Lux Power 5000 Hybrid Controller

Lux Hybrid inverters combine the functionality of a solar inverter and a battery storage controller into one robust unit.

Available in single-phase variations, the Lux Hybrid range offers three distinct sizes: 3.6 (limited to 16A), 5kw (25A), and 6kw (26A). Each unit comes standard with the necessary components for installation and connectivity for monitoring.

Their potency is evident; for instance, the 5.0 Hybrid, while limited to 25A, can support up to 8kw of PV panels. This enables it to deliver up to 4.0kw of power directly from the solar to the load while simultaneously charging the battery with up to 3.6kw of energy.

With its top-tier monitoring platform, users can conveniently track and customize their system via smartphones or tablets using the designated app. For those preferring laptops or PCs, the server-based interface is available. This comprehensive monitoring also facilitates remote technical support and the seamless integration of future updates from the manufacturer.

The Cost of the system all depends on what size battery and which battery brand you choose.

You can find all our price which include installation and VAT on our website:

  • Lux Hybrid 5000 with Uhome 2.4kWh Lithium Batteries: Click Here 
  • Lux Hybrid 5000 with Hanchu 3.2kWh Lithium Batteries: Click Here
  • Lux Hybrid 5000 with Hanchu 9.4kWh Lithium Batteries: Click Here 

The Lux Power Squirrel Pod Battery Storage Controller works with 3 different types of batteries, Uhome 2400, Hanchu 3.2kWh & Hanchu 9.4kWh.

You can find all the information regarding these different batteries by clicking the links below.

  • Uhome 2400 Lithium Battery – CLICK HERE
  • Hanchu 3.2kWh HPD Lithium Battery – CLICK HERE
  • Hanchu 9.4kWh Blade Lithium Battery – CLICK HERE

Capacity is the amount of energy in kWh (units) that a battery can store.  Batteries should never be drained completely.  However, some are misleadingly sold quoting ‘total’ capacity. Check what’s being stated.  ‘Useable capacity’ is the figure you need to know.  Though the Hanchu 3.2kWh HPD is 100% usable due to is impressive High Power Density lithium cells,  It will never damage to the battery cells.

Most systems are designed just for storage. However, some offer backup capability to provide power when there’s a powercut. Two things to consider.

  1.  To prevent damage to your battery or appliances some of your circuits may need to be removed from the backed up circuits.
  2. You may want to consider a larger storage capacity to keep some power in reserve.

If backup is essential, let us know and we’ll design some bespoke solutions for you to choose from.

Solar battery storage systems allow you to store the electricity generated by your solar panels for use at a later time when your panels aren’t producing electricity, such as at night or during a power outage. Here’s a step-by-step explanation of how solar battery storage works:

  1. Solar Panel Installation:
    • Solar panels are installed on the roof or ground of a property. These panels contain photovoltaic (PV) cells that convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity.
  2. Inverter Conversion:
    • The DC electricity generated by the solar panels is sent to an inverter. The inverter converts this DC electricity into alternating current (AC) electricity, which is the standard form of electricity used in homes and businesses.
  3. Electricity Use:
    • The AC electricity can then be used to power the electrical devices in your home or business. If your solar panels are producing more electricity than you are using, the excess electricity can be stored in a solar battery.
  4. Battery Storage:
    • A solar battery is connected to the solar panel system. It is designed to store excess electricity produced by the solar panels. The inverter may have a function (or there may be a separate component) that converts the AC electricity back into DC, so it can be stored in the battery.
  5. Battery Management System (BMS):
    • Solar batteries are equipped with a BMS that controls the charging and discharging of the battery. It ensures that the battery operates within safe parameters to maximize its lifespan. It also monitors the state of charge (SOC), state of health (SOH), and other key metrics of the battery.
  6. Discharging Stored Energy:
    • When your solar panels are not producing enough electricity to meet your needs (like at night or on cloudy days), the stored DC electricity in the battery can be converted back to AC by the inverter and used to power your home or business.
  7. Grid Connection (Optional):
    • In grid-connected solar systems (also known as grid-tied systems), excess electricity can be sent back to the grid when your battery is full and your energy needs are met. This can often lead to a credit on your electricity bill through a process called net metering. Conversely, when your battery is depleted and your solar panels aren’t producing enough electricity, you can draw power from the grid.
  8. Backup Power (Optional):
    • In some cases, solar battery systems are designed to provide backup power during electrical outages. When the grid goes down, a special type of inverter, known as a hybrid or battery-based inverter, can isolate your solar system from the grid (this is known as “islanding”) and continue to supply power from your solar panels and/or battery to your home.
  9. Monitoring and Control:
    • Many solar battery systems come with monitoring software that allows you to track the performance of your solar panels and battery. This can be accessed via a computer or a mobile app. This software lets you see how much electricity you are generating, using, and storing, and can provide insights into your energy habits.
  10. Maintenance and Upkeep:
    • Like all electrical systems, solar battery storage systems require some maintenance. This might include checking connections, monitoring system performance, and, in some cases, replacing components like the inverter or the battery after they reach the end of their useful life.

In summary, solar battery storage works by storing excess electricity produced by solar panels, which can then be used when the solar panels are not producing enough electricity. This allows for greater energy independence and can provide backup power during outages.

