Off-Grid Hybrid Energy Storage System with 3kW Inverter, 4.3/6.0kWh AGM Batteries, and 2.3/3.4kW Solar Panels

£1,390.34 £1,538.00
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Unleash Power and Savings with Our Off-Grid Hybrid Energy Storage System

Use this powerful, cost-effective off-grid battery storage system to store energy generated from cheap sources, like solar panels or mains power at night tariff, and then use electricity when you need it most.

The 4.3/6.0kWh AGM Energy Storage System (ESS) consists of:

Prices do not include installation components - cables, fuses, switches, etc. - these can be added upon request depending on the installation location.

This energy storage system helps effectively use and manage electrical energy, providing the benefit of a stable low-cost electricity supply. For example, by charging the battery with low-priced nighttime electricity. The system also ensures your home is protected from power cuts. Combine this energy storage system with a renewable power source, such as solar panels or wind power, and store energy for a 24/7 home electricity supply.

  • AVON ADC12-90EV 90Ah OR AVON ADC12-125EV 125Ah (C20) DEEP CYCLE COMBINED AGM GEL BATTERY combines AGM design with nano silica GEL which provides an improvement in overall performance and cycle life of 600 cycles at 80% DOD or 1200 cycles at 50% DOD which is 1.5 times more than standard AGM batteries. The battery has a warranty of 1 to 5 years. The warranty on the battery covers all faults caused by manufacturing or materials.
  • AVON COMBINED AGM GEL BATTERY is a premium product with 10% higher Energy Density (Patent negative pasting formula), 50% lower Grid Corrosion (Rare-earth patent alloy), and 0% Acid Stratification (Nano silica gel technology). This battery is able to retain its charge for a very long period of time. Three months 90%, Six months 80%, Nine months 60%. 
  • ICONICA OFF-GRID HYBRID 3000W 48V PURE SINE WAVE INVERTER/CHARGER WITH INBUILT 60A MPPT SOLAR CONTROLLER AND 15A MAINS/GENERATOR BATTERY CHARGER intelligently combines the functions of a 3000W pure sine wave inverter, 60A MPPT solar charge controller and a 15A smart battery charger in one single unit. This model can accept input from solar panels, mains power, a generator or a battery - either from one or multiple input sources. In addition to its unique hybrid capability, this innovative inverter features advanced communication functions, along with highly customisable settings.
  • THE INVERTER/CHARGER CAN GENERATE 3000W OF CONTINUOUS AC POWER and up to 6000W of AC power at peak times (to start powerful appliances with electric motors such as a pump, vacuum cleaner, power tools etc). The inbuilt 60A MPPT solar charge controller regulates the input from the solar panels to the batteries, with a full range of safety functions including protection against overcharge, overheating and reverse current. Advanced MPPT technology extracts the maximum possible power output from solar panels and operates at up to 98% efficiency. This inverter is therefore well-suited to systems with a large and powerful solar array, as the inverter has a maximum allowed solar input of 3000W. Performance data for the solar array is displayed on the LCD screen. The inbuilt 15A smart battery charger is designed to enable safe and efficient unattended charging of a battery from a mains power source or generator, if available, with full overcharge protection and multiple charging stages.
  • (Optional) JA SOLAR 565W MONO PERC HALF-CELL MBB LR MC4 SOLAR PANELS are reliable, efficient and cost-effective with an attractive payback period.  The modules have an efficiency 21.4%. The solar panels have a heavy snow load of up to 5400Pa and an increased wind load of up to 2400Pa. The panels are well-designed with a durable black frame. These panels are suitable for domestic, farm, garden office and similar rooftop installations. The panels have a 25-year product warranty.
  • 2-3 WORKING DAYS DELIVERY within the UK (including the Highlands, islands and Northern Ireland).
AVON ADC12-125EV 12V 90Ah (C20) DEEP CYCLE COMBINED AGM GEL BATTERY
Origin: China/UK
Battery Type: High Deep Cycle Combined AGM GEL
Nominal Capacity: 90Ah (C20) 
Nominal Voltage: 12V
Design life: 10 years @ 20°C
Cycle Life: >600 (20°C, @80% DOD)
Installation Location: Indoor
Operating Temperature: Charge 0 ~ +40°C Discharge 15 ~ +50°C
Terminal: I3
Net Weight: 23.5kg
Size:  260 * 168 * 210mm
AVON ADC12-125EV 12V 125Ah (C20) DEEP CYCLE COMBINED AGM GEL BATTERY
Origin: China/UK
Battery Type: High Deep Cycle Combined AGM GEL
Nominal Capacity: 125Ah (C20) 
Nominal Voltage: 12V
Design life: 10 years @ 20°C
Cycle Life: >600 (20°C, @80% DOD)
Installation Location: Indoor
Operating Temperature: Charge 0 ~ +40°C Discharge 15 ~ +50°C
Terminal: I7
Net Weight: 32.5kg
Size:  331* 171* 214mm
ICONICA OFF-GRID HYBRID 3000W 48V PURE SINE WAVE INVERTER WITH INBUILT 60A MPPT SOLAR CONTROLLER AND 15A MAINS BATTERY CHARGER
Origin: UK
Nominal battery voltage: 48Vdc
Continuous power output: 3000W/3000VA 220-240VAC 50Hz
Surge power: 6000VA
Output waveform: Pure sine wave
Maximum solar input power: 3000W
Maximum open circuit solar input voltage (Voc): 145V
Solar MPPT operating voltage: 60-115V DC
Maximum solar charging current: 60A
Maximum mains/generator AC charging current: 15A
Maximum combined charging current: 75A
Peak efficiency: 93%
Solar / AC charger max efficiency: 98%
Operating temperature: 0°C to 55°C
Supplied with: PC connection cable and PC software CD
Size:  468 x 295 x 140 mm
Net Weight: 11kg
JA SOLAR 565W MONO PERC HALF-CELL MBB LR MC4 SOLAR PANEL
Rated (Peak) Power (Wp): 565W in Standard 1000w/m2 solar light
Open Circuit Voltage (Voc)50.5V (Vmp =41.68V)
Short Circuit Current (Isc)14.31A (Imp = 13.56A)
Efficiency21.4%
Cell TypeMonocrystalline Silicon
Connector TypeMC4
CertificationIEC 61215 / IEC 61730 / CE
Panel Size:  2333 X 1134 X 30 mm
Net weight: 28kg
  • 4x AVON ADC12-90EV 12V 90Ah (C20) DEEP CYCLE COMBINED AGM GEL BATTERY - 1 X Pallet, or
  • 4x AVON ADC12-125EV 12V 125Ah (C20) DEEP CYCLE COMBINED AGM GEL BATTERY - 1 X Pallet,
  • 1x ICONICA OFF-GRID HYBRID 3000W 48V PURE SINE WAVE POWER INVERTER WITH INBUILT 60A MPPT SOLAR CONTROLLER AND 15A MAINS BATTERY CHARGER - 1 X Carton,
  • (Optional) 4x or 6x JA SOLAR 565W MONO PERC HALF-CELL MBB LR MC4 Solar Panels.

