Kodak Inverter – Off-Grid Solutions

In rural or end of line locations the AC grid voltage can fluctuate over a large range. This can cause appliances to run less efficiently or not at all. The Kodak King off-grid inverter is ideal for this type of situation.

This inverter is packed with features and at a low price point. In South Africa a 5kw unit costs under R13k. This inverter can blend power from Solar and the grid and use a bypass to supply essential loads in UPS mode.

OG-7.2 Max

The OG-7.2 Max is KODAK’s top of the line off-grid solar inverter. This 7200 watt inverter boasts dual 4kW MPPT’s and can be paralleled up to 6 units in a single or 3-phase configuration for up to 43200kW. Its 7200 watt design is perfect for installations where 5000 watts are too little and 10000 watts are too much the perfect middle point size. It also features an RGB light that changes colors indicating its current working mode. This off-grid solar inverter is a great choice for those looking for high performance at an affordable price. Integrated High Voltage MPPT, less PV cable means lower cost and less installation time.


With power outages becoming increasingly common in rural and end-of-line locations, the OG-PLUS6.2 is an off-grid solution for any home or business that needs a reliable source of power. Powered by PylonTech Lithium batteries, the OG-PLUS6.2 can be paralleled up to nine units and features a 6.2kW rated power. It also offers a dual output that ensures smart load control and battery charging. The OG-PLUS6.2 also features an LCD setting that allows users to select an acceptable input voltage for appliances and personal computers.

The inverter can also be connected to a permanent grounding system. This will help prevent potential electric shock and fire. However, this is not mandatory in all applications and should be installed by a qualified professional.

When installing this inverter, make sure it is mounted on a non-flammable surface such as concrete or brick. It is advisable to mount it at eye level in order to be able to read the display easily. You must also remove the insulation sleeve on the connection cables for each of the positive and negative poles to verify that they are correctly connected to the inverter’s PV connectors. It is also important to note that you should always use a fuse with an appropriate amperage rating when connecting this inverter to the battery. If you do not, it could cause utility or AC output short circuits.


This inverter is a great off-grid solution and packs a lot of features for an affordable price. It can easily power an average household of 5kw for less than R13k. It has dual MPPT’s to make sure you get maximum solar production and is very stable. The LCD display is easy to use and the RGB status light lets you know the system is working.

The OG-5.6 can be run in Island Mode which means it will produce a smooth 230V supply in the event of a grid failure. This is especially important for rural and end-of-line locations where the AC grid voltage can fluctuate over a large range. The OG-5.6 also includes a CAN-bus port, which means it can be connected directly to Plyontech batteries without the need for an additional ICC controller.

One thing to keep in mind is that Kodak inverters are not suitable for grid-connected households because they do not connect to the Eskom Sine Wave. This means they cannot push power back into the grid to be sold and are therefore only suitable as off-grid solutions. However, this does not mean they are unreliable. As long as they are installed by a reputable installer, they should last for years with no problems. Moreover, they are backed by a warranty and will be replaced if necessary.


The OG-3.2 is the most popular Kodak inverter on the market. It has a lot of features for a very affordable price. Most NEW units come with WIFI monitoring and LCD display. This inverter is ideal for off grid households but can also be used to power a grid dependent household.

The inverter can run in Island mode to protect appliances from unstable grid voltage. This feature is especially useful in rural or remote areas where the grid voltage can vary widely. The inverter produces a smooth 230V AC supply at all times, even when the grid is down.

Another advantage of the OG-3.2 is that it has dual outputs that allow you to connect essential loads and non-essential loads. This feature allows you to switch off the non-essential load at a predefined SoC to save energy and ensures that your essential loads get uninterrupted power. The inverter can also monitor the state of charge of your batteries and automatically recharge them when they are at low levels. This reduces your electricity bill and extends the life of your batteries.

Dan Mboyane
Author: Dan Mboyane