JFY inverter models repair guide

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This repair guide for JFY solar energy system inverters aims to assist troubleshooting. It’s not intended to be a comprehensive user guide.

JFY inverters are classified into three categories, namely the on-grid, off-grid, and pumping inverter. An on-grid inverter is typically connected to the public electricity grid, while an off-grid inverter requires a battery bank to function efficiently. On the other hand, a pumping inverter converts the direct current (DC) of the solar panel into alternating current (AC).

You can check for the model of your JFY solar inverter by referring to the list below:

On-Grid Inverters
Off-Grid Inverters
Pumping Inverters

Signs That Your Solar Inverter Needs Repair

Two of the most common signs that indicate a problem with your solar inverter and that it needs repair include a fault light, as well as an error code. There are even instances wherein your inverter shows no lights at all, or it just suddenly stops working. It is in this instance where we can be of help. At Service Tech, our team of expert solar electricians will be able to check your solar inverter, have it repaired or replaced immediately.

What to Do if You See a Red Alarm Light

You may notice that the red alarm light of your inverter is on while its screen is blank. This means that the inverter fails to produce any power and it needs to be checked by a seasoned electrician. However, there is also the option for you to try a solar power system reboot.

To perform the shutdown procedure properly, make sure that you power down the solar supply main switch or the inverter AC isolator if you have this installed. From there, you need to turn off the PV array DC isolator which you will find in the inverter.

After about a minute, turn the solar supply main switch back on or the inverter AC isolator. You also have to power up the PV array DC isolator in the inverter after. You may need to wait for a few minutes for your inverter to restart. After this, check whether the red alarm light is no longer on and your screen is no longer blank.

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How to Resolve a Fault Error Message

System Fault Error Codes:

With a system fault, you may see error codes W01, W02, E01, E02, or E03 on the display. You may also see an auto test failed message. These error codes may indicate that there is no grid, a PV panel voltage, or a leakage current that is too high, an insulation problem of the PV panel, or a grid or voltage frequency that is out of range.

Inverter Fault Error Codes:

Under an inverter fault, you may see error codes from E04 to E14. These codes indicate a consistent fault, an abnormal internal temperature, an output relay fault, as well as an output current DC that is too high. Conversely, these codes can also mean an EEPROM or communication fault, as well as a DC bus over or under voltage. It can also be that your inverter is encountering a reference voltage or a DC sensor fault or worse, the GFCI device is damaged.

If any of the problems above persist, better gather some information about your inverter’s installation date, model number, as well as its serial number before you get in touch with a serviceman. If your inverter was installed within the last five years, then there is a great chance that it is still covered under warranty. Otherwise, perhaps it will be better to have it replaced with a new inverter that is covered with a full warranty.

Need help with your JFY inverter? Call Solar Uptime

JFY inverters can sometimes be quite complicated. That’s why you must have them attended by CEC-accredited electricians from a trusted solar maintenance company. To ensure your inverter is repaired properly and quickly at a reasonable cost, call us at Solar Uptime any time.

Our team of trained technicians is always on standby to resolve all your solar inverter and solar panel problems as quickly as possible.

We will visit your property to inspect and assess your inverters. If necessary we will source any replacement parts and fix components that can still be salvaged.

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Your solar inverter will undergo a number of performance and safety tests as recommended by qualified technicians before we return it to your home. We can also make a recommendation for a new solar inverter if this proves to be a more cost-effective solution.

Call us now at 1300 611 880 and talk to one of our friendly customer representatives to learn what we can do for you to get your JFY inverter back in good condition once again.

Solar inverter repairs FAQ

Yes, providing the damages are not exceptionally severe – here are some examples of solar inverter brands we have repaired:

  • ABB / Aurora / Power One
  • Aerosharp
  • CMS / Carbon / Management Solutions
  • Clenergy
  • Delta
  • Effekta
  • Eversolar
  • Five Star Energy
  • Fronius
  • Geoprotek
  • Ginlong / Ningbo Ginlong / Eko
  • Goodwe
  • Growatt
  • Imeon
  • Ingeteam
  • JFY
  • JSI
  • KACO
  • KLNE
  • Latronics
  • Macsolar
  • Oelmaier
  • Omnik
  • Orion
  • Samil / Samil Power
  • Solar River
  • S.E.A.
  • Sharp
  • SMA
  • SolarEdge
  • Solar King
  • SolarMax
  • SolaX
  • Solco
  • Solis
  • Sungrow
  • Sunna
  • Sunny Roo
  • Sunteams
  • Xantrex
  • Zeversolar
  • Zeus Apollo

The cost of the repair can be as low as $80 if it is simply a matter of replacing an external plug, switch or consumable part and it isn’t necessary to remove the inverter.

Standard workshop repair costs range from $195 to $495 – Please note there may be additional site visit fees applicable.

We provide a full range of solar inverter replacement options if repairs are not possible.

You will need to review your insurance policy details to determine if coverage is applicable for your solar system damages. If you’re not sure, contact your insurance company for clarification.

If required we can identify the cause of damage to the solar inverter by conducting a workshop-based electrical component forensic investigation and report.

To find out if your inverter is covered under warranty, first establish when the warranty period began. This is generally the date the system was installed.

The most common inverter warranty period we see is 5 years. However we recommend checking your paperwork as extended warranties are not uncommon and some manufacturers offer up to 10 years – we can assist you with the manufacturer warranty claim process.

Don’t worry. This information is available from your local electricity generator, which is Energex in South East Queensland, Ergon in North and regional Queensland and Essential energy for Northern New South Wales.

It looks like your options are limited and your inverter will need repairing or possibly replacing.