Category: Solar PV Test Equipment

Solar PV Test Equipment

  • Compact Solar PV Tester with I-V curve tracing | PV200

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    Compact solar PV tester PV200 Technical Specifications

    The Compact Solar PV Tester, PV200, is a compact and cost-effective I-V curve tracer that uses a simple and efficient push button operation which makes it a versatile tester for PV Systems. The Compact Solar PV tester measures open-circuit voltage, short circuit current, maximum power point voltage, current, power (with AC/DC clamp) and ground/earth continuity. The device also gives you the fill factor of the PV module or system under test. The device has a separate 1kV insulation resistance test function, eliminating the need for a separate, expensive device.  Meanwhile, the high contrast display on the device is clearly visible in direct sunlight. The unit can also wirelessly capture and record real-time irradiance, ambient temperature, and PV module temperature from the Solar Survey 200R. Using the Solar Survey 200R your data can be converted to Standard Test Conditions (STC), in SolarCerts, for you to compare to the manufacturer’s published data.

    Complete Kit Includes:

    • Seaward Installation PV200 instrument.
    • 2 x MC4 test Lead adaptors.
    • 2 x Combiner box test probes and detachable alligator clips (MC4).
    • 2 x Test Leads, with test probes and detachable alligator clips (4mm).
    • AC/DC current clamp.
    • Solar Survey 200R irradiance meter and temperature probe.
    • Solar Survey 200R mounting bracket.
    • Rugged carry bag.
    • Quick Start Guide.
    • UKAS Calibration Certificate (PV200).
    • 2 year warranty.
    • SolarCert PC software.

    PV200 Key Features

    •  All-in-one commissioning tests and I-V curve tracing.
    • Automatic fill factor calculation.
    • Ground/Earth continuity measurement with test lead null.
    • PV string open circuit and maximum power point voltage measurements up to 1000V DC.
    • PV string short current up to 15ADC.
    • PV array insulation test at 250 | 500 |1000V.
    • Tests individual PV modules or strings.
    • Memory for up to 999 records with USB download to PC.
    • Instant NFC data transfer using the PVMobile app.
    • High contrast display, visible in bright light

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  • Multifunction Solar PV Installation Tester Kit | PV150

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    Multifunction Solar PV Installation Tester PV150 Overview

    The Multifunction Solar PV Installation Tester has transformed the way PV systems are tested, as it combines ground continuity. The DC operating power and operating current test, functions in a hand-held device. At a push of a button, this device can test insulation resistance, open-circuit voltage, and short-circuit current. The unit can also wirelessly capture and record real-time irradiance, ambient temperature, and PV module measurements from the Solar Survey 200R.
    The P150 has memory to store up to 200 complete test records with USB connectivity to enable these to be downloaded to a PC, quick and easy. Additionally, Professional test certificates and reports can be created when used with Seawards SolarCert software.

    Complete Kit Includes:

    • Seaward Solar Installation PV150 instrument.
    • 2 x MC4 test lead adaptors.
    • 2 x Combiner box test probes and detachable alligator clips (MC4).
    • 2 x Test Leads, with test probes and detachable alligator clips (4mm).
    • AC/DC current clamp.
    • Solar Survey 200R irradiance meter and temperature probe.
    • Solar Survey 200R mounting bracket.
    • Rugged carry bag.
    • Quick Start Guide.
    • UKAS Calibration Certificate (PV150).
    • SolarCert PC Software.

    PV150 Key Features

    • Ground (earth) continuity measurement with test lead null for long test-leads.
    • PV string open circuit voltage measurement up to 1000V DC with polarity
    • PV string short circuit current measurement up to 15A
    • PV array insulation test at 250/500/1000V.
    • Tests individual PV modules or
    • Memory for up to 200 records and USB download to PC (CSV file).
    • High contrast display, visible in bright
    • 2 x MC4 test lead
    • 2 x Combiner box test probes and detachable alligator clips (MC4).
    • 2 x Test Leads, with test probes and detachable alligator clips (4mm).
    • AC/DC current
    • Solar Survey 200R irradiance meter and temperature
    • Solar Survey 200R mounting bracket
    • Rugged carry
    • Quick Start
    • UKAS Calibration Certificate (PV150).
    • SolarCert PC

    Datasheet

  • Electrical Installation Meter Sonel MPI-540-PV

    PV Electrical Installation Meter | MPI-540-PV

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    PV Electrical Installation Meter MPI-540-PV Overview

    The PV Electrical Installation Meter MPI-540-PV is an extremely universal meter, designed particularly for testing photovoltaic installations. This device allows for a complete set of tests on the DC and AC side, in accordance with the guidelines of EN 62446 standard. The measured parameters, related to photovoltaic installation, are automatically converted to STC (Standards Test Conditions) reference by the device. Measurements of voltages, current, and power on the AC and DC side of the inverter allow verifying its efficiency. Sonel Reports PLUS software enables creating PV installation test reports with measurement results saved meter’s in memory.

