What is an Inverter/Charger?
The term “Inverter/Charger” or “Combined Inverter Charger” refers to a device used in solar energy systems that integrates the functions of a solar charge controller and an inverter into a single unit. This unit is capable of both converting DC to AC and AC to DC. The combination of these functions is typically more cost-effective, efficient, and easier to install, commission, and maintain.
In situations where there is limited solar radiation or unreliable grid power, an Inverter/Charger is an excellent option because it automatically switches between available sources such as solar panels, external power generators, and battery-stored energy to provide uninterrupted power output for consumers.
Furthermore, a combined charger inverter provides not only smart switching but also intelligent modes to optimize energy consumption and generation cycles and determine the energy budget balance.
|Charge mode||Output mode|
|Battery mode||Solar (only)||Inverter Priority|
|Solar (only)||Utility Priority|
|Solar Priority||Inverter Priority|
|Solar Priority||Utility Priority|
|Utility & Solar||/|
|No Battery mode||/|
Having the ability to work with external AC sources is a benefit of the Inverter/Charger. In situations where solar energy or stored energy is limited, the device can automatically activate an external power generator to charge the batteries or supply power to consumers. This feature helps to extend the life of the batteries and reduce gasoline expenses.
The capacity of the inverter and the charge controller determines the power rating of these devices. EPEVER manufactures Hybrid inverters chargers of up to 5KW.
IPOWER-PLUS Series is a high-quality, reliable, and safe pure sine wave inverter that can convert 12/24/48VDC to 220/230VAC and power AC loads. It is available in power ranges from 500W to 5000W and is designed to meet international standards. The inverter is suitable for a variety of situations where DC to AC conversion is required, including RVs, boats, residential properties, and places that require high-quality electrical power. The IPOWER-PLUS series is also compatible with lithium-ion batteries.
What kind of applications suit Inverter/Chargers most?
Inverter/chargers have a wide range of applications, including commercial and backup solar power systems, recreational vehicles, and boats. They are also frequently used as power backup systems, such as UPS.
Their compact design makes them an ideal choice for use in limited spaces, resulting in reduced wiring and lower costs.
Inverter/chargers are designed to deliver sustainable and reliable performance and can be adapted to different energy sources, such as utility power, external power generators, and solar PV modules.
If you are dealing with low solar irradiance, limited battery storage capacity, or need to connect to external power or grid connections, a hybrid inverter charger is a perfect solution to your energy needs.
Trust the versatility and adaptability of inverter/chargers for your energy needs.
Ease of installation, commissioning, and monitoring
Hybrid inverter chargers are designed to offer ease of installation, commissioning, and monitoring. The built-in connections between the battery and other components within the system mean fewer bus bars, wiring, and protective elements are necessary compared to separate installations of an inverter or charge controller. This simplifies the installation process and enhances overall performance.
The hybrid inverter charger is a unique solution that provides a comprehensive display of both the inverter and the charge controller parameters through an LCD screen. This feature enables users to access all necessary information in a condensed format. Additionally, the system offers real-time status updates through multiple LED indicators. The user-friendly interface of the device allows for customization of the system’s settings to meet the specific requirements of any project through mobile and PC applications. With the availability of parameters and configurations through Modbus protocol, the hybrid inverter charger can easily integrate with any local monitoring station or SCADA system.
EPEVER also offers cloud monitoring, providing remote data logging and access from anywhere, at any time. These innovative features make the hybrid inverter charger an efficient and customizable solution for solar power systems, unlocking the full potential of solar energy.
Types of EPEVER Inverter/Charger?
EPEVER offers a range of unique inverter/charger solutions, including the UPower Series. This device is designed for fast response and high efficiency, combining solar and utility charging with AC output in a single unit. The UPower Series utilizes a multi-core processor design and advanced MPPT control algorithm to achieve intelligent management, ensuring optimal performance. With its innovative features, the UPower Series inverter/charger is a reliable and efficient solution for unlocking the full potential of solar energy.
UPOWER Series specification:
|Nominal battery voltage||12VDC;24VDC|
|Battery input voltage range|
|Continuous output power|
|Output voltage range||220V(-6%~+5%)|
|Utility input voltage range||160VAC～280VAC(Working voltage range);|
170VAC～270VAC(Utility starting voltage range
|Max.utility charge current||20A; 30A|
|Max. PV open circuit voltage||60V（At minimum operating environment temperature）|
46V（At 25℃ environment temperature)
100V（At minimum operating environment temperature）
150V（At minimum operating environment temperature）
|Max. PV input power||390W;780W;1500W|
|Max. PV charging current||30A; 60A|
EPEVER’s UPower-Hi Series is an upgraded version of the UPower series, offering advanced features and improved performance. With its battery-free mod, the UPower-Hi Series can operate as a sole inverter, eliminating the need for a battery to start the system up. This innovative feature makes the UPower-Hi Series a flexible solution for solar power systems. The series also accepts an additional amount of PV power, making it suitable for highly demanding projects. With an improved design and higher efficiency, the UPower-Hi Series delivers high-quality, stable, and reliable electric energy. Upgrade to efficient and reliable solar energy with the UPower-Hi Series inverter charger by EPEVER.
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UPOWER-HI series specification:
|(110/120VAC) 2000~3000W Inverter/Charger||(220/230VAC) 2000~5000W Inverter/Charger|
|Rated battery voltage||24VDC;48VDC||24VDC;48VDC|
|Battery input voltage||21.6~32VDC; 43.2~64VDC||21.6~32VDC; 43.2~64VDC|
|Max. battery charging current||50A; 60A; 80A; 100A||50A; 60A; 80A; 100A|
|Continuous output power||2000w; 3000w||2000w; 3000w; 5000W|
|Output voltage range||110VAC(-3%~+3%), 120VAC (-10%~+3%)||220VAC(-6%~+3%), 230VAC(-10%~+3%)|
|Output frequency||50/60 ± 0.2%||50/60 ± 0.2%|
|Utility input voltage||88VAC~132VAC (Default), 80VAC~140VAC(Programmable)||176VAC~264VAC (Default), 90VAC~280VAC(Programmable)|
|Utility input frequency||40~65Hz||40~65Hz|
|Max. utility charge current||40A; 60A; 80A||40A; 60A; 80A|
|Max. PV open circuit voltage||250V(At minimum operating environment temperature), 220V(At 25℃ environment temperature)||450V (At minimum operating environment temperature) 395V (At 25℃ environment temperature) 500V (At minimum operating environment temperature) 440V (At 25℃ environment temperature)|
|MPPT voltage range||60~200V||80~350V; 120~400V|
|Max. PV charging power||1725W;2875W;4000W||1725W;2875W;4000W|
|Max. PV charging current||50A;60A;80A;100A||50A;60A;80A;100A|
|Max. PV input power||2000W; 3000W; 4000W||2500W; 4000W|