LOCATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
The IC Series Inverter/Charger must be installed in a location that meets the following requirements:
Make sure the Inverter/Charger is installed in a location where the normal air temperature is between 0 °C and 50 °C. The cooler the better within this range. Note the IC Series maximum output wattage will derate in temperatures above 45 °C.
Do not allow water or other fluids to come into contact with the IC Series Inverter/Charger. Do not expose to rain, snow, or water.
CAUTION! Equipment Damage. Installing the IC Series Inverter/Charger in environments where moisture may occur will cause the Inverter/Charger to be exposed to the harmful effects of corrosive environments and the service life of certain components will be compromised and not covered by the warranty.
For optimum Inverter/Charger performance the IC Series Inverter/Charger must be installed so the front, side and rear air vents are not blocked or obstructed in any way. Do not install the Inverter/Charger in an area with limited air flow. Allow as much space around the Inverter/Charger as possible, leaving at least 6” of airspace clearance around all ventilation areas.
CAUTION! Equipment Damage. Do not mount the Inverter/Charger in a zero clearance compartment. Do not cover the ventilation openings. Overheating and mechanical failure may occur.
Install the Inverter/Charger away from the battery bank, away from any flammable or combustible material (paper, flammable liquids, gasoline, cloths) that may be ignited by heat, sparks, or flames. Never place the Inverter/Charger directly above the battery bank. Gases from the batteries will corrode and damage the Inverter/Charger. Never allow battery acid to drip onto the unit.
Do not block access to the IC Series remote control and battery temperature access ports, status LEDs and the On/Off switch. Allow enough room to access the AC and DC wiring terminals and connections as they will need to be checked and tightened periodically. The Inverter/Charger must be installed in one of the approved mounting orientations detailed in MOUNTING THE INVERTER/CHARGER.
The Inverter/Charger should be installed in a location which is clean and limits the introduction of dust, fumes, insects, or rodents that could enter and block the Inverter/Charger’s ventilation openings.
7. PROXIMITY TO BATTERY BANK
The Inverter/Charger should be located as close to the batteries as possible but not within the same compartment. The length and size of the DC Cables will affect performance. Long DC wires tend to lose efficiency and reduce the overall performance of the Inverter/Charger. Use the DC cables recommended in the DC WIRE SIZING section.