scr-485 outdoor mounting

I'm watching with great interest scr-485 development

I wonder if there are any guidelines for outdoor mounting?

I don't see any specification regarding temperature

How hot module gets at max load? 

any recommendations or examples for outdoor installation

It would be nice if the final product had at least optional outdoor box ready to mount outdoor

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Thank you for your interest.

To be candid, the SCR-485 is not yet a fully mature product. It is our initial version aimed at testing the concept of maximizing the use of solar surplus. Based on feedback from this discussion , it seems to meet our requirements well.

We currently offer only a basic manual for using the product's features, which you can find here: Quick Start Guide for SCR-485. However, there is no installation guide available yet, and we have not provided the physical dimensions of the unit. 

The pictures show that it uses a large module for heat dissipation with a fan. In our lab tests, the temperature remains below 40 degrees Celsius, but we are unsure of the exact operating temperature in outdoor conditions, such as during an Australian summer.


If you are still interested and capable of self-installation, you are welcome to participate in the current trial.

Activities - Apply for the Linear Power Controller (SCR-485)

Mine is mounted in an electrical water resistant box, up high under the eaves, then with drill holes from one side to the other to allow in and out air flow through the fan. It had to be in a safety box due to the large exposed contacts

What I forgot to say, max load it won't get hot, because it is effectively passing all the power, when the device is shedding the power it will heat up

Thanks danwanz for your input

My concern is if plastic box is safe enough. Give the size of radiator I'm somewhat concerned it can get hot and may require metal box.

And my HWS switch at around 1.5 m so this device must be somewhere nearby.

I considered positioning fan downward and drilling hole

It will be probably enough to protect from rain

 but not sure if it's enough for effective cooling.


I think too much engineering for me now. I will probably wait and see how product evolves and if iam meter will come with some recommended solution 

Mine is mounted in an electrical water resistant box, up high under the eaves, then with drill holes from one side to the other to allow in and out air flow through the fan. It had to be in a safety box due to the large exposed contacts

Yeah mine has a case two times bigger because the electrical wholesalers didn't have any other suitable to those dimensions.

Mine hasn't melted (yet) touch wood.

Tomorrow I will take some pictures for you, and will put a temperature probe on the device heatsinks and monitor it over the day.

Thanks danwanz for your inputMy concern is if plastic box is safe enough. Give the size of radiator I'm somewhat concerned it can get hot and may require metal box.And my HWS switch at around 1.5 m so this device must be somewhere nearby.I considered positioning fan downward and drilling holeIt will be probably enough to protect from rain but not sure if it's enough for effective cooling.I think too much engineering for me now. I will probably wait and see how product evolves and if iam met

So during the day today the heat sink did not go above 35 deg C ambient temp outside was 14-24 deg C, ignore the ambient mention in the app, that is just what I had the probe set to.


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So during the day today the heat sink did not go above 35 deg C ambient temp outside was 14-24 deg C, ignore the ambient mention in the app, that is just what I had the probe set to.Installation

thanks, danwanz


35c is promising. I was concerned it might get as hot as  computer CPU. Those boxes should probably withstand 70-80 c at least, maybe even 100+ so it's a good buffer

maybe I will take a chance and join a trial

such a big box probably marginally benefits ventilation. anyway hope you save money now already


Yeah, for me I love being able to use any available generation to heat my water. Previously I had a smart switch auto switching the hot water on and off with a resolution of 1 second reaction below grid and or generation output. I previously put a 1kw element in the cylinder also so could heat water generally for free even on cloudy days.

thanks, danwanz35c is promising. I was concerned it might get as hot as  computer CPU. Those boxes should probably withstand 70-80 c at least, maybe even 100+ so it's a good buffermaybe I will take a chance and join a trialsuch a big box probably marginally benefits ventilation. anyway hope you save money now already
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