Get connected with
Xantrex Grid-Tie Inverters
Available in 2800 or 5000 watt
power output.
Redefining the grid-tie inverter is a tall order, but that’s exactly what
Clipsal have done with their Xantrex grid-tie solar inverters.
Clipsal's Xantrex inverters offer superior photovoltaic (PV) energy harvest, easy installation and
state-of-the-art design. Their isolated transformer provides safety and reliability, while maintaining
high conversion efficiency. They also set a new standard on the market for inverter value, by
offering great price to performance ratio.
Easy and Flexible Installation
• Compact and lightweight so they can be easily installed by
one person. The GT2/8INVERTER weighs 19.5 kg and the
GT5/0INVERTER is 22.3 kg.
• Incorporates a slotted, hook-style back plate to make
mounting single and multiple inverters simple.
• Packaged in a rugged IP54 rated enclosure for reliable
outdoor installations
Solar Panel
• Aesthetically-pleasing design means they can be installed
inside or outside.
• Multiple inverters can be mounted side-by-side
(for large systems), which helps to make installations
look more attractive.
4CB240/6DC
PV Array
Main Switch
DC in
AC out
4CB240/6DC
DC Solar Isolator
To Meter
and Grid
4CB120/6
AC Solar Isolator
GT2/8INVERTER
2.8 kW Grid-Tie Solar Inverter
Improved Local Display
Clipsal Xantrex inverters come standard with a backlit 16 character,
two line liquid crystal display (LCD) and two installer customised
screens. Useful for troubleshooting and system feedback, the LCD
provides a variety of information including:
• Up-to-the-minute inverter power
• Daily and lifetime energy
production
• Time online selling today
• PV array voltage and current
• Utility voltage and frequency
• Fault message
Tapping a finger close to the LCD activates the backlight
display. With each tap, the display cycles through all the
communication screens. The LCD is always on standby,
ready to provide information; even at night.
The Xantrex inverter is equipped with two
status indicator lights. Only one indicator light
will be lit at any time.
Red LED (ground fault)
Ground fault condition detected. Check for any
fault messages on the LCD display
Green LED (online)
The inverter is on (DC voltage and AC voltage
are qualified and the protection timer has
finished) and delivering energy to the grid.
Turns off when a fault state is detected.
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Clipsal Xantrex™ Grid-Tie Solar Inverters
Standard Communications
High Reliability
Every Clipsal Xantrex inverter has an isolated RS232 port and two
Xanbus™ RJ45 communication ports. Unlike other inverters, no
additional communication ports or cards are required to connect
a PC. The LCD can be used simultaneously, even when a PC is
connected to the RS232 port.
To ensure the Xantrex inverters are a dependable and high quality
product, they are tested extensively during the design process
using an evaluation method called Highly Accelerated Life
Testing (HALT). HALT combines powerful thermal and vibration
technologies to stress a product beyond its specifications. This
helps to locate and identify any product defects that may not be
discovered by testing methods typically used by other inverter
manufacturers. The sophisticated HALT technique goes beyond
conventional testing, which results in improved product reliability
and quality. Prior to market introduction, the Xantrex inverters
logged more than 25,000 test hours in home installations.
Easy Maintenance
Clipsal Xantrex inverters also provide an easy method of
maintenance and service. With no fan there are no parts to
replace. Regular cleaning and maintenance is made simple with
the heat sink visible to the front of the inverter.
Superior PV Energy Harvest
Engineered to make the most of a PV grid-tie system investment,
Clipsal Xantrex inverters provide high power conversion
efficiency, excellent thermal performance, and rapid Maximum
Power Point Tracking (MPPT).
Warranty
Clipsal Xantrex inverters come with a standard warranty that
covers parts and labour for five years. There is also an option to
extend the warranty to 10 years.
Rapid Maximum Power Point Tracking
The Xantrex algorithm has a rapid response to irradiance change,
like moving cloud coverage, that maximizes the output energy
of connected PV strings. It has a wide input range from 195
to 550 volts DC (GT2/8INVERTER) and 240 to 550 volts DC
(GT5/0INVERTER), ensuring the inverter begins to operate earlier
in the day, and is more resistant to array shading. It also allows
more flexible array sizing.
Local After Service Network
Our customer service program provides total installation and
commissioning support, product training and technical
phone service.
Clipsal Quality
High Efficiency
For small and large systems, Clipsal Xantrex inverters offer high
peak and average efficiency, to convert all the valuable energy
produced by solar panels into usable electricity.
Excellent Thermal Performance
The design of the inverters are suited to high heat environments,
with their large aluminium heat sinks to keep their electronics
cool in even the hottest climates.
Once the heat sink on the inverter reaches a temperature limit,
it reduces its energy output to ensure it doesn't exceed
maximum ratings.
• Operating temperature range is -25 to +65 °C.
Clipsal’s Xantrex inverters add to our reputation of quality innovative
products over the last 90 years. Popular overseas, these inverters
have set the standard for others in Australia. Don’t be left behind,
choose a Clipsal Xantrex inverter.
Clipsal Xantrex™ Grid-Tie Solar Inverters
Technical Specifications
The compact, transformer isolated design of Clipsal Xantrex
inverters look great on any wall, and can be easily installed by
one person. Multiple units can also be seamlessly integrated
side-by-side for a better visual appeal.
