Contents Contents 1. Safety and Conformity Safety Information Hazards of PV Systems PV Load Switch Conformity Approvals and Certifications 2. Introduction Introduction Installation Sequence Overview of Inverter 3. Installation Installation Dimensions and Patterns Mounting the Inverter Removing the Inverter Opening and Closing the Inverter AC Grid Connection PV Connection Auxiliary Input/Output...
1. Safety and Conformity 1. Safety and Conformity 1.1. Safety Information All persons installing and servicing inverters must be: • Trained and experienced in general safety rules for work on electrical equipment • Familiar with local requirements, rules and regulations for the installation Safety information important for human safety.
Additionally it will lead to the cancellation of all inver- ter operating approval certificates. The AEG PS inverters are all designed according to the German VDE0126-1-1 (February 2006) standard, which includes an insulation test between PV array(s) and Earth, and a type B, RCMU according to DIN VDE 0100-712.
1. Safety and Conformity 1.4. Conformity 1.4.1. Approvals and Certifications For more information, go to the download area at www.aegps.com/solarinverters, Approvals and Certifications. CE marking - This certifies the conformity of the equipment with the regula- tions which apply in accordance with the directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC.
2. Introduction 2. Introduction 2.1. Introduction This manual explains the installation and setup of the Protect PV solar inverter, for the installa- tion technician. Illustration 2.1: Protect PV 10 kW, Protect PV 12.5 kW, Protect PV 15 kW CE marking - This certifies the conformity of the equipment with the regula- tions which apply in accordance with the directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC.
Close the inverter according to the section Turn on AC at the mains switch. Set language, time, date, installed PV power and country: For setup via the integrated Web Server, see the Protect PV User Manual,Web Server Quick Guide section Start-up and Check of Settings in For setup via the display, see the section this manual.
2. Introduction 2.1.2. Overview of Inverter Illustration 2.3: Overview of AEG PS Protect PV inverter Live Part AC Connection Area DC Connection Area Terminal block for parallel connection Auxiliary output: Potential free relay PELV (Safe to touch) Auxiliary interface: RS485...
3. Installation 3. Installation 3.1. Installation Dimensions and Patterns Note: When choosing the installation place, ensure that all labels are visible at all times. Specifications . For details refer to the section Avoid constant stream of water. Avoid direct sunlight. Ensure adequate air flow.
3. Installation Illustration 3.1: Safe Distances Observe these distances when installing one or more inverters. One row mounting is recom- mended. Contact the supplier for information on mounting in more rows. Illustration 3.2: Wall Plate Note: Use of the wall plate delivered with the inverter is mandatory. Use screws that can safely carry the weight of the inverter.
3. Installation 3.2. Mounting the Inverter For the safe handling of the inverter, two people must carry the unit, or a suitable transport trolley must be used. Safety boots must be worn. Tilt the inverter as shown in the illustration and place the top of the inverter against the mounting bracket.
3. Installation Place the lower part of the inverter against the mounting bracket. Illustration 3.5: Place Inverter in Mounting Bracket Lower (4) the inverter and make sure that the hook of the inverter base plate is placed in the lower part of the mounting bracket (5).
3. Installation Removal is performed in the reverse order of mounting. With a firm grip at the lower end of the inverter, lift the inverter approximately 20 mm vertically. Pull the inverter slightly away from the wall. Push upwards at an angle until the wall plate releases the inverter. Lift the inverter away from the wall plate.
3. Installation Push the front cover upwards. When a slight resistance is felt, give the front cover a tap on the bottom to snap it into holding posi- tion. It is recommended to use the holding position instead of dismounting the front cover completely.
3. Installation Illustration 3.10: Fasten Front Screws and En- sure Proper PE Connection. The two front screws are the PE connection to the front cover. Make sure that both screws are mounted and fastened with the specified torque. 3.5. AC Grid Connection Note: When choosing the installation place, ensure that all labels are visible at all times.
