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Hallo PVSol Team,

I was wondering how PVSol calculates the rating of circuit breakers needed after the inverter and after the bidirectional meter for a system. z.B. the following system uses Solaredge SE7K 3 phase inverter with max output current per phase of 11,5 Amp. PVSol suggested a 16A breaker. Could you please explain how this suggestion was made?



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Dear Vishnu,

the current rating for the circuit breakers is determined as follows:

  • Determine the maximum AC current of the connected inverters (taking into account the maximum AC output power, the grid voltage and the number of phases)
  • Apply safety factor of 1.1
  • Choose the smallest current rating that is bigger than this current from the list:
    • 6, 10, 13, 16, 20, 25, 32, 40, 50, 63, 80, 100, 125 A
  • The characteristic is always B, except for inverters with transformator (K) oder with ENS (C)

Hope that helps, kind regards,


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