Lux Power 5000 Key Features

  • 12 years warranty as standard – Can be extended to 20-year warranty
  • Allows 1 to 8 Lithium Batteries
  • Remote Upgrading – Firmware and parameter upgrading remotely
  • Free monitoring – For Mobile & web portal (PC)
  • Advanced Weather compensation programming
  • Octopus Agile Tariff Ready
  • Octopus Outgoing Tariff Ready
  • Octopus Go Tariff Ready
  • Integrated EPS as standard – Maximum 13A Limited
  • Smart export control on both AC & EPS output
  • Max Charge & discharge rate of 66amps
  • Lightweight – only 25Kg
  • Quite operating noise levels – less then 25bB
  • IP65 rated
  • UK technical Support
  • Grid Share Incentive ready
  • Seamless automatic switch over – 0.01s

Product Information:

Understanding Lux Power Hybrid Systems

Lux Hybrid Inverters combine the functionality of a solar inverter and a battery storage controller into a single powerful unit.

The Lux Hybrid models are available as single-phase solutions, coming in three distinct sizes: 3.6 (with a 16A limitation), 5KW, and 6KW. Every unit comes standard with the necessary components for installation and monitoring connectivity.

These Hybrid units pack significant power. For instance, the 3.6 model can connect to up to 7KW of PV panels, even with its 16A limitation. This means it can deliver as much as 3.68KW of solar power to a load, while concurrently charging up to 3.4KW of power from the sun.

Users benefit from a top-notch monitoring platform, enabling them to thoroughly oversee and configure the system via a smartphone or tablet using the dedicated app. Alternatively, access is available through a laptop or PC via the server. This platform also supports remote technical assistance and offers updates directly from the manufacturer.

Furthermore, Lux Power units are compatible with ‘Works with Octopus’ products, offering specialized free auto-charge packages for Octopus Energy’s Agile, Price Import or Export, and the new Weather Compensation Programme, suitable for cost-effective energy providers.

Lastly, Lux products are backed by the UK’s technical support from the Home Energy Group Ltd.

Parallel units what does this mean?

A parallel unit can function independently or as a component of a larger system. When multiple units are utilized, they can be interconnected. In this setup, one unit serves as the Primary, while the rest function as Subordinate units.

When installing multiple units in parallel, the Primary unit is set up in the same way as a single unit would be, using the CT clamp to monitor property operations. Subsequent units are then adjusted to act as Subordinate units, following directives from the primary unit regarding charging or discharging.

Employing multiple units in parallel enables them to operate under the guidance of the Primary Lux unit. This enhances communication among the units, ensuring a harmonized performance.

Lux Power 5000 Hybrid Key Features

Up To 20 Years Warranty

All our Lux Power Controllers come with 12 Years manufacturers warranty, However at a small extra charge you can upgrade your warranty to 20 years giving you a piece of mind when it come to your investment

66Amps Charge & Discharge Rates

The Charge rate determines how much power you can put into your batteries, so how much solar you can harvest and how fast you can charge your batteries. The Discharge rate determines how much load you can cover when there is no more solar and you are covering your load from the batteries.

Lux power 3.6 Hybrids have a 66A charge and discharge. As we use Low voltage batteries connected in parallel, the system is always a 50V system. Therefore you max charge/discharge is around 66A x 50v = 3300w of power which is around 3.3kw.

Advanced Monitoring

Our Lux Power LXP 5000 hybrid comes with Free Advanced Monitoring that gives you a full insight to your system showing more information than you can handle. The platform is an overview of the system performance providing daily weekly and monthly information. This platform allows you to simply change settings such as charge rates and make use of the excellent FREE lux programs. The Lux power monitoring can be viewed via a web portal on laptops and PC’s or Mobile App for smartphones and tablets.

Advanced EPS

The Lux Power 5000 Hybrid Controller has an impressive, enhanced EPS feature will switch over in 0.01s in the event of a power cut, meaning these systems can also be used with Grid Share incentive programmes – Please note the EPS is limited to 13A and is designed for Emergency Power Supply only, it is not designed to power your entire fuse board.

Grid Charge & Agile Compatible

New Energy providers will now provide extremely cheap off-peak renewable electricity. The Lux Power 5000 Hybrid can be programmed to take advantage of these cheap off-peak tariffs to charge the batteries to use the energy when the tariffs are high. Lux power constantly respond to new offerings and developments in the industry and develop new add-ons to the monitoring to simplify and improve the experience for our customers.

Power When You Need It

Our Lux Power 5000 Hybrid has three time settings to allow you to choose when you want your batteries to discharge. All other systems on the market only allow their systems to charge & discharge to set default parameters which is no good if all your battery power is gone before you get back home from work!

Which Lithium batteries can I use with my Lux Power 5000 Hybrid controller?

Hanchu 9.4kWh Systems

Hanchu 9.4kWh Systems

Lux Power 5000 Hybrid With

Hanchu 9.4kWh Blade Lithium

Battery Systems


Hanchu 3.2kWh Systems

Hanchu 3.2kWh Systems

Lux Power 5000 Hybrid With

Hanchu 3.2kWh HPD Lithium

Battery Systems


Uhome 2400 Systems

Uhome 2400 Systems

Lux Power 3600 Hybrid With

Uhome 2.4kWh LFP Lithium

Battery Systems


Lux Power Monitoring

The Lux monitoring can be accessed through a downloadable app on your phone or via a web portal. The app is excellent, providing you with an overview of your system’s status while you are on the move. For more detailed information and data analysis, however, the web portal is the optimal tool. To view a live demo of the Lux Power Web Portal, click here: Lux Power Web Portal.

To learn more about the Lux Power online & App Monitoring CLICK HERE