3. Installation Illustration 3.11: AC Cable Wire Strip Legend 1 Blue cable - Neutral 2 Yellow/green cable - Earth The illustration shows the stripping of insulation of all 5 wires of the AC cable. The length of the PE wire must be longer than the mains and neutral wires. Illustration 3.12: AC Connection Area Verify the inverter matches the grid-voltage Release main circuit breaker and make precautions to prevent reconnection.
3. Installation The Protective Earth wire (PE) is mandatory and must be connected directly to the chassis PE terminal. Insert the wire and fasten the screw to secure the wire. Technical All wires must be properly fastened with the correct torque. See the section Data, Torque Specifications for Installation .
3. Installation When unmated the MC4 connectors are not IP54. The intrusion of moisture may occur in the following situations: The inverter runs in Master/Slave operation and only one or two PV in- puts are in use. In this case, the other inputs are not connected to PV and they are therefore open to intrusion.
4. Start-up and Check of Settings 4. Start-up and Check of Settings 4.1. Start-up and Check of Settings Note: Due to the advanced functionalities of the inverter, it may take up to 10 seconds before the display becomes available after power up. Note: For the version the first start-up and check of settings can also be performed via the integra- ted Web Server.
4. Start-up and Check of Settings Set time as prompted by the display. Press 'OK' to select number. Press ‘ ’ to scroll up ▲ through the numbers. Select by pressing 'OK'. The clock is 24-hour format. Illustration 4.2: Set Time Note: It is very important to set the time and date accurately as the inverter uses this for logging.
4. Start-up and Check of Settings Enter the amount of installed PV power for each of the PV inputs. When two or more PV inputs are connected in parallel, each PV in- put in the parallel group must be set to the total amount of PV power installed to that group divided by the number of parallel in- puts.
To meet medium voltage grid requirements, select a country option ending in (MV). 4.2. Troubleshooting For information on Troubleshooting, please see the Protect PV Reference Manual. 4.3. Master Mode The inverters include a Master Mode feature that allows one inverter to be appointed as Master Inverter.
4. Start-up and Check of Settings of larger networks. Replication can be performed once, prior to defining the country setting in follower inverters. To enable Master mode go to the Inverter details menu [Setup → Inverter details → Ena- Master mode] and set Master mode to bled.
Overvoltage category DC Class II Class II Class II Included Included Included Reactive power Protect PV and Protect PV and Protect PV and Protect PV easy Protect PV easy Protect PV easy Functional Safety Islanding detection - loss of Three-phase moni-...
Greece Power Corporation (PPC). Italy DK5940-2.2 (2007) RD1663 (2000) Spain RD661 Protect PV and Protect PV easy Reactive Power Protect PV 10 kW Protect PV 12.5 kW Protect PV 15 kW Austria TOR – Hauptabschnitt D4, TOR – Hauptabschnitt D2 Belgium Synergrid C10/11 –...
Outer diameter 18-25 mm Insulation strip All 5 wires 16 mm Max. recommended cable length 21 m 2.5 mm Protect PV 10 4 mm 34 m 52 m 6 mm 87 m 10 mm Max. recommended cable length 4 mm 28 m Protect PV 12.5...
5. Technical Data 5.1.3. Auxiliary Interface Specifications Parameter Parameter details Specification Serial Communication RS485 Common cable specification Cable jacket diameter (⌀) 2 x 5-7 mm Cable type Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) (Cat 5e) Cable Characteristic Impedance 100 Ω – 120 Ω Max.
5. Technical Data 1) Max. number of inverters are 100. If GSM modem is used for portal upload, the amount of inverters in a network is limited to 50. 2) For outdoor use, we recommend outdoor burial type cable (if buried in the ground) for both Ethernet and RS485.
5. Technical Data 5.1.4. RS485 Communication Board Connections Illustration 5.7: RS485 Detail of Communication Board. BIAS L and Bias H are to be connected to RX/TX B and RX/TX A respectively for termination of RS485 bus. Pinout RS-485 Pinout Ethernet only, via the RJ45 connector 1.
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