The Universally Applicable Sunny Boy

The Sunny Boy is the ideal solution, especially for demanding PV arrays and partially shaded systems. Enjoy proven technology combined with intelligent ideas.

Cutting-edge technology that sets the standard. Concepts you can count on. Details that are simply superior.

Communicative

With direct data exchange with Sunny Places and Sunny Portal

One of the greatest advantages of Webconnect is that data is transmitted directly from the inverter to Sunny Places and Sunny Portal - without the need for additional SMA devices.

  • With the add-on Webconnect functions, you only need an Internet connection and a DSL router
  • Sunny Places and Sunny Portal provide a clear overview of the PV system data
  • Compare PV systems and exchange ideas with other system operators on the Sunny Places

More efficient

thanks to its 750 V DC input voltage

Electrifying detail: Thanks to the higher, 750 volt maximum DC input voltage, often times one less module string is needed because more modules can be switched on in a series.

  • Highly flexible design reduces cabling requirements
  • Maximum efficiency of 97 percent ensures top solar yield

More flexible

thanks to multi-string technology

Greater flexibility in planning, implementing and solar harvest: The advantages of multi-string technology in the new transformerless Sunny Boy are also available in the 3 kW model.

  • Optimal yield in partial shading and efficient operation of east/west arrays
  • Two MPP trackers with expandable OptiTrac®* Global Peak operational control
  • Optional: Single Tracker for complex or simple roof structures or as an add-on to existing PV plants


* Trademark protection is applicable in some countries.

Easier

thanks to innovative mounting concept

The wall mount has also been redesigned, and now allows you to attach the inverter easily by inserting it from above.

  • Fast and professional attachment, even on walls that are not completely straight
  • Popular anti-theft protection option available

Universally applicable

thanks to integrated grid management

Intelligent controls offer advantages in every situation: Thanks to its integrated grid management functions, the new Sunny Boy with Reactive Power Control offers universal deployment options and contributes to grid support.

  • Fewer disconnections from the grid thanks to voltage reduction via reactive power 
  • Increased plant profitability

Multilingual

thanks to international graphics characters

The user-friendly graphic display speaks a clear language: The dot matrix display can perfectly present any letter or symbol.

  • Current display features Latin and Cyrillic letters as well as Japanese characters
  • Upcoming software updates for additional languages such as Thai, Hebrew and Arabic

Low noise

thanks to fanless operation

Sounds good: The new transformerless Sunny Boy works so efficiently that its cooling concept no longer requires the usual fan.

  • The device is nearly silent
  • Requires less service, saving time and money

*These models will be available ex works Germany with Webconnect from 1st October 2014, and would expect these models to become readily available in the Australian market around February/March in 2015.

MODBUS PROTOCOL INTERFACE

With the Modbus protocol interface, SMA makes flexible integration of inverters possible. Through the use of this well-known industry standard, you can integrate SMA inverters into your systems without having to follow the SMA-specific inverter protocol.

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WEBCONNECT

Ideally suited for online monitoring of small PV plants with a maximum number of up to four inverters: Webconnect provides free access to Sunny Portal without additional data logger – easily via an existing Internet access and a DSL router.

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Speedwire/Webconnect data module

The Speedwire/Webconnect data module is a Speedwire communication interface with Webconnect function for inverters.

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Data module with RS485 interface

The ideal solution for the expansion of existing PV systems that already use RS485 communication. The RS485 interface can be retrofitted and guarantees the proven, cable-based SMA fieldbus communication via RS485 for simple connection to a data logger with a cable length of up to 1,200 meters.

Webconnect:
Direct data exchange with Sunny Portal.

