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    • chamelion
    • By chamelion 5th Dec 17, 10:38 AM
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    Capping inverter to 3.68kw
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    • 5th Dec 17, 10:38 AM
    Capping inverter to 3.68kw 5th Dec 17 at 10:38 AM
    Hi folks,

    I had a 5kw inverter installed last week. I don't have the approvals to feed in more than the 3.68 limit.

    My question is - how is the 'cap' put in place? I saw the guys installing the system - they took the inverter out the manufacturer's sealed box, mounted it, plugged in - and that's it. I didn't see anything suggesting they changed a setting or anything.

    While highly unlikely I'll get >3.68 with my E-W install, just want to make sure I'm not risking breaking any 'rules.'

    Thanks!
    5.42 kWp System, E-W. Installed 30 Nov 2017.
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    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 5th Dec 17, 11:03 AM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 11:03 AM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 11:03 AM
    Is it a Solaredge inverter? If so, I think each press of the scroll arrow/button will give you different information, and one of the pages says 'limit' (possibly top line of that page), or at least it does on mine, and next to that is 3.7kW.

    Have a play and see what pops up!
    Mart. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
    • chamelion
    • By chamelion 5th Dec 17, 11:24 AM
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    • #3
    • 5th Dec 17, 11:24 AM
    • #3
    • 5th Dec 17, 11:24 AM
    Is it a Solaredge inverter? If so, I think each press of the scroll arrow/button will give you different information, and one of the pages says 'limit' (possibly top line of that page), or at least it does on mine, and next to that is 3.7kW.

    Have a play and see what pops up!
    Originally posted by Martyn1981
    It's a solax. I've gone through the settings - it only shows generation figures voltages etc - nothing around limits!
    5.42 kWp System, E-W. Installed 30 Nov 2017.
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 5th Dec 17, 5:23 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 5:23 PM
    • #4
    • 5th Dec 17, 5:23 PM
    Is it a Solaredge inverter? If so, I think each press of the scroll arrow/button will give you different information, and one of the pages says 'limit' (possibly top line of that page), or at least it does on mine, and next to that is 3.7kW.

    Have a play and see what pops up!
    Originally posted by Martyn1981
    Just been and checked my Solaredge and its set at 4.2kW
    • Martyn1981
    • By Martyn1981 5th Dec 17, 10:51 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 10:51 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 10:51 PM
    Just been and checked my Solaredge and its set at 4.2kW
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Shush, or everyone will want one!
    Mart. Cardiff. 5.58 kWp PV systems (3.58 ESE & 2.0 WNW)

    For general PV advice please see the PV FAQ thread on the Green & Ethical Board.
    • chamelion
    • By chamelion 5th Dec 17, 11:48 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 11:48 PM
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    • 5th Dec 17, 11:48 PM
    Shucks... I found the limit in an installer setting. Mines not capped!
    5.42 kWp System, E-W. Installed 30 Nov 2017.
    • ASavvyBuyer
    • By ASavvyBuyer 6th Dec 17, 8:59 AM
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    • #7
    • 6th Dec 17, 8:59 AM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 8:59 AM
    Just been and checked my Solaredge and its set at 4.2kW
    Originally posted by Merlin139
    Checked ours this morning, and it also says "Limit 4.2kW". Is the "Limit" actually the capping "Limit" or the maximum it can handle before shutting down (because of overload) ?
    Rhondda Cynon Taf, 4kWp, W roof, 30 pitch, 16 x 8.33 Eternity 250w E+10 panels, Solar Edge SE4000-16A Inverter + P300 Optimisers & REUK Diverter
    + Toshiba RAS-10G2KVP-E Ultra High Efficiency Air Conditioner/Heat Pump
    • gefnew
    • By gefnew 8th Dec 17, 7:54 PM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 7:54 PM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 7:54 PM
    Hi all
    checked mine and is also set at 4.2kw
    sma 4000-20tl
    regards
    gefnew
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