AEG 2000 User Manual

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

protect pV 2000 and 2800

on-Gridsolar inVerter

en

DOC n° 07/08/1002-2Rev 04

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CONTENTS

Before you start

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Safety instructions

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Limited Warranty

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1.

Overview

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2.

Features

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3.

Installation instructions

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Opening the package

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Before installation

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Mounting Protect PV to the wall

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Connecting to the grid (AC utility)

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Connect to PV Panel (DC input)

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Checking

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4.

System diagram

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Operating your PV-Inverter

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Modes of operation

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Front panel

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Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)

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Accuracy of the reading

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Inverter status

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Display information

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LED

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Communications

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Trouble shooting

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Specifications

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Electrical

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Typical efficiency charts vs. load

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Regulation & Certificates

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Complicance & Standards

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BEFORe you start

Congratulations on purchasing your Protect PV 4600 Grid PV-Inverterfrom AEG Power Solutions GmbH referred to in this manual as“PV-Inverter”,or simply the “device”). ThisPV-Inverteris a highly reliable product due to its innovative design and perfect quality control. The device is dedicated tohigh-demand,grid-linkedPV systems.

This manual contains important information regarding installation and safe operation of this unit. Be sure to read this manual carefully before using your PV-Inverter.

If you encounter any difficulties during installation or operation, please refer to this manual before contacting your local AEG PS dealer or representative. To obtain the latest manual and product information, please contact AEG PS.

All the information included in this manual will be fully known and understood. Any mishandling and/or misuse of the product, contravening or ignoring the indications and specifications included in this manual, could lead to the cancellation of the guarantee and, more importantly, to personal damage or personal accidents.

Both material and personal safety will prevail in all actions

performed with the product. Should there be any doubt regarding this, please ask AEG PS.

Thank you for choosing our product. Please keep this manual on hand for quick reference.

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safety instructions

risk of electric shock

1.Do not remove the casing. Protect PV® contains no user serviceable parts. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

Both AC and DC voltage sources are terminated inside the PV-Inverter.

Please disconnect these circuits before servicing.

2.When a photovoltaic panel is exposed to light, it generates a DC voltage. When connected to this equipment, a photovoltaic panel will charge the DC link capacitors.

3.Energy stored in this equipment’s DC link capacitors presents a risk of electric shock. Even after the unit is disconnected from the grid and photovoltaic panels, high voltages may still exist inside the PVInverter. Do not remove the casing until at least 30 minutes after disconnecting all power sources.

4.This unit is designed to feed power to the public power grid (utility) only. Do not connect this unit to an AC source or generator. Connecting Protect PV® to external devices could result in serious damage to your equipment.

5.Remove the unit carefully from its packaging and inspect for external damage. If you find any imperfections, please contact your local AEG PS dealer.

6.Hot surfaces

Although designed to meet all safety requirements, some parts and

surfaces of Protect PV are still hot during operation. To reduce the risk of injury, do not touch the heat sink at the back of the PV-Inverteror nearby surfaces while Protect PV is operating.

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limited warranty

The limited warranty provided by AEG Power Solution (“AEG PS”) in this Statement of Warranty applies only to Equipment purchased for residential, commercial or industrial use in the ordinary course of the business.

terms of warranty

AEG PS warrants that it is sufficiently experienced, properly qualified, registered, licensed, equipped, organized and financed to perform the Work in compliance with the terms of this Agreement.

AEG PS warrants that the Equipment shall be free from defects in design, materials and workmanship for a period of sixty (60) months from the date of commissioning when AEG PS authorized service personnel performed the commissioning and start-upof the Equipment, but not longer than sixty six (66) months from the date of notification that the goods are ready for dispatch, whichever occurs first.

In the event that the Equipment fails to meet the foregoing warranty, AEG PS undertakes to repair and/or replace any part found to be faulty due to errors in design or manufacture, or to be made of faulty materials if trained & authorized AEG PS personnel has conduct commissioning and start-upof the Equipment.

An AEG PS Commissioning and Start-UpService must be performed/ completed by AEG PS or by authorized service personnel. If not,

the on-siteWarranty will be voided and replacement of defective parts only will be covered.