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Language

Data sheet

SMA POWER CONTROL MODULE - The multi-function interface for PV inverters PWCMOD-DEN130211W.pdf
  • Type: Data sheet
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: PWCMOD-DEN130211
  • Version: 1.1
SUNNY BOY 3000TL / 3600TL / 4000TL / 5000TL with Reactive Power Control - The same. Only better. The universal Sunny Boy. SB5000TL-21-DEN1551-V20web.pdf
  • Type: Data sheet
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: SB5000TL-21-DEN1551-V20
  • Version: 2.0
SMA Warranty Concept - Security. Guaranteed. GARANTIE-DEN1609.pdf
  • Type: Data sheet
  • Language: International
  • Number: GARANTIE-DEN1609
  • Version: 1.1

Promotion Material

PV INVERTER RESIDENTIAL POSTER_RESIDENT--AEN1416.pdf
  • Type: Promotion Material
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: POSTER_RESIDENT--AEN1416
  • Version:
SMA SYSTEM SOLUTIONS for the VDEcode of practice and the German Renewable Energy Act (EEG 2012) · As of December 2012 SYSTEMPOSTER-AEN125018.pdf
  • Type: Promotion Material
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: SYSTEMPOSTER-AEN125018
  • Version: 1.8

Technical Description

SMA Bluetooth® Wireless Technology - Technical Description BT-TEN100511.pdf
  • Type: Technical Description
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: BT-TEN100511
  • Version: 1.1
SUNNY BOY/WINDY BOY/SUNNY TRIPOWER - Firmware Update with SD Card - Technical Description NG_UpdSD-TB-en-32.pdf
  • Type: Technical Description
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: NG_UpdSD-TB-en-32
  • Version: 3.2
Multi-Function Relay and OptiTrac Global Peak - SUNNY BOY / SUNNY TRIPOWER / WINDY BOY - Technical Description ZusFunktNG-TB-en-25.pdf
  • Type: Technical Description
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: ZusFunktNG-TB-en-25
  • Version: 2.5

Operating Instructions

Operating Manual - SUNNY BOY 3000TL / 3600TL / 4000TL / 5000TL SB30-50TL-21-BE-en-11.pdf
  • Type: Operating Instructions
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: SB30-50TL-21-BE-en-11
  • Version: 1.1

Installation Guide

Fan Retrofit Kit FANKIT01-10 - Installation Manual FANKIT01-IA-en-12.pdf
  • Type: Installation Guide
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: FANKIT01-IA-en-12
  • Version: 1.2
Installation Manual - SMA POWER CONTROL MODULE (PWCMOD) PCONTROLMOD-IA-en-15W.pdf
  • Type: Installation Guide
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: PCONTROLMOD-IA-en-15
  • Version: 1.5
Installation Manual - MULTIFUNCTION RELAY MFR-NR-IA-en-22W.pdf
  • Type: Installation Guide
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: MFR-NR-IA-en-22W
  • Version: 2.2

Short User Manual

Quick Installation Guide - SUNNY BOY 3000TL (SB 3000TL-21) / 3600TL (SB 3600TL-21) / 4000TL (SB 4000TL-21) / 5000TL (SB 5000TL-21) SB3-5TL-21-IS-xx-11.pdf
  • Type: Short User Manual
  • Language: International
  • Number: SB3-5TL-21-IS-xx-11
  • Version: 1.1

Brochure

SUNNY BOY - The same. Only better. SB3-5000TL21-KEN121210W.pdf
  • Type: Brochure
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: SB3-5000TL21-KEN121210
  • Version: 1.0
SMA SERVICE - Medium Power Solutions - Information for Installers SERVICEMPS-KEN132411.pdf
  • Type: Brochure
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: SERVICEMPS-KEN132411
  • Version: 1.1

