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Xantrex™ GT500 E 500 kW

and Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW
Grid-Tied Photovoltaic
Inverters
Xantrex GT500 E Xantrex GT630 E
Xantrex GT500 E GI Xantrex GT630 E GI
Xantrex GT630 E GI 1K

Operation Manual
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Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW and
Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW
Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters
Operation Manual
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About This Manual
Purpose
The purpose of this Operation Manual is to provide explanations and procedures
for operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting the Schneider Electric Xantrex
GT500 E 500 kW and the Schneider Electric Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied
Photovoltaic Inverters. Installation instructions are available in the Xantrex GT500 E
and Xantrex GT630 E Planning and Installation Manual.
Scope
This Manual provides safety guidelines and information about operating and
troubleshooting the unit.
Audience
This Manual is intended for anyone who needs to operate the Xantrex GT500 E
500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters. Operators
must be familiar with all the safety regulations pertaining to operating high-voltage
equipment as dictated by local code. Operators must also have a complete
understanding of this equipment’s features and functions. The Xantrex inverter
must be installed by qualified personnel as described in Xantrex GT500 E and
Xantrex GT630 E Planning and Installation Manual.
Installation, servicing and maintenance must be performed by qualified personnel.
Qualified personnel have training, knowledge, and experience in:
• installing electrical equipment and PV power systems (up to 1000 V),
• applying all applicable installation codes,
• analyzing and reducing the hazards involved in performing electrical work,
and,
• selecting and using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Organization
This Manual is organized into four chapters and one appendix.
Chapter 1, “Introduction” contains information about the features and functions of
the Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic
Inverters.
Chapter 2, “Operation” contains information on the basic operation of the Xantrex
GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters.
Chapter 3, “Troubleshooting” contains information and procedures for operators to
perform basic troubleshooting of the Xantrex inverter.
Chapter 4, “Preventative Maintenance” contains information for site maintenance
personnel on when to book an appointment with qualified personnel for
preventative maintenance on the Xantrex inverter.
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Appendix A provides the environmental and electrical specifications for the
Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic
Inverters.
Conventions Used
The following conventions are used in this guide.
Product Names
This manual includes information for two products: Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex
GT630 E.
Both inverters can have Grid Interactive Options (VAR control and low voltage
ride-through). The Xantrex GT630 E GI can have the additional option of
1000 Vdc input voltage. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the term Xantrex
inverter will be used to describe inverters both with and without any of the
options.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Related Information
You can find more information about Schneider Electric as well as its products
and services at www.schneider-electric.com.
WARNING
Warnings identify conditions or practices that could result in personal injury or
loss of life.
CAUTION
Cautions identify conditions or practices that could result in damage to the unit or
other equipment.
Important: These notes describe things which are important for you to know, but
not as serious as a caution or warning.
ANSI American National Standards Institute DSP Digital Signal Processor
FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array GUI Graphical User Interface
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers
IGBT Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor
IPM Intelligent Power Module NFPA National Fire Protection
Association
PSL Phase-Shift Loop PV Photovoltaic
UFCU Universal Frontpanel Control Unit
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Important Safety Instructions
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - DO NOT DISCARD
This manual contains important safety instructions for the Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW
& Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters — Xantrex inverter —
that must be followed during operation and maintenance procedures.
WARNING: Risk of electric shock, explosion, and arc flash
Before installing the Xantrex inverter read all instructions, cautionary markings,
and all other appropriate sections of this manual. Exercise extreme caution at all
times to prevent accidents.
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Risk of electric shock, explosion, and arc
flash. Risk of equipment damage
Unsafe conditions and damage to the inverter may result if the instructions, and
electrical, physical, and environmental installation specifications in this manual
are not obeyed.
WARNING: Risk of electric shock, explosion, and arc flash
The Xantrex inverter enclosures contain exposed conductors and parts operating
at lethal voltage and at high enough energy to create an arc flash. Electrocution or
severe burns may result. The enclosure doors should remain closed with the
latches tightened, except during installation, maintenance or testing. Installation,
servicing and maintenance must be performed by qualified personnel. To reduce
the risk of electric shock or arc flash, do not open any doors or remove any covers
unless you are qualified to do so, are properly equipped with appropriate personal
protective equipment, and have locked out and tagged out all sources of energy
and verified that the inverter is de-energized. Do not open the cabinet doors if
moisture is present (rain or heavy dew).
WARNING: Multiple sources with risk of electric shock,
explosion, and arc flash
The Xantrex inverter is energized from the PV array, from the AC grid, and from an
auxiliary AC source (backed up with a Xantrex UPS for Xantrex GT500 E & Xantrex
GT630 E units with low-voltage ride-through capability). All 3 sources (4 including
a Xantrex UPS) must be disconnected, locked-out and tagged-out, and all circuits
tested to verify that the inverter is fully de-energized, by following the Lock-out and
Tag-out and other Safety instructions found in the Important Safety chapter of your
Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverter Planning
and Installation Manual (Part #: 975-0581-01-01), before servicing or maintenance.
Opening the AC and DC disconnect switches on the inverter does not remove all
power from the inverter. Wait 20 minutes for the DC bus capacitors, located within
the cabinet, to discharge after removing power.
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WARNING: Limitations on use
The Xantrex inverter is not intended for use in connection with life support
systems or other medical equipment or devices. The Xantrex inverter may only
be used in grid-interconnected PV systems; it is not suitable for any other
application areas.
WARNING: Explosion hazard
The IGBT module may explode in the event of a major malfunction.
Do not operate the inverter with the doors open.
WARNING: Crush hazard
The inverters have a very high balance point and can easily fall over if they are
moved without caution. The inverter must be securely attached to the mounting
surface after positioning.
WARNING: Burn hazard
Inverters contain internal components that become hot during normal operation.
Use caution when servicing if inverter has been operating. Allow time for parts to
cool before contact.
WARNING: Risk of electric shock, explosion, and arc flash
When installing the Xantrex inverter use only components recommended or sold
by the manufacturer. Doing otherwise may result in a risk of fire, electric shock,
injury to persons, and will void the warranty.
WARNING: Risk of electric shock, explosion, and arc flash
Do not attempt to operate the Xantrex inverter if it has been dropped, or received
more than cosmetic damage during transport or shipping. If the Xantrex inverter
is damaged, or suspected to be damaged, see the Warranty for this unit in the
Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Planning and Installation Manual.
WARNING: Risk of fire and equipment damage
The overcurrent protective devices within the Xantrex inverter are intended for
protecting the Xantrex inverter circuitry only. It is the installer's responsibility to
determine the overcurrent protection required for the PV array or external AC or
DC cabling, in accordance with the applicable installation codes.
WARNING: Risk of electric shock, explosion, and arc
flash. Risk of equipment damage
Unsafe conditions and damage to the inverter may result if the inverter is
energized with condensation present inside the unit. Storage, transportation, and
operational conditions must ensure that internal condensation is not created, or
that the inverter is dry before energizing. Obey the environmental specifications
and classifications in Table A-2 and Table A-3.
Safety
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Personal Safety
Follow these instructions to ensure your safety while working with the Xantrex
inverter.
Qualified Personnel
Only qualified personnel shall perform the installation, initial operation and
maintenance of the Xantrex inverter. Follow all applicable workplace safety
procedures and regulations regarding work practices, personal protective
equipment (PPE), installation and test equipment, etc.
Service personnel must be equipped with personal protective equipment
appropriate for the work to be performed, which may include some or all of the
following:
• Electrically rated safety gloves
• Safety glasses
• Ear protection
• Electrical safety shoes/boots
• Electrical safety hard hat
• Padlocks and tags (for lock-out/tag-out of disconnects)
• Appropriately rated meter to verify that the circuits are de-energized
(1000 Vac and DC rated, minimum)
Check local safety regulations for other requirements.
All servicing must be done in accordance with the instructions and safety
information found in your Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Grid-Tied
Photovoltaic Inverter Planning and Installation Manual (Part #: 975-0581-01-01).
CAUTION: Risk of overheating
The inverters have supply air and exhaust air areas, which must remain
unobstructed. The inverter can overheat and will cease power production if the
installation, maintenance and clearance instructions are not adhered to. Ensure
you remove the tracks required for transportation located at the top of the
inverter.
CAUTION: Risk of equipment damage
Inverter electronics can be destroyed by static charge. Wear static protection
gear, and use anti-static tools and procedures when servicing the inverter.
Install external surge arrestors at the input of the UPS and ensure the CCU
communication interfaces also have over voltage protection devices.