GT2/8INVERTER
403 mm
136 mm
597 mm
Mechanical Specifications
GT2/8INVERTER
Inverter dimensions (H × W × D)
597 × 403 × 136 mm
Shipping dimensions (H × W × D)
692 × 518 × 262 mm
Inverter weight
19.5 kg
Shipping weight
25.5 kg
Input terminals
Multi-contact Quick Connect MC3
Output terminals (GT2.8)
Binder 693 Series male socket (mate
with supplied female cable connector)
GT5/0INVERTER
403 mm
168 mm
597 mm
Mechanical Specifications
GT5/0INVERTER
Inverter dimensions (H × W × D)
597 × 403 × 168 mm
Shipping dimensions (H × W × D)
720 × 577 × 291 mm
Inverter weight
22.3 kg
Shipping weight
27.2 kg
Input terminals
Multi-contact Quick Connect MC3
Output terminals (GT5.0 only)
Hard wired internally
Electrical Specifications
Input
GT2/8INVERTER
GT5/0INVERTER
Input voltage, Maximum Power Point range
195 to 550 VDC
240 to 550 VDC
Absolute maximum array open circuit voltage
600 VDC
600 VDC
Maximum input current
15.4 ADC
22 ADC
Maximum array short circuit current
24 ADC
24 ADC
Ground fault protection
Unit shut down if a high impedance is not detected.
Unit shut down if a high impedance is not detected.
Recommended PV array power*
3070 W
5300 W
*These values can change depending on environmental conditions. To ensure maximum power yield for your installation, the PV array size should be reviewed as part of the system design.
Output
GT2/8INVERTER
GT5/0INVERTER
Maximum output power
2800 WAC @ 50 °C before de-rating
5000 WAC @ 40 °C before de-rating
Maximum output current
14 A
24 A
Nominal grid voltage
230 VAC
230 VAC
Nominal grid frequency
50 Hz
50 Hz
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
< 3%
< 3%
Power factor
> 0.99% (at rated power)
> 0.95% (full power range)
> 0.99% (at rated power)
> 0.95% (full power range)
Output characteristics
Current source
Current source
Output current waveform
Sine wave
Sine wave
Efficiency
GT2/8INVERTER
GT5/0INVERTER
Maximum peak efficiency
95%
96%
Nighttime tare loss
1W
1W
Environmental Specifications
GT2/8INVERTER
GT5/0INVERTER
Operating temperature range
-25 to +65 °C
-25 to +65 °C
Storage temperature range
-40 to +85 °C
-40 to +85 °C
Tolerable relative humidity limit
Operating: < 95%, non-condensing
Storage: 100% condensing
Operating: < 95%, non-condensing
Storage: 100% condensing
Enclosure
IP54, outdoor rated and weatherproof
IP54, outdoor rated and weatherproof
User Display
GT2/8INVERTER
GT5/0INVERTER
Type
alphanumeric liquid crystal with backlight
alphanumeric liquid crystal with backlight
Size
2 lines by 16 characters
2 lines by 16 characters
Display Accuracy
GT2/8INVERTER
GT5/0INVERTER
Instantaneous Power
+/- (30 W + 1% of reading)
+/- (30 W + 1% of reading)
Voltage
+/- (1% of rating + 1% of reading)
+/- (1% of rating + 1% of reading)
Current
+/- (1% of rating + 1% of reading)
+/- (1% of rating + 1% of reading)
System Lifetime energy
+/- 5%
+/- 5%
Warranty
5 year parts and labour (10 year extended warranty available). Both models.
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
Mechanical Specifications
GT2/8INVERTER
GT5/0INVERTER
Inverter dimensions (H × W × D)
597 × 403 × 136 mm
597 × 403 × 168 mm
Shipping dimensions (H × W × D)
692 × 518 × 262 mm
720 × 577 × 291 mm
Inverter weight
19.5 kg
22.3 kg
Shipping weight
25.5 kg
27.2 kg
Input terminals
Multi-contact Quick Connect MC3
Multi-contact Quick Connect MC3
Output terminals (GT2/8INVERTER only)
Binder 693 Series male socket (mates
with supplied female cable connector)
Hard wired internally
Approvals
Regulatory approvals
Safety: RCM mark per AS/NZS 3100
EMC: RCM mark per EN61000-6-1, EN61000-6-3, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3
Interconnect: AS4777.2-2005, AS4777.3-2005
Other approvals
Australian Clean Energy Council "Tested and approved grid connected inverters" list
Accessories
Remote display
Optional GT Solar Inverter Monitor provides total PV system performance in daily, monthly and lifetime views, on a graphical
screen. Monitors up to five GT series inverters.
Remote monitoring
Optional Xantrex™ Communication Gateway includes both built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allowing for wireless or wired
connection to a router or directly to a PC. Logs performance data and provides a simple and graphically rich view of system
performance through Yahoo™ Widget based monitoring software. The Gateway monitors up to 20 GT series inverters.
Clipsal Australia Pty Ltd
A member of Schneider Electric
Head Office
33-37 Port Wakefield Road,
Gepps Cross, South Australia 5094
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Clipsal Australia Pty Ltd reserves the right to change specifications, modify designs and
discontinue items without incurring obligation and whilst every effort is made to ensure that
descriptions, specifications and other information in this document are correct, no warranty
is given in respect thereof and the company shall not be liable for any error therein.
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CLIPCOM 22949 April 2011
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