Certificate

Clean Report of Findings for Switch-Disconnector (ESS Electronic Solar Switch) - Valid for SUNNY BOY/SUNNY TRIPOWER/WINDY BOY/WINDY TRIPOWER SBTL-SBTLST-STPTL-ZE-BGESS12010-en-11.pdf
  • Type: Certificate
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: SBTL-SBTLST-STPTL-ZE-BGESS12010-en-11
  • Version: 1.1
Certificate of Suitability - SUNNY BOY (SB 3000TL-21, SB 3600TL-21, SB 4000TL-21, SB 5000TL-21, SB 2500TLST-21, SB 3000TLST-21) ZE_AS4777_CoS-SBTL21-en-au-11.pdf
  • Type: Certificate
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: ZE_AS4777_CoS-SBTL21-en-au-11
  • Version: 1.1
Certificate G59/3 - SUNNY BOY (3000TL-21/ 3600TL-21/ 4000TL-21 / 5000TL-21) ZE_G59-3_SBxx00TL-21_en_10.pdf
  • Type: Certificate
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: ZE_G59-3_SBxx00TL-21_en_10
  • Version: 1.0
Certificate G83/2 - SUNNY BOY 3000TL-21 / 3600TL-21 / 4000TL-21 / 5000TL-21 ZE_G83-2_SBxx00TL-21_en_10.pdf
  • Type: Certificate
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: ZE_G83-2_SBxx00TL-21_en_10
  • Version: 1.0
Factory Inspection Certificate for Made in European Union SUNNY BOY / SUNNY ISLAND / SUNNY TRIPOWER / SUNNY CENTRAL ZE_Made-in-EU_SB-STP-SC_en_11.pdf
  • Type: Certificate
  • Language: International
  • Number: ZE_Made-in-EU_SB-STP-SC_en_11
  • Version: 1.1
Certificate EN 50438/2007 - European Standard for SUNNY BOY (SB 3000TL-21, SB 3600TL-21, SB 4000TL-21, SB 5000TL-21) ZE_EN50438_2007_SBxx00TL-21_en_10.pdf
  • Type: Certificate
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: ZE_EN50438_SBxx00TL-21_en_10
  • Version: 1.0
EN 50438/2007 type test report for SB xx00TL-21 with Irish deviations (Ireland) ZE_EN50438_2007_IE_SB xx00TL-21_en_10.pdf
  • Type: Certificate
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: ZE_EN50438_2007_IE_SB xx00TL-21_en_10
  • Version: 1.0
EN 50438/2007 type test report for SB xx00TL-21 with Swedish devitation (Sweden) ZE_EN50438_2007_SE_SBxx00TL-21_en_10.pdf
  • Type: Certificate
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: ZE_EN50438_2007_SE_SBxx00TL-21_en_10
  • Version: 1.0
Made in EU certificate Qinto Conto Energia §4.4.1 & 4.6.1 - SUNNY BOY/SUNNY MINI CENTRAL/SUNNY TRIPOWER/SUNNY CENTRAL SB-STP-SC-ZE-FIC-IT-en-12.pdf
  • Type: Certificate
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: SB-STP-SC-ZE-FIC-IT-en-12
  • Version: 1.2