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Important Safety Instructions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - v
1 Introduction
Description of the Xantrex inverter - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–2
Physical Characteristics - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–3
AC Interface Enclosure (+H0) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–4
Inverter Enclosure (+H1) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–4
Power Distribution Panel - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–4
Converter Control Unit - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–4
Power Electronics Matrix - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–4
DC Interface Enclosure (+H2) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–4
Operator Interface Controls - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–5
3 stand-by/power-on Switch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–6
Emergency Stop (E-STOP) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–7
AC and DC Disconnect Switches - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–8
Operation Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–10
Fixed Unity Power Factor Operation (Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E) - - - - - - - - - - 1–10
Variable Power Factor Operation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–10
Maximum Peak Power Tracking - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–10
Utility Voltage/Frequency Fault Automatic Reset - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–12
Safety Features - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–12
Anti-Island Protection (Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E base units only) - - - - - - - - - 1–12
Low Voltage Ride-through Capability - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–12
PV Ground Insulation Detection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–13
PV Over-voltage Detection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–13
Ground Fault Monitoring - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–14
Lightning Protection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–14
Communication Features and Methods - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–16
System Status and Fault Reporting - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–16
Data Logging - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–17
Monitoring Connection Methods - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–17
Direct Access Connection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–17
Remote Access Connection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–17
2 Operation
Description of System Operation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–2
Overview - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–2
Faults - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–2
Operating States - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–4
Power Tracking - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–4
Transition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–4
Shutdown - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–4
Fault - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–5
Contents
Contents
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Automatic Sleep Test - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–5
Operator Interface - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–6
UFCU Keypad Operation and Display - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–6
Display - Initialization Screen - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–7
Standard Display - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–7
Menu Structure - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–7
READ Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–8
Write Menu - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–15
Commanding Goal State Changes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–23
Setting the Date and Time - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–24
Manual State Transitions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–25
Automatic State Transitions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–25
Auto-restart Feature - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–26
Energize Procedure (Startup) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–26
3 Troubleshooting
Faults and Fault Codes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–2
General Troubleshooting - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–2
Automatically Clearing Faults - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–3
Fault Code Descriptions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–4
Control Unit Disconnect Errors - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–11
4 Preventative Maintenance
Maintenance Intervals - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4–2
Monthly Intervals or As Required - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4–2
Six Month Intervals - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4–2
5 year Interval - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4–2
10 year Interval - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4–2
A Specifications
System Specifications - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–2
Physical and Environmental Specifications - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–2
Regulatory Specifications - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–2
Electrical Specifications - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–3
Over Voltage, Under Voltage and Frequency Ranges - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–4
Bolt Sizes and Torque Requirements - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–5
Uninterrupted Power Supply – UPS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–6
Dimensions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–6
Warranty and Return Information - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - WA–1
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Figure 1-1 Xantrex inverter Major Components - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–3
Figure 1-2 Xantrex inverter Operator Interface Components - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–5
Figure 1-3 3 stand-by/power-on Switch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–6
Figure 1-4 Emergency Stop- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–7
Figure 1-5 AC and DC Disconnect Switches- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–9
Figure 1-6 Maximum Peak Power Tracking- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–11
Figure 1-7 Bender Relay Display - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–13
Figure 1-8 Xantrex inverter Current Transducers- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–14
Figure 1-9 AC Lightning Protection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–15
Figure 1-10 DC Lightning Protection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–15
Figure 1-11 AUX Lightning Protection - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–15
Figure 1-12 Display and UFCU Location - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1–16
Figure 2-1 Operating States Flow Chart - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–3
Figure 2-2 The Universal Front Panel Control Unit (UFCU) and Display- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–6
Figure 2-3 Initialization Screens- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–7
Figure 2-4 Operator Interface Menu Diagram - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–8
Figure 2-5 Read-by-ID Feature - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–14
Figure 2-6 State Transition Diagram- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–23
Figure 2-7 Display Showing Fault Code - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–26
Figure A-1 Xantrex inverter Dimensions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–6
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Table 2-1 Scrolling through the READ Menu Parameters - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–10
Table 2-2 READ Menu Descriptions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–10
Table 2-3 Write Menu Parameters- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2–16
Table 3-1 Fault Codes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3–4
Table A-1 Physical and Environmental Specifications - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -A–2
Table A-2 Electrical Specifications - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -A–3
Table A-3 Over/Under-Voltage and Over/Under-Frequency Ranges - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–4
Table A-4 AC Terminal Bolt Size, and Torque Values - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -A–5
Table A-5 DC Terminal Bolt Size, and Torque Values - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–5
Table A-6 Minimum UPS Specifications- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - A–6
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1 Introduction
Chapter 1, “Introduction” contains
information about the features and
functions of the Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW
& Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied
Photovoltaic Inverters.
The Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW Grid-Tied
Photovoltaic Inverter with optional Ride-
through Capability and optional VAR
Control is a utility interactive, three-phase
power conversion system for grid-
connected photovoltaic arrays with a
power rating of 500 kW.
The Xantrex GT630 E 630kW Grid-Tied
Photovoltaic Inverter with optional Ride-
through Capability, optional VAR Control
and optional 1000 Vdc, which provides
input range capability up to 1000 Vdc, is
a utility interactive, three-phase power
conversion system for grid-connected
photovoltaic arrays with a power rating of
630 kW.
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Description of the Xantrex inverter
Designed to be easy to install and operate, the Xantrex inverter automates start-
up, shutdown, and fault detection scenarios. With user-settable power tracking
that matches the inverter to the array and adjustable delay periods, users are
able to customize start up and shut down sequences. Multiple Xantrex GT500 E
or Xantrex GT630 E inverters are easily paralleled for larger power installations.
The Xantrex inverter power conversion system consists of a pulse-width
modulated (PWM) inverter, switch gear for isolation and protection of the
connected AC and DC power sources. Housed in a rugged IP20 rated,
galvanized steel enclosure, the Xantrex inverter incorporates sophisticated
Intellimod

(IPM) insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) as the main power
switching devices. An advanced, field-proven, maximum peak power tracker
(MPPT) integrated within the Xantrex inverter control firmware ensures the
optimum power throughput for harvesting energy from the photovoltaic array.
Protection
Features
The advanced design of the Xantrex inverter includes an EMI output filter and the
main AC contactor located electrically on the inverter side of the isolation
transformer. Additionally, the Xantrex inverter integrated controller contains self-
protection features including over and under-voltage and frequency safeguards.
An integral anti-island protection scheme (Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E
base units only) prevents the inverter from feeding power to the grid in the event
of a utility outage.
User Interface The Xantrex inverter includes a local user interface comprised of a 3 (stand-by/
power-on) switch (called ON/OFF on older models), a keypad, and a 4-line, 80
character display. The display provides an interface for the user to query Xantrex
inverter system status, control, metering/data logging and protective functions.
These features can be accessed remotely using an optional communication kit.
Physical
Characteristics
The Xantrex inverter comes in a set of three enclosures to house the Electronics
described above. The left one-door section is the AC interface enclosure (+H0).
The center two-door section is the main inverter enclosure (+H1). The right one-
door section is the DC interface enclosure (+H2). The three enclosures are
constructed and delivered as one complete assembly. These components are
identified in Figure 1-1 on page 1–3 and the dimensions are identified in Figure
A-1 on page A–6.
Grid Interactive
Options
The Xantrex GT500 E GI or Xantrex GT630 E GI has all of the features of the
Xantrex GT500 E or Xantrex GT630 E base unit (respectively), with the addition of
either VAR control or VAR control and low voltage ride through together. The low-
voltage ride-through capability allows the inverter to continue operation during
dips in the AC voltage and power-factor compensation, by using array, not line
voltage to compensate for extra capacitance or inductance on the grid based on
the user-settable parameters. To facilitate these features, the ride-through option
does not provide anti-islanding protection. The VAR control provides reactive
power control for full power across the power factor range.
1000 V Input
Option
The Xantrex GT630 E GI 1K enables the Xantrex GT630 E to accept input
voltages up to 1000 Vdc.
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Physical Characteristics
The Xantrex inverter comes in a set of 3 enclosures to house the electronics
described above. The left 1-door section is the AC interface enclosure (+H0).
The center 2-door section is the inverter enclosure (+H1). The right 1-door
section is the DC interface enclosure (+H2). The 3 enclosures are constructed
and delivered as one complete assembly.
The Xantrex inverter is IP20 rated.
These components are identified in Figure 1-1.
