Film shows completion of 3 PV tests in under one minute

A new soalr PV tester has the capability to carry out multi-function testing quickly and effectively.

Seaward Solar has produced a new video to demonstrate the fast testing effectiveness of its PV150 dedicated solar PV tester.

The special video, available at shows how the PV150 can be used for much simpler, quicker and safe testing of PV systems as part of installation, commissioning and baseline performance tests.

The special short video shows how the tester can be used to take PV system open circuit voltage, short circuit current and insulation resistance measurements in less than one minute, and contrasts its use with traditional test methods using a multi function tester and a current clamp.

With the PV150, once the test leads are connected, all three test measurements can be made automatically with the simple push of a single button.

Then, the test results can be stored in the instrument's internal memory for downloading to PC based records using the Seaward Cert Elements program.

In this way, the combined testing, data logging and downloading facility enables PV system documentation and test certificates to be completed quickly and without error.

The PV150 can also undertake power measurement, earth (ground) continuity testing and operational current measurement for comprehensive PV system testing requirements in line with the requirements of the MSC, EN62446 and other standards.

In addition, special wireless Solarlink connectivity with the Solar Survey 200R enables the PV150 to capture and record real time irradiance, ambient and PV module temperature as testing is being undertaken.

More details at


UK & Europe:
Seaward Electronic Ltd. is based at Bracken Hill, South West Industrial Estate, Peterlee, County Durham, SR8 2SW Tel. + 44 (0) 191 586 3511
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USA and North America:
Seaward Group USA is based at 6304 Benjamin Road, Suite 506, Tampa, Florida 33634 Tel. 813 886 2775 Fax. 813 886 2754

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