Configuring the Country Data Set


Qualified person

Set the country data set appropriate for your country or purpose within the first ten feed-in hours via the rotary switches in the inverter. After the first ten feed-in hours, the country data set can only be changed by means of a communication product.

The country data set must be set correctly.

If you select a country data set which is not valid for your country and purpose, it can cause a disturbance in the PV system and lead to problems with the grid operator. When selecting the country data set, you must always observe the locally applicable standards and directives as well as the properties of the PV system (e.g. PV system size, grid-connection point).

  1. If you are not sure which standards and directives are valid for your country or purpose, contact the grid operator.

Country data set for operation with external decoupling protection

When operating the PV system with an external decoupling protection, the inverter with a firmware version ≤ 2.99.99.R has the country data set Medium-Voltage Directive (Germany) or MVtgDirective and with a firmware version ≥ 3.00.00.R the country data set DE VDE-AR-N4110:2018 generator ext. Decoup. Protection Device or VDEARN4110/18a. These country data sets allow you to extend the operating range of the inverter for voltage and frequency. These country data sets may only be selected if the PV system is disconnected via external decoupling.

  1. If the country data set for operation is set with external decoupling protection, only operate the inverter with an external three-phase decoupling protection. Without external three‑phase decoupling protection, the inverter will not disconnect from the utility grid when the country-specific standard requirement is exceeded.

Country data sets for all EU countries still not included in the firmware version ≥ 3.00.00.R

Since the new grid connection regulations have not yet been defined for all EU countries, the firmware version ≥ 3.00.00.R does not yet contain country data sets for all EU countries. A generally valid country data set in accordance with EN 50549 is included instead. It can be used in EU countries for which no country data set is available. For individual EU countries, however, it may be temporarily necessary to make adjustments to the locally valid grid connection regulations via parameter settings. This is done on the basis of the country data set previously valid for the country in the firmware version ≤ 2.99.99.R.

  1. It is decided how to proceed according to the locally valid regulations and the SMA manufacturer's declaration valid for the country of use. Set the generally valid country dataset according to EN 50549 with the firmware version ≥ 3.00.00.R or select the previously valid country dataset with the firmware version ≤ 2.99.99.R. Make the parameter settings according to the manufacturer's declaration.

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.

Overview of country data sets and display language for STP xx000TL-30 with a firmware version ≤ 2.99.99.R

A

B

Country data set

Display language

Country

0

0

Default setting

Default setting

Dependent on parameter set

0

D

Retained

Polish

Dependent on parameter set

1

0

VDE0126-1-1

German

Germany, Switzerland

1

2

VDE-AR-N4105*

German

Germany

1

6

VDE-AR-N4105-HP**

German

Germany

1

8

VDE0126-1-1

French

Switzerland, France

1

B

VFR2014

French

France

2

0

VDE0126-1-1

Italian

Switzerland

2

8

AS 4777.3

English

Australia

2

A

AS 4777.2

English

Australia

3

2

CEI 0-21 external

Italian

Italy

4

0

RD1699

Spanish

Spain

4

1

RD1663-A/661-A

Spanish

Spain

4

4

Ley2057

Spanish

Chile

4

8

PPC

Retained

Greece

4

9

PPC

English

Greece

5

A

G59/3

English

England

6

0

EN50438

German

Various EU countries

6

1

EN50438

English

6

2

EN50438

French

6

3

EN50438

Italian

6

4

EN50438

Spanish

6

5

EN50438

Retained

6

6

EN50438

Retained

6

7

EN50438

Retained

6

8

EN50438

Retained

6

9

EN50438

Retained

6

E

NEN-EN50438

Dutch

Netherlands

7

8

C10/11/2012

French

Belgium

7

9

C10/11/2012

English

Belgium

7

A

C10/11/2012

German

Belgium

7

B

C10/11/2012

Dutch

Belgium

A

0

Medium-Voltage Directive Germany

German

Germany

A

1

Medium-Voltage Directive Germany

English

Various countries

A

2

Medium-Voltage Directive Germany

French

France

A

3

Medium-Voltage Directive Germany

Spanish

Spain

A

4

Medium-Voltage Directive Germany

Retained

Czech Republic

A

C

SI4777_HS131_Pf

English

Israel

B

0

MVtgDirective Int.

