The Fronius Symo Hybrid is a versatile solar inverter packed with Multi-Flow Technology that delivers backup power in true three-phase form. It can be used in both residential and utility installations.
Fronius is one of the most trusted names in inverter technology, and with good reason—the company has been in the solar industry game since 1995. They manufacture some of the most reliable solar inverters on the market, including their flagship product: The Fronius Symo Hybrid.
Fronius solar inverters are well-known for smoothly converting the DC from the array into useable AC power. The company’s inverters are among the best in the solar industry due to their desirable combination of options, quality, and durability.
Other solar inverters in their catalogue include the Fronius Primo inverter and Fronius Eco models. One of the defining features of Fronius inverters is the massive backup battery storage and integrated DC isolator, making them highly practical for everyday use.
This article will provide an overview of this inverter and why you should consider a Fronius Symo Hybrid model for your home solar system.
With that in mind, let’s get into it!
What is the Fronius Symo Hybrid?
The Fronius Symo Hybrid is a solar inverter that delivers backup power via three-phase setup. It’s flexibility makes it ideal for a wide range of applications. Fronius’ Symo Hybrid comes integrated with Multi-Flow Technology, allowing optimum use of solar energy and maximum self-consumption for the solar system.
The Fronius Symo Hybrid was first released ten years ago and has been a mainstay in the inverter market ever since. This offering from Fronius is an excellent choice for those seeking an inverter that can do it all.
It can function as a single-phase or three-phase unit as a hybrid solar inverter. It’s also one of the most durable models on the market, with an ingress protection (IP) rating of 65.
Fronius has a respected history with battery chargers dating back to 1945. As a result, the Austrian solar manufacturer is one of the few companies that know how to produce an excellent hybrid solar and battery inverter.
One of the Fronius Symo Hybrid’s main advantages is its versatility as both a string and transformerless inverter. This provides additional flexibility for designing your solar system, as you can choose the best option for your specific needs.
The Symo Hybrid, like most inverters, can access the Fronius solar.web portal. This platform allows you to track the performance of your solar panels. You can compare your home consumption with solar generation and adjust your habits accordingly to save energy.
Fronius Symo Hybrid Inverter Range
The Sumo Hybrid comes in three different models ranging from 3.0 kW to 5.0 kW. These include:
- Hybrid 3.0 kW
This solar inverter is the smallest of the three models, making it suited for modest-sized solar systems or homes with limited installation space. It has a max output of 3,000 watts and a minimum start-up voltage of 200 V.
- Hybrid 4.0 kW
This middle-ground option is perfect for larger systems or businesses. It features a max output of 4,000 watts and a minimum start-up voltage of 200 V.
- Hybrid 5.0kW
The largest of the three models, this solar inverter is the go-to model for large systems or businesses. With a max output of 5,000 watts and a minimum start-up voltage of 200 V, it certainly doesn’t lack horsepower.
Fronius Symo Hybrid Inverter Price
Depending on your solar retailer, expect to spend anywhere between $1400 to $1900 for Symo Hybrid inverters.
With that said, the average price for each below is as follows:
- Fronius Symo Hybrid 3.0 kW retails for $1,495,
- Fronius Symo Hybrid 4.0 kW retails for $1,795, and
- Fronius Symo Hybrid 4.0 kW retails for $1,895.
Fronius Symo Hybrid Solar Inverter Technical Specifications
The success of Fronius inverters is due in no small part to their terrific mechanical and electrical specs; these devices pack a serious punch.