Don't see the answer to your question? Call us on 020 8064 0335 or email info@energian.co.uk.

THE BATTERY BANK

WARNING: Never mix and match batteries in the battery bank. All batteries must be the same type, size, and general age. An old, mismatched, or shorted battery in a bank causes a lot of problems. NOTE: New batteries act like old batteries and will need a few cycles before they operate correctly.

1. WHAT IS THE BATTERY BANK CAPACITY OF 4.3/6.0KWH AGM ESS?

The 4.3/6.0kWh AGM ESS uses four well-known, dependable AVON ADC12-EV90 12V or AVON ADC12-EV125 12V deep cycle combined AGM GEL batteries with a total capacity of 4,320/6,000Wh (4x 90/125Ah (C20) @12V in serial). AVON deep cycle batteries combine AGM construction with nano silica gel which provides an improvement in overall performance. Maintenance Free VRLA battery, no need to add water or acid during application. Patented structure design with high utilisation of active material, maximum improve the utilisation rate of active material and the utilisation ratio of battery internal space, 5%-10% higher capacity than similar products in the market. High performance for large current discharge.

2. WHAT IS THE CYCLE LIFE OF THE BATTERY?

AVON ADC12-EV90 and AVON ADC12-EV125 batteries are designed for >600 cycles @80% DoD (Depth of Discharge) and >1200 cycles @50% DoD. This is 1.5 times more than other standard AGM batteries.