    MPI-540-PV Features

    • Li-Ion battery – longer operation of the meter
    • Energy cost calculator – quick evaluation of potential savings
    • Auto measurements – the ability to perform automatic measurements in sequence – simplified measurements
    • Parameters measured in accordance to class S of EN 61000-4-30 standard – high accuracy of measurements
    • MPI-540-PV: measurement of photovoltaic installations according to EN-62446 standard
    • MPI-540-PV: photovoltaic installation test report with Sonel Reports PLUS software
    • Three-phase power recorder – advanced power quality diagnostics
    • Real-time display of network parameters – immediate evaluation of the test site conditions
    • Quick measurement of the fault loop impedance in networks secured with RCD without triggering (up to several seconds) – time saver
    • Measurement of all parameters related to earthing and protection against electric shock – one device instead of several
    • Fast path from measurements to report – time saver
    • The largest touch screen on the market (7”) – remarkable ergonomics and ease of use
    • Removable microSD memory card – an easy increase of memory capacity

    Datasheet

  • Solar Irradiance Meters

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    Solar Survey Irradiance meters

    The Solar survey series of irradiance meters are the perfect tools  to conduct comprehensive solar site surveys, for solar photo voltaic and solar thermal installers.

    With a photo voltaic reference cell to measure true irradiance, the solar survey provides greater accuracy and repeatability compare to irradiance meter which uses simply photo diode detectors.

    These rugged handheld units measures irradiance, roof pitch with a inclinomter, orientation with a compass and ambient temperature as well as PV modules temperature with the 200R measuring results simultaneously to electrical tests, as required by the IEC 62446 international standard. Results can be downloaded from the PV 150/PV200 into software to issue certificates.

    The solar survey 200R model includes a data logging facility with USB interface data can be to a PC. This allows for irradiance and temperature to be recorded at user-defined intervals over a number of hours or days, the collected data can then be downloaded to a PC for analysis of for inclusion in installation reports.

    These high specification irradiance meters simply and quickly measure the sun's irradiance, displaying the information in either W/m or BTU/hr-ft, making them ideal for both solar photo voltaic and thermal applications.

    The solar survey  SS100 and SS200R both incorporate a display hold feature, which enables the user to easily capture reading in difficult locations.

    Irradiance meter Solar Survey 100 and 200R Features

    • Includes  Calibration certificate
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Suitable for both photo voltaic and solar thermal installations
    • Ambient temperature measurement.
    • Measures irradiance as required by IEC 62446
    • Built-in compass and inclinometer measure roof orientation and pitch
    • Rugged, robust and handheld
    • Optional mounting bracket for accurate and easy measurements

    Extra features of the 200R Solar Irrandiance Meter (Solar Survey 200R model only)

    • Supplied with suction mount temperature probe for hands-free ambient and surface temperature measurement
    • Features Seaward SolarlinkTM for wireless connectivity with the PV150/200 testers (available separately)
    • Built-in data logger and USB interface (includes USB cable)

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  • Solar Utility Pro 1500V 40A

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    The new Solar Utility Pro takes PV testing to the next level. With the introduction of more efficient 1500V modules and inverters. its market leading 40A current capability enables the Solar Utility Pro to test parallel wire string up to a maximum of 1500V/40A, eliminating the time consuming task of separating string to keep within lower limits of other instruments.

    A single press of the Test button will give values for open  Circuit Voltage and Short Circuit Current, and when paired with the Solar Survey 200R irradiance meter, will also record sets, which can be downloaded as a CSV files to a PC for review.

    To make on site testing easier, the Solar Utility Pro is supplied with 1.5M long conversion leads that convert the stander MC4 leads to alligator clips - particularly useful in combiner boxes and junction boxes.

    These features, in a rugged enclosure, gives the larger scale PV engineer the most efficient, portable and highest rated tester available.