More information is also available in the device’s datasheets:
|FRONIUS SYMO INVERTERS||SYMO HYBRID 3.0-3-S||SYMO HYBRID 4.0-3-S||SYMO HYBRID 5.0-3-S|
|Maximum AC output||3,000 W||4,000 W||5,000 W|
|Maximum grid power demand||3,000 VA||4,000 VA||5,000 VA|
|Maximum MPP input current||16 A||16 A||16 A|
|Maximum array short circuit current||24 A||24 A||24 A|
|Minimum start-up voltage||200 V||200 V||200 V|
|Minimum MPP string voltage||150 V||150 V||150 V|
|Maximum MPP string voltage||800 V||800 V||800 V|
|MPP trackers count||1||1||1|
|Degree of protection||IP65||IP65||IP65|
|WLAN/Ethernet Support||Fronius Solar.web, Modbus TCP SunSpec, Fronius Solar API (JSON)||Fronius Solar.web, Modbus TCP SunSpec, Fronius Solar API (JSON)||Fronius Solar.web, Modbus TCP SunSpec, Fronius Solar API (JSON)|
|Warranty||5-year expandable Fronius warranty||5-year expandable Fronius warranty||5-year expandable Fronius warranty|
|INPUT DATA||SYMO HYBRID 3.0-3-S||SYMO HYBRID 4.0-3-S||SYMO HYBRID 5.0-3-S|
|Number of MPP trackers||1||1||1|
|Max. PV input power||5.0 kW||8.0 kW||6.5 kW|
|Max. input current (Idc max) Max. short circuit current, module array||1 x 16 A24 A||1 x 16 A24 A||1 x 16 A24 A|
|DC input voltage range |
(Udc min – Udc max)
|150 – 1,000 V||150 – 1,000 V||150 – 1,000 V|
|Feed-in start voltage |
|200 V||200 V||200 V|
|Usable MPP voltage range||150 – 800 V||150 – 800 V||150 – 800 V|
|Number of DC connections (PV)||2||2||2|
|BATTERY INPUT||SYMO HYBRID 3.0-3-S||SYMO HYBRID 4.0-3-S||SYMO HYBRID 5.0-3-S|
|Max. output power to the battery||Depends on the connected battery||Depends on the connected battery||Depends on the connected battery|
|Max. input power from the battery||Depends on the connected battery||Depends on the connected battery||Depends on the connected battery|
|OUTPUT DATA||SYMO HYBRID 3.0-3-S||SYMO HYBRID 4.0-3-S||SYMO HYBRID 5.0-3-S|
|AC nominal output (Pac,r)||3,000 W||4,000 W||5,000 W|
|Max. output power||3,000 VA||4,000 VA||5,000 VA|
|Max. power from the grid to battery||3,000 VA||4,000 VA||5,000 VA|
|Max. AC output current (Iac max)||8.3 A||8.3 A||8.3 A|
|Grid connection |
|3~NPE 400 V / 230 V or 3~NPE 380 V / 220 V (+20 % / -30 %)||3~NPE 400 V / 230 V or 3~NPE 380 V / 220 V (+20 % / -30 %)||3~NPE 400 V / 230 V or 3~NPE 380 V / 220 V (+20 % / -30 %)|
|50 Hz / 60 Hz (45 – 65 Hz)||50 Hz / 60 Hz (45 – 65 Hz)||50 Hz / 60 Hz (45 – 65 Hz)|
|Total harmonic distortion||< 3 %||< 3 %||< 3 %|
|Power factor (cos φac,r)||0.85 – 1 ind. / cap.||0.85 – 1 ind. / cap.||0.85 – 1 ind. / cap.|
|GENERAL DATA||SYMO HYBRID 3.0-3-S||SYMO HYBRID 4.0-3-S||SYMO HYBRID 5.0-3-S|
(height x width x depth)
|645 x 431 x 204 mm||645 x 431 x 204 mm||645 x 431 x 204 mm|
|Degree of protection||IP 65||IP 65||IP 65|
|Weight||19.9 kg||19.9 kg||19.9 kg|
|Overvoltage category (DC / AC) 1)||2 / 3||2 / 3||2 / 3|
|Cooling||Regulated air cooling||Regulated air cooling||Regulated air cooling|