Figure 1-1 Xantrex inverter Major Components
DC Interface
Enclosure
+H2
AC Interface
Enclosure
-HO
Main Inverter Enclosure
(Front View) +H1
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AC Interface Enclosure (+H0)
The AC interface enclosure houses the connection for the utility (see Figure 1-1
to locate the AC interface enclosure). This enclosure contains the AC disconnect
switch, which has an integral over-current and over-temperature protection. The
terminals for the auxiliary AC voltage and the main AC contactor are also located
in this enclosure.
Inverter Enclosure (+H1)
The Xantrex inverter inverter enclosure contains the power distribution panel, the
converter control unit, and power electronics matrix. Also found within the main
inverter enclosure are some of the system protection devices (such as the sense
and control power fuses).
Power Distribution Panel
Located in the middle right side of the inverter enclosure, this power distribution
panel contains many of the Electromechanical, protective, and control power
components necessary to support the operation of the Xantrex inverter.
Converter Control Unit
The control unit is a digital signal processor (DSP) based control board that
performs numerous control and diagnostic functions associated with Xantrex
inverter operation. Its most significant tasks are control of the Xantrex inverter
electromechanical components and power electronics converters and
communication with the universal front panel control unit, and system sensors.
The control unit also contains the necessary DC power supplies to support its
operation.
Power Electronics Matrix
The power conversion matrix is located behind the inner doors of the inverter
enclosure. The matrix consists of switching transistors (IGBTs), transistor gate
drive electronics, laminated bus structure, DC capacitors and an aluminium
extrusion heatsink with cooling fans. The fans are located below the heatsink.
DC Interface Enclosure (+H2)
The DC interface serves as the connection interface between the PV array and
the Xantrex inverter (see Figure 1-1 on page 1–3 to locate the DC interface). This
enclosure is where the DC disconnect switch resides. Optionally the DC interface
enclosure can include PV string fuses and master/slave combiner contactors.
Operator Interface Controls
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Operator Interface Controls
Operator interface controls are located on the front door of the inverter enclosure.
These controls include a 3 (stand-by/power-on) switch (called ON/OFF on older
models), an emergency stop (E-STOP) pushbutton, a 4-line display and a keypad
called the universal frontpanel control unit (UFCU).
Figure 1-2 Xantrex inverter Operator Interface Components
Display
Universal
Frontpanel
Control Unit
(UFCU)
3 stand-by/
power-on Switch
Main Inverter Enclosure (Front View)
DC Interface
Enclosure
E-STOP
Pushbutton
AC Interface
Enclosure
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3 stand-by/power-on Switch
The Xantrex inverter incorporates a maintained position 3 (stand-by/power-on)
switch (called ON/OFF on older models) located on the right center door, under
the main control display. Under normal conditions, the 3 (stand-by/power-on)
switch is in the 2 (power-on) position. Turning the switch to the 1 (stand-by)
position initiates an immediate controlled shutdown of the Xantrex inverter and
opens both the main AC contactor and DC disconnect switch within the unit.
Turning the switch to the 1 (stand-by) position will not de-energize unit; it only
stops power production. The main AC contactor and DC disconnect switch
cannot be closed unless the switch is in the 2 (power-on) position. The Xantrex
inverter is prevented from being restarted until the 3 (stand-by/power-on) switch
is turned back to the 2 (power-on) position.
Figure 1-3 3 stand-by/power-on Switch
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Emergency Stop (E-STOP)
The Xantrex inverter incorporates a maintained position E-STOP pushbutton located
on the inverter enclosure. Under normal conditions, the E-STOP pushbutton is in the
CLOSED (extended) position. Pushing the pushbutton to the OPEN (depressed)
position initiates an immediate controlled shutdown of the Xantrex inverter and
opens both the main AC contactor and DC disconnect switch within the unit. Both
the main AC contactor and DC disconnect switch cannot be closed unless the
pushbutton is in the CLOSED (extended) position. The Xantrex inverter is prevented
from being restarted until the E-STOP pushbutton is in the CLOSED (extended)
position.
Provisions are supplied for adding a remote emergency stop circuit.
Figure 1-4 Emergency Stop
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AC and DC Disconnect Switches
The main AC disconnect switch is located inside the AC interface enclosure and
the DC disconnect switch is located inside the DC interface enclosure. Additional
external AC and DC disconnecting means, capable of being locked-out and
tagged-out, must be provided as part of the installation, to facilitate safe
servicing of the inverter.
The main AC and DC disconnect switches are each equipped with an auxiliary
contact block which enables the switch to be used as a load break disconnect.
In the event of a fault, the DC disconnect switch automatically opens, and it is
capable of breaking the full DC load current.
For Xantrex GT500 E & Xantrex GT630 E units with UPS backup, the UPS breaker
(-F5) is installed in the center (+H1) enclosure.
All Xantrex inverter enclosure doors must be closed and locked during normal
operation.
WARNING: Multiple sources with risk of electric shock,
explosion, and arc flash
The Xantrex inverter is energized from the PV array, from the AC grid, and from
an auxiliary AC source (backed up with a Xantrex UPS for Xantrex GT500 E &
Xantrex GT630 E units with low-voltage ride-through capability). All 3 sources
(4 including a Xantrex UPS) must be disconnected, locked-out and tagged-out,
and all circuits tested to verify that the inverter is fully de-energized, by following
the Lock-out and Tag-out and other Safety instructions found in the Important
Safety chapter of your Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Grid-Tied
Photovoltaic Inverter Planning and Installation Manual (Part #: 975-0581-01-01),
before servicing or maintenance. Opening the AC and DC disconnect switches
on the inverter does not remove all power from the inverter. Wait 20 minutes for
the DC bus capacitors, located within the cabinet, to discharge after removing
power.
Operator Interface Controls
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Figure 1-5 AC and DC Disconnect Switches
AC Disconnect
Switch (-Q1)
AC Interface Enclosure
DC Disconnect
Switch (-Q11)
DC Interface Enclosure
AC Disconnect Switch DC Disconnect Switch
UPS Breaker (-F5)
Located in center
enclosure
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Operation Features
The Xantrex inverter has the following operation features.
Fixed Unity Power Factor Operation (Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex
GT630 E)
The Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E maintain unity power factor during
operation. The control software constantly senses utility voltage, and constructs
the output current waveform to match the utility voltage. The Xantrex GT500 E
and Xantrex GT630 E are not capable of operation without the presence of
normal utility voltage, nor are they capable of varying the output power factor off
unity.
Variable Power Factor Operation
The Xantrex inverters with the VAR control option have user-settable parameters
for varying the output power factor off unity.
In addition, the inverter can compensate for reactive loads on the grid by varying
the power factor it supplies according to the user-settable parameters.
Maximum Peak Power Tracking
An advanced, field-proven, maximum peak power tracking (MPPT) algorithm
integrated within the Xantrex inverter control software ensures the optimum power
throughput for harvesting energy from the photovoltaic array. The peak power
voltage point of a PV array can vary, primarily depending upon solar irradiance
and surface temperature of the PV panels. This peak power voltage point is
somewhat volatile, and can easily move along the I-V curve of the PV array every
few seconds. The MPPT algorithm allows the Xantrex inverter to constantly seek
the optimum voltage and current operating points of the PV array, and maintain
the maximum peak PV output power.
Accessible via the UFCU, there are five user-settable parameters that control the
behavior of the maximum peak power tracker within the Xantrex inverter. As
shown in Figure 1-6 on page 1–11, user- settable parameters include:
• PPT V Ref (ID# 37),
• I PPT Max (ID#42),
• PPT Enable (ID# 44),
• PPT Rate (ID# 45), and
• PPT V Step (ID# 46).
Upon entering the Power Tracking mode, it takes approximately 20 seconds for
the Xantrex inverter to ramp the PV voltage to the “PPT V Ref” setpoint regardless
of the actual PV voltage.
With the “PPT Enable” set to “0” (power tracker disabled), the Xantrex inverter
regulates the DC Bus at the “PPT V Ref” setpoint. Regulating the DC bus means
drawing more or less current out of the PV array to maintain this desired voltage.
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With the “PPT Enable” set to “1” (power tracker enabled), followed by the
expiration of the “PPT Rate” (MPPT decision frequency), the MPPT reduces the
reference voltage by an amount equal to the “PPT V Step” value.
At this point the MPPT compares the amount of AC output power produced to the
previous amount of AC power produced by the Xantrex inverter. If the output
power has increased, the next change made (after “PPT Rate” has again
expired) to the reference voltage, will be in the same direction.