German

Germany

B

1

MVtgDirective Int.

English

Various countries

B

2

MVtgDirective Int.

French

France

B

3

MVtgDirective Int.

Spanish

Spain

B

4

MVtgDirective Int.

Retained

Czech Republic

B

8

MEA2013

English

Thailand

C

0

Other standard

English

-

C

1

Other standard

German

C

2

Other standard

French

C

3

Other standard

Spanish

C

4

Other standard

Italian

C

5

Other standard

Greek

C

6

Other standard

Czech

D

0

Island mode 60 Hz

English

-

D

1

Island mode 60 Hz

German

D

2

Island mode 60 Hz

French

D

3

Island mode 60 Hz

Spanish

D

4

Island mode 60 Hz

Italian

D

5

Island mode 60 Hz

Greek

D

6

Island mode 60 Hz

Czech

E

0

Island mode 50 Hz

English

-

E

1

Island mode 50 Hz

German

E

2

Island mode 50 Hz

French

E

3

Island mode 50 Hz

Spanish

E

4

Island mode 50 Hz

Italian

E

5

Island mode 50 Hz

Greek

E

6

Island mode 50 Hz

Czech

* Setting in accordance with VDE-AR-N 4105 for PV systems ≤ 3.68 kVA (Germany)

** Setting in accordance with VDE-AR-N 4105 for PV systems ≤ 13.8 kVA (Germany)

Overview of country data sets and display language for STP xx000TL-30 with a firmware version ≥ 3.00.00.R

A

B

Country data set

Display language

Country

0

0

Default setting

Default setting

Dependent on parameter set

1

C

DE VDE-AR-N4105:2018 generator >4.6 kVA

German

Germany

1

D

DE VDE-AR-N4110:2018 generator int. Decoup. Protection Device

German

Germany

1

E

DE VDE-AR-N4110:2018 generator ext. Decoup. Protection Device

German

Germany

2

C

DE VDE-AR-N4105:2018 generator >4.6 kVA

English

Germany

2

D

DE VDE-AR-N4110:2018 generator int. Decoup. Protection Device

English

Germany

2

E

DE VDE-AR-N4110:2018 generator ext. Decoup. Protection Device

English

Germany

3

A

EU EN50549-1:2018 LV

German

Various EU countries

3

B

EU EN50549-1:2018 LV

English

Various EU countries

3

C

EU EN50549-1:2018 LV

French

Various EU countries

3

D

EU EN50549-1:2018 LV

Italian

Various EU countries

3

E

EU EN50549-1:2018 LV

Spanish

Various EU countries

3

F

EU EN50549-1:2018 LV

Dutch

Various EU countries

5

C

GB ENA-EREC-G99/1:2018

English

Great Britain

7

C

BE C10/11-LV2:2018 LV >10kVA

French

Belgium

7

D

BE C10/11-LV2:2018 LV >10kVA

English

Belgium

7

E

BE C10/11-LV2:2018 LV >10kVA

German

Belgium

7

F

BE C10/11-LV2:2018 LV >10kVA

Dutch

Belgium

8

C

BE C10/11-MV1:2018 MV

French

Belgium

8

D

BE C10/11-MV1:2018 MV

English

Belgium

8

E

BE C10/11-MV1:2018 MV

German

Belgium

8

F

BE C10/11-MV1:2018 MV

Dutch

Belgium

Procedure:

  1. Determine the rotary switch position for your country and purpose. Call up the Technical Information "Overview of the Rotary Switch Settings" at www.SMA-Solar.com.
  2. DANGER

    Danger to life due to high voltages

    1. Ensure that the inverter is disconnected from all voltage sources and that the enclosure lid is removed Disconnecting the Inverter from Voltage Sources).
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  3. Set the rotary switches A and B to the required position using a flat-blade screwdriver (blade width: 2.5 mm).
  • The inverter will adopt the setting after commissioning. This can take up to five minutes.