Faulty Inverters

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Information on various faulty inverters and their fault & error codes.

solarking solar inverter error codes

Solar King inverters were installed in Australia a few years ago, and there are still a few out there.  They were available in sizes 1.5kw, 2kw, 3kw, 4kw and 6kw. If you have a Solar King inverter it is almost certainly out of warranty by now, as there was a 5 year warranty from date of install. If the red light is lit up, this means the inverter is in […]Read more »

Samil Solar River Inverter Relay Failure

Do you have a Samil Solar River inverter with a ‘Relay Failure’? If the screen of your Solar River says ‘Relay Failure’ this means it is broken. Sometimes the error can be intermittent for a while, so it may be worth trying to reboot the inverter to see if it works again.  However, this error is terminal, and it won’t get better, only worse, until it is a permanent error. […]Read more »

Growatt Solar Inverter Error 102 Adelaide

Does your Growatt have an Error 102 on the screen?  If you read the Growatt manual it states – CONSISTENT FAULT. While this error is showing the red FAULT light will also be displayed, and inverter will not be making any power.  This fault is an internal inverter fault that is not worth repairing, in our opinion.  This is a very common error on Growatt inverters. What can you do […]Read more »

Aerosharp Inverter Grid Volt Error

We are hearing from more and more solar system owners that their Aerosharp solar inverter is showing ‘grid volt error’ on the screen. What does this mean? ‘Grid volt error’ actually means that there is an issue with the voltage from the grid ie SA Power Networks. However if this is a permanent fault it is unlikely this is the cause.  If the error is intermittent it may well be […]Read more »

Samil SolarRiver Inverter Adelaide

Do you have a Samil or SolarRiver inverter? Think it’s not working? If you think you are having issues, start by checking the messages on the screen.  This will give you an idea of what the problem may be. You may be able to fix something yourself. If you need to re-boot your inverter you can find out how to do it here If you don’t have a copy of […]Read more »

Fronius Solar Inverter IG40/60 State 516 Adelaide

Do you have one of the old Fronius IG solar inverters, the larger ones IG40 and IG60? You may get the error code STATE 516 coming up on it.  If you do, this means “One power stack exceeds the permitted limit of error messages per day (>50x)”.  Great, I hear you say, what does that mean, and can you fix it for me? Call us now on 1300 130 546 […]Read more »

AC Over-Voltage or Gradual Power Reduction Issues?

Does your solar inverter come up with messages similar to this? If so, it is usually not an inverter fault, but instead the inverter is reporting what is happening on the grid (the power from the street). Your inverter is reporting to you a problem that you are probably aren’t even aware you have. However high voltage is not good, and you might find your light globes are breaking, or […]Read more »

Powerone-Aurora-ABB solar inverter E031

If you have a Powerone or Aurora solar inverter with the error E031, you are not alone! This seems to be the most common error on these inverters. According to the manual, this is an internal error, and it is terminal, your inverter will not recover from this. ABB have now taken over from Powerone and Aurora.  They will honour the warranty on these inverters, which is generally 5 years. […]Read more »

Solar Inverter Blank Screen No Lights

We are hearing from more and more people who have a solar inverter on their house that isn’t working. When they are looking at the inverter the screen is blank, and none of the lights are on. Call us now on 1300 130 546 This is not very helpful, as there are no error codes telling you what is wrong. How can you tell what needs to be done to […]Read more »

Macsolar Inverter Error Codes

We are hearing from more and more people who have a Macsolar inverter, and it doesn’t appear to be working.  The hardest thing to tell with a Macsolar is if it is faulty or not.  Some error codes mean there is a problem with your solar on your roof, or your grid. While other errors mean the inverter is faulty. How can you tell? Firstly, which lights are lit up […]Read more »

Sharp JH1600E Solar Inverters

Just recently we have been contacted by lots of customers with a Sharp JH1600E inverter, and it’s not working. Call us now on 1300 130 546 When a Sharp inverter has a fault, it will come up with an error code in the display window. It is important to read this, to work out what the problem might be. That way we can work out what can be done to […]Read more »

Aero Sharp Solar Inverters

Faulty Aero-Sharp Solar Inverters If you have an aerosharp inverter you may know by now that there is no longer any warranty on this inverter.  The manufacturer, The Shanghai Aero-Sharp Electric Technologies company is no longer trading.  Partly we believe because of the high number of failures and warranty claims. We have been contacted by numerous customers with problems with their Aero-sharp inverters and are always able to help. Options […]Read more »

Faulty Clenergy Inverter

Clenergy inverters have been installed quite extensively in South Australia. The inverter will either be blue, like this picture here, if it is an SPH15, SPH20 or SPH30.  If it is a larger model, like the SPH40 or SHP50 it will be grey. If you have a Clenergy inverter it is advisable to check it on a regular basis.  At least every week would be a good idea.  These inverters […]Read more »

Faulty Macsolar inverter

Your Macsolar inverter should display a green ‘working’ light, plus the yellow ‘run’ light, to show it is working as it should. However, we are currently getting more and more calls from people with Macsolar inverters which are not working, and the company they bought from is no longer in business, so there is no warranty (Macsolar are no longer trading in Australia any more either). Firstly, check the error […]Read more »

Sunny Roo Inverter

Sunny Roo Inverters As you probably realise by now if you have a Sunny roo inverter, there is no warranty with this.  The importer, Beyond Building, has gone in to liquidation, and the Chinese manufacturer is not interested in helping.  These inverters are not great, and a large number of them are going wrong.  I don’t know of anyone in SA who repairs them, however there are companies in Australia […]Read more »

KLNE Sunteams Inverter Fault Codes

KLNE Sunteams Inverter Fault Codes Here is a list of fault codes found on Sunteams inverters: Any ‘System Fault’ errors may be fixable, or they may be because the inverter is broken Any ‘Inverter Fault’ errors will mean you need a new inverter. We can help you in either case Call us now on 1300 130 546

Fronius State 443

Fronius State 443 Error Code   Fronius list the following when you have a State 443 error code: STATE 443 DC-DC energy transfer failure 1. Error during switching on a power stack 2. Internal fault 1. Error is remedied automatically 2. If problem persists contact your Fronius Service Partner If you have a state 443 on your Fronius IG inverter, it is probably the inverter that is faulty, as we see […]Read more »

Fronius IG Inverter State 104 Error Code Adelaide

If you have a Fronius IG solar inverter, any error messages on the inverter are called ‘State Codes’. When there is State 104 showing in the screen, this means there is an issue on the AC side, so the first thing to do is check that the power in your house is on. Assuming the power to your house is all OK, next check the AC switches.  You will have […]Read more »

Fronius State Codes

Fronius IG Series Inverter STATE codes Most times your Fronius inverter will give you error messages so you can tell what is going on.  Here is a comprehensive list of all the error codes on Fronius IG inverters Call us now on 1300 130 546 Fronius STATE codes beginning with 1xx Fronius STATE codes beginning with 1 usually only occur temporarily and are caused by the power from the street […]Read more »

Fronius IG Inverter Repairs

Most Fronius inverters can be repaired on site, and we carry spare parts for them.  We are an approved Fronius Repair Agent, which means we have been trained and accredited to carry out repairs.  If your Fronius IG inverter is less than 5 years old, this service will cost you nothing.  It will be covered by the warranty*. Call us now on 1300 130 546 If your Fronius IG inverter is […]Read more »