Commissioning Procedure

Qualified person

Commissioning a product in SMA Energy Systems

If the product is used in an SMA Energy System, the commissioning must be performed according to the manual of the SMA Energy System. The procedure and the sequence may differ from the steps described in this section.

  1. Commissioning an SMA Energy System (see system manual of the SMA Energy System).

Commissioning an inverter that is captured in a communication device

When the inverter is captured in a communication device, the communication device (e.g. SMA Data Manager) is the unit for configuring the total system. The configuration is transferred to all inverters in the system. The system password assigned via the communication device is also the password for the user interface of the inverter.

  1. Commission the inverter Commissioning the Inverter).
  2. The initial configuration of the inverter is made via the communication device. The configuration is transferred to the inverter and the settings of the inverter are overwritten.
  3. Deactivate the Webconnect function of the inverter via the Sunny Portal. This prevents unnecessary connection attempts of the inverter with Sunny Portal.

This section describes the commissioning procedure and gives an overview of the steps you must perform in the prescribed order.



Commission the inverter.

Commissioning the Inverter

Establish a connection to the user interface of the inverter. There are various connection options to choose from for this:

  • Direct connection via WLAN

  • Direct connection via Ethernet

  • Connection via WLAN in the local network

  • Connection via Ethernet in the local network

Establishing a connection to the user interface

Log into the user interface.

Logging In and Out of the User Interface

Select the inverter configuration option. Please note that the SMA Grid Guard code for changing the grid-relevant parameters must be available after completion of the first ten feed-in hours or installation assistant (see "Application for the SMA Grid Guard code" available at

Selecting a configuration option

Ensure that the country data set has been configured correctly.

Configuring the Country Data Set

For PV systems in Italy or Dubai: Start the self-test.

Starting the Self-Test (for Italy and Dubai)

Make further inverter settings as needed.