PowerBanx X3 Home Solar Battery Storage System 7.2 kWh Install Yourself
This is a large battery system for your home, similar to the Tesla Powerwall, designed by Fuel Included Limited. You charge it from your solar panels while you are out so you get free electricity in the evening when you need it. If you are on the UK government feed-in tariff (FIT) scheme you are allowed to divert your solar into the PowerBanx and still get paid the FIT tariff and the export tariff. For when you don't have enough free solar e.
In the winter you can top it up with Economy 7 electricity at night to give you half-price electricity during the day. It is an intelligent system and can be programmed to automatically swap from mostly solar + some Eco7 in the summer to mostly Eco7 + some solar in the winter, for example. This particular system, the X3, comes with three batteries but can be expanded later (just by adding batteries) to a total of 8 batteries (19.2kWh). 3 x 2.4kWh batteries (7.2kWh total capacity, 5.76kWh usable capacity at 80% depth of discharge/DOD). These are advanced Lithium-Ion (Lithium Iron Phosphate) batteries - a particularly safe battery chemistry.
They include an advanced, in-built battery management system. Each battery has an output power of 1kVA approx. 1kW so the X3 system has a maximum output of about 3kW. Comes with brackets to clip batteries together (shown). Can be upgraded to a lockable metal enclosure at a small additional cost - in either black or white.
The enclosure shown allows later upgrade to 5 or 6 batteries and has dimensions of 45cm x 60cm x 77cm. Larger enclosures are available to house up to 8 batteries. Remote monitoring is available via a smartphone app. Includes an emergency power supply connection that can be wired to a socket for use in a power cut, e.
Batteries are free standing (though can be wall-mounted). The batteries include the cables to link them together. The inverter includes the sensors for reading the solar generation and grid connection currents - you need to wire these back to the inverter using RJ45 network cable. You need to provide a power connection between the inverter and your main consumer unit (fuse box) and appropriate safety isolator switches.
You need to satisfy any relevant legal or electrical requirements e. In the UK you should send a request to connect to the grid to your DNO. The item "PowerBanx X3 Home Solar Battery Storage System 7.2 kWh Install Yourself" is in sale since Friday, November 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Power Protection, Distribution\Uninterruptible Power Supplies".
The seller is "fuelincluded" and is located in Midlands. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
- Bundled Items: User Manual
- Bundle Listing: No
- Model: PowerBanx X3 ESS
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China
- Number of Outlets: 2
- Type: Stand alone
- Features: Remote Monitoring
- Surge Energy Capacity: Not Applicable
- Manufacturer warranty: 10 years
- MPN: PBX3
- Brand: PowerBanx
- Voltage Compatibility: 220V