Advanced combination electrical safety testing of solar PV installations is provided by the lightweight and powerful PV150 test instrument, now available from Seaward.
The Seaward Solar PV150 is a dedicated multi-function PV electrical tester designed specifically for solar panel system installation. It performs open circuit voltage measurements (Voc), short circuit current measurements (Isc), earth continuity, insulation resistance and operating current (via AC/DC current clamp) checks.
With the push of a single button, the new hand-held tester carries out the required sequence of electrical tests in a safe and controlled manner, avoiding the risk of contact with exposed ‘live’ DC conductors. Results can be recorded and stored in the tester for subsequent USB downloading to a PC.
Also, special wireless Solarlink connectivity between the PV150 and the Solar Survey 200R meter enables real-time irradiance to be displayed and measured at the same time as electrical testing is being undertaken.
Then, test results can be stored in the instrument’s internal memory for downloading to PC based records using the Seaward SolarCert program.
In this way, the combined testing, data logging and downloading facility enables PV system documentation and test certificates to be completed quickly and without error.
The Seaward PV150 forms part of a comprehensive range of Seaward solar PV testing equipment, and comes as the company continues to mark its 40th anniversary in 2022.