Hello,

My question is about the inverter/charger’s PowerAssist. Multi, Quattro, etc. In the Victron datasheets, it’s specified: "Where **peak power** is so often required **only for a limited period**". It’s about the "**peak power ****only limited period**" that I would like to understand with the example below. I can test it but I would first be sure of my understanding of the “**peak power ****only limited period**” specification. Victron products are great but the documentations/manuals aren't really clear (*sometimes, even some answers from Victron's direct **technical support*).

Grid 230V/16A/50Hz.

Motor 4kW (*active power, not apparent in VA*) AC sigle phase.

@ 25°C, the MultiPlus 1600VA gives 1300W.

In this case, *without taking into account the motor starting characteristics and losses, etc.*, can the **MultiPlus 1600VA** **handle **(*by combining grid + battery) the total power of 4000W *(

*calculation below*)

**continuously**? For example, for a

**duration**of

**30 minutes to 1 hour**or

**even more**?

**T****otal power handled by the Multi** = battery power (*via inverter*) 1300W + grid power 2700W = **4000W**.

I’m trained in power electronics, active in renewable energy’s field and design currently many installations (*off-grid, grid-tied & Self-consumption & energy storage*) with Victron, Studer, etc. converters. The limited period, I understand as very short so no more than a few seconds or fraction of a second or can be last at most 1 minute.

Thank you in advance for your help & your contributions.

Yonas K.