The BP-S (single plate) and the BP-D (dual plate) are single piece, powder-coated steel backplates designed to accommodate the MP/MPX enclosures, a Magnum inverter, and the inverter hood (two of each component for the BP-D); thus making the complete system appear seamless. These backplates also provide a non-combustible surface for mounting the inverter(s) on a wall.
Mounting the Backplates to the Wall
Mount all the backplates to the wall using appropriate hardware (not supplied). The mounting holes on the backplates are spaced to accommodate wall studs that are placed 16” on center (refer to Figures 1 and 2). If the mounting holes don’t fall on wall studs, attach a sheet of plywood (minimum ¾”) or APA-rated sheathing on the wall. The backplates with the attached components are heavy, so ensure that all the backplates are securely mounted.
Info: If mounting more than one backplate, start with the right-most backplate and work to the left.
Info: Each backplate has pre-drilled side holes which can be used to connect all the backplates together prior to mounting them on the wall.
Info: For a cleaner look, the four attachment clips on the far right backplate can be removed (snapped off) prior to mounting
CAUTION: If you remove the attachment clips, you lose the ‘16” on center’ measurement on both the BP-S and BP-D backplates (right side of BP-D only).