GTI outdoors

Discussion in 'Connecting to the Grid' started by rhino, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. rhino

    rhino WindyNation Engineer

    Just wondering if anyone has had any luck placing there GTI outside. When I say outside in mean in some kind of cabinet to protect it from the weather but getting it close to the solar panels. I have some trees and to get full sun I have a run of about 140'. So I have been thinking if I move the inverter out to some kind of enclosure next to the panels it will allow me better voltage options. I have concerns about temperatures. I get weather as cold as -20 and blizzard conditions sometimes in the winter. In the summer temps can reach 105. Not wanting to spend a ton so creative idea welcome.
  2. Andy R.

    Andy R. WindyNation Engineer

    Some inverters like the sunny boys and outbacks are made for outside but after peaking at some of your past posts, I guess you're talking about the Sun G's. Just looked at my Sun G 250 WDL wind (very vague) instructions and it said that the opperating temp is -10c to 40c which is about 15 deg F to 105 deg F so it sounds like at your location, -20 is too cold.

    Who knows, that's only 5 degrees colder than what it's rated. You could give it a try or turn it off a couple night a year.;).
  3. leamywind1

    leamywind1 WindyNation Engineer

    I have a Sun G wind rated GTI mounted in my shed. There is no heat in the shed and i do have it in an enclosure box. So far no issues.

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