I am installing a SMA 8000-us Inverter 600 ft from a 36 panel array. How do I connect 3 AWG wire to this inverter?

    To minimize voltage drop I need 3 AWG wire. SMA inverter only allows up to 6 AWG connections. How do I make connections?


    Hi Doc Millers HVAC,

    You should not make any connections to specific components that are not instructed / approved by the manufacturer.  

    In this particular case, we woudl like to know more about your system details.  What is the array voltage you're working with and where is the installation occuring.  How are the conductors run from the array to the inverter (conduit, size, type). With this information, we will review voltage drop calculations and get back to you with an appropriate strategy.

    7 years 6 months ago
    Asked by
    Keith Miller
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    Wiring and circuits
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    3 AWG