A combined inverter and charger in one elegant package. The ultimate in off grid micro-functionality for camper vans, RVs, boats, and off-grid homes.
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This inverter will allow you to transform solar energy coming from solar panels, or stored energy coming from batteries into AC power, the power that you use in your home. This allows you to plug any electronics that have an AC wall plug into this inverter.
12 Volts, 2,000 watts. For use with 12V batteries to power anything that uses AC power (the power in your wall socket)
Compatible with solar panels. For higher efficiency we recommend using with a battery and a solar charge controller.
This inverter and charger combo makes it easy to use energy available from your batteries in the form of an AC wall plug. The Multiplus inverter connects to your Dakota Lithium batteries and can charge them via the alternator in a gasoline engine, via solar panels, or via shore power. If you are charging your batteries with solar panels you will want a solar charge controller. The remote monitoring capabilities will tell you how much power your have available at any time.
Recommenced battery size for this inverter is a 2X the 100 Ah Dakota Lithium battery or larger.
The MultiPlus will prevent overload of a limited AC source, such as a generator or shore power connection. First, battery charging will automatically be reduced when otherwise an overload would occur. The second level will boost the output of a generator or shore side supply with power taken from the battery.
In the event of a grid failure, or when shore or generator power is disconnected, the inverter within the Multi is automatically activated and takes over the supply to the connected loads. This happens so fast (less than 20 milliseconds) that computers and other electronic equipment will continue to operate without disruption.
Up to 6 Multis can operate in parallel to achieve higher power output. Three phase or split phase operation is also possible. Please check our datasheets to see which models have paralleling, three phase and split phase capabilities.
When coupled with a GX device (e.g. Cerbo GX) you can monitor and control your Multi and system or systems' locally (LAN) or remotely via the internet from anywhere in the world, using the free VRM app and free VRM portal website. Access can be from a phone, tablet, laptop or PC for multiple operating systems. There is no end to the level of control, from adjusting your Multi to auto starting a backupgenerator and more…
Charge house batteries at 50 amps or 80 amps an hour. Programmable settings allow for use with any batteries (Dakota Lithium like to be charged at 14.4 volts).
I bought two units. Pretty impressive pieces of technology. The more I read online of their capabilities the more impressed I became. The manual is pretty basic and unimpressive. I was led to believe the programming for my purposes was via the units’ dip switches. What I wish I knew before the purchase is they require software programming to enable two or more units to sync for your intended purpose. By default they’re set to standalone 120V operation. In my case I wanted 240V split-phase ops so I need to set that up via software with the two 120V units 180 degrees out of phase. You need to download the free Victron software but also you need the Victron Energy Interface MK3-USB (VE.Bus to USB) unit. With taxes the unit’s about $77 USD. I’m still waiting on it from another vendor (didn’t see it on DL’s site) but, in the meantime, I’m getting my programming education from Victron and some You Tubers, I don’t see any reason why I’ll change my rating here. Another benefit of programming is enabling the use of a small output generator. The software enables limiting the inverter’s generator current draw to that supplied by the generator. You supplement the generator’s load supply by drawing from the batteries as the load increases past the generator’s capacity. During light loading the Victron unit recharges the batteries. Single, split, and 3 phase operations are just three modes available. For my mission, this does everything plus!