Conversely, if the power comparison proves undesirable, the power tracker
reverses the direction of the change to the “PPT_V Step”. The MPPT algorithm
within the Xantrex inverter then continues this ongoing process of “stepping and
comparing” in order to seek the maximum power throughput from the PV array.
The changes made by the MPPT to the reference voltage are restricted by the
maximum and minimum PV input voltage:
• 880 and 450 V respectively for the Xantrex GT500 E,
• 880 and 495 V respectively for the Xantrex GT500 E with VAR control,
• 880 and 575 Vdc respectively for the Xantrex GT630 E,
• 880 and 575 Vdc respectively for the Xantrex GT630 E with VAR control.
Also, the MPPT will not attempt to produce power greater than that allowed by
the “I PPT Max” setpoint. If available PV power is above the maximum allowable
power level of the Xantrex inverter, the MPPT increases voltage as needed to
maintain output power below rated maximum.
Optimization of the Xantrex inverter MPPT results in an increase in energy
production. You are encouraged to study the PV array’s I-V curves and to adjust
the MPPT user-settable parameters accordingly.
Figure 1-6 Maximum Peak Power Tracking
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Utility Voltage/Frequency Fault Automatic Reset
In the event of a utility voltage or frequency excursion outside of preset limits, the
Xantrex inverter stops operation and displays a fault at the operator interface.
Once the utility voltage has stabilized within acceptable limits for a period of at
least 5 minutes, the Xantrex inverter automatically clears the fault and resumes
normal operation. Voltage and frequency fault setpoints are detailed later in this
section.
Safety Features
Anti-Island Protection (Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E base units
only)
A condition referred to as Islanding occurs when a distributed generation source
(such as the Xantrex inverter Grid-tied Photovoltaic Inverter) continues to
energize a portion of the utility grid after the utility experiences an interruption in
service. This type of condition may compromise personnel safety, restoration of
service, and equipment reliability.
The Xantrex inverter employs a method for detecting the islanding condition using
a Phase-Shift-Loop (PSL). This method is implemented in the control unit to prevent
islanding of the Xantrex inverter. The control unit continuously makes minor
adjustments to the output phase angle above and below unity. In the event of a
utility interruption or outage, these adjustments destabilize the feedback
between the inverter and the remaining load, resulting in an over/under-
frequency or voltage condition.
Upon detection of such a condition, the Xantrex inverter then performs an
immediate orderly shutdown and opens both the main AC contactor and DC
disconnect switch. The fault condition remains latched until the utility voltage and
frequency have returned to normal for at least 5 minutes.
Low Voltage Ride-through Capability
If the Xantrex inverter has the grid interactive option of low voltage ride-through
the inverter continues to function for 1.5 to 2.5 seconds (length of time
dependant on a site specific requirement) if the AC voltage is below the
minimum, but greater than 5% of the nominal operational voltage. In other words,
the inverter rides through voltage dips, and continues to operate even in unstable
grid conditions by delivering the same output AC current prior, during and after a
low voltage ride-through event.
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PV Ground Insulation Detection
The Xantrex inverter may be equipped with an optional PV ground insulation
detection circuits for ungrounded arrays, positive grounded arrays, or negative
grounded arrays. For ungrounded arrays the PV ground insulation detection
circuit will activate when the impedance drops below a preset value, the Xantrex
inverter executes an immediate orderly shutdown, opens both the AC and DC
contactors and reports a PV Ground Insulation Fault on the display of the UFCU.
The Xantrex inverter automatically clears the fault when the fault is remedied. No
parallel switching of the ground fault relays is allowed. For positive or negative
grounded arrays the detection circuit will activate when the leakage current
exceeds the threshold. The Xantrex inverter then executes an immediate orderly
shutdown, opens both the AC and DC contactors and reports a PV Ground
Insulation Fault on the display of the UFCU. The detection device must be reset
manually.
PV Over-voltage Detection
In the event of PV voltage greater than 940 Vdc during normal operation, all
Xantrex GT500 E & Xantrex GT630 E units (with the exception of those with the
1000 Vdc input option) will execute an orderly shutdown and report a fault to the
operator interface. If PV voltage remains greater than 940 Vdc, these inverters
may be irreparably damaged.
For the Xantrex GT630 E GI 1K the PV voltage can be as high as 1000 Vdc while
the inverter is not running. After the 1000 Vdc input option pulls down the array
voltage to a value within the inverter's operating range the inverter will start, the
PV over-voltage detection works as normal and protects the inverter from PV
voltages greater than 940 Vdc.
See Chapter 3, “Troubleshooting” for further information on this fault condition.
WARNING: Risk of electric shock or fire
When the PV ground insulation fault is displayed on the UFCU, some part of the
PV array that is supposed to be floating and isolated from earth ground has
become grounded or has damaged isolation. Both shock and fire hazards are
present under these conditions, and the system requires servicing by qualified
personnel.
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Ground Fault Monitoring
The Xantrex inverter is equipped with a ground fault detection circuit by means of
hall effect current transducers (+T14) (-T13) installed in the DC+ and DC-
circuits. This circuit is active when the PV array is properly grounded. The current
flowing in the PV+ and PV- circuits should be the same magnitude but opposite
polarity. Any difference is considered ground current. In the event this
imbalanced current exceed a predetermined value; the Xantrex inverter
executes an immediate orderly shutdown, opens both the AC contactor and the
DC disconnect switch, and reports a ground fault on the display of the UFCU.
The Xantrex inverter remains faulted until the ground fault is remedied and the
advisory is cleared at the operator interface.
Lightning Protection
Lightning arrestors are incorporated to obtain maximum protection. The control
voltage is secured against over-voltages by means of a TYP2 PRD40R 1P (-F30)
located in the AC interface enclosure. The AC output is secured against over-
voltages by means of (3) DBM 1 760 FM (-F31, -F32, -F33) located in the AC
interface enclosure and the DC input using a DGY PV 1000 (-F34) located in the
DC interface enclosure. The lightning arrestors are equipped with an indicator. A
green light on the indicator states that the lightning arrestor is OK; a red light on
the indicator means that the lightning arrestor must be replaced. If a DBM 1 760
FM needs to be replaced, the back-up fuses (-F35) must be checked as well. For
any service or replacement of lightning arrestors, call Schneider Electric
customer service.
Figure 1-7 Xantrex inverter Current Transducers
Current Transducers
(+T14) and (-T13)
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Figure 1-8 AC Lightning Protection
Figure 1-9 DC Lightning Protection
Figure 1-10 AUX Lightning Protection
DBM 1 760 FM
(-F31) (-F32) (F33)
Backup Fuses
(-F35)
DGY PV 1000
(-F34)
YP2 PRD40R 1P
(-F30)
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Communication Features and Methods
The Xantrex inverter provides two types of information to the user:
• system status and/or fault information, and
• data logging information.
System status and fault information can be accessed using the universal front
panel control unit (UFCU) or an optional monitoring system. Data logging access
requires the use of an optional monitoring system.
System Status and Fault Reporting
Basic system status and all fault conditions detected by the Xantrex inverter are
reported to the UFCU. The unit stores the time and details of all faults in non-
volatile memory. The 4-line display shows a hexadecimal value and a brief text
description of the fault.
The fault value is also made available to the optional monitoring system and has
a more extensive description of the fault.
The UFCU keypad is located on the right center door to manipulate and view
system operation and status. The keypad is comprised of 20 touch-sensitive
keys that provide a means to navigate through the menus and alter user-
changeable settings.
See the Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverter
Planning and Installation Manual (Part #: 975-0581-01-01) for details.
This information can also be accessed using an optional monitoring system.
Types of status information include:
• Current Operating State or Goal State
Figure 1-11 Display and UFCU Location
Universal Front Panel
Control Unit (UFCU)
Display
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• Fault Code (if applicable)
• Inverter State
• Line Voltage and Current
• Inverter Matrix Temperature
• Inverter Power
• PV State
• PV Voltage and Current
• PV Power
• Grid Frequency
• Peak Power Tracker Enabled
• Reactive Power Magnitude
• Software Upgrade
• Configurable Parameters
Data Logging
The inverter stores data values and software metrics for debugging. These
values are stored within the control unit controller board in non-volatile memory.
Data logging access requires the use of an optional monitoring connection.
The data logging features include:
• Operational Values
• Internal Metrics
• Data Log Acquisition
• Graphic Data Analysis
• Fault Log Acquisition
• Accumulated Values
Monitoring Connection Methods
Computers can be used to access the system status, control and programming
features of the Xantrex inverter. Computers can be connected either directly or
remotely. Software is available to provide a graphic user interface that relates
important system information using the appropriate optional hardware and
software. This software is called Graphic Interface (GUI).