3. HOW CAN I GET THE LONGEST LIFESPAN FROM THE BATTERY?

  1. Keep it within 23°C -  27°C and away from water and heat.
  2. For safety reasons, do not store the AVON ADC12 batteries above 40°C or below −15°C for extended periods.
  3. All AGM batteries have to be fully charged to 100% percent in order to maintain their capacity. When you partially charge AGM batteries, they with time lose their capability to charge to full capacity. If you constantly charge your AGM battery to only 60% for instance, it may eventually fail to charge past 60%. This, in turn, reduces the lifespan of the battery. Lead acid batteries can get damaged if you charge them in temperatures below 0° and above 40°. AGM batteries use lead acid, therefore, you should avoid charging them when it is too cold or too hot. Preferably, charge the batteries when the temperature range is between 0° to 40° Celsius to increase their lifespan.
  4. AVON ADC12 batteries can be discharged up to 100% of their capacity. However, to optimise the performance of your AVON battery, to achieve a higher life cycle, we recommend limiting the discharge not more than 80%. The general principle is that the less the battery is discharged before recharging, the greater number of charge-discharge cycles it will have in its lifetime. For example, a battery which is regularly discharged by 80% (only 20% charge remaining) will have a much shorter lifespan compared to a battery which is discharged by only 30% (with 70% charge remaining). Completely draining a battery might permanently reduce the total capacity. Some batteries (such as deep cycle) can tolerate this better, but it is still not healthy for them. Our advice is not to discharge your battery excessively and to recharge it as soon as possible, not leaving it discharged for a long time.

4. WHAT ARE THE BATTERY CARE AND STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS?

  1. Recommended storage temperature: from -15°C to +40°C. Self discharge vs Time @ various storage temperature: Remaining capacity 50% - 4.5 months @ 40°C, 9 months @ 30°C, 15 months @ 20°C, 23 months @ 10°C.
  2. AGM batteries should be stored in a cool (above freezing), dry location unpackaged or in the original packaging. Avoid placing the batteries directly on concrete floors. When an AGM battery is stored for extended periods, a refresher or boost charge should be performed to avoid excessive discharge and possible freezing in very cold temperatures. A refresher charge every 3-4 months is ideal. 

5. WHEN TO CHARGE MY AGM BATTERY?

Most AGM batteries can be safely charged at any time, as long as they are not already fully charged. However, it is always a good idea to consult your battery’s owner’s manual to make sure you’re using the correct charging method. It is also best to charge your dead AGM battery once a month during periods of disuse.

6. WHAT TO DO IF THE LOSS OF POWER OF THE BATTERY BANK IS TOO QUICK?
Check if there are any high-power electrical appliances connected. The battery capacity is 4,320/6,000Wh. Normally, if the power of a connected electrical appliance is ~1000W and the battery is discharged from 100% to 20%, the battery will run out in about 3.5 and 4.8 hours, respectively.

DC TO AC INVERTER

1. WHAT DOES A POWER INVERTER DO?

A power inverter is a device which converts battery power into mains power, i.e. it transforms 48V direct current (DC) into 230V alternating current (AC). 230V AC is the power supplied to our houses by utility companies, and this is the power required by most normal household appliances such as lights, TVs, fridges etc. There are two main types of inverters:

  • Off-grid inverters, which work as a standalone system and require batteries (typically used in caravans, boats or locations without access to mains power)
  • On-grid or grid tie inverters, which require mains power to work (typically used in household solar systems and take input directly from solar panels)

In the 4.3/6.0kWh AGM ESS ICONICA 3000W 48V Hybrid Pure Sine Wave Inverter is used - i.e. the inverter can be used to build a home 230V "grid".  

2. WHAT TYPE OF INVERTER IS USED IN THE 4.3/6.0KWH AGM ESS?

The type of power inverter which is used in the 4.3/6.0kWh AGM ESS is a Pure sine wave inverter rated 3000W. A pure sine wave inverter provides an output of up to 3000W which follows a sine wave harmonically. This is similar to utility-supplied grid power. This inverter switches polarity ("+" and "-") between power cables smoothly; gradually increasing or reducing the voltage as required (in case you were wondering why inverters have to switch polarity: this is the essence of alternating current; polarity changes occur approximately 50 times per second).

3. WHAT ARE THE KEY FUNCTIONS OF THE ICONICA 3000W 48V HYBRID INVERTER?

- 3000W 48V Pure sine wave inverter: Converts DC current into 230V AC mains electricity, to run various household appliances such as a TV, laptop, fridge, microwave, lighting etc. Able to generate 3000VA of continuous power with a strong peak power handling capability of up to 6000VA (to start powerful appliances with electric motors such as pumps, vacuum cleaners, power tools etc). This inverter is a pure sine wave type, which easily surpasses modified sine wave inverters in terms of efficiency and compatibility with a wider range of appliances.

