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SMA Sunny Boy 6.0-US 6kW String Inverter w/ SPS 3 MPPT

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    The Sunny Boy 6.0-US-40

    The Sunny Boy 6.0-US features a wealth of improvements and joins SMA’s lineup of field-proven solar technology backed by the world’s #1 service team. The world’s first Secure Power Supply now delivers up to 2,000 W of opportunity power when the grid goes down and the sun is shining. Installation has never been easier thanks to SMA’s Installation Assistant, direct access via smartphone, and integrated DC disconnect.

    The Sunny Boy’s multiple independent input channels, each with SMA’s OptiTrac™ Global Peak, mean hundreds of stringing configurations for flexible system design while solving the challenges of complex roofs and shading.

    Same Name, New Game
    The residential PV market is changing rapidly, and we understand that your bottom line matters more than ever. That’s why we’ve designed a superior residential solution that will help you decrease costs throughout all stages of your business model.

    Reduce your costs across all residential PV business operations Simple, Flexible Design

    The Sunny Boy 6.0-US is once again raising the bar by offering improved performance, enhanced features, and most importantly, cost savings across the entire spectrum of residential installation processes.
    Speed the completion of customer proposals and maximize the efficiency of your design team with the Sunny Boy 6.0-US, which provides a new level of flexibility in system design by offering:Hundreds of stringing configurations

    • Multiple independent MPPTs
    • SMA’s proprietary OptiTrac™ Global Peak shade mitigation technology
    • Diverse application options including on- and off-grid compatibility

    Improved Stocking & Ordering
    Ensure that your back office business operations run smoothly and succinctly while mitigating potential errors. The Sunny Boy 5.0-US / 6.0-US can help achieve cost savings in these areas by providing:

    • An integrated DC disconnect that simplifies equipment stocking and allows for a single inverter part number
    • Accurate order processing by eliminating the potential errors associated with incompatible disconnects provided to your installation team

    Value Driven Sales Enablement
    SMA wants to help drive down the cost of customer acquisition and improved margins by arming installers with an abundance of feature/benefit sales support. Close more deals with the Sunny Boy 6.0-US by utilizing:

    • Secure Power Supply, now with 2,000 W of opportunity power in the event of a grid outage, as an increased value-add or upsell opportunity
    • SMA’s 30 year history and status as the #1 global inverter manufacturer instills homeowners with peace of mind and the long-term security they demand from a PV investment
    • An economical solution for shade mitigation and the challenges of complex roofs
    • Complete grid-management capabilities, ensuring a utility-compliant solution for customers operating in any market

    Streamlined Installation & Commissioning

    Expedite your operations in the field by taking advantage of the new Sunny Boy’s installer-friendly feature set including:

    • Direct access via smartphone and utilization of SMA’s Installation Assistant, which minimizes time/labor spent in the field and speeds the path to commissioning
    • Improved communication capabilities that remove the need to install additional equipment
    • Integrated DC disconnect that simplifies onsite logistics and eliminates the need to install a separate disconnect unit, speeding overall installation time

    Superior Service

    SMA understands the factors that contribute to lifetime PV ownership cost, that’s why the Sunny Boy 5.0-US / 6.0-US was designed for maximum reliability and backstopped by an unmatched service offering. Benefit from:

    • Enhanced AFCI technology that improves resistance against false tripping while improving sensitivity in detecting real arcs, which greatly reduces unneeded service calls and increases safety
    • The new Sunny Boy’s two-part enclosure concept that separates the connection unit from the power unit, which allows for simple, expedited servicing
    • The #1 Service team in the PV industry, as recognized by IMS research, with experience servicing an installed base of more than 40 GW


    SMA Sunny Boy 6.0-US 6kW String Inverter w/ SPS 3 MPPT

    • SMA Sunny Boy SB-6.0-US 1-Ph Grid Tied Inverter
    • 6000W
    • 208/240VAC
    • 60Hz
    • integrated DC Disconnect
    • 2,000W SPS (Secured Power Supply) 16A
    • 3 MPPTs (100V minimum voltage) w/ Opti Track Global Peak
    • 10 Year Warranty
    • Transformerless
    • Other models (release in 2016) SB 3.0-1SP-US-40, SB 3.8-1SP-US-40, SB 5.0-1SP-US-40, SB 7.0-1SP-US-40, SB 7.7-1SP-US-40



     SB 6.00-SP-US-40

    Inverter Type

    Grid-Tie String Inverter

    Rated Power Output [W]


    Maximum/Peak Efficiency [%]

    208V:97.2% / 240V:97.6%

    CEC Weighted Efficiency [%]


    Transformer / Transformerless


    Nom. DC Voltage [V]


    DC Power Rating [W]


    MMP Voltage Range


    Min. DC Voltage / Start Voltage [V]

    100/ 125V

    Number of DC Strings Inputs (inlets)


    Number of MPP Trackers


    Max. Input Current Per MPPT [A]


    Max. AC Power [W]

    5200W @ 208 VAC / 6000W @ 240 VAC

    AC Voltage range [V]

    208V: 183-229V / 240V: 211-264V
    AC Grid frequency [Hz] 60

    Max. Output current [A]


    Nominal AC Voltage [V]

    208V / 240V

    Basic Warranty [Years]


    Warranty Extension Options [Years]

    15 & 20


     UL 1741, UL 1998, UL 1699B, IEEE1547, FCC Part 15 (Class A & B), CAN/CSA V22.2 107.1-1

     AC grid range [Hz]

    59.3-60.5 Hz

    Max. recommended PV power (@ module STC) 6300
    Communications Built in Ethernet / WLAN (WiFi)
    Arc-Fault Protection (AFCI)  YES
    Length [mm (in)]
    730mm (28.5 inch)
    Width [mm (in)]
    535 mm (21.1 inch)
    Depth [mm (in)]
    198 MM (28.5 inch)
    Weight [kg (lb)] 26 kg (57 lbs)
    Watch Tech Tip: Installing the Sunny Boy 5.0-US/6.0-US - See more at:



    Data sheet

    Sunny Boy 5.0-US/6.0-US Data Sheet

    Sunny Boy 5.0-US/6.0-US User Manual

    Watch Tech Tip: Installing the Sunny Boy 5.0-US/6.0-US

    Watch Tech Tip: Commissioning the Sunny Boy 5.0-US/6.0-US

    Watch Tech Tip: Sunny Boy 5.0-US/6.0-US Secure Power Supply

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