Technical information

Grid Connection - Influence of the grid conditions in terms of connected power of PV inverters Netzanschluss-UEN083010.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: Netzanschluss-UEN083010
  • Version: 1.0
Measurement accuracy - Energy values and efficiency for PV Inverter Sunny Boy and Sunny Mini Central Messgenau-UEN092520.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: Messgenau-UEN092520
  • Version: 2.0
Mounting on wooden grounding - Installation restrictions for mounting Sunny Boy, Sunny Mini Central and Sunny Tripower to wood HolzUnt-TI-en-12.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: HolzUnt-TI-en-12
  • Version: 1.2
SMA Bluetooth - SMA Bluetooth® Wireless Technology in Practice BT_Quick-TI-en-12.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: BT_Quick-TI-en-12
  • Version: 1.2
SMA POWER CONTROL MODULE - Multi-function Interface for PV Inverters SUNNY BOY / SUNNY TRIPOWER PControlMod-TI-en-12.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: PControlMod-TI-en-12
  • Version: 1.2
Technical Information - Temperature Derating for Sunny Boy and Sunny Tripower Temp-Derating-TI-en-13.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: Temp-Derating-TI-en-13
  • Version: 1.3
Solar Power: 100% Self-Consumption Solution with the SMA Power Control Module SUNNY BOY / SUNNY TRIPOWER ZE-PCM-TI-en-20.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: ZE-PCM-TI-en-20
  • Version: 2.0
Circuit Breaker - Sizing of Suitable Circuit Breakers for inverters under PV-specific conditions LSS-TI-en-43.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: LSS-TI-en-43
  • Version: 4.3
PV Inverters - Use and Settings of PV Inverters in Off-Grid Systems SB-OffGrid-TI-en-42.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: SB-OffGrid-TI-en-42
  • Version: 4.2
Shade Management - Efficient Operation of Partially Shaded PV Systems with OptiTrac Global Peak GlobalPeak-TI-en-12.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: GlobalPeak-TI-en-12
  • Version: 1.2
Overvoltage Protection - Lightning Protection and Overvoltage Protection for Sunny Boy and Sunny Tripower U_Schutz-TI-en-13.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: U_Schutz-TI-en-13
  • Version: 1.3
Retrofitting PV plants with equipment for limiting the active power for SUNNY BOY, SUNNY MINI CENTRAL, SUNNY TRIPOWER NR_PowerRed-UEN104311.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: NR_PowerRed-UEN104311
  • Version: 1.1
Potential Induced Degradation (PID) - SUNNY BOY/SUNNY MINI CENTRAL/SUNNY TRIPOWER PID-TI-UEN113410.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: PID-TI-UEN113410
  • Version: 1.0
Module Technology - SMA inverters provide the optimum solution for every module Duennschicht-TI-UEN114630.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: Duennschicht-TI-UEN114630
  • Version: 3.0
Criteria for Selecting a Residual-Current Device - Use of Residual-Current Devices for SUNNY BOY, SUNNY MINI CENTRAL and SUNNY TRIPOWER RCD-TI-en-43.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: RCD-TI-en-43
  • Version: 4.3
PID - The Problem and How to Solve It - Module Regeneration with the PV Offset Box PID-PVOBox-TI-en-10.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: PID-PVOBox-TI-en-10
  • Version: 1.0
Parameter list for SB 3000TL-21 / 3600TL-21 / 4000TL-21 / 5000TL-21 / 6000TL-21 SB3-6TL-21-Parameter-TI-en-10W.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: SB3-6TL-21-Parameter-TI-en-10
  • Version: 1.0
Efficiency and Derating - SUNNY BOY / SUNNY TRIPOWER / SUNNY MINI CENTRAL WirkungDerat-TI-en-40.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: WirkungDerat-TI-en-40
  • Version: 4.0
Technical Information - Impedance at 175 Hz for PV Systems in France SUNNY BOY / SUNNY MINI CENTRAL / SUNNY TRIPOWER / FLX PRO Impedanz-175Hz-TI-en-27.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: Impedanz-175Hz-TI-en-27
  • Version: 2.7
Overview of the Rotary Switch Settings for SMA PV inverter, status 07/2015 - SUNNY BOY / SUNNY TRIPOWER Drehschalter-LD-TI-en-12.pdf
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: Drehschalter-LD-TI-en-12
  • Version: 1.2
Technische Information - SunSpec®-Modbus®-Schnittstelle // Technical Information - SunSpec® Modbus® Interface SunSpec_Modbus-de-en_V12.zip
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: International
  • Number: SunSpec_Modbus-de-en_V12
  • Version: 1.2
Technische Information - Modbus®-Schnittstelle // Technical Information - Modbus® Interface SMA_Modbus-de-en_V12.zip
  • Type: Technical information
  • Language: International
  • Number: SMA_Modbus-de-en_V12
  • Version: 1.2

Service instructions

For Israel Only: Parameter Settings - SUNNY BOY / SUNNY MINI CENTRAL / SUNNY TRIPOWER according to document HS_131_2013 (SMA code: ILS220 & ILS233) Israel-HS_131_2013-ILS220_ILS233-SG-en-13.pdf
  • Type: Service instructions
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: Israel-HS_131_2013-ILS220_ILS233-SG-en-13
  • Version: 1.3
SUNNY BOY / SUNNY TRIPOWER - For Northern Ireland only: Compliance with G83-1-1 UK-G83_1_1-GBS262-SG-en-10.pdf
  • Type: Service instructions
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: UK-G83_1_1-GBS262-SG-en-10
  • Version: 1.0
Service Manual - SUNNY BOY 3000TL / 3600TL / 4000TL / 5000TL / 6000TL SB30-60TL-21-SG-en-11.pdf
  • Type: Service instructions
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: SB30-60TL-21-SG-en-11
  • Version: 1.1

