Solarmax Model Number 1kVA, 2kVA and 3kVA Solar Inverter – Common Error and Fault Codes

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  • Installer gone broke?

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  • Out of manufacturer’s warranty by just a few months?

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SolarMax was a subsidiary of Sputnik Engineering, which went bankrupt in 2014. However it has emerged in 2015 as a new inverter company that strives for quality and innovation. SolarMax has released inverters that are of new technology, quality and standard.

Trouble Shooting Tips

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Below is a list of common error and fault codes for your SolarMax 1kVA, 2kVA and 3kVA Solar Inverter, followed by helpful solutions:

Fault CodesSolutions
07Reduce connected load by switching off some equipment.
05Ensure all wiring is connected well.
Check air flow of the unit to ensure it is not blocked.
02Check air flow of the unit to ensure it is not blocked.
03This requires the immediate attention of a licensed electricians the battery is overcharged and the voltage is too high.
01This requires the fan to be replaced as it is not working.
06Reduced connected load by switching off some equipment.
08This requires the immediate attention of a licensed electrician as the internal components have failed.
09This requires the immediate attention of a licensed electrician as the internal components have failed.

Please note that these are general tips only and are based on our current and past experience and therefore, not specific to your solar problem. What we usually find is people trying these troubleshooting tips and if these fail, they give us a call and we can perform diagnostic tests and provide a solution.
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  • 50% of the time it’s a quick easy fix for any solar tech…
  • Error messages and fault codes that are due to an external fault elsewhere in the solar system.
  • The solar system is tricking the inverter into thinking it has that error or fault.
  • External faults are relatively easy to find and repair. Once fault is repaired, the inverter is back online.
  • Other 50% of the time
  • There is a fault, which requires more diagnostic type of testing to locate the fault. Out of these about 1 in 4 can be solved onsite. Things like a dodgy install or water damage somewhere.
  • The rest of the time it’s the inverter that’s the problem. 1 out of every 2 times the inverter can be sent away for repairs or we can organise those repairs under warranty with the manufacturer, and…
  • The rest of the time the inverter was of low quality and either not fixable of not good value to fix. If this is the case we would quote on an inverter with similar specs to replace it with. Getting your system back online fast with high quality parts.
  • In the worst case scenario, rare ground leakage faults are very difficult to find and fix but we have also had experience locating these aswell.
Be careful some dodgy solar guys will just say you need a new inverter without performing any tests just so they can sell you a new inverter that you may not even need!
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Nevertheless, we can help you with any solar problem you may have. Call us on 1300 796 500!

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