|Ambient temperature range||-25 – +60 °C||-25 – +60 °C||-25 – +60 °C|
|Max. altitude||2,000 m (unrestricted voltage range)||2,000 m (unrestricted voltage range)||2,000 m (unrestricted voltage range)|
|Installation||Indoor and outdoor installation||Indoor and outdoor installation||Indoor and outdoor installation|
|Permitted humidity||0 – 100 %||0 – 100 %||0 – 100 %|
|DC battery connection technology||1x DC+ and 1x DC- screw terminals 2.5 – 16 mm²||1x DC+ and 1x DC- screw terminals 2.5 – 16 mm²||1x DC+ and 1x DC- screw terminals 2.5 – 16 mm²|
|DC PV connection technology||2x DC+ and 2x DC- screw terminals 2.5 – 16 mm²||2x DC+ and 2x DC- screw terminals 2.5 – 16 mm²||2x DC+ and 2x DC- screw terminals 2.5 – 16 mm²|
|Certificates and compliance with standards||VDE AR N 4105, ÖVE / ÖNORM E 8001-4-712, DIN V VDE 0126-1-1||VDE AR N 4105, ÖVE / ÖNORM E 8001-4-712, DIN V VDE 0126-1-1||VDE AR N 4105, ÖVE / ÖNORM E 8001-4-712, DIN V VDE 0126-1-1|
|AC connection technology||5-pin AC screw terminals 2.5 – 16 mm²||5-pin AC screw terminals 2.5 – 16 mm²||5-pin AC screw terminals 2.5 – 16 mm²|
|Emergency power function||Yes 2)||Yes 2)||Yes 2)|
|COMPATIBLE BATTERIES 3)||AVAILABLE MODELS||BACKUP POWER|
|BYD||Battery-Box Premium HVM 8.3, 11.0, 13.8, 16.6, 19.3, 22.1Battery-Box H 6.4, 7.7, 9.0, 10.2, 11.5||Yes, three-phase|
|LG CHEM||RESU 7H, 10H||No|
|PROTECTION DEVICES & INTERFACES||FRONIUS SYMO HYBRID (ALL)|
|Overload behaviour||Operating point shift, power limitation|
|DC insulation measurement||Included|
|Reverse polarity protection||Yes|
|Datalogger and web server||Included|
|Interface to battery and meter||Modbus RTU (RS485)|
|EFFICIENCY||SYMO HYBRID 3.0-3-S||SYMO HYBRID 4.0-3-S||SYMO HYBRID 5.0-3-S|
|Max. efficiency (PV – battery – grid)||> 90.0 %||> 90.0 %||> 90.0 %|
|Max. efficiency (PV – grid)||97.7 %||97.9 %||97.9 %|
|Europ. efficiency (PV – grid)||95.2 %||95.7 %||96.0 %|
|MPP adaptation efficiency||99.9 %||99.9 %||99.9 %|
|η at 5 % Pac, r 2||78.5 % / 77.3 % / 66.9 %||80.1 % / 79.5 % / 70.1 %||81.6 % / 81.6 % / 73.4 %|
|η at 10 % Pac, r 2||83.1 % / 83.8 % / 76.6 %||86.2 % / 88.1 % / 83.2 %||89.2 % / 92.5 % / 89.7 %|
|η at 20 % Pac, r 2||90.0 % / 93.0 % / 90.6 %||91.6 % / 94.2 % / 92.4 %||93.2 % / 95.3 % / 94.2 %|
|η at 25 % Pac, r 2||91.2 % / 93.9 % / 91.9 %||93.2 % / 95.3 % / 94.2 %||94.0 % / 96.5 % / 95.3 %|
|η at 30 % Pac, r 2||92.4 % / 94.7% / 93.3 %||93.9 % / 96.2 % / 95.1 %||94.5 % / 96.7 % / 96.0 %|
|η at 50 % Pac, r 2||94.5 % / 96.7 % / 96.0 %||94.9 % / 97.1 % / 96. 4 %||95.3 % / 97.5 % / 96.8 %|
|η at 75 % Pac, r 2||95.1 % / 97.3 % / 96.6 %||95.4 % / 97.7 % / 97.0 %||95.6 % / 97.9 % / 97.3 %|
|η at 100 % Pac, r 2||95.4 % / 97.7 % / 97.0 %||95.6 % / 97.9 % / 97.3 %||95.8 % / 97.9 % / 97.5 %|
1) Testing to IEC 62109-1
2) Not available with LG Chem RESU
3) The inverter should always have the latest software update on Solar.web to ensure that the inverter and battery storage are functioning properly.
