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Single-phase string inverter Primo 5.0-1
Single-phase string inverter Primo 5.0-1
Single-phase string inverter Primo 5.0-1 front view

Single-phase string inverter Fronius Primo 5.0-1 | 5 kW

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The Fronius Primo 5.0-1 is a single-phase string inverter with an output power of 5 kW and two MPP trackers. The Primo 5.0-1 has a clever compartmentalised design (SnapINverter technology), making installation and maintenance easier than ever. The inverter is equipped with a comprehensive set of interfaces, communication options, data logging, and web-based remote management features. Featuring active cooling and an IP65 chassis, the inverter is designed from the ground up for reliable and consistent operation in all conditions. Thanks to its transformerless topology, it is light and efficient, achieving over 98% efficiency.

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The Fronius Primo 5.0-1 is well suited for most homes and small businesses using PV systems without battery storage. Thanks to its robust design and active cooling it can be mounted outside without any risk of damage to the inverter or degraded performance in hot weather.



SuperFlex design
The Primo 5.0-1 features two independent MPP trackers with a wide input voltage range (80-1000 VDC).
As a result, the inverter supports unequal-length strings, enabling users to place panels on complex rooftops, which don’t allow an equal distribution of panels.
Furthermore, the Primo 5.0-1 supports high input currents, making it compatible with the latest generation of PV panels.
Dynamic Peak Manager
Fronius has developed its own advanced MPP tracking algorithm called Dynamic Peak Manager. The algorithm dynamically adapts its behaviour when searching for the optimal maximum power point.
By scanning the entire curve, Dynamic Peak Manager can reliably and quickly find the global maximum power point (GMPP), regardless of the constantly changing lighting conditions caused by clouds or partial shading.
Integrated data communication
Fronius was the first inverter manufacturer to offer a comprehensive suite of communication features in its inverters as standard.
The Primo 5.0-1 has data logging, WLAN, Ethernet, energy management, a web server and all the necessary interfaces to connect to third-party devices. The inverter can connect to the Internet via an Ethernet cable or a Wi-Fi network.
Connection to third-party components is provided by means of interfaces such as Modbus TCP SunSpec, Modbus RTU SunSpec or the Fronius Solar API (JSON).

SnapINverter technology

The connection area and power stage of the Primo 5.0-1 are separate modules. Fronius calls its modular inverter design SnapINverter. This clever design allows installers to mount the lightweight connection area first. The connection area even features provisions for DC overvoltage protections in the inverter itself. The power stage then simply attaches to the connection area.

Fronius SnapINverter technology

This design significantly simplifies installation and maintenance and reduces downtime in the unlikely event of a failure.

Active Cooling
The Primo 5.0-1 utilises an active cooling fan, which aids air circulation inside the inverter.
Active cooling maintains the power electronics at optimal temperature and prevents heat spots and overheating.
The result is prolonged service life, optimised yields and reduced costs.


Adjustable or zero feed-in

When a compatible energy meter is connected, the Primo 5.0-1 allows users to set a grid feed-in limit, including the option for zero feed-in.

The inverter prioritises supplying power to the user and dynamically adjusts its output to the grid, staying within the defined feed-in parameters.


For more information, please refer to the technical documentation and manuals provided by the manufacturer, which can be found on this webpage.

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