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Author Topic: Settings to make a Sunny Island and Sunny Boy play nice...  (Read 1147 times)
bautsche
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« on: April 16, 2016, 03:09:07 PM »

My apologies, you'd have thought that I would be able to find the answers to this searching the internet, but I don't seem to find the right words to look for, so here's another stupid question....

In order to make my Sunny Island system (5048) play nice with my newly installed Sunny Boy 3800, I think (after reading loads of documentation) I need to set the Sunny Boy to "Standalone Grid Operation". In order to do this, I think I need to ask SMA for a (or is that my?) "Grid Guard password".

In theory, I could then use Sunny Explorer to set the parameter?

Have I got this right? If so, I haven't found the right setting in Sunny Explorer to change and neither have I found a way of entering my Grid Guard password to even allow me to change settings with that protected by Grid Guard icon next to them.

Any pointers greatly appreciated.
Thanks.
Eric
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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2016, 04:40:02 PM »

Hi Eric,

you need to contact SMA for the 'Grid Guard' code, you can download the form from their website. When I did it you then had to sign the document, scan it and email it to them. It was a pretty straight forward affair and I had the code within 48 hours. Then you can do just as you say.

I use SDC but I'm sure you can use SE.

Cheers, Paul
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2016, 07:40:16 PM »

Sorted it out offline with Paul and writing it up here in case someone else stumbles across this issue in the future.

Thanks only to Paul's help we have worked out that the only setting is the country code in the Sunny Boy inverter that needs to be changed. That then automatically changes various other settings in the Sunny Boy to match.
The relevant section in the Sunny Island manual is that on FSPC.

Paul also pointed out that 250.28 ChrgCtlOp needs to be set to auto on the Sunny Island.

In order to change the Country Code for the Sunny Boy inverter, you need a "Grid Protection password". These are personalised to each individual. To apply, have a look on google for:
site:sma.de Grid Protection password application

about the third link down is a form called GRIDGUARD-ZEN151321.pdf. You need to fill that out, scan it and email it to the address at the bottom of the form.

With that password in Sunny Explorer under "File" is an option to enable changes protected by Grid Guard. Once you have entered your password there, you can click the edit button in the Setting tree and everything becomes editable.

There you go, Eric's a happy man now with his inverters. ;-)

Thanks again, Paul, very much appreciated.
Eric
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2016, 08:32:25 PM »

Iirc you can change to standalone during the first few hours of powering up a new sunny boy. Not much help if you've bought a used one.
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