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.

Aliant Battery 
IT 3220002XX 
3,3 to 450 KWh  
Archimede Energia 
5.4 - 481 kWh 
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;
Cegasa ES eBick Pro 180; 
eBick Ultra 100;
48V 70 - 3 MWh; 
9 - 70 kWh;
Discover CA AES 42-48-6650; 48V 2.8 - 56 kWh; 
6.65 - 133 kWh;
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; 
48V 0.5 - 9 kWh; 
3 - 25 kWh;
Midac IT RES 4.2; 
RES 5.1;
48V RES 4.2; 
RES 5.1;
PowerTech Systems FR PowerRack® 48V 2.56 - 1280 kWh LiFePO4
Pylontech CN UP5000, US2000/C, US3000/C, 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; 
48V 2.5 - 12.5 kWh; 
5 - 25 kWh;
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;
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.

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.



Alternative accepted standard


NA/EEA-N7 – CH 2020

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


VDE-AR-N 4105:2018-11

Czech Republic


EN 50549-1:2019


TOR Erzeuger Typ A v1.1


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

Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia

EN 50549-1:2019


EN 50549-1:2019 +
EIFS 2018:2


DIN VDE 0126-1-1/A1 VFR 2019

International general certificates

International anti-islanding

IEC 62116:2014 

CB Test Certificate Safety IECEE IEC 62109-1:2010, IEC 62109-2:2011

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.


    EN 50549-1:2019 (Europe)

    VDE AR-N 4105:2018-11 (Germany)   

    TOR Erzeuger Typ A v1.1 (Austria)

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

    VDE 0126-1-1/A1 (France)

    IEC 62116:2014 (International anti-islanding)

    IEC 62109-1:2010, IEC 62109-2:2011 (Safety)