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Consider Corrosion

Corrosion issues should be considered for solar panels and framing systems on roofs, as it is a harsh environment up there, AND the general expectation is that these things should last for 25 years, at least! In this context, corrosion is a real issue over time.

Some common sayings we all hear: "Dissimilar metals corrode!" and "Only use stainless-steel with aluminium, as they don't corrode". Well, they are only 'sound-bites', and there is a LOT more to it. Suffice to say, a well-designed system with selected materials will give the longest life.

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Sharp JM-1600E Over Voltage Setting

Sharp JM-1600E Over Voltage Setting

This article shows how to change the Sharp JM-1600E inverter AC voltage settings. This will allow the inverter to continue working for longer as network voltages rise. Once the inverter senses AC voltage above its upper AC voltage setting it will shutdown and wait for voltage to drop below this limit before turning back on to generate power again.  


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