Direct Access Connection
The Xantrex inverter can be directly accessed by a computer or other RS232
devices. This connection requires using the optional RS232 Converter kit. The kit
contains an RS232/FO converter configured for PC use with an adapter, a DB9/
DB25 serial cable and a fiber optic harness.
Remote Access Connection
The Xantrex inverter can be remotely accessed through several methods such as
a Local Area Network (LAN). Optional hardware and software is needed for these
features.
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2 Operation
Chapter 2, “Operation” contains
information on the basic operation of the
Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630
E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters.
Operation
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Description of System Operation
Overview
The Xantrex inverter is a fully automated grid-interactive photovoltaic inverter.
System startup, system shutdown, PV power tracking, and fault detection
scenarios are all governed and monitored by the control unit within the Xantrex
inverter. Manual interaction or control of the inverter is necessary only in the
event of a system fault. Additionally, the following conditions govern operation of
the Xantrex inverter.
• Stable utility AC voltage and frequency as specified in Table A-4 must be
present for all states of operation.
• PV voltage as specified in Table A-4 must be present.
• The 3 (stand-by/power-on) switch (called ON/OFF on older models), located
on the front door of the Xantrex inverter enclosure, must be switched to the
2 (power-on) position for all operating states.
• Both the AC and DC disconnect switches must be in the ON or closed
position.
• Fault conditions must not be present.
Faults
Fault states are automatic from any state of operation. In the event of a fault
condition, the Xantrex inverter immediately stops processing power and
executes an immediate orderly shutdown, opens both the main AC contactor and
DC disconnect switch, and remains in a faulted state until the fault is remedied
and cleared (manually or automatically depending on the type of fault). All non-
auto-clearing faults must be cleared by qualified personnel.
Most faults are latching, and only those faults associated with grid disturbances
are auto-clearing and thus enable the Xantrex inverter to restart after a 5 minute
delay period. All fault conditions detected by the Xantrex inverter are reported to
the universal frontpanel control unit (UFCU). The 4-line display on the UFCU
displays a hexadecimal value (fault code) and a brief text description of the fault.
The following faults are auto-clearing:
• 0000 (No Fault)
• 0010 (AC Frequency Low)
• 0011 (AC Frequency High)
• 0012 AC Voltage Low)
• 0013 (AC Voltage High)
• 0015 (Grid Disconnection)
• 0021 (PV Over Voltage)
• 0023 (Bus Voltage High)
• 0035 (Fault Class 35: PV Ground Insulation or Enclosure Temperature Low
and Humidity High)
Description of System Operation
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Figure 2-1 Operating States Flow Chart
PV Voltage < 450V – GT500E, 495V - GT500E with VAR control,
575V GT630E (Min. Oper.)
INITIALIZING
PV disconnect opened.
Inverter matrix off.
Grid contactor open.
Green LED on. Red off.
POWER UP
KEY
DISABLE
PV disconnect open.
Inverter matrix off.
Grid contactor open.
System State: Key Disable
Inverter State: Standby
PV State: Sleep
SLEEP
for at least 10
seconds
System State: Shutdown
Inverter State: Standby
PV State: Sleep
Inverter matrix off. Line contactor open
WAKE UP
for 5.0 min.
(PV T START)
PV Voltage < 600V – GT500E, 750V – GT630E (PV V Start)
PV Voltage > 600V – GT500E
750V – GT630E
(PV V START)
K1 Settle
for .5 seconds
ON LINE
PV Power < 5.0kW (PV P STOP)
PV Power > 5.0kW (PV P STOP)
PV Voltage < 450V – GT500E, 495V – GT500E with VAR control,
575V – GT630E (Min. Oper.)
TEST
for 5.0 min.
(PV T STOP)
5 minutes elapsed
System State: Shutdown
Inverter State: Standby
PV State: Wake Up
System State: Shutdown
Inverter State: Main Settling
PV State: Wake Up
System State: Power Tracking
Inverter State: On Line
PV State: On Line
System State: Power Tracking
Inverter State: On Line
PV State: Sleep Test
Grid Contactor K1 Close
Inverter Matrix On
FAULT
PV disconnect opened.
Inverter matrix off.
Grid contactor open.
Red LED on. Green off.
Fault from any State Fault Cleared
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Operation
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Operating States
A state machine implemented within the control unit software governs the
operation of the Xantrex inverter with clearly defined transitions between its
operating states. There are five steady-state operating states and numerous
intermediate transition states.
• Power Tracking
• Transition
• Shutdown
• Fault
• Automatic Sleep Test
Power Tracking
This is the standard operating state of the Xantrex inverter. The Xantrex inverter’s
maximum power tracker demands maximum power from the PV array, given
sufficient PV irradiance.
You should be aware of the following conditions governing Xantrex inverter state
transitions:
• Qualified utility voltage must be present for all states of operation.
• Fault states are automatic from any state of operation. A fault causes the
Xantrex inverter to immediately stop processing all power. The fault condition
is reported to the operator interface display.
• Most Xantrex inverter faults are latching and must be cleared at the operator
interface keypad before transitioning to another operating state.
• The 3 (stand-by/power-on) switch (called ON/OFF on older models), located
on the front door of the Xantrex inverter enclosure, must be switched to the
2 (power-on) position for all operating states.
Transition
The intermediate transition states provide an orderly progression from one
operating state to the next. You have the ability to manually transition the Xantrex
inverter between operating states via the operator interface keypad or remotely
using the GUI software. Manual transitions are initiated by entering a “Goal State”,
where the goal state is the desired operating state. Given all applicable system
parameters are within acceptable limits, and the request is valid within the state
machine, the Xantrex inverter initiates the proper sequence of operations
necessary to progress to the requested goal state. Refer to Figure 2-1 on page
2–3 for an illustration of valid state transitions.
Shutdown
The line interface controller is idle. The control unit monitors the status of the
PV array and utility grid, waiting in standby until the PV array is available to
produce power to the grid.
Operating States
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Fault
The Xantrex inverter has encountered a fault condition. When this happens,
regardless of the Xantrex inverter state of operation, the Xantrex inverter stops
processing all power and executes an orderly system shutdown. A description of
the fault and fault code appears on the operator interface display. The Fault state
may be cleared from the keypad once the cause of the fault has been corrected.
See Chapter 3, “Troubleshooting” for a complete description of all fault codes.
Automatic Sleep Test
Toward the end of every solar day, the Xantrex inverter automatically determines
when to stop producing power dependent upon the output power of the inverter.
As the net output power of the Xantrex inverter nears zero, a timer is started to
allow the inverter to ride through any brief irradiance reductions.
Operation
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Operator Interface
The purpose of the operator interface is to provide a means of communicating
critical operational information to and from the unit. This communication occurs
between the operator and the UFCU Keypad and display or between the
operator and an optional remote monitoring system.
UFCU Keypad Operation and Display
The UFCU keypad is located on the front of the main inverter enclosure to
manipulate and view system operation and status.
The keypad is comprised of 20 touch-sensitive keys that provide a means to
navigate through the menus and alter user-changeable settings.
• Four function keys are available.
• F1 - When in the READ menu, this key is used to clear faults. If there is no
fault it jumps to display "INV A Volts:".
In the WRITE menu, it jumps to display "Goal:".
• F2 - When in the READ menu, this key jumps to display "INV kW:".
In the WRITE menu, it jumps to display "PPT V Ref:".
• F3 - When in the READ menu, this key jumps display to "PV kW:".
In the WRITE menu, it jumps to display "PPT Enable:".
• F4 - When in the READ menu, this key jumps to display "kWH:".
In the WRITE menu, it jumps to display "Role 0=SA 1=M 2=S:".
• Two Navigation keys are available.
• /\ or \/ moves forward or backward within the menu structure. Upon
reaching the end of the menu, it rolls-over to the beginning of the same
menu.
• Ten numeric keys (0 through 9), two symbol keys (“.” and “-”), and <ENTER>
are available for entering user-settable parameters.
• The <MENU> key allows you to enter the password-protected Write
parameters.
Figure 2-2 The Universal Front Panel Control Unit (UFCU) and Display
Display
UFCU Keypad
\¸stço: Þuk 1raç×|ng
|nv: 0n||nç
Þv: 0n||nç
|Nv ×u:
Standard Display
Operator Interface
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Display - Initialization Screen
Any time AC power is applied to the unit, the display cycles through the following
displays while the system initializes. Once it’s done with this process, the
standard display appears.