AEG PS shall have no liability and no obligation to repair the installed Equipment if non-authorizedpersonnel performed thestart-upand suchstart-upcaused the Equipment to be defective.

In addition, the Warranty does not cover defects originating from the materials provided by the Purchaser, a design imposed by the Purchaser, incidents brought about by contingencies or acts of God or any other cause the vendor could not reasonably be expected to

foresee or whose consequences it could not prevent, repairs or replacements imposed by normal wear and tear of the equipment, damage or

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accidents brought about by the Purchaser‘s actions, such as negligence, connection error, failure to follow instructions for maintenance, abnormal use due in particular to electrical or mechanical overload.

Any parts furnished under this warranty may be new or factory-remanu-factured. Repair or replacement of a defective Equipment or

part thereof does not extend the original warranty period.

The AEG PS reserves the rights to modify if necessary the mechanism of the equipment in order to fulfil this Agreement.

warranty claims procedure

Should you be experiencing technical issues with your inverters, please have your installer or reseller report the case to the country specific AEG PS hotline. AEG PS service hotline numbers are available by consulting the www.aegps.com website. To better assist you, your installer will require having the following information readily available:

-Caller’s contact information

-Product type and serial number

-Installation date

-Problem occurrence date

-Problem description and error code

Should the service hotline conclude to a replacement of the inverter, your installer or reseller will be required to download and complete the appropriate RMA (Return Material Authorisation). A PDF version of the RMA document can be downloaded from the www.aegps.com website. The system replacement will be facilitated by following and accepting the general terms and conditions mentioned on the second page of the RMA document.

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exclusions

AEG PS shall not be liable under the Warranty if its testing and examination discloses that the alleged defect in the Equipment does not exist or was caused by your or any third person’s misuse, negligence, improper installation or testing, unauthorized attempts to repair or modify, or any other cause beyond the range of the intended use, or by accident, fire, lightning or other hazard.

There are no warranties, expressed or implied, by operation of law or otherwise, of Equipment sold, serviced or furnished under this Agreement or in connection herewith. AEG PS disclaims all implied Warranties of merchantability, satisfaction and fitness for a particular purpose. The AEG PS express warranties will not be enlarged, diminished,

or affected by and no obligation or liability will arise out of AEG PS rendering technical or other advice or service in connection with the Equipment. The foregoing warranties and remedies are exclusive and in lieu of all other warranties and remedies. The warranties set forth above, constitute sole liability of AEG PS and purchaser’s exclusive remedy for any breach of such Warranties. The warranties extend only to purchasers and are not extended to any third parties.

In no event shall AEG PS, its officers, directors, affiliates or employees be liable for any form of indirect, special, consequential or punitive damages arising out of the use, service or installation of the Equipment, whether such damages arise in contract or tort, irrespective of fault, negligence or strict liability or whether AEG PS has been advised in advance of the possibility of such damage.

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Warranty extension

The original factory warranty can be extended by purchasing additional Extended Warranty Program which extends factory warranty by five (5) years from the date the original factory warranty is ending and guaranty repair and/or replacement of defective parts. Travelling time, expenses and board and accommodation costs will be charged to the Purchaser. The Extended Warranty must be purchased within the first 12 months of the inverter purchase.

The Extended Warranty Program does not cover failure due to commissioning or Start-Upbynon-authorizedpersonnel, improper operation or use of the equipment, lack of maintenance, alterations to original design or a change in location or operating use.

Extended warranty doesn’t cover wear and tear parts such as cooling fans.

The other terms of Extended Warranty Program are defined in the Terms of warranty section.

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1. overview

Protect PV 2000 & 2800

display information switch

LCD display: showing the inverter status

operation led, green, normal

operation led, red, fault status

utility (AC) connection

solar panel

RS232 cover

RS485 slot

input

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2. features

Very high conversion efficiency (>96%)

MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking)

Higher power capacity than similar products of the same size.

Embedded LCD display showing complete status information

Natural convection cooling. Quiet, fan-lessdesign

Stylish, modern casing

Compact, small profile

High reliability

Easy installation

Maintenance free

Standard RS-232,optionalRS-485and others

Embedded ENS meets VDE 0126 (1999.04), VDE 0126-1-1

No external GFCI breaker is required