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Enphase IQ7 vs Enphase IQ7+ vs Enphase IQ7X : The Difference Between the Micro Inverters

Enphase has three different IQ7s: the IQ 7, IQ 7+ and the latest in the mix, the IQ 7X. The 7th generation of Enphase micro inverters are optimized for high-powered residential and commercial modules, compatible with modules over 350W for the IQ7 and over 460W for the IQ7X.

Here we compare the Enphase IQ7 vs Enphase IQ7+ vs the Enphase IQ7X. You can also watch a video version of the comparison.




Enphase IQ 7


Enphase IQ 7+


Enphase IQ 7X



Part Number


Part Number


Part Number



IQ7-60-2-US


IQ7PLUS-72-2-US


IQ7X-96-2-US



Module Compatibility

60-cell


Module Compatibility

60-cell and 72-cell modules


Module Compatibility

96-cell modules



Project Voltage

120/240V or 120/208V (1φ)


Project Voltage

120/240V or 120/208V (1φ)


Project Voltage

120/240V or 120/208V (1φ)



Commonly Used Module Pairing - Input Power

235 - 350+W


Commonly Used Module Pairing - Input Power

235 - 440+W


Commonly Used Module Pairing - Input Power

235 - 460+W



MPPT Range

27 - 37 V


MPPT Range

27 - 45 V


MPPT Range

53 - 64 V



Operating range

16 - 48 V


Operating range

16 - 60 V


Operating range

25 - 80 V



Min/Max start voltage

22 V / 48 V


Min/Max start voltage

22 V / 60 V


Min/Max start voltage

30 V / 80 V



Max DC short circuit current

15 A


Max DC short circuit current

15 A


Max DC short circuit current

10 A



Peak Output Power

250 VA


Peak Output Power

295 VA


Peak Output Power

320 VA



Maximum Continuous Output Power

240 VA


Maximum Continuous Output Power

290 VA


Maximum Continuous Output Power

315 VA



Maximum Continuous Output Current

1.0 A @ 240 V / 1.15 A @ 208 V


Maximum Continuous Output Current

1.21 A @ 240 V / 1.39 A @ 208 V


Maximum Continuous Output Current

1.31 A @ 240 V / 1.51 A @ 208 V



CEC weighted efficiency

97.0%


CEC weighted efficiency

97.0%


CEC weighted efficiency

97.5% @ 240 V / 96.5 % @  208 V



Smart Grid Ready

Yes


Smart Grid Ready

Yes


Smart Grid Ready

Yes



Dimensions (WxHxD)

212mm x 175mm x 30.2mm (without bracket)


Dimensions (WxHxD)

212mm x 175mm x 30.2mm (without bracket)


Dimensions (WxHxD)

212mm x 175mm x 30.2mm (without bracket)



Weight

1.08 kg (2.38 lbs)


Weight

1.08 kg (2.38 lbs)


Weight

1.08 kg (2.38 lbs)



Summary:The Enphase IQ 7X's main difference from the other models is that it is compatible with 96-cell modules, and can work with modules at over 460W.

For 60-cell modules your best pick is the IQ7, or for 72-cell modules it is the IQ7+.




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