Standard Display
The standard display provides the following information:
• First Line - System Status (ID 1)
• Second Line - Inverter Status (ID 4)
• Third Line - PV Status (ID 13)
• Fourth Line - INV kW: (ID 11)
Menu Structure
The operator interface consists of three levels:
• READ Menu - operation information provided to you from the Xantrex inverter.
The READ menu consists of all operational values, the date and time. These
can be viewed any time the Xantrex inverter has control power.
• WRITE Menu - operational parameters provided to the Xantrex inverter from
you. The WRITE menu consists of a goal state sub-menu, and all system
configurable parameters. The WRITE menu is password protected and may
only be changed by qualified service technicians. In particular are
parameters relating to utility protection setpoints.
• Data Logging - the collection of specific parameters values over a period of
time. The data logging feature is only available if using the GUI. However,
you do not have the ability to view a snapshot of specific data using the
“Read by ID” feature.
Figure 2-3 Initialization Screens
\¸stço: Þuk 1raç×|ng
|nv: 0n||nç
Þv: 0n||nç
|Nv ×u:
Front Panel Initialization - Screen 1 Standard Display
Operation
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Information reported back to you (READ menu) occurs at the display above the
universal front panel control unit (UFCU) and (if used) at the computer running
the GUI monitoring program. Making changes to the parameters within the WRITE
menu is done with the UFCU keypad or the GUI software program and requires a
password.
Upon system powerup, the operator interface display shows the system
operating state on the first line. The inverter’s state of operation is reported on the
second line. The PV Array’s state of operation is reported on the third line. The
Inverter kW is reported on the fourth line.
READ Menu
The READ menu includes the following information:
• Current Operating State or Goal State
• Fault Code
• Front Panel Software Version
• Control Unit Software Version
• Inverter Model
• Date & Time
• Goal State
• Read by ID#
• Inverter Voltage and current
• Inverter Power
• Inverter Temperature
• PV Voltage and Current
Important: Specific grid-interface parameters within the WRITE menu have been
set in the factory to the limits mandated by the utility. Any changes to these
setpoints should be agreed upon by the local utility and the equipment owner.
Important: While in the WRITE menu, the operator interface display resets itself to
the standard display if there is no input for more than 2 minutes.
Figure 2-4 Operator Interface Menu Diagram
Enter Goal State
Set Date/Time
Change
Parameters
WRITE Menu
Password
Standard Display
READ Menu
\¸stço: Þuk 1raç×|ng
|nvçrtçr: 0n||nç
Þv: 0n||nç
|Nv ×u:
Operator Interface
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• PV Power
• Grid Frequency
• PV PPT Enable
• Ground Current
• Accumulated Power
• Reactive Power (Xantrex inverter with VAR control only)
• Phase Angle (Xantrex inverter with VAR control only)
Table 2-1 shows how the third and fourth line of the display changes as the
operator continues scrolling through the menu. Table 2-2 on page 2–10 provides
a detailed description of READ menu operational values that are shown on the
display.
To display any operational value in the READ menu:
From the standard display, use the /\ or \/ keys on the operator interface keypad
to scroll through the READ menu. The fourth line of the display changes to display
the appropriate information. See Table 2-1.
• The \/ key scrolls downward through the menu.
• The /\ key scrolls upward through the menu.
Operation
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Upon reaching the end of the menu, it the display goes back to the beginning of
the menu.
Table 2-1 Scrolling through the READ Menu Parameters
READ Menu Value Fourth Line of the Display
Front Panel Software Version FP 151-XXXX-nn-nn
Control Unit Software Version CCU 151-XXXX-nn-nn
Inverter Model Xantrex GT500 E
Date & Time European format DD-MMM-YYYY HH:MM:SS
Goal State Goal:
Read by ID# Value by ID#
Inverter L1-L2 Volt INV A Volts:
Inverter L2-L3 Volt INV B Volts:
Inverter L3-L1 Volt INV C Volts:
Inverter L1-L2 Current INV A Amps:
Inverter L2-L3 Current INV B Amps:
Inverter L3-L1 Current INV C Amps:
Inverter Power INV kW:
Inverter Temperature INV Temp:
PV Voltage PV Volts:
PV Current PV Amps:
PV Power PV kW:
Grid Frequency Grid Freq:
PV PPT Enable PV PPT:
Ground Current Ground I:
Accumulated Power KWH
Reactive Power (Xantrex inverter with VAR
control only)
kVar
Phase Angle (Xantrex inverter with VAR control
only)
°
Table 2-2 READ Menu Descriptions
Operational Parameter Description ID Units
Current Operating State
Displays as: \¸stço: ×
where * can be any one of the
states listed in the description for
this parameter.
Current system states include the following.
|n|t|a||±|ng :(;
kç¸-d|sah|çd :|;
\hutdçun :,;
\tart|ng :¸;
Þuk 1raç×|ng :¤;
nanua| Çurrçnt :;;
natr|× 1çst :(;
lau|tçd :7;
1 N/A
Operator Interface
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System Goal State
Displays as: (ça|: ×
where * can be any one of the
states listed in the description for
this parameter.
Goal States include the following.
(: \hut )çun :(;
|: Þuk 1raç×|ng :(;
,: nanua| Çurrçnt :(;
¸: natr|× 1çst :(;
2 N/A
Fault code See “Faults and Fault Codes” on page 3–2 for a
detailed list of Fault Codes.
3 N/A
Inverter State
Displays as: |nvçrtçr: ×
where * can be any one of the
states listed in the description for
this parameter.
Inverter States includes the following.
\hut )çun :(;
\tand-h¸ :|;
\tart|ng :,;
na|n-\çtt|ng :¸;
0n-}|nç :¤;
4 N/A
PV State
Displays as: Þv: ×
where * can be any one of the
states listed in the description for
this parameter.
PV States include the following.
\hut )çun :(;
\|ççµ :|;
ua×çuµ :,;
0n-||nç :¸;
\|ççµ-tçst :¤;
5 N/A
Front Panel Software Version In form FP 151-0407-nn-nn N/A N/A
Control Unit Software Version In form CCU 151-0125-nn-nn N/A N/A
Inverter Model Xantrex GT500 E N/A N/A
Line L1–L2 voltage
Displays as: |Nv / vç|ts: ×××
Line to line voltage 6 V
rms
Line L2–L3 voltage
Displays as: |Nv H vç|ts: ×××
Line to line voltage 7 V
rms
Line L3–L1 voltage
Displays as: |Nv Ç vç|ts: ×××
Line to line voltage 8 V
rms
Table 2-2 READ Menu Descriptions
Operational Parameter Description ID Units
Operation
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Phase L1 current
Displays as: |Nv / aoµs: ×××
Phase L1 current 9 A
rms
Phase L2 current
Displays as: |Nv H aoµs: ×××
Phase L2 current 10 A
rms
Phase L3 current
Displays as: |Nv Ç aoµs: ×××
Phase L3 current 11 A
rms
Inverter Real Power
Displays as: |Nv ku:
Inverter Real Power 12 kW
Inverter Matrix Temperature
Displays as: |Nv 1çoµ:
Temperature of the Inverter IGBT matrix heatsink 13 °C
PV Voltage
Displays as: Þv vç|ts: ×××
PV Voltage 14 Vdc
PV Current
Displays as: Þv aoµs: ×××
PV Current 15 Adc
PV Power
Displays as: Þv ×u: ×××
PV Power 16 kW
Grid Frequency
Displays as: (r|d lrçç:
Grid Frequency 17 Hz
Table 2-2 READ Menu Descriptions
Operational Parameter Description ID Units
Operator Interface
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Peak Power Tracker Enable
Displays as: Þv ÞÞ1: ×
where * can be any one of the
states listed in the description for
this parameter.
Indication as to whether the PPT is enabled or
disabled.
0ff :(;
0n :|;
18 N/A
Ground Current
Displays as: (rçund |:
Ground Current 19 N/A
kW Accumulated
Displays as: ×uu:
kW Accumulated 20 N/A
Reactive Power (Xantrex inverter
with VAR control only)
Displays as: ×var:
kVar supplied or absorbed. Value has + or - symbol.
- fçr suµµ|¸|ng
- fçr ahsçrh|ng
55 kVar
Phase Angle (Xantrex inverter with
VAR control only)
Displays as: °
Phase Angle (-22° to +22°) 56 °
Table 2-2 READ Menu Descriptions
Operational Parameter Description ID Units
Operation
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Read-by-ID
The Read-by-ID feature enables you to view any Read or Write parameter
available within the menu structure and provides a means to view data logging
information. See Table 2-2 for a list of the READ menu parameters.
