Intended Use


The Sunny Boy Storage is an AC-coupled battery inverter for parallel grid and stand-alone mode operation. The Sunny Boy Storage converts the direct current supplied by a battery into grid-compliant alternating current. The Sunny Boy Storage, together with a battery and a compatible energy meter, make up a system for increased self-consumption (Flexible Storage System) or, together with a automatic transfer switch compatible with Sunny Boy Storage, a battery-backup system (Flexible Storage System with battery-backup function).

The product must only be used as stationary equipment.

The product is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.

The product must only be operated in connection with an intrinsically safe lithium-ion battery approved by SMA Solar Technology AG. An updated list of batteries approved by SMA Solar Technology AG is available at www.SMA-Solar.com.

The battery must comply with the locally applicable standards and directives and must be intrinsically safe (see technical information "SMA Flexible Storage System - Detailed explanations of the safety concept" for detailed explanations regarding the safety concept of battery inverters by SMA Solar Technology AG).

The communication interface of the battery used must be compatible with the product. The entire battery voltage range must be completely within the permissible input voltage range of the product. The maximum permissible DC input voltage of the product must not be exceeded.

The product is not suitable for supplying life-sustaining medical devices. A power outage must not lead to personal injury.

All components must remain within their permitted operating ranges and their installation requirements at all times.

The product must only be used in countries for which it is approved or released by SMA Solar Technology AG and the grid operator.

The product may only be operated with one of the energy meters approved by SMA Solar Technology AG. The following energy meters are allowed to be used when operating this product:

  • EMETER-20 (SMA Energy Meter)

  • HM-20 (Sunny Home Manager 2.0)

The product may only be operated in battery-backup systems using an automatic transfer switching device approved by SMA Solar Technology AG. You are not allowed to build automatic transfer switching devices for operation with this product by yourself on the basis of a circuit diagram.

The following automatic transfer switching devices are allowed to be used when operating this product:

  • 10012856_V1.4 (3PH automatic transfer switching device for SMA Sunny Boy Storage) from enwitec electronic GmbH & Co.KG

  • For Italy only: 10013490_V1.0 (1PH Battery Backup-Distribution for 1 x Sunny Boy Storage) from enwitec electronic GmbH & Co.KG

  • For Italy only: 10013491_V1.0 (3PH automatic transfer switching device for SMA Sunny Boy Storage) from enwitec electronic GmbH & Co.KG

  • For Australia only: SBS-ABU-63.1-AU-10 (Automatic Backup Unit) from SMA Solar Technology AG

Use SMA products only in accordance with the information provided in the enclosed documentation and with the locally applicable laws, regulations, standards and directives. Any other application may cause personal injury or property damage.

Alterations to the SMA products, e.g., changes or modifications, are only permitted with the express written permission of SMA Solar Technology AG. Unauthorized alterations will void guarantee and warranty claims and in most cases terminate the operating license. SMA Solar Technology AG shall not be held liable for any damage caused by such changes.

Any use of the product other than that described in the Intended Use section does not qualify as the intended use.

The enclosed documentation is an integral part of this product. Keep the documentation in a convenient, dry place for future reference and observe all instructions contained therein.

This document does not replace and is not intended to replace any local, state, provincial, federal or national laws, regulations or codes applicable to the installation, electrical safety and use of the product. SMA Solar Technology AG assumes no responsibility for the compliance or non-compliance with such laws or codes in connection with the installation of the product.

The type label must remain permanently attached to the product.