Why Are Wiring & Connections Important to Your Solar Power System?
The wiring and connections between each component is vital to the performance of your entire solar power system. As this is one of the more complex (and potentially dangerous) areas of your system, it’s not recommended to attempt to maintain these yourself. Just like every element, it’s still important to be familiar with what is the correct setup so that you can alert a trained electrician or your installer if anything looks our of place.
Your solar company will either install your solar wiring and connections themselves or have a trained electrician do it.
How To Maintain Your Wiring & Connections
We suggest doing visual inspections of the wiring connections on a regular basis to check for cracks, breaks and deterioration of the insulation and conduits. Additionally, checking for corrosion and burning at the connection points is important to do on a regular basis. The following elements’ wiring and connections should be checked by your installer for signs of damage:
- Solar panels > charge controller
- Charge controller > battery bank
- Inverter and charger > battery bank
- Generator > inverter and charger
- Inverter, charger and generator > AC outlets
- Battery bank > DC outlets/load
Key: > means wiring and connections between elements
What To Do When Your Wiring & Connections Need Maintenance:
Step 1: Visual Inspection
Visually inspect all elements mentioned above. Don’t touch or tamper with any elements yourself – this is for safety reasons as well as to avoid unnecessary damage to the system. If possible, take photos of any particular areas you are concerned about.
Step 2: Refer to Manual & Solar Warranty
Read the procedures outlined in your Solar Manual and Solar Warranty. This will provide you with tailored advice and action points regarding your system. It may also give suggestions on quick fixes you can make yourself.
Step 3: Call Your Solar Company
At Australian Solar Quotes, we’re all about picking up the phone and connecting with people directly. We guarantee it is usually a lot quicker that waiting by the computer for an email response while your solar wiring & connections are damaging your solar power system’s performance.