To use the Read-by-ID Feature:
1. From the standard display, press the /\ key seven times to scroll upward
through the menu to the Read-by-ID menu item. Stop when the 3rd and 4th
line of the display change as shown in Figure 2-5.
2. Press <ENTER> to enter the Read-by-ID feature.
3. Use the keypad to enter the ID number of the Data Log Configuration and
press <ENTER>. See Table 2-2 for a list of READ menu items and their ID
numbers.
a) Press the “.” key to move upward in the menu structure.
b) Press the “-” key to move backward in the menu structure. These keys
only function in the Read-by-ID feature.
The only user-settable parameters are:
• Day start Hour
• Day Log Rate
• Night Start Hour
• Night Log Rate
Figure 2-5 Read-by-ID Feature
\¸stço: \hutdçun
|nv: \tandh¸
u|t }N1}k çr çr -
va|uç h¸ |)«
\¸stço: \hutdçun
|nv: \tandh¸
u|t }N1}k çr çr -
kçad |)« ×××: ×××
Press <ENTER> when this
screen appears to access the
Read-by-ID feature.
Use the keypad to enter the desired
ID number and press <ENTER>.
The display changes as shown and
shows the requested value.
where:
xxx = any menu ID
xxx = operational value of menu ID
Use the “.” and “-” buttons to scroll backward
and forward within the Read-by-ID menu.
Operator Interface
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WRITE Menu
The WRITE menu includes the following parameters:
• Goal State
• Date
• Time
• Max AC
• Min AC
• Max Frequency
• Min Frequency
• Max Ground Current
• Power Tracker Reference Voltage
• PV Wakeup Voltage
• Time Delay for Wake Up
• Time Delay for Sleep test
• PV Power to enter Sleep test
• Maximum Output Current
• Phase Angle (Xantrex inverter with VAR control only)
• Manual Current Output
• Enable Peak Power Tracker
• Power Tracker Rate
• Power Tracker Step
• Language
• Role Selection
• Master/Slave High Power
• Master/Slave Low Power
• Role Reversal
• Master/Slave Transition Time
• Reset kWH
• Factory Default
Table 2-3 provides a detailed description of WRITE parameters that are shown on
the display.
Table 2-3 shows additional WRITE menu parameters that may be available
depending upon the configuration of the system.
WARNING: Risk of electric shock and fire
Some setpoints available in the WRITE menu are related to safety functions and
must only be adjusted by authorized personnel aware of the impact of changing
the setpoints, and only with the agreement of the utility and the system owner.
Operation
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The WRITE menu is password protected and you will need to contact customer
service for the password.
Changing and Displaying WRITE Menu Parameter Values
Follow the procedure below to change WRITE menu parameters.
To change WRITE menu parameters:
1. From the standard display or anywhere in the READ menu, you may access
the WRITE menu parameters by pressing <MENU>. You are prompted for a
password.
2. Enter the password (as assigned by customer service) and press <ENTER>.
a) If the wrong password is entered, the display prompts you for the
password again.
b) If a mistake is made while keying in the password, the /\ or \/ keys may
be used as a backspace key.
3. Once within the WRITE menu, the first item is the “Set Goal State”. Use the /\
or \/ keys on the operator interface keypad to scroll through the WRITE menu
parameters.
a) To change the displayed parameter, press <ENTER>.
b) Enter the desired value and press <ENTER>. If the value entered is
outside the acceptable range for the parameter, the original value
remains.
c) To leave the WRITE menu and return to the READ menu, press <MENU>
once and the standard information reappears on the display.
Table 2-3 WRITE Menu Parameters
Parameter Description ID Units
Default
Value
Maximum
Value
Minimum
Value
Set Goal State
Displays as:
u|t }N1}k tç sçt
(ça|:
Commands a Goal State.
Set Date
Displays as:
ddoo¸¸
The date is entered day-
month-year (ddmmyy):
April 28, 2005 is entered
280405.
Set Time:
Displays as: |(¸(((
The time is entered in military
hours-minutes-seconds
(i.e., 24-hour clock): 4:30 pm is
entered |(¸(((.
Operator Interface
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Maximum Grid
Voltage
Displays as:
na× /Ç vç|ts x:
This parameter sets the trigger
point value for “AC voltage
High” (0013) fault. If the grid
voltage is over this parameter’s
value, the fault is triggered.
32 Percenta
ge of
Nominal
voltage
110 112 97
Minimum Grid
Voltage
Displays as:
n|n /Ç vç|tsx:
This parameter sets the trigger
point value for “AC voltage
low” (0012) fault. If the grid
voltage is below this
parameter’s value, the fault is
triggered.
33 Percenta
ge of
Nominal
voltage
90 105 88
Maximum Grid
Frequency
Displays as:
na× /Ç lrçç:
This parameter sets the trigger
point value for “AC frequency
high” (0011) fault. If the grid
frequency is over this
parameter’s value, the fault is
triggered.
34 Hertz 51.0 for
50 Hz
grid
60.5 for
60 Hz
grid
53.0 for
50 Hz
grid
65.0 for
60 Hz
grid
49.5 for
50 Hz
grid
59.5 for
60 Hz
grid
Minimum Grid
Frequency
Displays as:
n|n /Ç lrçç:
This parameter sets the trigger
point value for “AC frequency
low” (0010) fault. If the grid
frequency is below this
parameter’s value, the fault is
triggered.
35 Hertz 49.0 for
50 Hz
grid
59.5 for
60 Hz
grid
50.5 for
50 Hz
grid
60.5 for
60 Hz
grid
47.0 for
50 Hz
grid
55.0 for
60 Hz
grid
Maximum Ground
Fault Current
Displays as:
na× (nd l|t |:
This parameter sets the trigger
point value for “Ground Over-
Current” (0033) fault. Once the
current through the ground
cable is greater than the value
of this parameter, the fault is
triggered.
36 Amps 30 30 1
Table 2-3 WRITE Menu Parameters
Parameter Description ID Units
Default
Value
Maximum
Value
Minimum
Value
Operation
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Peak Power Tracker
Reference Voltage
Displays as:
ÞÞ1 v kçf:
This is the initial PV voltage the
inverter is going to try to keep
as it goes into on line mode. If
the power tracker is off, the
inverter draws current from the
PV array to maintain this
reference voltage. If the power
tracker is on, this is the
reference voltage from which
the inverter start exploring
voltages that produce more
power.
37 Volts 700 880 450
Xantrex
GT500 E
495
Xantrex
GT500 E
with VAR
control
540
Xantrex
GT630 E
575
Xantrex
GT630 E
with VAR
control
PV Wakeup Voltage
Displays as:
Þv v \tart:
This is the trigger point that
transitions the inverter from PV
Sleep state to PV Wake Up
state. When the PV voltage
reaches the value of this
parameter the inverter
transitions into PV Wake Up
mode.
38 Volts 750 880 450
Xantrex
GT500 E
495
Xantrex
GT500 E
with VAR
control
540
Xantrex
GT630 E
575
Xantrex
GT630 E
with VAR
control
Time Delay for PV
Wake up
Displays as:
Þv 1 \tart:
Time delay to transition from
PV wake up state to PV On-line
state. Once the inverter is in PV
Wake Up mode, it waits for the
amount of time determine by
this parameter before
transitioning into PV on-line
mode. During this time the
inverter checks that the PV
voltage is no less than the PV
wake voltage, otherwise it
goes into PV Sleep mode.
39 Seconds 30 1200 0
Table 2-3 WRITE Menu Parameters
Parameter Description ID Units
Default
Value
Maximum
Value
Minimum
Value
Operator Interface
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Time delay for PV
Sleep Test
Displays as:
Þv 1 \tçµ:
This is the amount of time the
inverter will be in Sleep Test
mode if the output power
continues to be below “PV P
Stop”. The inverter exits Sleep
Test mode towards on-line
mode if the power is over “PV P
Stop” or towards Shutdown
mode if the “PV T Stop” timer
expires.
40 Seconds 300 1200 0
PV Output Power to
Enter Sleep Test
Mode
Displays as:
Þv Þ \tçµ:
This is the output power trigger
point for the inverter to
transition into sleep test mode.
When the output power is
below the value of this
parameter the inverter enters
sleep test mode.
41 KW 5.0 50.0 1.0
Power Tracker
Maximum Output
Power
Displays as:
| ÞÞ1 na×:
This parameter sets the
percentage of maximum rated
current the inverter produces
when in power tracker mode.
