alliance is a partnership.
Membership with an industry leader has its advantages. Through our
Alliance Membership, you become a part of our future.
We will work with you to help increase your knowledge and capability.
You will learn more about layout and design, engineering support,
knowledge base access, direct line technical support, training discount,
enhanced sales programs, discount on specific service offers portal
based warranty registration, marketing material and more.

ALLIANCE
The Aurora Alliance programs will keep you up to date on new Aurora
offers, help you market your company with the advantage of Aurora
collateral and allow you to enjoy many industry specific conversations
with other Alliance members, all hosted by Power-One.

SERVICE

Always check with your local Power-One Representative for Pricing and
Programs News

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By joining the Aurora Academy you become an informed member


of an elite team. Included in this program are customer and installer
specific training programs:
On-Site Training, arranged to help tailor the training to your teams
specific needs and site specific installation, cuts to the core allowing
you to learn in a live classroom. This training is one of the most effective
means to ensure your power plant maintains a high level of productivity.
Certification training programs are designed to bring you and your team
to the next level of proficiency. Learn the ins and outs of the PV and Wind
systems obtain certification and access to specific FAQs. Develop your
own Train the Trainer program.

ACADEMY
Power-One also offers safety training, site maintenance training and other
unique programs develop to help you improve your plants performance.

SERVICE

Power-Ones Regional Training Centers will offer a full calendar of training


events. Our course work will be offered live and online for your convenience.

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UK
Ontario

Germany
France

Andover, MA
Camarillo, CA
Phoenix, AZ

HEADQUARTERS
R&D CENTER
MANUFACTURING CENTER
SALES/SERVICE OFFICE

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Italy
Spain

CONTACTS DETAILS
GLOBAL

Beijing
Shenzhen

Japan

Hong Kong
Dubai

Singapore

Power-One Renewable Energy


Worldwide Sales Offices

Australia

Country

Name/Region

Telephone

Email

Canada
USA East
USA Central
USA West

North America
North America
North America
North America

+1 877 261-1374
+1 877 261-1374
+1 877 261-1374
+1 877 261-1374

sales.canada@power-one.com
sales.usaeast@power-one.com
sales.usacentral@power-one.com
sales.usawest@power-one.com

Australia
China
Singapore

Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific

+61 2 9735 3111


+86 755 2988 5888 ext.5588
+65 6896 3363

sales.australia@power-one.com
sales.china@power-one.com
sales.singapore@power-one.com

France
Germany
Italy
Spain
United Kingdom

Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe

00 800 00287672 Choix n4


+49 7641 955 2020
+39 055 9195 396
+34 629253564
+44 1903 823 323

sales.france@power-one.com
sales.germany@power-one.com
sales.italy@power-one.com
sales.spain@power-one.com
sales.UK@power-one.com

Dubai

Middle East

+971 50 100 4142

sales.dubai@power-one.com

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REGIONAL
Power-One
Renewable Energy Worldwide Sales Offices
Country

Name/Region

Telephone

Email

Canada
USA East
USA Central
USA West
Mexico
Central & South America

North America
North America
North America
North America
Central America
Central & South America

+1 877 261-1374
+1 877 261-1374
+1 877 261-1374
+1 877 261-1374
+1 877 261-1374
+1 877 261-1374

sales.canada@power-one.com
sales.usaeast@power-one.com
sales.usacentral@power-one.com
sales.usawest@power-one.com
sales.mexico@power-one.com
sales.americas@power-one.com

Australia
Bangladesh
Brunei
Cambodia
China
India
Malaysia
New Zealand
Philippines
Singapore
Taiwan
Thailand
Vietnam

Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific

+61 2 9735 3111


+65 6896 3363
+65 6896 3363
+65 6896 3363
+86 755 2988 5888 ext.5588
+65 6896 3363
+65 6896 3363
+61 2 9735 3111
+65 6896 3363
+65 6896 3363
+65 6896 3363
+65 6896 3363
+65 6896 3363

sales.australia@power-one.com
sales.bangladesh@power-one.com
sales.brunei@power-one.com
sales.cambodia@power-one.com
sales.china@power-one.com
sales.india@power-one.com
sales.malaysia@power-one.com
sales.NZ@power-one.com
sales.philippines@power-one.com
sales.singapore@power-one.com
sales.taiwan@power-one.com
sales.thailand@power-one.com
sales.vietnam@power-one.com

