IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS


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This section contains safety information that must be observed at all times when working.

The product has been designed and tested in accordance with international safety requirements. As with all electrical or electronical devices, there are residual risks despite careful construction. To prevent personal injury and property damage and to ensure long-term operation of the product, read this section carefully and observe all safety information at all times.

DANGER

Danger to life due to electric shock when live components or DC cables are touched

When exposed to light, the PV modules generate high DC voltage which is present in the DC cables. Touching live DC cables results in death or lethal injuries due to electric shock.

  1. Do not touch non-insulated parts or cables.
  2. Disconnect the product from voltage sources and make sure it cannot be reconnected before working on the device.
  3. Wear suitable personal protective equipment for all work on the product.

DANGER

Danger to life due to electric shock from touching an ungrounded PV module or array frame

Touching ungrounded PV modules or array frames results in death or lethal injuries due to electric shock.

  1. Connect and ground the frame of the PV modules, the array frame and the electrically conductive surfaces so that there is continuous conduction. Observe the applicable local regulations.

DANGER

Danger to life due to electric shock when touching live system components in case of a ground fault

If a ground fault occurs, parts of the system may still be live. Touching live parts and cables results in death or lethal injuries due to electric shock.

  1. Disconnect the product from voltage sources and make sure it cannot be reconnected before working on the device.
  2. Touch the cables of the PV array on the insulation only.
  3. Do not touch any parts of the substructure or frame of the PV array.
  4. Do not connect PV strings with ground faults to the inverter.
  5. Ensure that no voltage is present and wait five minutes before touching any parts of the PV system or the product.

WARNING

Danger to life due to fire or explosion

In rare cases, an explosive gas mixture can be generated inside the inverter under fault conditions. In this state, switching operations can cause a fire inside the inverter or explosion. Death or lethal injuries due to hot or flying debris can result.

  1. In the event of a fault, do not perform any direct actions on the inverter.
  2. Ensure that unauthorized persons have no access to the inverter.
  3. Disconnect the AC circuit breaker, or keep it disconnected in case it has already tripped, and secure it against reconnection.
  4. Only perform work on the inverter (e.g., troubleshooting, repair work) when wearing personal protective equipment for handling of hazardous substances (e.g., safety gloves, eye and face protection, respiratory protection).

WARNING

Risk of injury due to toxic substances, gases and dusts.

In rare cases, damages to electronic components can result in the formation of toxic substances, gases or dusts inside the inverter. Touching toxic substances and inhaling toxic gases and dusts can cause skin irritation, burns or poisoning, trouble breathing and nausea.

  1. Only perform work on the inverter (e.g., troubleshooting, repair work) when wearing personal protective equipment for handling of hazardous substances (e.g., safety gloves, eye and face protection, respiratory protection).
  2. Ensure that unauthorized persons have no access to the inverter.

WARNING

Danger to life due to electric shock from destruction of the measuring device due to overvoltage

Overvoltage can damage a measuring device and result in voltage being present in the enclosure of the measuring device. Touching the live enclosure of the measuring device results in death or lethal injuries due to electric shock.

  1. Only use measuring devices with a DC input voltage range of 1000 V or higher.

CAUTION

Risk of burns due to hot enclosure parts

Some parts of the enclosure can get hot during operation.

  1. Do not touch any parts other than the lower enclosure lid of the inverter during operation.

NOTICE

Damage to the enclosure seal in subfreezing conditions

If you open the product when temperatures are below freezing, the enclosure seals can be damaged. Moisture can penetrate the product and damage it.

  1. Only open the product if the ambient temperature is not below -5°C.
  2. If a layer of ice has formed on the enclosure seal when temperatures are below freezing, remove it prior to opening the product (e.g. by melting the ice with warm air).

NOTICE

Damage to the product due to sand, dust and moisture ingress

Sand, dust and moisture penetration can damage the product and impair its functionality.

  1. Only open the product if the humidity is within the thresholds and the environment is free of sand and dust.
  2. Do not open the product during a dust storm or precipitation.
  3. Close tightly all enclosure openings.

NOTICE

Damage due to cleaning agents

The use of cleaning agents may cause damage to the product and its components.

  1. Clean the product and all its components only with a cloth moistened with clear water.

NOTICE

Damage to the inverter due to electrostatic discharge

Touching electronic components can cause damage to or destroy the inverter through electrostatic discharge.

  1. Ground yourself before touching any component.

The inverter supports different firmware versions to fulfill different grid-connection requirements within the EU.

With the firmware version ≤ 2.99.99.R, the inverter fulfills the grid-connection requirements valid until April 26, 2019 within the EU. Grid-connection requirements outside the EU are not affected and remain valid. With the firmware version ≥ 3.00.00.R, the inverter fulfills the European grid-connection requirements in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/631 for establishing a network code (also known as RfG), valid from April 26 2019 within the EU. The inverter can be equipped ex-factory with the firmware version ≥ 3.00.00.R. This can be identified by the imprints "SMA Grid Guard 10.0" and "RfG Firmware for EU countries" on the box label. If no imprints can be found on the box label, the inverter is equipped with the firmware version ≤ 2.99.99.R.

  1. Ensure that the inverter is equipped with a firmware version that fulfills the local grid-connection requirements.

Change to the names and units of grid parameters to comply with the grid-connection requirements in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/631 (valid from April 27, 2019)

To comply with the EU grid-connection requirements (valid from April 27, 2019) the names and units of grid parameters were changed. The change is valid from firmware version ≥ 3.00.00.R. Names and units of grid parameters for inverters with firmware version ≤ 2.99.99.R are not affected by this change and remain valid.