- Inbuilt 60A MPPT Solar charge controller: Regulates the input from the solar panels to the batteries, with a full range of safety functions including protection against overcharge, overheating, reverse current etc. Advanced MPPT technology extracts the maximum possible output from solar panels and operates at up to 98% efficiency. This inverter is therefore well-suited to systems with a large and powerful solar array, with a maximum allowed solar input of 3000W. Performance data for the solar array is displayed on the LCD screen.  

- Inbuilt 15A Smart battery charger: Designed to enable safe and efficient unattended charging of a battery from a mains power source or generator, with full overcharge protection and multiple charging stages.

4. WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL INTELLIGENT FUNCTIONS OF THE ICONICA 3000W 48V HYBRID INVERTER?

The Iconica 3000W 48V hybrid inverter boasts an abundance of unique features, providing enhanced functionality over standard inverters. These include:

- Output source priority: This intelligent feature allows the user to set output source preferences (solar/ battery power/ mains input or a generator) for the AC load output of the inverter. This menu includes several options for varying conditions and scenarios, e.g. which source of energy is given priority for the AC output if solar power is insufficient/ if the battery voltage is too low/ if mains power is unavailable, etc.

Battery charging priority: A wide selection of battery charging priority options are available. For instance, the user can choose to charge the battery using solar power only/ using a combination of solar power and mains power/ from mains power only etc.

- A range of highly customisable settings: The parameters for this inverter can be personalised to an exceptionally specific degree via the user-friendly interface. At the touch of a button, the user can customise parameters such as the AC input range, battery type, max charging current, specific high/low voltage disconnect points (and preferred charging source upon reconnection), the duration and voltage of each charging stage, auto-restart options, power saving mode, overload bypass, battery equalization stage characteristics and so on. There are also options for managing operational features such as the audible alarm and backlight settings.

- Illuminated LCD screen: Displays vital statistics which are easily changeable by use of the up/down keys. This information includes status and mode, input/output voltage, frequency, battery voltage, load power and percentages, charge and discharge current etc.

- Auto restart function: When overload or overheating occurs, the inverter will disconnect the load appliances, and automatically reconnect once safe conditions are detected.

- Generator auto-start function: If connected to a generator via dry contacts, the Iconica inverter can send a signal to automatically start the generator as soon as the battery voltage drops below a certain level.

- Intelligent cooling design: The inverter uses predictive fan logic based on performance and temperature (1 or 2 fans operating at a time, with variable speeds) to prevent overheating of the components. 

5. WHAT CAN I USE ICONICA 3000W 48V HYBRID INVERTER FOR?

The 3000W 48V hybrid inverter is chosen based on the typical power consumption of standard household appliances shown in the table below.

Equipment


Continuous power rating of inverter
--- Home and kitchen appliances --- Power consumption  3000W  5000W  6000W
 Table fan* 50W Ok Ok Ok
 Sewing machine* 100W Ok Ok Ok
 Halogen light** 100W Ok Ok Ok
 Pedestal fan* 100W Ok Ok Ok
 Blender* 350W Ok Ok Ok

 Small fridge*

200W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Large fridge*

500W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Washing machine (no heating)*

700W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Microwave oven**

900W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Coffee maker*

1200W

 Ok

Ok

Ok

 Iron

1500W

 Ok

Ok

Ok

 Hair dryer*

1200W

 Ok

Ok

Ok

 Toaster

1200W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Vacuum cleaner*

2000W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Dishwasher*

1500W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Hob

1500W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Washing machine (with heating)*

2000W

Ok

Ok

Ok

--- Audio and video appliances ---


3000W 5000W 6000W

 12'' colour LCD TV

20W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Satellite TV receiver

30W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 HiFi stereo with CD changer**

50W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 DVD / Blu-ray player

50W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 20'' colour LCD TV

100W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 42'' colour LCD TV

200W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 100W stereo amplifier**

200W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Home theatre system**

500W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Active speaker 250W RMS**

500W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Active speaker 500W RMS**

1000W

Ok

Ok

Ok

  --- Computers and home office ---


3000W

5000W

6000W

 Mobile phone charger

5W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Small inkjet printer

40W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Laptop

50W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Fax machine

50W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Desk lamp

50W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Desktop computer with 17'' monitor

400W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Large laser printer*

800W

Ok

Ok

Ok

- Power tools and other equipment -


3000W

5000W

6000W

 Drill*

800W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Electric chainsaw*

1000W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Electric lawn mover*

1000W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Pressure washer*

1000W

Ok

Ok

Ok

 Grinder*

2000W

OOk

Ok

Ok

 Air compressor*

2000W

-

-

Ok

*Appliances marked with a star are likely to have a starting power consumption several times greater than their normal working power (typically this is caused by electric motors). For example, even though electric lawnmowers have a normal working power of 1000W, their starting power is over 4000W. This means that an inverter with a continuous power of 3000W is suitable because its peak power is limited to 6000W. 

