Seaward introduced an advanced new instrument, HAL Solar, for fast and accurate safety compliance testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules and BOS components during development and production.
June 8, 2011 — Seaward introduced an advanced new instrument, HAL Solar, for fast and accurate safety compliance testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules and BOS components during development and production.
The HAL Solar is a multi-function production line safety tester designed for electrical test on solar cells, panels, and arrays in production and lab environments. It can also be used to test other solar-related components including connectors, junction boxes and inverters.
The new tester incorporates DC Hipot (up to 6kV with dual display option uA or M? with arc detection) for Dielectic Withstand tests, insulation, ground/earth bond testing to 40A for larger PV modules and arrays with a fuse rating of 15A. It can also perform wet leakage current test or insulation resistance test 1000V to 1G?. It offers full traceability.
The HAL Solar can be installed as a manual stand-alone tester with push-button test activation or can be fully integrated into an automated manufacturing system with selectable sensors and enclosure interlocks, or by ultimate control using remote PCs and PLCs. The instrument can also be interfaced with accessories ranging from barcode scanners to pass/fail label printers.
A large full graphic display presents information either in a numerical or analog format and internal memory allows storage of up to 6,000 test results and up to 20 configurable test routines.
The tester can assess solar products to International Standards UL 61730, IEC 61730, IEC 61215 and IEC 61646. It meets requirements of British and European standards in relation to high voltage testing including EN 50191 safety compliant and incorporates fully isolated high-voltage outputs.
Learn more at www.seaward.co.uk