Compatibility

1. Battery compatibility

Which batteries can be used with the next3?

As battery-based systems experts our design team is always trying to keep the battery compatibility as open as possible. The next3 has been designed to be fully compatible with lead-acid batteries and lithium batteries. Compatibility with other battery chemistries and technologies should be confirmed on a case by case. We are very keen to proof and validate our next3 with new battery technologies, please get in contact with us if you have a different battery technology that you would like to test with our device. Our xtender range is compatible with different battery technologies like redoxflow, saltwater, lithium-titanate, nickel-iron, nickel-cadmium and many more. Check with our support team for specific battery technologies.

The next 3 with lead-acid batteries

Please make sure that you have your battery manufacturer charge and discharge profiles and recommendations. During the first configuration assistance, you can define the battery profile () and battery capacity. This will configure a standard battery profile; we advise to go to the advanced configuration menu and make sure that the full charging and discharging profile matches with the recommendations from the battery manufacturer.

The next3 with lithium batteries

Lithium batteries have a different operation strategy, as they incorporate a battery management system (BMS) that is responsible for managing both the charging and discharging profiles. In terms of operation, there are two main types of lithium batteries: active lithium batteries with communication and passive lithium batteries without communication. 

The passive lithium batteries without communication will be configured as lead-acid batteries, and similarly we need to make sure that the configuration matches the recommendations from battery manufacturers. 

Most lithium batteries require communication between their BMS and the rest of the system for an optimal management of the battery (safety and lifetime), they are active lithium batteries. However, every battery uses its own specific protocol for communication. Studer has incorporated to the next3 a communication bridge between the BMS and the Studer bus (integrated CAN BMS). We have implemented several protocols for lithium battery management, making Studer products compatible with many lithium batteries.

How does it work? When the BMS is connected to the next3 it takes control over the battery management. The integrated CAN BMS will control and adjust the next3 configuration according to the information received from the BMS. 

List of compatible batteries We have developed a comprehensive list of compatible batteries where the communication has been confirmed. Please contact our support team in case of further questions.



Manufacturer
Country
Type
Voltage
Capacity
Techno.
Archimede Energia
IT
FXO-0XX-XXX-TCX
48V
5.4 - 481 kWh
LiFePO4/LiNMC
AutarcTech DE LiRack 48V 5.6 - 224 kWh LiFeMnPO4
BlueNova ZA BN 52 48V 2 - 65 kWh LiFeYPO4
BMZ DE ESS 7.0 / 9.0 / X 48V 3 - 120 kWh LiNMC/LiNCA
BSLBATT CN BSLBATT LFP battery 48V 2.4 - 153.6 kWh LiFePO4
BYD CN Premium LVL/LVS;
B-Box Pro 2,5 - 10;
B-Box Pro 3,8;
48V 15.36 - 983 kWh;
3.84 - 245.8 kWh;
2.56 - 441.6 kWh;
LiFePO4
Cegasa ES eBick Pro 180;
eBick Ultra 100;
48V 70 - 3 MWh;
9 - 70 kWh;
LiFePO4
Discover CA AES 42-48-6650; 48V 2.8 - 56 kWh;
6.65 - 133 kWh;
LiFePO4
D yness
CN B4850, Powerbox 48V 2.4 - 96 kWh LiFePO4
Fortress Power US eFlex 5.4 48V 5.4 - 81 kWh LiFePO4
Freedom Won ZA Lite Range 48V 5 - 80 kWh LiFePO4
GS HUB DE HomeHub 48V 2.5 - 20 kWh LiFePO4
IPS AG CH liCube® modular;
lionic®;
48V 0.5 - 9 kWh;
3 - 25 kWh;
LiFePO4
Midac IT RES 4.2;
RES 5.1;
48V RES 4.2;
RES 5.1;
LIMN;
LiFePO4
PowerTech Systems FR PowerRack® 48V 2.56 - 1280 kWh LiFePO4
Pylontech CN UP5000, US2000/C, US3000/C, US5000/C, Phantom-S;  Pelio, Force L1/L2 48V 2.4 - 140 kWh LiFePO4
PYTES CN E-BOX-48100R 48V 2.4 - 40 kWh LiFePO4
SolarMD ZA SS 4074, SS 4037, SS 202 48V 3.7 - 1.88 MWh LiFePO4
Soltaro AU SOL-R16-2.5KWH;
SOL-R16-5.0KWH;
48V 2.5 - 12.5 kWh;
5 - 25 kWh;
LiFePO4
Sunlight GR Li.ON ESS 48V 5.12 - 384 kWh LiFePO4
Super-B NL NOMIA 12V    (48V with BCI) 1.2 - 2.7 kWh LiFePO4
Surya Utama Putra IN SUPBLP51250, SUPBLP512100 48V 2.40 kWh LiFePO4
Tesvolt DE TS 25-50 48V 4.8 - 307 kWh LiNMC
Turbo Energy ES TE LS 48 2.4, TE US3000C, TE US2000C 48V 2.24 - 144 kWh LiFePO4
Twice CH Hexagon 48V 5 - 200 kWh LiFePO4
UZ Battery CN Power Lite : 
L051100-A1,  L051100-B,  L051100-D 
48V 5.12 - 81.92 kWh LiFePO4
Vision Mechatronics IN LiRack / LiRack Eco 48V 3 - 500 kWh LiFeMnPO4
Weco IT 4K4 LFP - HeSU
5K3R20 - HeSU;
48V 4.9 - 122.5 kWh;
5.3 - 132.5 kWh;
LiFePO4
Zruipower CN Power Base Pro;
ZR-FC48100; ZR-FC4850
48V 2.5 - 300 kWh LiFePO4


