Victron Energy Phoenix Inverter Compact 12V 1600VA-1300W
Cont. AC power at 25 C (VA) 1600
Cont. power at 25 C / 40 C (W) 1300 / 1200
Peak power (W) 3000
SinusMax - Superior engineering
Developed for professional duty, the Phoenix range of inverters is suitable for the widest range of applications. The design criteria have been to produce a true sine wave inverter with optimised efficiency but without compromise in performance. Employing hybrid HF technology, the result is a top quality product with compact dimensions, light in weight and capable of supplying power, problem-free, to any load.
Extra start-up power
A unique feature of the SinusMax technology is very high start-up power. Conventional high frequency technology does not offer such extreme performance. Phoenix inverters, however, are well suited to power up difficult loads such as refrigeration compressors, electric motors and similar appliances.
Virtually unlimited power thanks to parallel and 3-phase operation capability
Up to 6 units inverters can operate in parallel to achieve higher power output. Six 24/5000 units, for example, will provide 24kW / 30kVA output power. Operation in 3-phase configuration is also possible.
To transfer the load to another AC source: the automatic transfer switch
If an automatic transfer switch is required we recommend using the MultiPlus inverter/charger instead. The switch is included in these products and the charger function of the MultiPlus can be disabled. Computers and other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption because the MultiPlus features a very short switchover time (less than 20 milliseconds).
All models have a RS-485 port. All you need to connect to your PC is our MK2 interface (see under accessories). This interface takes care of galvanic isolation between the inverter and the computer, and converts from RS-485 to RS-232. A RS-232 to USB conversion cable is also available. Together with our VEConfigure software, which can be downloaded free of charge from our website, all parameters of the inverters can be customised. This includes output voltage and frequency, over and under voltage settings and programming the relay. This relay can for example be used to signal several alarm conditions, or to start a generator. The inverters can also be connected to VENet, the new power control network of Victron Energy, or to other computerised monitoring and control systems.
Phoenix Inverter Control
This panel can also be used on a MultiPlus inverter/charger when an automatic transfer switch but no charger function is desired. The brightness of the LEDs is automatically reduced during night time.
Computer controlled operation and monitoring
Several interfaces are available:
- MK2.2 VE.Bus to RS232 converter
Connects to the RS232 port of a computer (see 'A guide to VEConfigure')
- MK2-USB VE.Bus to USB converter
Connects to a USB port (see 'A guide to VEConfigure')
- VE.Net to VE.Bus converter
Interface to VE.Net (see VE.Net documentation)
- VE.Bus to NMEA 2000 converter
- Victron Global Remote
The Global Remote is a modem which sends alarms, warnings and system status reports to cellular phones via text messages (SMS). It can also log data from Victron Battery Monitors, Multi's, Quattro's and Inverters to a website through a GPRS connection. Access to this website is free of charge.
- Victron Ethernet Remote
To connect to Ethernet.
BMV Battery Monitor
The BMV Battery Monitor features an advanced microprocessor control system combined with high resolution measuring systems for battery voltage and charge / discharge current. Besides this, the software includes complex calculation algorithms, like Peukert's formula, to exactly determine the state of charge of the battery. The BMV selectively displays battery voltage, current, consumed Ah or time to go. The monitor also stores a host of data regarding performance and use of the battery. Several models available (see battery monitor documentation).