PVA-600+ PV Analyzer Kit (Refurbished)

I-V Curves and PV Performance Verification. Refurbished units, six (6) month warranty. May have cosmetic issues that do not affect performance.

PVA-600+ PV Analyzer Kit (Refurbished)

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I-V Curves and PV Performance Verification

The PVA-600 has been discontinued. Please see our current PV Analyzer I-V Curve Tracers, the PVA-1000S and PVA-1500.

The Solmetric PV Analyzer is an I-V curve tracer with advanced modeling that enables unprecedented accuracy and insight into PV array performance during commissioning, O&M, auditing, and troubleshooting.

For each string, the PV AnalyzerTM measures I-V (current vs voltage) and P-V (power vs voltage) curves with a single button press in less than 250ms. The measured results are compared to the expected performance based on actual instantaneous irradiance and module temperature and a sophisticated model of the system. The I-V unit communicates wirelessly to a Windows tablet or laptop (not included) enhancing safety, outdoor readability, and the ability to do detailed analysis in the field.

I-V curves are the preferred method for verifying array performance during the commissioning phase of a project because they give the most detailed electrical characterization of the array. Populations of curves can be analyzed quickly for outliers and data can be archived as a baseline for future reference if performance questions arise.

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Included with the PVA-600+ Kit

SolSensor Wireless PV Reference Sensor (included): Irradiance, module temperature, and tilt readings are captured at the instant the I-V curve is measured. Improves effectiveness of expected performance models. The SolSensor has a range of more than 300 ft and includes a module rail clamp and precision mounting system for POA alignment.

PVA Test Leads: Alligator-clips enable connecting directly to combiner box bus-bars. more...

I-V Data Analysis Tool: Excel macro for analysis of populations of curves and data plus report generation. more...

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  • Features
    • I-V and P-V graphs
    • Large, bright, colorful user interface on (user supplied) tablet or laptop for ease-of-use and in-field analysis.
    • Wireless interface speeds setup, eliminates tangled wires, increases safety, and provides flexibility in troubleshooting.
    • Built-in advanced predictive PV models give highly accurate expected performance and instant performance feedback.
    • Database of more than 10,000 modules with automatic updates.
    • Careful control of sweep speeds accurately measures high-efficiency modules and strings.
    • Rugged design can measure string-after-string, combiner-after-combiner without overheating or slowing down measurement time.
    • Automated data management and analysis.
    • Refurbished units, six (6) month warranty
    • May have cosmetic issues that do not affect performance
  • Electrical Specifications
    • PV voltage: 0-600 V DC
    • PV current: 0-20A DC
    • Minimum Voc: 20 V DC
    • Wireless sensor range:>300 ft
    • Minimum Isc: 1 A DC
    • Measurement sweep time: <250 ms

The PVA-600+ comes standard with:

  • I-V Measurement Unit with soft carrying case
  • PVA Software for Windows™
  • SolSensor Wireless PV Reference Sensor
  • Connector saver jumper set (two 12-inch m-f MC-4 jumpers)
  • MC-4 to MC-3 adaptor cable set
  • Battery charger (AC adapter)
Other bundled accessories include:
  • PV Analyzer Test Leads (MC-4 to alligator clips, 5 ft)
  • I-V Data Analysis Tool for Microsoft Excel™
Computer Requirements
  • Windows 8, Windows 7 (all editions), Windows Vista (32 bit only), Windows XP SP3
  • 700 MHz
  • 500 MB RAM
  • 100 MB hard drive space
  • Minimum resolution: 1024 by 600
  • 2 USB ports (works with USB hubs)
Systems that do not meet these requirements may not operate correctly.