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Inverter Fault Light

The following is a description of an inverter fault on an Enercon Compak 9000 power supply.

Symptom
The inverter fault light occurs only after a specific power level is obtained.

Fault
This type of fault is caused by a high voltage short in the output load. To isolate this fault,
proceed with the troubleshooting section for a High Voltage Trip.

Symptom
The inverter fault light occurs immediately on starting the power supply regardless of the
desired power level.

Fault
The DC to AC inverter section of the power supply has a fault. This could be a defective
device, a defective driver board or both.

Caution
When a defective device is replaced, ensure the associated gate leads are replaced also. If
not, the leads may result in additional device failures.

Solution
1.

2.

Check the chopper and inverter devices in accordance with the device checks on page
2. (Item 14* & 15*).
1.

If defective devices are identified, replace both the device and the leads.

2.

If no defective devices are identified, proceed.

Disconnect the output leads from the power supply to the high voltage transformer.
Restart the power supply and check the symptoms.
1.

If the inverter fault occurs, replace the driver board (Item 11*).

2.
If no inverter fault proceed to troubleshoot a High Voltage Trip fault
* The Component Layout Drawing for the Compak 9000 Power Supply comes in two power
ranges, 5 to 20 kW and 25 to 30 kW. Please select the appropriate power range of the power
supply used in your system.

View the drawing for the 5 - 20 kW power supplies

View the drawing for the 25 - 30 kW power supplies

Hight Voltage Trip


The following is a description of a high voltage trip on an Enercon Compak 9000 power supply.

Symptom
The high voltage trip light is illuminated on the display panel when the power supply is
started.

Fault
A breakdown in the dielectric of the electrode, roll covering or high voltage wire insulation has
occurred. The fault is in the output load section of the power supply.

Solution
1.

Inspect the station for a failed electrode.


1.
2.

It may be possible to hear a "snap" or see an arc, which will help locate the
high voltage short in the station.

To reduce the troubleshooting time, disconnect half of the electrodes to isolate


the failed or pinholed electrode.
CAUTION! - When reducing the load on the power supply, limit the power demand by
the same amount. (i.e. If 4 electrodes make the station load, and 2 electrodes have
been disconnected for troubleshooting purposes, do not exceed 50% of the power
supply's power capability.) Overpowering the electrode may cause electrode failure.
3.
If a failed electrode is isolated, replace the electrode.

4.
2.

If the high voltage trip occurs on all electrodes, proceed.

Inspect the station high voltage wiring, terminal blocks, and feed through tubes for
defects or breakdown.
1.

Ensure the high voltage lead is isolated from ground and all control wires.

2.

Check the wiring for the electrodes including the transformer leads.

3.
3.

If multiple transformers are employed, isolate each transformer.


Check to ensure the input wires to the high voltage transformers have not shorted.

1.

The wires from the power supply to the high voltage transformer must be
twisted at least one turn per foot and run in a non-magnetic conduit.If not, the wire
insulation may melt resulting in the wires shorting.

4. The red FAULT light indicates inverter shut down caused by low or
high voltage, overload or excessive temperature.
5. 5. In many cases, the car cigaratte lighter socket is limited, so that
the converter alarming or shutdown, then just power vehicle or
reduce the use power it may shutdown automatically and the Fault
Red light will belighted.