SUNNY BOY 3000-US / 3800-US / 4000-US

SUNNY BOY 3000-US / 3800-US / 4000-US

UL certified, reliable system managers

The Sunny Boy 3000-US, 3800-US and 4000-US inverters are specially designed for countries that require UL certification. Automatic grid voltage detection* and an integrated DC disconnect switch simplifies installation, ensuring safety as well as saving time. These models feature galvanic isolation and can be used with all types of modules-crystalline as well as thin-film. The die-cast aluminum enclosure, with the OptiCool active temperature management system, guarantees the highest yields possible and a long service life, even under extreme conditions. The Sunny Boy 3800-US is designed for projects with a current limit of 16A.

* US Patent US7352549B1

       

Certifications

  • For countries that require UL certification (UL 1741/IEEE 1547)
  • Optional integrated AFCI functionality meets the requirements of NEC 2011 690.11


Efficient

  • 96.8% peak efficiency
  • OptiCool™ active temperature management system


Safe

  • Galvanic isolation


Simple

  • Patented automatic grid voltage detection*
  • Integrated DC disconnect switch

 

Assembled in the USA

  • Compliant with ARRA "Buy American" clause

 

 

* US Patent US7352549B1

  Sunny Boy 3000-US Sunny Boy 3800-US Sunny Boy 4000-US
  208 V AC
240 V AC
240 V AC 208 V AC
240 V AC
       
Input (DC)      
Max. recommended PV power (@ module STC) 3750 W 4750 W 4375 W
5000 W
Max. DC power (@ cos φ = 1) 3200 W 4200 W 4200 W
Max. DC voltage 500 V 600 V 600 V
DC nominal voltage 250 V 310 V 310 V
MPP voltage range 175 – 400 V
200 – 400 V
250 – 480 V 220 – 480 V
250 – 480 V
Min. DC voltage / start voltage 175 / 228 V
200 / 228 V
250 / 285 V 220 / 285 V
250 / 285 V
Max. input current / per string (at DC disconnect) 17 A / 17 A
36 A @ combined terminal
18 A / 18 A
36 A @ combined terminal
18 A / 18 A
36 A @ combined terminal
Number of MPP trackers / fused strings per MPP tracker 1 / 4 (DC disconnect) 1 / 4 (DC disconnect) 1 / 4 (DC disconnect)
       
Output (AC)      
AC nominal power 3000 W 3800 W 3500 W
4000 W
Max. AC apparent power 3000 VA 3800 VA 3500 VA
4000 VA
Nominal AC voltage / adjustable 208 V / yes
240 V / yes
240 V / — 208 V / yes
240 V / yes
AC voltage range 183 – 229 V
211 – 264 V
211 – 264 V 183 – 229 V
211 – 264 V
AC grid frequency; range 60 Hz; 59.3 – 60.5 Hz 60 Hz; 59.3 – 60.5 60 Hz; 59.3 – 60.5
Max. output current 15 A
13 A
16 A 17 A
Power factor (cos φ) 1 1 1
Phase conductors / connection phases 1 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 2
Harmonics < 4% < 4% < 4%
       
Efficiency      
Max. efficiency 96.0%
96.5%
96.8% 96.5%
96.8%
CEC efficiency 95.0%
95.5%
96.0% 95.5%
96.0%
       
Protection devices      
DC reverse-polarity protection yes yes yes
Integrated AFCI* opt. opt. opt.
AC short circuit protection yes yes yes
Galvanically isolated / all-pole sensitive monitoring unit yes / — yes / — yes / —
Protection class / overvoltage category I / III I / III I / III
       
