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

From on 08/04/2016 in Category Technology with 6 Comments

The newest member of the Sunny Boy family is also the easiest to install. Watch as the SMA Solar Academy’s Mike Mahon walks you through the installation procedure for this next-generation, transformerless residential inverter, from mounting to wiring.

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    Todd Floyd

    08/21/2016 at 9:40 am

    how do you track the systems output online?

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      Justin Dyke

      08/23/2016 at 3:09 pm

      Hi Todd –

      There are two codes (PIC and RID) printed on the side of each Sunny Boy–US. If the inverter is connected to the internet via wired or WLAN connection, those two codes can be used to register the system on This free monitoring can be accessed via any computer, tablet or smartphone that can login into the system on Sunny Portal once it is registered. For instruction on registering a system on, please see the Tech Tip video linked here:


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    10/07/2016 at 12:40 pm

    I really like the sleekness and ease of installation for the Sunny Boy 5.0/6.0-US. Great video for DIY installers, I’ll be sure to share this with people interested in going with SMA.

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    Dakota Potenza

    10/18/2016 at 7:13 am

    Can you speed wire from a webconnect DM in a TL-22 to a 6.0 comm board, then use the WLAN on the 6.0 to connect to the internet to see both inverters on the portal?

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      Justin Dyke

      10/20/2016 at 1:58 pm

      The WLAN of the Sunny Boy 6.0 can only be used to join that specific inverter to an existing wireless network. However, the communications card of the TL-22 and the communications board of the Sunny Boy 6.0 can be connected together with an Ethernet cable to form a speedwire network. This network uses standard Ethernet messaging, so any wireless adapter that can take Ethernet traffic and convert it to wireless and send it to a wireless router will be able to send the speedwire data to Sunny Portal if the router is configured correctly. Please be aware that SMA Service will not help troubleshoot network issues outside of our inverters. If you’d like, we can email you a document with additional information.

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