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom

Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe

+49 7641 955 2020


+32 3 2560845
+421 915755670
+421 915755670
+49 7641 955 2020
+49 7641 955 2020
+44 1903 823 323
00 800 00287672 Choix n4
+49 7641 955 2020
+39 055 9195 439
+421 915755670
+44 1903 823 323
+39 055 9195 396
+49 7641 955 2020
+49 7641 955 2020
+32 3 2560845
+44 1903 823 323
+421 915755670
+34 629253564
+421 915755670
+421 915755670
+421 915755670
+34 629253564
+44 1903 823 323
+49 7641 955 2020
+39 055 9195 441
+44 1903 823 323

sales.austria@power-one.com
sales.belgium@power-one.com
sales.bulgaria@power-one.com
sales.czech@power-one.com
sales.denmark@power-one.com
sales.estonia@power-one.com
sales.finland@power-one.com
sales.france@power-one.com
sales.germany@power-one.com
sales.greece@power-one.com
sales.hungary@power-one.com
sales.ireland@power-one.com
sales.italy@power-one.com
sales.latvia@power-one.com
sales.lithuania@power-one.com
sales.netherlands@power-one.com
sales.norway@power-one.com
sales.poland@power-one.com
sales.portugal@power-one.com
sales.russia@power-one.com
sales.slovakia@power-one.com
sales.slovenia@power-one.com
sales.spain@power-one.com
sales.sweden@power-one.com
sales.switzerland@power-one.com
sales.turkey@power-one.com
sales.UK@power-one.com

Dubai
Israel

Middle East
Middle East

+971 50 100 4142


+44 1903 823 323

sales.dubai@power-one.com
sales.israel@power-one.com

North Africa
Central Africa
South Africa

Africa
Africa
Africa

+971 50 100 4142


+39 055 9195 440
+39 055 9195 440

sales.NAfrica@power-one.com
sales.africa@power-one.com
sales.SA@power-one.com

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SERVICE
SERVICE
Technical Questions, Returns and Repairs
While Power-One has one of the lowest failure rates in the industry, it is still of utmost importance that when we do have a issue
or technical question that we do everything possible to correct it in the most expedited manner.
Talk to a Human
We all know how frustrating it is to deal with a robotic computerized answering system. Power-One is committed to treating
you like a real person by staffing our customer information centers with real local people.
If you have a question, you can pick up the phone, email, or use our web portal. We promise to get back to you and help you on
your way to solving even the toughest problems.
Toll-Free Telephone Contacts
North America

Aurora Power Service

North America

1-877-261-1374

Australia
China
Singapore

Aurora Power Service


Aurora Power Service
Aurora Power Service

Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific
Asia Pacific

+61 2 9735 3111


+86 755 2988 5888
+65 6896 3363

France
Germany
Italy
Spain
Switzerland
UK

Aurora Power Service


Aurora Power Service
Aurora Power Service
Aurora Power Service
Aurora Power Service
Aurora Power Service

Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe
Europe

00 800 00 28 76 72
0800-2200211
00 800 00 28 76 72
00 800 00 28 76 72
044 944 8111
0800 023 2341

Israel
Middle East

Aurora Power Service


Aurora Power Service

Middle East
Middle East

972 74 7844444
00 800 00 28 76 72

Regional Inventory
Power-One is building the industrys leading regional repair inventory and testing facilities. With locations in virtually
every country we sell in, we can ensure a quick and efficient turnaround time on your Inverter when a repair or
replacement is required. Our vast global inventory backed by four global manufacturing locations is rapidly
becoming the industry standard.
Repairs
Power-One offers regional return and repair capability as well as special programs to help you maintain an long term relationship with your customers, including swap stock, fixed rate repairs, out of warranty programs and life cycle management
programs. Please feel free to ask your local Power-One representative about details.
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Publication Information
Copyright 2011 Power-One Inc.
Ver. 2011-03.1-US
All rights reserved
All products are subject to technical improvements without notice
Publisher
Power-One Inc
740 Calle Plano, Camarillo, California 93012-8583, USA
Trademarks
Power-One, Aurora, Aurora Uno, Aurora Trio, Aurora Plus, Aurora Station,
Aurora Vision, Aurora Wind, Aurora Service, Aurora Advantage,
Aurora Assure, Aurora Alliance, Aurora Academy
are registered trademarks of Power-One Inc.
Acknowledgements
Design
Luchi Design - Firenze
Photography
Justin Bailie
Dan Patitucci
Industrial Foto

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