Hot Water Diverter Comparison Table

Last Updated: 23rd Jan 2023

Below you’ll find a list of all the solar hot water diverters available on the Australian market that we know of, along with price information and technical specifications.

A PV hot water diverter is a device that enables you to use surplus electricity generated by your solar power system to heat water. Find out more about what a hot water diverter is, how it works and whether you should buy one here. You can also read an in-depth comparison and review of the different solar diverter models here.


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Product Name
    Product Name CATCH Power Green Gen2 Fronius Ohmpilot

    AC THOR i

    • AC THOR i
    • AC THOR 9S
    Myenergi Eddi SolarEdge Home Hot Water Controller
    Manufacturer Logo Catch power Fronius MYPV myenergi SolarEdge
    Product Image
    In-Depth Analysis Yes, here Yes, here Not yet Not yet Not yet
    Price (RRP + GST, unless otherwise stated) $795 $1,700 $1,430 (discounted price for >1 unit) $995 $850
    Website here here Here here Here
    Maximum heating element capacity 4.8kW 3kW (single phase) /9kW (three phase) 2x3kW 3.68 kW 4.8kW
    Number of heating load outputs 1 1 (single phase) 3 (three phase) 1 output + Relay output 2 1
    Sensor connection (Wireless/Wired?) N/A Wired Option 1: Connection via Router

    Option 2: Direct connection (wired)

    Option 3: Connection via powerline

    Not required when controlled by inverter or EMS

    Not required in off-grid
    Wireless Wireless
    Control method Burst Fire PWM PWM (pure sine) PWM TBD
    Works with a time-of-use tariff's off-peak rate? Yes Yes Yes Yes TBD
    IP Rating 2X (no protection specified against water) IP54 IP20 – external enclosure for IP65 rating costs extra IP 20 IP65
    Ambient temperature range -5 to 50 deg C 0 – 40 deg C 0 – 40˚C -20°C to +40°C -10 to +50 deg C
    Special features? No Monitoring through Fronius solar.web – can see performance all in one place Works On-grid and Off-grid (supports frequency shift). Up to 11x ACTHOR (66kW) with 1 P. meter
    Cloud Monitoring and remote control
    Compatibility with many manufacturers (EV chargers, smart home, battery, inverter, etc) and different communication protocols (e.g. modbus TCP/IP)
    TBD Monitoring through SolarEdge app
    Weight <1kg 3.9 kg 1.5kg including lead 4.3 kg 5.3kG
    Dimensions (mm) 100x110x50mm 350 x 280 x 110 mm 135 x 195 x 65 mm 220 x 205 x 87mm 375mm x 240mm x 110mm
    Standby power <5W 1.8W <1.5W 3W <5W
    Warranty 5 years 2 years 2+3 Years 3 years 5 years
    Datasheet Supplied? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Warranty Supplied? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
    Modern slavery statement or forced labour policies? TBD Yes, here. TBD Yes, here. Yes, here.
    More information on brand Here Here Here Here Here

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    Maximum heating element capacity: The highest capacity hot water system heating element the diverter can be used with.  (Water heating elements normally come in the following capacities: 1.8, 2.4, 3.6, and 4.8 kilowatts.)  

    Number of heating load outputs: Most people will only want to use their diverter for hot water and nothing else.  However, if you have a second hot water system you want to use on the same diverter, or potentially something else with an appropriate heating element, such as a bar heater or floor heating, then you’ll want two heating load outputs.

    Sensor Connection:  All diverters have a sensor that goes just before or just after the electricity meter so it can tell if surplus power is being generated.  Some have a sensor that is connected to the diverter with a wire, while others have the option of a wireless connection.

    Control Method: The controllers chop up the AC waveform to regulate how much electrical power is transferred into heating power. There are various ways to do this ‘chopping’ as described by this row.

    Special features/Internet connectivity: Internet connected PV diverters can access weather forecasts in order to intelligently control their operation for maximum solar self-consumption.

    Modern slavery/forced labour: This row indicates if we found the solar diverter manufacturer has policies for addressing modern slavery/forced labour risks. TBD indicates this is yet to be determined and “failed to respond” indicates our enquiries did not receive a reply. Where provided, in-depth analysis of a solar diverter manufacturer’s statement/policy has not been performed.

    We plan to update this table frequently as more products become available, and specifications and prices of existing solar diverters change. Please note the prices listed above are just a general guide.


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