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"Fault code  08/09/53/57 Internal components failed.  Return to repair center."

 

This is for the 5kv from the manual...

 

Doesn't sound good.  I would first disconnect from power (AC and DC)... and then reconnect...

 

Cheers

Mark

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My manual says 09 "Bus soft start failed"

 

"Buzzer beeps continuously and red LED is on."

 

When I have had an overload (missus is losing her marbles)  I have to switch the unit off and disconnect the batteries so that the unit powers up afresh. I must admit it sounds ominous.

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Ok guys, according to Rectron the main board blew. They recon a surge from rhe DC side. They aslo asked if my pannels are earthed. I think they are not. Is there someone that can give me a quote. Email [email protected]

That happens when you disconnect either the battery, or panels, with load connected to the inverter. Ideally you should disable the load, disconnect the solar panels and then the batteries.

Where do you stay?

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HI DJ & TTT

 

Sorry to hear of your predicament DJ that 's a bummer.

 

Earthing panels is really easy.It should be within everybody's DIY capabilities (using earthing clips). It might be be physically difficult to retrofit on an existing roof install. Whoever signed off on your install (an urban requirement I think) did not do his job properly.

 

Chris

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Earthing panels is really easy.It should be within everybody's DIY capabilities (using earthing clips). It might be be physically difficult to retrofit on an existing roof install. 

The installer ... was me LONG before this earthing thing became a word. :D

 

I am not allowed to do any DIY anymore. SWAMBO calculated it costs tripple in repairs afterwards. 

Cars: Changed my car oil as I always do ... had to replace the sump plug, it somehow became stripped.

Solar panels: Rewired them ... had to remove one 30 days later ... burnt out junction box.

Cupboards: Few broken boards after I tried to fix a door.

Movies: Went to watch that stupid Sars Wars movie, where Luke is a wuss, kids killing their parents, planets get blown up ... and that cost me a LOT in repairs on my cars suspension.

List goes on ...  :D  :D  :D

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HI DJ & TTT

 

Sorry to hear of your predicament DJ that 's a bummer.

 

Earthing panels is really easy.It should be within everybody's DIY capabilities (using earthing clips). It might be be physically difficult to retrofit on an existing roof install. Whoever signed off on your install (an urban requirement I think) did not do his job properly.

 

Chris

Hi Chris, what size of wire is required to earth panels?

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Earthing for fault protection would be different to lightening protection. I used 2 x 4mmwhich is what Rubicon supplied. That would be good for 100V DC and 15A, more than what the 2 strings that 1 cable serves could produce. Lightening is a different ball game. A direct strike on your panels is going to toast your equipment. Ensure that frames etc have earthstrap to ground. The 4mm2 cable will have an effect for the induction caused by a near strike. and would allow some protection.

 

I am not an expert and perhaps since it the festive season we can ask the Three Wise Men (Mike, Wetkit and SuperDIY) for their take on the question.

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Earthing for fault protection would be different to lightening protection. I used 2 x 4mmwhich is what Rubicon supplied. That would be good for 100V DC and 15A, more than what the 2 strings that 1 cable serves could produce. Lightening is a different ball game. A direct strike on your panels is going to toast your equipment. Ensure that frames etc have earthstrap to ground. The 4mm2 cable will have an effect for the induction caused by a near strike. and would allow some protection.

 

I am not an expert and perhaps since it the festive season we can ask the Three Wise Men (Mike, Wetkit and SuperDIY) for their take on the question.

 

I'm certainly not one of the wise men, just trying to assist where possible...   :D

 

Secondly, I'm not an expert on the lightning thing either.  You can install all kinds of lightning protection, but even with all the protection in place a direct strike will most probably kill the greater part of your system in any case.  Maybe some others have different opinions.

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I'm certainly not one of the wise men, just trying to assist where possible... :D

Secondly, I'm not an expert on the lightning thing either. You can install all kinds of lightning protection, but even with all the protection in place a direct strike will most probably kill the greater part of your system in any case. Maybe some others have different opinions.

Hi SuperDIY

From when I was doing my install I got the best advice from you three and I suppose the nickname (in my head) was born![emoji38]

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To get back to the lightning thing. Since lightning (electricity and a lot of other things in nature) tends to follow the path of least resistance, I would suggest that if you do an installation in a lightning prone area you install a dedicated lightning rod a few meters from the PV installation and with its highest point a few meters above the highest point in the PV installation. Install a dedicated earth rod(s) and ensure that the conductor linking the lightning rod and earth rod(s) is either a thick copper plate or thick bare copper wire. The lightning should hit the lightning rod instead of the PV panels.

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To get back to the lightning thing. Since lightning (electricity and a lot of other things in nature) tends to follow the path of least resistance, I would suggest that if you do an installation in a lightning prone area you install a dedicated lightning rod a few meters from the PV installation and with its highest point a few meters above the highest point in the PV installation. Install a dedicated earth rod(s) and ensure that the conductor linking the lightning rod and earth rod(s) is either a thick copper plate or thick bare copper wire. The lightning should hit the lightning rod instead of the PV panels.

Good advice.

 

Years ago 'Wiring of Premises', domestic installations, aerials and TV dishes had to have a separate earth spike with minimum 10mm2 bare copper conductor and bonded to the installation earthing system.

SANS 10142 now only requires a 2.5mm2 conductor connected to the installation earthing system.

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I just had my inverter stop working and display an error 9 today! Funny thing is that the panels are earthed with 4mm cable back to the council earth.

Lets see what Mustek says, it's still under its 12 month guarantee 

 

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Hello everyone 

I hope someone help me with next problem. 

I have an Effekta AX-M 5KVA and yesterday appeared on screen E9 without red light foult. 

Right after, appeared 04 (with red led) and today I make a reset settings from factory and both dissepeared. 

I have to mention 04 fault event appears on screen every day, one time in the morning and one time evening, but seller's assured me it's not a problem. 

In user manual I read about 09 have internal components failed and return to repair center but I'm not sure if it is similar with E9. 

Please help me. 

I wish everyone a happy new year! 

 

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