4) Fronius Checkbox 500V is mandatory.
What is the Fronius Symo Hybrid Solar Inverter’s Output Capacity?
The Fronius Symo Hybrid offers a maximum output power range of 3,000 W to 5,000 W and maximum output current range of 4.5 A to 7.6 A. Its Maximum Power Point voltage range at nominal power is 200 V to 800 V.
Thanks to their capabilities, Fronius Symo inverters are top-of-the-line devices used in residential and commercial settings. The model 5.0-3-S has a maximum output of 5,000 watts and can handle 120 or 240 volts.
Fronius Symo Hybrid AC power categories range from 3.0 to 5.0 kW. The series can process up to 8.0 kW to store excess power from your solar panels in a battery system and supply power to your household. Thanks to the built-in Multi-Flow Technology, Fronius Symo Hybrid inverters have an intelligent energy flow management system that allows simultaneous energy flows in all directions.
This feature also enables AC-, DC- and AC- & DC coupling of the battery storage. That’s why the Fronius Symo Hybrid offers optimum system profitability and maximum self-consumption.
What is the Fronius Symo Hybrid Inverter’s Efficiency?
The Fronius Symo Hybrid range offers a maximum efficiency of 97.5% to 97.6%. These solar inverters are among the best in terms of residential inverter efficiency.
The Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter is ideal for a wide range of applications. You can couple it with other energy sources or retrofit a storage system for your existing PV systems. Their Multi-Flow Technology allows for maximum self-consumption for the solar PV system and optimum use of solar energy.
The Fronius Symo is ideal for various applications; it allows AC or DC coupling of battery storage, which means you can form an efficient energy system by integrating existing photovoltaic systems or other energy sources like wind power plants.
Thanks once again to their Multi-Flow Technology software, Fronius Symo Hybrid solar inverters deliver optimal use of generated and stored energy. These solar inverters provide smart management of various energy flows, facilitating parallel and simultaneous energy flows.
The Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter is an efficient solution offering three-phase backup, and there’s an automatic switch to boot. In the event of an outage, the inverter provides backup power automatically. Their advanced software also means you won’t have to worry about inefficient energy flow when your grid goes offline.
How Many MPP Trackers does the Fronius Symo Hybrid Solar Inverter have?
The SYMO 3.0-3-S, SYMO 3.7-3-S, and SYMO 4.5-3-S range have 1 MMP tracker. Other models in the product range (4.5 – 20) contain 2 MPP trackers for every inverter.
Maximum Power Point (MPP) technology enables solar panels to operate at the most efficient voltage. It’s a quintessential component of how solar inverters operate. Solar panels require a battery and an inverter for energy storage and to convert DC electricity to AC, respectively.
The Fronius Symo Hybrid solar inverters allow your solar panels to function efficiently thanks to its MPPT technology. This technology locates your modules’ peak points in energy despite shading due to defective modules, low temperature, bird droppings, branches or leaves.
You can expect a maximum power point of 0.55 V @ 0.4 A for 12 volts (about 11 watts) from a 3,000 mAh/W power module. You may also have a single MPPT input.
Does the Fronius Symo Hybrid Inverter Include an Internal DC Circuit Breaker?
The Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter comes with an internal DC circuit breaker. Its short circuit current threshold is 24.0 A for the Fronius Symo.
However, for the SYMO 10.0-3-M and SYMO 12.5-3-M, the short circuit current is 40.5 and 24.8 A for MPP1 and MPP2, respectively.
The SYMO 15.0-3-M, SYMO 17.5-3-M, and SYMO 20.0-3-M have a short circuit current of 49.5 and 40.5 A for MPP1 and MPP2, respectively.
