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The Home of Enphase IQ7 in Australia

Meet the IQ 7, IQ 7+ and IQ 7X

Enphase Energy’s most powerful microinverters yet.  Even smarter and more powerful

 

The high-powered smart grid-ready Enphase IQ 7 Micro and Enphase IQ 7+ Micro achieve the highest system efficiency. 

The IQ 7 and IQ 7+ Micro’s extend the reliability standards set forth by previous generations and undergo over a million hours of power-on testing, enabling Enphase to provide an industry-leading warranty.

Enphase IQ7 Microinverter

The Enphase IQ7 microinverter is the next generation replacing the S230.  Even smarter and more powerful.

IQ-60-2-INT

  • 240VA nominal output
  • MC4 DC connectors
  • Compatible with 60-cell PV modules

Enphase IQ7+ Microinverter

The Enphase IQ7+ microinverter is the next generation replacing the S270.  Even smarter and more powerful.

IQ7PLUS-72-2-INT

  • 290VA nominal output
  • MC4 DC connectors
  • Compatible with 60-cell and 72-cell PV modules

Enphase IQ7 Distribution Boards

The fastest and easiest way to install Enphase microinverter systems

 

The AC Solar Warehouse range of Enphase Solar Distribution Boards accommodates the Envoy Communications Gateway and all of the electrical hardware required to install an Enphase system. For little more than the cost of the components themselves, the Enphase Solar Distribution Boards save valuable time on site, eliminates wiring problems and speeds up commissioning.

  • Indoor and Outdoor enclosures available
  • 63A main switch
  • 10A MCB for Envoy supply
  • 20A MCB for solar circuit
  • Completely pre-wired and tested
  • Pre-labeled to AS5033/4777 requirements with labels for main board also included
  • Comprehensive installation manual included

 

If you’re not using one of these boards your Enphase installations are taking longer than they need to.  Try one on your next job and find out for yourself!

Enphase IQ7 and IQ7+ Components List

New trunk cabling system provides quick and easy installation.

  • 2-wire cable is 50% lighter than previous generation Enphase cable
  • Plug and play connectors speed up installation

 

IQ Components List

Easy to Install

Lightweight and simple

Faster installation with improved, lighter two-wire cabling

Productive and Reliable

Optimized for high powered 60-cell and 72-cell* modules

More than a million hours of testing

Class II double-insulated enclosure

Smart Grid Ready

Complies with advanced grid support, voltage and frequency ride-through requirements

Remotely updates to respond to changing grid requirements

Configurable for varying grid profiles

Frequently asked questions

 

Where do I buy them?

Solar installers can purchase IQ7 microinverters from AC Solar Warehouse – Australia’s largest Enphase distributor. We will be holding stock in our Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Cairns warehouses.

Please contact us on ph: 1300 55 44 67

Email: sales@acsolarwarehouse.com

 

When is IQ7 available in Australia?

The IQ7 and IQ7+ will be available in Australia from July 2018.

IQ7X is expected to be available in Q4 2018.

 

What are the specifications of the IQ7 microinverters?

Click here to download the IQ7 datasheet

 

Is the current Envoy-S Metered compatible with IQ7 microinverters?

Yes, you just need to ensure the Envoy has the latest software.

 

Is the IQ7 compatible with previous generation Enphase inverters?

Yes, IQ7 can be installed along side any previous generation Enphase microinverters.  However, the IQ System components are only compatible with previous Enphase microinverter systems when using the Envoy-S Metered Communications gateway. IQ Micros require an Envoy-S Metered to work. M-Series micros work with both Envoy-R and Envoy-S Metered.

 

What is the Q Relay?

The Q Relay must be installed with any IQ7 system. It ensures compliance to Australian Standards requirements. The Q Relay de-energises micro inverter during grid abnormalities and it improves overall system quality.

 

Is the Q relay required for all installations?

Yes, every branch of IQ7 microinverters is required to be fed through a Q relay.

 

Why have a Q relay?

The Q relay provides a mechanical point of isolation for grid protection and anti-islanding as required by clause 7.2 of Australian Standard AS NZS 4777.2 – 2015 Grid connection of energy systems via inverters – inverter requirements.

 

Where do I install the Q relay?

The Q relay is ideally installed adjacent to the Main Switch (Inverter Supply) at the main switchboard. However, because of the space restrictions that often exist in the main switchboard, AC Solar Warehouse provides pre-wired Enphase Solar Distribution Boards which contain the Q Relay, the Envoy, and all other components required to complete an Enphase IQ7 installation.

 

Is IQ7 compatible with the Enphase AC Battery?

Yes.

 

How many IQ7’s can you install in one branch?

Maximum number of IQ7 microinverters per 20A (L-N) branch circuit is 16

Maximum number of IQ7+ microinverters per 20A (L-N) branch circuit is 13

 

Can the IQ Microinverter System be used for commercial applications?

