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APsystems YC600 vs Enphase IQ6 Microinverter Comparison

Here is a comparison between APsystems’ YC600 microinverter vs Enphase’s IQ6 microinverter (no longer sold), with the differences between the microinverters highlighted. Note that the APsystems product is a dual microinverter, with two PV modules per device; the Enphase product is a single microinverter with one PV module per device:

APsystems YC600

Enphase IQ6

System Compatibility

Rule 21 and Rapid Shutdown Systems

System Compatibility

Rule 21 and Rapid Shutdown Systems

Primary Use

Residential

Primary Use

Residential

Project Voltage

120/240V or 120/208V (1φ)

Project Voltage

120/240V or 120/208V (1φ)

Commonly Used Module Pairing - Input Power

200 - 365+W

Commonly Used Module Pairing - Input Power

235 – 400+W

MPPT Range

22 - 45 V

MPPT Range

27 - 37 V

Maximum input DC voltage

55 V

Maximum input DC voltage

62 V

Operating range

16 V -55 V

Operating range

16 V - 62 V

Startup voltage

20 V

Startup voltage

22 V

Max DC short circuit current

12 A x 2

Max DC short circuit current

15 A

Peak Output Power

600 VA

Peak Output Power

290 VA

Peak Efficiency

96.7%

Peak Efficiency

97.0%

CEC weighted efficiency

96.5%

CEC weighted efficiency

96.5% at 208VAC / 97.0% at 240VAC

Module Compatibility

60-cell and 72-cell modules

Module Compatibility

60-cell and 72-cell modules

Smart Grid Ready

Yes

Smart Grid Ready

Yes

Dimensions (WxHxD)

260mm x 188mm x 31.5mm

Dimensions (WxHxD)

219mm x 191mm x 37.9mm (without bracket)

Weight

3.22 kg (7.1 lbs)

Weight

1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)



The APsystems YC600 microinverter offers a wider MPPT voltage range, a lower startup voltage, and a higher output power even compared to two IQ6.

The Enphase IQ6 microinverter allows higher input power, higher maximum input DC voltage, and operates at slightly higher efficiency.

The specific pairing of module to microinverter in your solar project will determine which of these products is right for you.

Wondering what are solar micro inverters, how microinverters work and if they are right for your solar system? Read our article to find out: How Do Micro Inverters Work


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