Fronius Symo Hybrid Key Features
The Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter offers some excellent features, including:
● Full Backup Capabilities
It can serve as a full backup inverter, providing immediate relief in the event of a power outage.
● Good Snow and Wind Load Tolerance
The panel can withstand up to 2000psi, which is a tremendous asset if you live in an area prone to extreme wind or snowfall.
● Integrated Data Communication
This inverter comes with an integrated data communication port that lets you monitor your system’s performance and output using LAN. You can connect it through WiFi to get real-time data. The inverter can also link to third-party components such as Modbus TPC SunSpec, Fronius Solar API (JSON), or Modbus RTU SunSpec.
● Active Cooling System
The Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter has an active cooling system that uses fans to cool the device. This technology also helps keep your solar system running at peak efficiency.
● Zero Feed-In
This Fronius inverter has zero feed-in capability if you decide not to export your excess solar energy. You can adjust the setting through the inverter interface.
● Dynamic Peak Manager
The Fronius inverter’s Dynamic Peak Manager helps to ensure that your solar system always runs at peak efficiency. It achieves this through its MPP (Maximum Power Point) tracking algorithm with augmented shading tolerance.
This is an awesome feature for businesses or homeowners who want to optimise their solar panel functions. You won’t even require a power optimiser if you have a Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter equipped in most cases.
● Multi-Flow Technology
The Hybrid’s Multi-Flow Technology helps efficiently combine the output from your photovoltaic system, energy storage system, and other additional power sources. This technology lets you employ all your available energy resources at once by controlling different energy flows in parallel and in all directions.
It allows AC and DC electricity to be made available and simultaneously fed into the battery and house network.
● Smart-Grid Ready
The inverter is Smart-Grid Ready, meaning it can communicate directly with the grid operator. This makes it well-equipped for any future network update requirements. It consists of intelligent processes known as Advanced Grid Features that allow for optimum reactive and effective power feed-in.
● SnapInverter Technology
The Hybrid utilises SnapInverter technology with an innovative mounting system for quick installation and maintenance. This technology makes it easy to exchange components that just need replacement or upgrades rather than replacing the entire device.
What is the Fronius Symo Hybrid Solar Inverter’s Warranty?
The Fronius Symo Hybrid solar inverter comes with up to two years warranty upon purchase. Aussies also benefit from an additional five years and ten months for registering the inverter online.
Fronius is a top solar manufacturer with a longstanding reputation for reliability and quality. Its solar inverters are highly durable, outlasting most products from competing brands. The Symo Hybrid rarely suffers system failures.
Fronius has an excellent customer support team. Should you encounter any issues with the Symo Hybrid or any other product from Fronius, the company will send a replacement within three to five days of receiving the faulty product.
Fronius Symo Hybrid comes in four warranty categories:
1) Fronuius Standard Warranty
The standard warranty gives you extra five years, increasing the warranty period to seven years. This warranty category covers all material costs, transport, and services.
2) Fronius Inverter Warranty Plus
With the Fronius Warranty Plus, you get an additional three years on the initial two-year warranty. This extension gives you a total of five years of coverage. The Warranty Plus category covers all expenses due to significant material failure and servicing.
3) Fronius Inverter Warranty Extension
Fronius Inverter Warranty Extension protects system owners against risks. In the event of a claim, Fronius will provide the relevant materials for free, depending on the solar industry standards.
4) Fronius Inverter Warranty Extension Plus
The Fronius Warranty Extension Plus offers protection to customers in the event of a claim. The warranty covers all expenses associated with removing and installing replacement parts. It also covers the cost of transporting the Fronius inverter parts to your home.
Is the Fronius Symo Hybrid a Reliable Inverter?
The Fronius Symo Hybrid solar inverter offers reliable, three-phase backup power operation to protect you when a grid failure occurs. It has an integrated Full Backup feature, allowing the storage system to supply your entire house with electricity during a power outage.
