ASTM-E1462 Standard Test Methods for Insulation Integrity and Ground Path Continuity of Photovoltaic Modules

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Scope

1.1 These test methods cover procedures for (1) testing for current leakage between the electrical circuit of a photovoltaic module and its external components while a user-specified voltage is applied and (2) for testing for possible module insulation breakdown (dielectric voltage withstand test).

1.2 A procedure is described for measuring the insulation resistance between the electrical circuit of a photovoltaic module and its external components (insulation resistance test).

1.3 A procedure is provided for verifying that electrical continuity exists between the exposed external conductive surfaces of the module, such as the frame, structural members, or edge closures, and its grounding point (ground path continuity test).

1.4 This test method does not establish pass or fail levels. The determination of acceptable or unacceptable results is beyond the scope of this test method.

1.5 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Keywords

dielectric voltage withstand; electrical testing; ground path continuity; insulation integrity; insulation resistance; modules; photovoltaics; solar energy ; Current measurement--solar devices; Dielectric withstand voltage; Electrical performance--solar devices; Ground path continuity; Insulation integrity; Insulation resistance; Modules; Solar collectors; ICS Number Code 27.160 (Solar energy engineering)

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Document Number

ASTM-E1462-12

Revision Level

2012 EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

Revision

Publication Date

April 30, 2012

Document Type

Test Method

Page Count

4 pages

Committee Number

E44.09