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SMA SB8000-US-12 - 8000 Watt 240 / 277 Volt Inverter - Arc Fault Protection

Warranty: 10 Years
Compliance: Buy American

Availability: This product has been discontinued.
Product Code: SMA-SUNNY-BOY-8000US-12


SMA 8000 Watt 240 / 277 VAC Grid-Tie Inverter

This Sunny Boy model includes arc fault protection, a new safety feature that is a requirement of the NEC 2011.


Model SB8000-US-12
Series Sunny Boy
Manufacturer SMA


Type Central Grid-Tie
Operating Temperature Range -25° C - 45° C
Enclosure NEMA 3R
Cooling OptiCool
Dimensions (W x H x D) 18.5" x 24" x 9"
Weight 147 lbs
Shipping Method Freight

Input (DC)

Recommended PV Power (STC) 10,000 W
Max Voltage 600 V
Peak Power Tracking Voltage 300 V - 480 V
Min Start Voltage 365 V
Max Current 30 A

Output (AC)

Maximum Output Power 8000 W
Nominal AC Voltage 240 V
277 V
Voltage Range 211 - 264 V
244 - 305 V
Frequency 60.0 Hz
Max Current 32 A
29 A


Data Sheet SMA SunnyBoy 5000 - 8000
Warranty SMA Solar


High Yields

  • Maximum efficiency 97.3%
  • The best tracking efficiency with OptiTrac MPP tracking
  • OptiCool active temperature management


  • Galvanic isolation
  • Integrated DC switch-disconnect


  • Slim enclosure mounts in between wall studs
  • Plug-in grounding with GFDI
  • Reduced weight
  • Quick and easy configuration thanks to Quick Module


  • Modern graphic display
  • Bluetooth technology

Unmatched Applications Flexibility

  • Full-rated power available up to 50°C ambient temperature.
  • Dual input sections with parallel option, with independent high-speed MPPTs, optimize energy harvesting from multiple arrays oriented in different directions.
  • Wide MPPT operating range: 90 to 580VDC

Field-Proven Reliability

  • IP65 (NEMA 4) rated enclosure withstands the harshest environmental conditions.
  • Front-mounted heat sink resists contamination, enhancing cooling and increasing reliability and long-term efficiency.
  • Grid-connected operation according to international standards, UL1741/IEEE1547 & CSA-C22.2 N.107.1-01
  • Ten-year warranty, optionally extendable to fifteen and twenty years.

Detailed Description

The Sunny Boys have been repeatedly acclaimed - and are constantly developing. Our new Generation come with innovative technologies such as OptiTrac and H5-Topology. These make the device even more efficient - and therefore ensuring a very good solar yield.

Sunny Boy 5000-US, 6000-US, 7000-US and 8000-US: Versatile performer with UL certification

The Sunny Boy 5000-US, 6000-US, 7000-US and 8000-US inverters are UL certified and feature excellent efficiency. Graduated power classes provide flexibility in system design. Automatic grid voltage detection* and an integrated DC disconnect switch simplify installation, ensuring safety as well as saving time. These models feature galvanic isolation and can be used with all types of modules-crystalline as well as thin-film.

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