General data      
Dimensions (W / H / D) in mm (in) 450 / 350 / 235 (18 / 14 / 9) 450 / 350 / 235 (18 / 14 / 9) 450 / 350 / 235 (18 / 14 / 9)
DC Disconnect dimensions (W / H / D) in mm (in) 187 / 297 / 190 (7 / 12 / 7.5) 187 / 297 / 190 (7 / 12 / 7.5) 187 / 297 / 190 (7 / 12 / 7.5)
Packing dimensions (W / H / D) in mm (in) 390 / 580 / 470 (15 / 23 / 18.5) 390 / 580 / 470 (15 / 23 / 18.5) 390 / 580 / 470 (15 / 23 / 18.5)
DC Disconnect packing dimensions (W / H / D) in mm (in) 370 / 240 / 280 (15 / 9 / 11) 370 / 240 / 280 (15 / 9 / 11) 370 / 240 / 280 (15 / 9 / 11)
Weight / DC Disconnect weight 38 kg (84 lb) / 3.5 kg (8 lb) 38 kg (84 lb) / 3.5 kg (8 lb) 38 kg (84 lb) / 3.5 kg (8 lb)
Packing weight / DC Disconnect packing weight 44 kg (97 lb) / 4 kg (9 lb) 44 kg (97 lb) / 4 kg (9 lb) 44 kg (97 lb) / 4 kg (9 lb)
Operating temperature range (full power) –25 °C ... +45 °C (–13 °F ... +113 °F) –25 °C ... +45 °C (–13 °F ... +113 °F) –25 °C ... +45 °C (–13 °F ... +113 °F)
Noise emission (typical) 40 dB(A) 37 dB(A) 37 dB(A)
Internal consumption at night 0.1 W 0.1 W 0.1 W
Topology LF transformer LF transformer LF transformer
Cooling concept OptiCool OptiCool OptiCool
Electronics protection rating / connection area NEMA 3R / NEMA 3R NEMA 3R / NEMA 3R NEMA 3R / NEMA 3R
       
Features      
Display: text line / graphic yes / — yes / — yes / —
Interfaces: RS485 / Bluetooth opt. / opt. opt. / opt. opt. / opt.
Warranty: 10 / 15 / 20 years yes / opt. / opt. yes / opt. / opt. yes / opt. / opt.
Certificates and permits (more available on request) UL1741 (Second Ed.), UL1998, UL1699B, IEEE 1547, FCC Part 15 (Class A & B), CSA C22.2 No. 107.1-2001 UL1741 (Second Ed.), UL1998, UL1699B, IEEE 1547, FCC Part 15 (Class A & B), CSA C22.2 No. 107.1-2001 UL1741 (Second Ed.), UL1998, UL1699B, IEEE 1547, FCC Part 15 (Class A & B), CSA C22.2 No. 107.1-2001
       
*For AFCI functionality or extended operating temperature range to -40°C specify SBXXXXUS-12 when ordering      
NOTE: US inverters ship with gray lids.      
Data at nominal conditions      
Type designation SB 3000US SB 3800-US-10 SB 4000US

Downloads

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Brochure



SMA Inverters & Utility Grid Configuration - Common Ultility Grid Transformers in 60 Hz in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean
Type: Brochure
Language: English (US)
Document number: COMMONTXCONFI_AUS135019
Version number: 1.9
Data sheet



SUNNY BOY 3000-US/3800-US/4000-US - UL certified, reliable system managers
Type: Data sheet
Language: English (US)
Document number: SUNNYBOY3384-DUS122329
Version number: 2.9
User Manual



SUNNY BOY 3000-US / 3800-US / 4000-US - User Manual
Type: User Manual
Language: English (US)
Document number: SB30-40-BA-eng-BUS121010
Version number: 1.0
Installation Guide



SUNNY BOY 3000-US / 3800-US / 4000-US - Installation Manual
Type: Installation Guide
Language: English (US)
Document number: SB30-40-US-IA-en-34
Version number: 3.4



Sunny Boy 3800U - Installation Guide
Type: Installation Guide
Language: English (US)
Document number: SB3800U-12:SE2006



DC Disconnect Switch - For Sunny Boy 3300U / 3800U Inverters
Type: Installation Guide
Language: English (US)
Document number: DC-Discon-U-11:SE4406
Version number: 1.1



DC Disconnect - Accessories for PV Inverters
Type: Installation Guide
Language: English (US)
Document number: DC_Disc-IUS082311
Version number: 1.1
Technical Manual



TECHNICAL NOTE - DC Input Current Ratings for SUNNY BOY Inverters
Type: Technical Manual
Language: English (US)
Document number: TECHNSBDCINPU-HUS112912
Version number: 1.2



