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Topic Title: solar inverters
Topic Summary: faulty inverters
Created On: 24 April 2014 09:28 AM
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 24 April 2014 09:28 AM
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derrickhill

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Could any one please let me know if they have experianced problems with the Fronius inverters. I have replaced three rhis year under warranty, after only being in for two to three years. Wondered if others were having any issues
Feed back would be appriciated
 25 April 2014 12:13 AM
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DOUGIE1000

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Dont think there is an correct answer for this, we recently changed to to stable power one uno as we find them fantastic.

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 25 April 2014 07:37 AM
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WalkersWiring

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Just out of interest Derrick, where were the inverters located?

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 25 April 2014 08:46 PM
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WalkersWiring

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I ask because I subbed for a company local to me last year, installing solar panels. The deal was that they designed, and I installed their kit to their spec. They installed several inverters inside lofts. I soon found that subbing didn't agree with me, and am not short of work so no longer install PV, but have always wondered whether the inverters in lofts would have a limited lifespan being subjected to such extremes of temperature...

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 25 April 2014 10:43 PM
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HKafeman

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Derrick

I relevant knowledge or experience of Inverters, BUT I suggest that you pose your question on the Electrician's Forum:

http://www.electriciansforums.co.uk

I suggest in the "Photovoltaic / Solar Panels Forum".

I am sure you will get a number of informed replies...

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Edited: 25 April 2014 at 11:04 PM by HKafeman
 26 April 2014 07:38 AM
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bajb

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it is normally considered unwise to put inverters in lofts for the obvious reasons: access, dust, temperature extremes. However sometimes domestic layouts force you that way and it is not specifically against MCS rules to do so. One effect of covering the sunny side of a roof with solar panels is that the temperature within the roof is significantly reduced on hot summer days as the solar radiation never reaches it.
 26 April 2014 08:03 AM
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derrickhill

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Thank you all for your feed back, much appreciated. DOUGIE 1000 Will do some research on the inverters you mention..
Jerry (walkerswiring) yes they are all installed in the loft. I believe no one took into account the ambient temperature that can occur in lofts
Henry Kateman will post on Photovoltaic/ Solar panel forum Thank you.
Just to add that Fronius have been excellent in responding to replacing the faulty inverters.
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