The Fronius Symo inverter is a premium-spec instrument known for its efficacy. It has a wide voltage range and can handle high wattages, making it suitable for energy-conscious businesses or homeowners.
- Designed for Reliability
Fronius has designed all three Symo Hybrid inverter models to meet the demanding IEC 61727-2:2015 standard for equipment used in photovoltaic systems. In addition, they have a die-cast aluminium enclosure that provides exceptional cooling and protection from the elements.
- Component Selection and De-Rating
An inverter’s components are crucial to its performance and wear-out rate. The Fronius Symo Hybrid’s components have been carefully selected and de-rated to ensure they will last for many years.
- Fronius Inverter Testing
This inverter has been strenuously tested in the lab and the field. Various performance tests include:
- Endurance Tests: Fronius inverters are vigorously tested to withstand long-term operations.
- Thermal Tests: Fronius inverters are subjected to various thermal stresses to ensure reliability.
- Electromagnetic Compatibility Tests: Fronius ensures its solar inverters can function in various electromagnetic environments among different solar systems.
- Durability Tests (Salt and Harsh Weather Conditions): Fronius inverters are known for their resistance to physical stress. They undergo vigorous salt and weather tests to ensure that they perform in harsh environments.
Fronius inverters are monitored in the field to determine the cause of any failures or complications with solar systems. This information is then used to improve the design and reliability of future inverter models.
Is the Fronius Symo Hybrid Solar Inverter CEC-Approved?
The Fronius Symo Hybrid inverters are highly suited to Australian conditions and include a Clean Energy Certification. Fronius is a leading solar manufacturer that guarantees all solar inverters comply with the standard industry practice. Its solar inverters are among the best in the Australian market.
The Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter is ideal for the Australian climate as it can withstand harsh conditions. The installation process is straightforward, with many modes for ease of use and flexibility.
The solar inverter’s connection point is separate from the power compartment, and both are installed separately, making for a very straightforward installation; you first fit the connection area and its cabling to the wall, followed by the power stage set.
Fronius inverters are among the best solutions for your solar system in terms of safety and reliability. The company combines an energy-efficient design with numerous safety features. Furthermore, the Fronius inverter has certifications under several licenses.
The Symo Hybrid inverter is certified by the UL 1741-2010 and 1998 compliance, meaning that it complies with safety standards, can manage grid reliability functions and sustain grid excursions.
The Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter also has the following certifications:
- IEEE 1547-2003,
- CSA TIL M-07 Issue 1 -2013, and
- UL1699B Issue 2 -2013, etc.
Can you Retrofit a Battery to the Fronius Symo Hybrid Solar Inverter?
Certainly! You can attach a battery to Symo Hybrid solar inverters. It is best to use a Fronius battery as it gives you an all-in-one solar power solution that integrates seamlessly into your existing setup.
Is the Fronius Symo Hybrid a High-Quality and Valuable Inverter? Our Opinion
As far as quality is concerned, the Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter is a terrific choice. The solar inverter is durable, fully automatic, and easy to install. It has numerous features that easily distinguish it from other inverters in the solar inverter industry.
Here’s a list of reasons that make the Fronius Symo Hybrid a valuable solar inverter:
The installation process of the Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter is very smooth. You can mount it on a wall using a thin section of wood. Request additional wood when ordering the inverter and ensure to mount it away from direct sunlight.
Ordering additional wood for mounting allows you to position your solar inverter anywhere in your house. However, make sure you keep it at least two meters above the ground. The Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter is perfect for small installations, thanks to the SnapINverter.
This feature allows you to install the solar inverter in a space-saving manner. Also, the solar inverter package includes pre-installed cables for the AC combiner and inverter. Solar installers only need to connect the precut cables to the inverter and combiner.
The SnapINverter installation system makes installation easy by reducing installation time and errors. A qualified solar installer can complete the process in about 15 minutes.
The Fronius Symo Hybrid offers speedy installation, allowing you to spend more time using your solar inverter and less time configuring it. Once the installation is complete, you’ll enjoy the system’s benefits in no time.
