[RE-wrenches] SolArk and Tigo compatibility

Jerry Shafer jerrysgarage01 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 16 16:24:15 PST 2022

Wrenches, Christopher
I have done quite a few and per solark have always connected in the
inverter with no issues, Now with that connecting to the output side it
would do much the same work until it did not then shut off the modules.
Fun times

On Wed, Nov 16, 2022 at 6:33 AM Christopher Warfel via RE-wrenches <
re-wrenches at lists.re-wrenches.org> wrote:

> Hi, We are doing our first system with these two devices. The inverter is
> SolArk 12P (mutimode) and the Tigo product for RS is the TS4F.  Tigo has me
> a little bit walking in circles.
> I told them that SolArk says not to use the 12VDC RS output terminals for
> connecting the transmitter.  I gave them the attached drawing which they
> ask for, which shows the transmitter connected to a 120VAC/12VDC breaker
> which they supply.  They told me to wire the 120VAC source to the main
> service panel so the array would shut down on loss of power. I told them
> that is exactly NOTwhat I wanted to happen as that would stop the battery
> charging when there is a loss of utility power. I said I wanted the 120VAC
> source to be the back up loads panel. After about a week of calls and
> emails, I got an email back saying to use the SolArk 12VDC terminals for
> RS.  I just emailed them a screen shot of the SolArk manual that says not
> to do that.
> At this point, I am asking anyone on the list to let me know how they
> wired the transmitter successfully. Thank you for any guidance, Chris Warfel
> --
>                                          Christopher Warfel
>                      ENTECH Engineering, Inc.
> PO Box 871, Block Island, RI 02807
>                                                             401-466-8978
> <http://entech-engineering.com>
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