How it works - The Solar Safety ShutOFF Explained

The conventional d.c. isolation system installed on rooftop solar panels fails to provide complete and safe isolation. The placement of this d.c. switch/isolator does nothing to stop the generation of the lethal d.c. voltages required for solar generation. The diagram below shows the conventional placement of the d.c. switch/isolator both on the roof and next to the inverter does not address the lethal accumulated d.c. voltage within the panels and associated wiring (outlined in red on the diagram below).

Solar panel safety: No Solar Safety ShutOFF = Lethal dc voltage

The Solar Safety ShutOFF is different in that it tackles the problem of DC isolation at the source (i.e. before the panels combine to lethal d.c voltages). The Solar Safety ShutOFF is capable of simultaneously isolating solar panels, stopping the combining of panel voltages and limiting the system voltage to the safety of Extra Low Voltage (outlined in green on the diagram below). This disconnection can be performed either at the switchboard, or remotely by disconnecting the supply voltage.

Solar Safety ShutOFF: Solar panel safety

The engineered Solar Safety ShutOFF is the most technologically advanced protection system involving solar generation. It is the only isolating system that provides the:
• Ability to switch off both locally and remotely.
• Defined isolating air gap between combining panels (Safest Isolation)
• Ability to clearly indicate safe solar panel isolation via existing inverter.
• Ability to switch off when a predetermined temperature has been reached (if heat is detected from a fire the entire system will safely shut down).
• Ability to shut down solar generation independent from the solar panels.
• Simply Retrofitted to any new or existing system.
• Cost effective and safe.