 

For further information about connecting the batteries with the next, please go to the connection section.

For further information about connecting lithium batteries, with communication, please go to the dedicated page here.

2. Grid code compatibility

100% offgrid, 100% ongrid

A grid-tied solution, 100% offgrid. The next3 is a full interactive grid inverter including an AC source interface with double disconnection relay with the grid. This input complies with the new grid-tied low voltage regulations in the UE and other regions. 

The list below summarizes the grid certificates that we have already obtained for different countries. These countries are therefore incorporated in the configuration assistant. The corresponding country should be selected during the first commissioning.

Country

Standard

Alternative accepted standard

Certificate

Switzerland

NA/EEA-N7 – CH 2020

VDE AR-N 4105:2018-11 +
EN 50549-1:2019

VDE AR-N 4105:2018-11  


EN 50549-1:2019


Germany

VDE-AR-N 4105:2018-11

 

VDE AR-N 4105:2018-11


Czech Republic

PŘÍLOHA 4 PPDS 2018

EN 50549-1:2019

 EN 50549-1:2019


Austria

TOR Erzeuger Typ A v1.1

 

TOR Erzeuger Typ A v1.1 


Spain

UNE 206007-1:2013 IN
UNE 217002:2020
RD 1699/2011 + RD 413/2014

 

UNE 206007-1:2013 IN


UNE 217002:2020

RD 1699/2011+ RD 413/2014


Ireland

EN 50549-1:2019

 

  EN 50549-1:2019


Slovakia

EN 50549-1:2019

 

 EN 50549-1:2019

 

Netherlands

EN 50549-1:2019

 

 EN 50549-1:2019

 

International
anti-islanding

IEC 62116:2014

 

 IEC 62116:2014


Hungary

EN 50549-1:2019

 

 EN 50549-1:2019

 

Sweden

EN 50549-1:2019 +
EIFS 2018:2

 

EIFS 2018:2

EN 50549-1:2019


France

DIN VDE 0126-1-1/A1 VFR 2019

 

VDE 0126-1-1/A1 

 


We are currently working in a wide range of countries that will join soon the list. For the countries and regions that are not appearing, please contact your Studer representative for advice on the next steps. 

For further information about advance grid management and parameters configuration, please check the application note Advanced grid/DSO management

As usual, our support team is available in case of further questions.