Yes, the IQ Microinverter System can be used for commercial applications.

 

What is the Q Cable?

The IQ System uses the Q-Cable, a light-weight, 2-wire cable that no longer requires an earth conductor on the roof.  This is because the IQ series microinverters are double insulated and hence do not require earthing.

 

Will IQ7 work for 3-phase systems?

Until the 3-phase Q Cable and 3-phase Q Relay are available in Q4, we have the S- Series available for 3-phase systems.

Enphase Energy’s most powerful microinverters yet

  • 96.5% EU efficiency
  • 23% more power than S230
  • 47% lighter than S270
  • IP67 double insulated enclosure
  • Smart Grid ready
  • Unique new Q Cable system that is lighter and more flexible to use
  • Works with Envoy-S Metered

 

The home of IQ7 in Australia

AC Solar Warehouse is the largest Enphase distributor in Australia and we’re ready to help you launch into the IQ7

 

  • Use our online IQ7 design tool to generate a list of materials and to obtain a fast quote
  • Custom built distribution boards to speed up installations
  • Q cable enabled AC isolators to reduce time on the roof
  • Installation drawings for manuals
  • Voltage drop calculator to select cable sizes
  • Expert advice is just a phone call away

Want to know more about IQ7

When Enphase set out to develop the IQ System, they wanted to not only streamline the product for better performance within the smallest package but also streamline the installation process for a quicker and more effective installation.

The IQ System saves time before you even reach the job site, simplifying stock management, packing more lightweight microinverters per box to reduce trips up the ladder, and bundling cables so they can be easily taken to the roof.  It helps that the two-wire Q Cable uses less conductors and weighs 50 percent less than its predecessor, the trunk cable.

The IQ System was introduced to the US market in early 2017 where installers and systems owners have been benefitting from the new design.

IQ reduces electrical component parts count

One of the challenges of conventional solar installations is efficiently managing stock of components required for the installation.

The AC Solar Warehouse Enphase Solar Distribution Board with the IQ Envoy communications gateway combines multiple electrical enclosures into one, eliminating the need for a separate subboard,  Envoy enclosure, and AC disconnect, as well as all the hardware to connect these pieces together.

IQ improves design flexibility

One of the inherent limitations of string inverter systems is the need to always complete a loop in the electrical design. With DC solar systems, there’s no opportunity to branch off to islanded arrays on complex rooftops or in response to on-the-fly design changes.

The onsite-wireable connectors in the IQ System allow for safe and simple connections from any open connector and the ability to center feed any section of cable up to a 20-amp limit allowing the system to be built as a tree with branches rather than a constricted linear design.  The lighter two-wire Q Cable also makes it easier to handle wire management, whether that means fastening cable to rails or to the solar module frame using standard clips in a rail-less mounting system.

IQ enables faster commissioning

A new generation of power line carrier communications made it possible to remove the neutral conductor from the Enphase cabling system and results in new Envoys for the IQ System. This, along with new embedded software, results in a notable improvement in microinverter detection during commissioning.  Because the neutral line shares a circuit with other electrical devices in the house, devices that carry a lot of noise on the line, detection could take as long as 15-20 minutes.  During testing, the IQ Envoy detected a full set of 20 microinverters in less than 5 minutes.  Detection might not always be so fast, but we expect the new communications to cut the time in half.

All the process improvements in the IQ System build upon an industry-leading home energy solution that comes with built-in advanced grid functionality often required by utilities.  As grid conditions change, Enphase’s ability to report on each microinverter’s performance and remotely push firmware updates to the field will prevent the need for costly, time-consuming, and unnecessary site visits.

What’s in the name

Enphase named their latest microinverter technology the IQ because it’s very intelligent, for homeowners and especially for installers.  They placed the letter Q in front of their new cabling accessories because Q stands for “quick”.

Performance, Reliability and Safety

The IQ design is now a global SKU (Stock Keeping Unit), which means manufacturing only one type of inverter globally.  This provides a focus on one inverter design and increased mass production delivering even greater reliability and performance.

Enphase has demonstrated this in Australia with unmatched reliability never seen in solar inverters.  You install it, it works.  It’s as simple as that!

Using IQ microinverters means there are no dangerous DC voltages which completely eliminates the risk of solar fires.  To find out more about solar fires please click here

 

 

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Contact

  • Email

  • info@acsolarwarehouse.com

  • Phone

  • 1300 55 44 67

  • Postal

  • PO Box 408, Cairns

  • Queensland 4870

  • Main office

  • 163 Scott Street, Bungalow

  • Queensland 4870

  • Warehouses

    • Brisbane

    • Hemmant 4174

    • Sydney

    • Smithfield 2164

    • Melbourne

    • Braeside 3195

    • Perth

    • Cannington 6107

    • Cairns

    • Bungalow 4870