If encountering an issue with your solar power system, first try the manual shut down procedure. It’s a useful technique for fixing a number of common errors and glitches. And it won’t cost you a cent to try.
Follow the guide below to power down your system (and switch it back on again).
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Go to your switchboard and open it. Locate the solar supply main switch and flick the switch to the off position.
If your solar power inverter is more than 3 metres away from your switchboard, you must locate the switch marked, solar AC isolator. This will be located next to your inverter.
If your inverter and switchboard are within 3 metres of each other, disregard this step.
Go to your inverter and find the switch marked PV Array and DC Isolator. Flick this switch to the off position (in some cases there will be two switches).
Your inverter may have a switch marked Inverter Isolator. If it does, flick this switch to the off position. If you cannot locate this switch on your inverter, skip this step.
Your solar PV system should now be completely switched off. All lights and screen displays will be dead. Keep the system off for a minimum of five minutes.
To re-start your system, follow this guide in reverse. Simply, flick all switches back on in the same order that they were switched off.