AC, DC and Backup
The standard PowerBox™ has both AC and DC voltages available, but a DC only version is also available. Based on the renowned inverter-chargers from Victron Energy, PowerBox™ can supply 230V from 500W to 3000W (larger options are available on request). In addition to converting power from the DC battery bank to AC, the PowerBox™ can also be connected to a generator or mains power supply.
When connected, PowerBox™ automatically switches away from the batteries and feeds AC power directly to the electrical equipment being used. This changeover happens at in 12ms, which is fast enough to keep even sensitive electronics continuously powered. As well as feeding power from the generator or mains directly, PowerBox™ then uses the surplus power to boost charge the battery bank simultaneously.
If a backup generator with an autostart function is available, PowerBox™ can be set up to automatically start/stop the generator depending on the battery state of charge. The autostart function can also be set to activate the generator when the electrical load exceeds the capacity of the onboard inverter. In these instances, PowerBox™ combines both power sources (both generator feed and battery bank) to maximise efficiency.
Methanol Fuel Cell
In some instances, where the the power supply is absolutely crucial, PowerBox™ can be fitted with a 45W or 110W Efoy methanol fuel cell. Please contact us for more information on this advanced option.
Remote Control & Monitoring
The full specification PowerBox™ is fitted with the innovative Victron Venus GX which displays power production, power output and battery status, as well as allowing you full control over the system. When connected to the internet via the built-in Ethernet port, or via the optional WiFi receiver or 3G/4G dongle, live data is transmitted to Victron’s proprietary VRM Portal. Logging in to the VRM Portal from your laptop or the mobile app, means that you can see exactly how your PowerBox™ is performing (live and historical), receive alarm signals by email and even change system settings remotely.
Sea and Air Freight Friendly
VRLA AGM batteries in the PowerBox comply with IATA Special Provisions A48 and A67 and are non-restricted goods. They are securely packaged, protected from short circuits and isolated with external switch. Each battery is strapped down, all batteries are in an internal case within an external protective metal case.