**These appliances do not have an electric motor inside but still have a variable power consumption with power spikes. Therefore they require a larger inverter than would be needed for other appliances with a similar nominal power rating.

Please also note: this table is provided for general guidance only. The actual power consumption of your appliances, as well as starting power requirements, may vary considerably. In all cases, you will need to check the specifications of your equipment to find their continuous and starting power requirements.

If more than one device is connected to the inverter, the total power consumption should be the sum of all appliances used. This will determine the total inverter power required.

6. WHY 48V BATTERY BANK AND 48V DC TO 230V AC INVERTER IS USED?

This setup will provide some important benefits:

  • The input current for the inverter will be four/two times smaller for 48V than for 12V or 24V, making the inverter and the entire system safer and more reliable;
  • The cables between your battery and the inverter do not have to be as thick as those used for a 12V or 24V battery bank and inverter.

7. WHAT PROTECTION AND SAFETY FEATURES DOES HAVE THE 3000W INVERTER?

This product comes with protections and important warning indicators, such as: 

  • Overload protection: 3s @ 150% load; 10s @ 110 - 150% load
  • Overcharge protection: 31Vdc
  • Battery overcharged
  • Low battery
  • Overload
  • Solar charge stops due to low battery
  • Solar charge stops due to high PV voltage
  • Thermal shutdown: 60 +/-5°C

8. WHAT AC INPUTS/OUTPUTS HAVE THE 3000W INVERTER?

1 x 230VAC INPUT / 1 X 230VAC OUTPUT.

7. DOES THE 3000W POWER INVERTER HAVE WIRELESS CONTROL?

YES (as an option). The inverter is supplied with a PC connection cable and PC software CD for convenient viewing of important system information, such as solar/ battery/ AC voltage, charging current, battery capacity etc. Detailed data logs are also available to view and export to PDF/ Excel formats. This inverter also has the potential to send data to an online user portal using a Wi-Fi Remote Monitoring Kit (purchased separately). By connecting via this method, the user will unlock access to exclusive features such as email status updates for the inverter, remote system monitoring from any location and much more.

9. WHAT TO DO IF THE 3000W INVERTER CANNOT POWER ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES?

  1. First, please check whether the output power of the 3000W inverter can meet the charging power requirements of your appliances.
  2. In case of a warning, take action as described in the User Manual.

10. WHAT TO DO IF THE USAGE TIME OF AN ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE IS TOO SHORT?
As the power of each electrical appliance is different, the discharge efficiency of the 3000W inverter is less than 100% (the best efficiency is about 95%). Hence, the actual usage time of electrical appliances may be shorter than the theoretical time. The discharge efficiency should be calculated based on the continuous power of your appliances. If you have any questions, please provide the specifications of your appliances to Energian Customer Service for a calculation.

SOLAR AND AC BATTERY CHARGING

1. WHAT ARE THE ICONICA 3000W INVERTER's  INBUILT SOLAR CHARGER SPECIFICATIONS?

  • Maximum solar input power: 3000W
  • Maximum open circuit solar input voltage: 145V
  • Solar MPPT operating voltage: 60-115V DC
  • Maximum solar charging current: 60A

2. WHAT ARE THE ICONICA 3000W INVERTER's  INBUILT AC CHARGER SPECIFICATIONS?

  • Maximum mains AC charging current: 15A
  • Maximum combined charging current: 75A
  • Peak efficiency: 93%
  • Solar / AC charger max efficiency: 98%

GENERATOR CHARGING

1. WHAT ARE THE ICONICA 3000W INVERTER's  INBUILT GENERATOR CHARGER SPECIFICATIONS?

  • Rated input voltage: 220-240VAC 50Hz
  • Maximum mains AC charging current: 15A
  • Generator charger max efficiency: 98%

2. WHAT GENERATOR CAN BE USED TO CHARGE THE BATTERY?

  • Generator fuel: Petrol/Diesel/LPG
  • Max. output power: 3kW