Fronius Symo Hybrid inverters are among the best solar inverters in the industry. They offer superb power efficiency and many different variations. Fronius is a reputable solar manufacturer that produces high-quality solar inverters and solutions with incredible backup power.
The Symo Hybrid offers a wide input voltage range, high system voltage, and dual MPP trackers, ensuring maximum flexibility in design. These features make the solar system more efficient and make the installation more manageable.
Also, you can increase battery power by AC coupling with a compatible solar battery. The PV point can serve as a capable backup power.
Fronius Symo Hybrid is one of the most communicative solar inverters in the inverter industry, thanks to the standard interface to the internet via Ethernet or WLAN.
The configuration process for the Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter is fully automated. The inverter comes ready to use right out of the box. Fronius has made everything effortless, and there’s no need to change the default configuration.
However, you can adjust settings to suit your preferences and requirements.
Maximum Flexibility in Data Communication
With the Fronius Power Package, you get ModbusPlus. This open protocol enables monitoring and managing of the system with other external programs such as park regulators, data loggers, or energy management systems.
Fronius offers the best customer support thanks to the Solar.web software. The software connects to the Fronius solar inverter using the Modbus system and allows Fronius to access the system remotely to provide technical support.
Local third-party systems also work smoothly with Fronius software, thanks to the parallel connection. You can monitor your solar system through a mobile app on the Solar.web portal.
In addition, Fronius smart meter allows you to monitor your consumption. You only need to install it, and you’re good to go.
No Cage Necessary
The Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter isn’t bulky, which is great for small installations. Unlike many weighty solar inverters, Fronius Symo doesn’t require a cage to prevent it from falling.
Thanks to their compact structure and transformerless nature, Fronius Symo Hybrid inverters keep all their components in place without needing a cage. You won’t have to worry about the solar inverter falling.
What Makes Fronius Symo Hybrid Inverters Unique?
Fronius Symo inverters offer exclusive features such as an integrated data communication port, a Dynamic Peak Manager, and Multi-Flow Technology.
Here are some of the functions you will only find with these inverters:
1. An Integrated Backup Power Function
This Fronius inverter has an integrated backup power function that allows you to continue using your solar system in the chance of a grid failure. This is a fantastic feature for homeowners who want to be prepared for any emergency.
2. A Wide Range of Applications
The Symo Hybrid is an adaptable inverter for many applications, including businesses, homeowners, and agricultural operations. You can utilise it in tandem with other solar systems, including grid-tied systems, hybrid systems, and off-grid systems.
3. A 5-Year Expandable Warranty
This inverter comes with a 5-year expandable Fronius warranty, so you always have the option to extend your coverage.
Could the Fronius Symo Hybrid be Better?
No inverter is perfect, and Fronius inverters do have some limitations. These include:
- A High Price Tag
Due to their robust functionality, Fronius Symo Hybrid inverters command a higher price tag than other inverters on the market. However, the price modelling does guarantee features you won’t find elsewhere.
- A Larger Size
The Fronius Symo inverters are somewhat bulkier than other inverters. But as a flip-side, they are compatible with almost every solar system out there.
- A Small Number of Certified Installers
Only a limited number of installers, such as Instyle Solar, are certified to install these units.
- Occasional Noise
A recurring complaint from some users is that Fronius inverters are noisy. However, this may vary depending on its location. We recommend placing the inverter at a reasonable distance from bedrooms or living areas.
- Limited Availability
Due to their popularity, Fronius Symo Hybrid inverters are occasionally out of stock. This can make it challenging to guarantee availability at local dealers.
Overall, the Fronius Symo Hybrid solar inverters are an excellent choice for various applications. They boast several impressive features you won’t find on other inverters and are supported by a 5-year expandable Fronius warranty.
However, these inverters come with a hefty price tag and a limited number of certified installers. But for those seeking a versatile and steadfast solar inverter, the Fronius Symo inverter is a solid choice.
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