Manufacturers Declaration

Manufacturer's Declaration - Minimum Clearances to Neighbouring Devices/Inverters SB-SMC-STP-ZE-HK-Derating-en-10.pdf
  • Type: Manufacturers Declaration
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: SB-SMC-STP-ZE-HK-Derating-en-10
  • Version: 1.0
Document of compliance for the operation of SMA inverters in combination with Module Power Maximizers MPS-ZE-HK-PMMax-en-11.pdf
  • Type: Manufacturers Declaration
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: MPS-ZE-HK-PMMax-en-11
  • Version: 1.1
Manufacturer’s Declaration - Ammonia Resistance SB-SMC-STP-ZE-HK-Amon-en-10.pdf
  • Type: Manufacturers Declaration
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: SB-SMC-STP-ZE-HK-Amon-en-10
  • Version: 1.0
Manufacturer’s Declaration - Response of PV inverters to a grid handicap in the form of high proportions of harmonic voltage distortion (THDV) HK_Beeinflussung-durch-THD_en_10.pdf
  • Type: Manufacturers Declaration
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: HK_Beeinflussung-durch-THD_en_10
  • Version: 1.0
Manufacturer’s Declaration - Coastal installation of Sunny Boy and Sunny Tripower Inverters HK_MeeresnaheAufstellung_en_12.pdf
  • Type: Manufacturers Declaration
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: HK_MeeresnaheAufstellung_en_12
  • Version: 1.2
Manufacturer’s Declaration - Usage of residual-current devices (RCD) of type A with Sunny Boy or Sunny Tripower inverters HK_RCD-Typ-A_en_12.pdf
  • Type: Manufacturers Declaration
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: HK_RCD-Typ-A_en_12
  • Version: 1.2
Manufacturer’s Declaration - Romanian Technical Standard: Technical Conditions for Connection of the Photovoltaic Power Plants to Public Electrical Grids SB-STP-ZE-HK-PEG_RO-en-13.pdf
  • Type: Manufacturers Declaration
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: SB-STP-ZE-HK-PEG_RO-en-13
  • Version: 1.3
Manufacturer's Declaration - Limitation of feed-in to 0 watts MPS-ZE-0Watt-en-11.pdf
  • Type: Manufacturers Declaration
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: MPS-ZE-0Watt-en-11
  • Version: 1.1
Manufacturer's Declaration - Static MPPT Efficiency of 99.8% with OptiTrac ZE-HK-MPPT-SB-STP-SC-en-13.pdf
  • Type: Manufacturers Declaration
  • Language: International
  • Number: ZE-HK-MPPT-SB-STP-SC-en-13
  • Version: 1.3
Manufacturer’s Declaration - Confirmation of Compliance with the Requirements of C 10/11:2012 MPS-ZE-C10_11_2012-en-18.pdf
  • Type: Manufacturers Declaration
  • Language: International
  • Number: MPS-ZE-C10_11_2012-en-18
  • Version: 1.8
Manufacturer’s Declaration - Compatibility of SMA Inverters with PID Solutions KOMP-SMA-INV-PID-en-10.pdf
  • Type: Manufacturers Declaration
  • Language: International
  • Number: KOMP-SMA-INV-PID-en-10
  • Version: 1.0
EU Declaration of Conformity - SUNNY BOY (SB 3000TL-21, SB 4000TL-21, SB 3600TL-21, SB 5000TL-21, SB 6000TL-21) ZE_CE_SBxx00TL-21_en_12.pdf
  • Type: Manufacturers Declaration
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: ZE_CE_SBxx00TL-21_en_12
  • Version: 1.2
Manufacturer’s Declaration - Confirmation of Compliance with the Requirements of C 10/11:2012 MPS-ZE-C10_11_2012-en-19.pdf
  • Type: Manufacturers Declaration
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: MPS-ZE-C10_11_2012-en-19
  • Version: 1.9

Forms

APPLICATION FOR SMA GRID GUARD-CODE GRIDGUARD-ZEN151321.pdf
  • Type: Forms
  • Language: English (Worldwide)
  • Number: GRIDGUARD-ZEN151321
  • Version: 2.1
ORDER FORM - SMA REMOTE SERVICE BRemote-ZE-en-16.pdf
  • Type: Forms
  • Language: International
  • Number: BRemote-ZE-en-16
  • Version: 1.6

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