PHOENIX INVERTER COMPACT 12/1600
VICTRON PURE SINEWAVE INVERTER 12V 1600VA • COMPACT 230V VE BUS
Reference No. CIN121620000
Victron phoenix inverter compact:
The Phoenix Inverter Compact is a pure sine wave inverter with a high efficiency. It is developed for professional duty and suitable for the wide range of applications. The Phoenix Inverters Compact is available from 1200VA up to 2000VA in 12V or 24V.
Inverters convert stored direct current(DC) power in your batteries into alternating power (AC) power, like the kind you get in your home, so you can run your electrical appliances wherever you are. There are two types of inverters pure sine wave and modified sine wave. Modified sine wave inverters are a more basic form of technology than pure sine wave inverters, they produce power which is perfectly adequate for powering simple electronics. Use modified sine wave inverters to provide power for your less sensitive appliances like phone chargers, heaters and air conditioners. Modified inverters are best suited for resistive loads which don't have a start up surge.
Pure sine wave inverters use more sophisticated technology to protect even the most sensitive electronics. Pure sine wave inverters produce power which equals – or is better than – the power in your home. Appliances which may not function properly, or which may be permanently damaged, without pure, smooth power will be safe with pure sine inverters. Use these inverters for televisions, laptops, digital microwaves, fridges and other sensitive electronic equipment. Pure Sine inverters can power just about any AC appliance without risk of damage.
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 optimized 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).
Computer interface- All models have a RS-485 port. All you need to connect to your PC is our MK3-USB VE.Bus to USB interface
(see under accessories). Together with our VEConfigure software, which can be downloaded free of charge from our website, all parameters of the inverters can be customized. 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 computerized monitoring and control systems.
New applications of high power inverters- The possibilities of paralleled high power inverters are truly amazing. For ideas, examples and battery capacity calculations please refer to our book ‘Energy Unlimited’ (available free of charge from Victron Energy and downloadable from www.victronenergy.com).
Parallel and 3-phase operation
Input voltage range (V DC)
9,5 – 17V
19 – 33V
38 – 66V
Output voltage: 230 VAC ±2% Frequency: 50 Hz ± 0,1% (1)
Cont. output power at 25ºC (VA) (2)
Cont. output power at 25ºC (W)
Cont. output power at 40ºC (W)
Cont. output power at 65ºC (W)
Peak power (W)
Max. efficiency 12/ 24 /48 V (%)
92 / 94 / 94
92 / 94 / 94
92 / 92
93 / 94 / 95
94 / 95
Zero load power 12 / 24 / 48 V (W)
8 / 10 / 12
8 / 10 / 12
9 / 11
20 / 20 / 25
30 / 35
Zero load power in AES mode (W)
5 / 8 / 10
5 / 8 / 10
7 / 9
15 / 15 / 20
25 / 30
Zero load power in Search mode (W)
2 / 3 / 4
2 / 3 / 4
3 / 4
8 / 10 / 12
10 / 15
Programmable relay (3)
a - g
VE.Bus communication port
For parallel and three phase operation, remote monitoring and system integration
Operating temperature range: -40 to +65ºC (fan assisted cooling)
Humidity (non-condensing): max 95%
Material & Colour: aluminium (blue RAL 5012) Protection category: IP 21
battery cables of 1.5 meter included
2+2 M8 bolts
230 V AC-connection
Dimensions (hxwhd in mm)
EN 55014-1 / EN 55014-2
2) Non-linear load, crest factor3:1
3)Programmable relay that can a.o. be set for general alarm, DC under voltage or genset start/stopfunction.
AC rating: 230 V / 4 A
DC rating: 4 A up to 35 VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
a) output short circuit
e) temperature toohigh
f)230 V AC on inverteroutput
g) input voltage ripple toohigh