TECHNICAL NOTE - DC Disconnect UL Listing Update
Type: Technical Manual
Language: English (US)
Document number: TECHNOTE20A-HUS091712
Version number: 1.2
Technical information



PV Inverters - Use of PV inverters in off-grid systems and backup systems in North and South America
Type: Technical information
Language: English (US)
Document number: SB-OffGrid-TI-US-en-15
Version number: 1.5



Medium-Voltage Transformer - Important requirements for medium-voltage transformers for SUNNY BOY, SUNNY MINI CENTRAL and SUNNY TRIPOWER
Type: Technical information
Language: English (US)
Document number: MV-Trafo-SB_SMC_STP-TI-US_en-10
Version number: 1.0
Certificate



Production Test Report - According to UL1741 Second Edition, January 28, 2010, IEEE 1547 (2003) and IEEE 1547.1 (2005)
Type: Certificate
Language: English (US)
Document number: SBUS-ZE-PTR-en-14
Version number: 1.4



ARRA - SUNNY BOY 2000HFUS-30 / 2500HFUS-30 / 3000HFUS-30 / 3000US/(-12) / 3800-US-10/(-12) / 4000US / 5000US/(-12) / 6000US/(-12) / 7000US/(-12) / 8000US/(-12) / 8000TLUS-10/(-12) / 9000TLUS-10/(-12) / 10000TLUS-10/(-12) / 11000TLUS-10/(-12), WINDY BOY 3000US/4000US/5000US/6000US/8000US, and SUNNY CENTRAL 630HE-11 / 500HE-US / 500CP-US-10 / 630CP-US-10 / 720CP-US-10 / 750CP-US-10, and 800CP-US-10
Type: Certificate
Language: English (US)
Document number: SB_SC-ZE-ARRA-US_en-13
Version number: 1.3



CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE - SUNNY BOY 3000US-12/3800US-12/SB4000US-12/5000US-12/6000US-12/7000US-12/8000US-12, SUNNY BOY 6000TLUS-12/7000TLUS-12/8000TLUS-12/9000TLUS-12/10000TLUS-12/11000TLUS-12 and SUNNY BOY 2000HF-US-32/SB2500HF-US-32/SB3000HF-US-32
Type: Certificate
Language: English (US)
Document number: SBUS12-SBTLUS12-SBHFUS32-ZE-CoCUL-en-10
Version number: 1.0



PRODUCT GENERAL INFORMATION - Noise emission SUNNY BOY
Type: Certificate
Language: English (US)
Document number: PGI_Gemis_SBUS-ZEN112410
Version number: 1.0



CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE - SUNNY BOY (SB 3000US/3800US/4000US) / WINDY BOY (WB 3000US/3800US/4000US)
Type: Certificate
Language: English (US)
Document number: SB_WB_30US-40US-ZE-CoCUL-en-11
Version number: 1.1



UL - NOTICE OF AUTHORIZATION TO APPLY THE UL MARK - SUNNY BOY 3000US/3800US-10/4000US/5000US/6000US/7000US/8000US
Type: Certificate
Language: English (US)
Document number: UL_SB30-80US-ZEN110810
Version number: 1.0



Report on Static Inverters and Converters for Use in Independent Power Systems
Type: Certificate
Language: English (US)
Document number: sb3800u



SMA America LLC Factory Warranty - SUNNY BOY, SUNNY TRIPOWER, WINDY BOY, SMA BLUETOOTH® REPEATER, SUNNY BEAM with BLUETOOTH®, SUNNY WEBBOX, SUNNY WEBBOX with BLUETOOTH®, SUNNY SENSORBOX, SC/SB Combiner Boxes
Type: Certificate
Language: English (US)
Document number: SBSMC_SIWB-ZE-GEBED-US_en-34
Version number: 3.4
Warranty
White Paper



PV Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupter - Direct Current Arc-Fault Detection in PV Systems - SUNNY BOY
Type: White Paper
Language: English (US)
Document number: AFCI_WHITEPAPER-UUS130912
Version number: 1.2