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Author Topic: Inverter and ASHP lifespan  (Read 659 times)
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« on: August 25, 2019, 07:13:57 AM »

We have a SolarEdge inverter and was wondering how many years we should get out of it.

I have a similar question about air source heat pumps.

These are expensive pieces of kit, so was wondering if its years or decades.

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2019, 12:27:29 PM »

I suppose it depends how heavily it's loaded, do you get it serviced every year- heat pump?
Location of inverter, temperature of this location,
Heat will damage the inverter
Terminations checked for tightness etc
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2019, 01:40:29 PM »

Different brand but my Mastervolt XS went in less than 2 years, and the replacement went after about another 2.5 years. Both were replaced under warranty, now expired. The current one has been in for about 3 years so I suppose I should get ready for anotehr change. I want a smarter one, and I believe they are fairly easy to fit (even possibly a d-i-y job ) and cost less than they did 8 years ago, but that might all be rubbish.

There's a thought though, would a change of inverter make any change to the FIT stuff, does it even need to be declared?
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 02:46:45 PM »

Inverter details are not on my MCS certificate - just the panels and the meter.

So, unless the installer registered those, there will be no inverter record on the MCS database to change.

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