The Lux AC units are extremely simple battery storage controllers. They are used to ‘Retro’ fit alongside existing solar systems as they do not interfere with the existing solar system in any way. Therefore there is no impact to existing payments such as the FIT payments.
The Luxpower AC units are G98 certified and can have 1-8 batteries connected, with a Max Charge capacity of 70A DC, so around 3500w of electricity. You need sufficient batteries to achieve this max rate.
The Lux AC units can easily work with existing solar systems however these units do not need solar at all, opening up the whole new market of domestic battery storage where solar pv is not suitable – we have customers who live in blocks of flats!
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Lux AC (G98) Specifications
- Battery Types Li-Ion or Lead-acid
- Nominal Battery Voltage (V) 48
- Max. Charging Voltage (V) SSO (Configurable)
- Max. Charging Current (A) 70
- Max. Discharging Current (A) 70
- Battery Capacity (kWh) >3
- Charging Mode for Li-Ion Battery Self-adaption to BMS
- Charging Mode for Lead-acid Battery 3-stage
The entire Luxpower range has advanced automatic charging and discharging programming, allowing customers to benefit from charging when electricity is cheap. Specific programmes have been developed to allow simple charging with Ocotpus Agile and other Octopus Energy packages.
There are two versions of the AC units. There is the standard ACS model, which allows max charge and discharge rates of up to 3500w (16 amps), which is a market leading level of power in and out of the batteries. However Luxpower wanted to offer a new version of the standard AC unit which would allow customers to expand this system in the future if they wished to do so. Therefore the new version was developed and called the Squirrel Pod (Squirrel like in storage!).
The Squirrel Pod is simply a more advanced version of the standard AC units. The difference is that they have additional hardware in them to allow (now or in the future) a second, third or up to 8 of the Squirrel pod controllers to be linked together. Each Squirrel Pod needs its own batteries, and is also connected either individually, or via a combined connection, to the customers’ fuse board.
They work in Parallel. This means that only the Primary controller has the CT clamps fitted, and the other units are all set to Subordinate working mode. This means the Primary unit is controlling everything, telling the other units to charge or discharge their batteries.
All the units both standard AC units or the Squirrel pod units are listed on the ENA Register with G100 certification.
- 12 years warranty as standard – Can be extended to 20-year warranty
- Allows 1 to 8 Lithium Batteries
- Remote Upgrading – Firmware and parameter upgrading remotely
- Free monitoring – For Mobile & web portal (PC)
- Advanced Weather compensation programming
- Octopus Agile Tariff Ready
- Octopus Outgoing Tariff Ready
- Octopus Go Tariff Ready
- Grid Share Incentive ready
- Seamless automatic switch over – 0.01s
- Integrated EPS as standard – Maximum 13A Limited
- Smart export control on both AC & EPS output
- Max Charge & discharge rate of 70amps
- Lightweight – only 25Kg
- Quite operating noise levels – less then 25bB
- IP65 rated
- UK technical Support
We are proud to announce that all our Lux Power products are affiliated with the “Works With Octopus” program
Compatible Lithium Batteries
AC Coupled Inverter Application
To retrofit existed on-grid solar system to solar energy storage hybrid system could not be easier than install a LXP AC series inverter coupled on AC side with a battery pack.
AC Coupling Variable Working Modes
Under Self Use mode, AC coupled inverter will detect the power of on-grid inverter generated, which will be used by local loads first, and rest will be stored in the battery by using AC coupled inverter, excessive power will be feed back into the grid. This is the default mode which will increase the self consumption rate and reduce the energy bill significantly
Lux Power Monitoring
Lux Power Monitoring comes with three dongle options, WI-FI, Hardwired or 4G Sim Based
All Lux controllers have a free integrated advanced monitoring and maintenance platform. Each Lux unit is provided with a Lux Dongle which is inserted into the Lux unit and used to pair the Lux to the customer router.
The monitoring has multiple levels to allow not only full monitoring for the customer, as well as remote programming, but also technical updates to be delivered to each unit as technology improves.
- Operational settings
- Operating parameters
- Octopus Platform for Go/Agile/Outgoing settings
- Charge settings
- Discharge settings
- Full background performance data
- Performance charts weekly and monthly
- Generation Data summaries
- Remote technical support
- Firmware upgrades
Monitoring is current information which is updated every few minutes to your phone, tablet, laptop, or PC. In addition, all data is recorded on the platform to allow daily weekly and monthly data analysis of the performance of your system.
App & Pc (Web Portal) Monitoring
The Lux monitoring is accessible via a Downloadable App to your phone or web Portal. The App is very good and giving you an overview while of what your system is doing while on the move but for more information and data analysis the web portal is where it comes into its own. You can view a live demo of the Lux Power Web Portal by clicking here: Lux Power Web Portal
Monitoring Installation Support
Infinity Innovations Ltd have many online videos and user guides for monitoring support. You can find all our videos and support here: Monitoring Support Information.
The App is Free with each Lux Controller.