For example, a 500 kW system
with this parameter set to 50
will not attempt to produce
more than 250 kW.
42 Percenta
ge of
maximum
output
current.
100 100 0
Phase Angle
Displays as:
°
(only for inverters
with VAR control)
The phase angle is the offset in
phase between the AC current
and the AC voltage. This user-
settable parameter sets the
power factor in order to
compensate for any reactance
on the grid.
56 ° 0 +22° -22°
Manual Current
Output
Displays as:
| nanua|x:
This parameter sets the
percentage of maximum
output current the inverter
attempts to produce while in
manual current mode.
43 Percenta
ge of
maximum
output
current.
25 110 0
Table 2-3 WRITE Menu Parameters
Parameter Description ID Units
Default
Value
Maximum
Value
Minimum
Value
Operation
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Enable Peak Power
Tracker
Displays as:
ÞÞ1 }nah|ç:
This parameter switches on
and off the Power Tracker
function. When the Power
Tracker is on, the inverter
regulates the bus voltage to
optimize output power. When
the Power Tracker is off, the
inverter regulates the bus
voltage to maintain it at “PPT V
Ref” volts.
44 0 = OFF
1 = ON
1 1 0
Power Tracker Rate
Displays as:
ÞÞ1 katç:
This parameter sets the rate at
which the Power Tracker
function makes changes to the
voltage reference point as it
tries to find the optimal
position. For example, if the
value of this parameter is 0.5,
then every half a second the
power tracker increases or
decreases the voltage
reference point to check if
more power can be produced
at the new level.
45 Seconds 0.5 10.0 0.1
Power Tracker Step
Displays as:
ÞÞ1 v \tçµ:
This parameter sets the size of
the change the Power Tracker
makes to the voltage reference
point as it tries to find the
optimal position. For example,
if the value of this parameter is
set to 1, the Power Tracker
increases or decreases the
voltage reference point by one
volt at a speed of “PPT Rate” to
check if more power can be
produced at the new level.
46 Volts 1 10.0 0.1
Language Selection
Displays as:
Language Code:
This parameter sets the
language used to display
messages.
48 0 =
English
10 =
German
20 =
Spanish
30 =
French
0 20 0
Table 2-3 WRITE Menu Parameters
Parameter Description ID Units
Default
Value
Maximum
Value
Minimum
Value
Operator Interface
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Role Selection
Displays as:
Role 0=SA 1=M
2=S:
This parameter sets the
Master/Slave default state of
the Unit.
If Stand Alone is selected;
there is no Master/Slave
operation.
50 0 =
Standalone
1 = Master
2 = Slave
0 2 1
Master/Slave High
Power
Displays as:
MS High kW:
This parameter sets the power
level where the master unit
disconnects from the full array
and enables the slave unit to
operate.
51 kW 400 500 0
Master/Slave Low
Power
Displays as:
MS Low kW:
This parameter sets the power
level where the master unit
disables the slave unit and re-
connects to the full array.
52 kW 100 500 0
Master/Slave
transition time
Displays as:
MS Trans Secs:
This parameter sets the time
the power level must remain
above the MS High kW level
before the Master disconnects
from the full array and enables
the slave unit to operate.
This parameter also sets the
time the power level must
remain below the MS Low kW
level before the Master
disables the slave unit and re-
connects to the full array.
53 Seconds 30 1000 0
Role Reversal
Displays as:
0=OFF 1=ROLE REV:
This Parameter Sets The
Condition Of The Role
Reversal function:
54 0 = OFF
1 = ON
0 0 1
Table 2-3 WRITE Menu Parameters
Parameter Description ID Units
Default
Value
Maximum
Value
Minimum
Value
Operation
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Reset kWH
Displays as:
Reset kWH:
The parameter allows the
operator to reset the
accumulated power reading to
Zero.
Press the ENTER to reset to
Zero.
Hit F4 to confirm appears.
N/A kWh N/A N/A N/A
Factory Default
Displays as:
Factory Default:
The parameter allows the
operator to reset all the
settable parameters back to
the Factory Default settings:
Press the ENTER to reset to
Factory Default.
Hit F4 to confirm appears.
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Table 2-3 WRITE Menu Parameters
Parameter Description ID Units
Default
Value
Maximum
Value
Minimum
Value
Operator Interface
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Commanding Goal State Changes
To change the Goal State:
1. From the standard display press <MENU>. This prompts you for a password.
The display changes the third line to “1¸µç and u|t }N1}k” and fourth line of
the display to “Þassuçrd:”.
2. Enter the password (as assigned by customer service) and press <ENTER>.
The display changes the third line to “u|t }N1}k tç sçt” and fourth line of the
display to “(ça|:”.
3. Press <ENTER> again. The Goal State menu shows on the display.
4. Scroll through the goal state menu with the /\ or \/ keys until the desired goal
state is displayed on the fourth line of the display.
5. Press <ENTER>. The display then prompts you by showing the following text
on the third line: “Þrçss l¤ tç Ççnf|ro”.
6. Press <F4> and the Xantrex inverter transitions to this goal state. If the goal
state requested violates the conditions of the state machine, the Xantrex
inverter remains in the previous state of operation.
Figure 2-6 State Transition Diagram
SHUTDOWN
Inverter =
Disabled
POWER
TRACKING
Inverter =
PV Power
MATRIX
TEST
Inverter =
Idle
MANUAL
CURRENT
Inverter =
PV Current
FAULT
Automatic
Manual
Manual
Operation
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Setting the Date and Time
Follow the procedure below to change the date and time.
To change the Date and Time:
1. From the standard display, press <MENU>. This prompts you for the
password. The display changes the third and fourth lines as follows:
“1¸µç and u|t }N1}k”
“Þassuçrd:”.
2. Enter the password (as assigned by customer service) and press <ENTER>.
3. Scroll down with the \/ key until date or time parameters are reached.
a) If you are changing the date, the third and fourth lines of the display is as
follows:
“1¸µç and h|t }N1}k”
“\çt )atç: ))nnYY”
b) If you are changing the time, the third and fourth lines of the display is as
follows:
“1¸µç and h|t }N1}k”
“\çt 1|oç: uunn\\”
4. Press <ENTER>. Enter the proper date or time in a six digit format.
For example:
a) The date is entered day-month-year (ddmmyy):
April 28, 2005 is entered ,A(¤(; <ENTER>.
b) The time is entered in military hours-minutes-seconds
(i.e., 24-hour clock): 4:30 pm is entered |(¸((( <ENTER>.
If a mistake is made while entering the date or time, the /\ or \/ keys may be
used as a backspace key. Any two-digit year “YY” may be entered for the
date, but regardless of the keyed entry, the maximum Day-Month “DDMM”
that the UFCU accepts is a “3112” or Dec. 31st. The maximum allowable time
entry the UFCU accepts is “235959”.
5. Once the entry is accepted, the third and fourth lines of the display revert
back to the following:
a) If you are changing the date, the third and fourth lines of the display is as
follows:
“u|t }N1}k tç sçt”
“\çt )atç:”
b) If you are changing the time, the third and fourth lines of the display is as
follows:
“u|t }N1}k tç sçt”
“\çt 1|oç:”
6. Press <MENU> to return you to the standard display.
Operator Interface
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Manual State Transitions
State conditions can also be transitioned manually. Refer to “Commanding Goal
State Changes” on page 2–23 for instructions on commanding Xantrex inverter
goal states for manual transitions.
Power Tracking Manual Current Power Tracking or Shutdown
1. Verify the PV manual current parameter (| nanua| x) is set to the desired
percent of rated.
2. Command the Xantrex inverter to Manual Current mode from the operator
interface keypad. While in the manual current mode, you may change the PV
manual current parameter. However, you may demand greater current than
the capacity of the PV array. If this causes the PV voltage to drop below the
minimum operating voltage, the Xantrex inverter transitions to Shutdown.
3. To exit the Manual Current mode, you must manually command the Xantrex
inverter to Power Tracking.
Automatic State Transitions
State conditions can also be transitioned automatically. Refer to page 2–23 for
instructions on commanding Xantrex inverter goal states.
Shutdown  Power Tracking  Shutdown
1. The 3 (stand-by/power-on) switch (called ON/OFF on older models) must be
switched to the 2 (power-on) position.
2. Once the PV voltage exceeds the PV voltage start set point (Þv v \tart) the
Xantrex inverter starts a wake-up timer (Þv 1 \tart).
a) If the PV voltage remains above the PV start voltage set point for the duration
of the wake-up timer, the Xantrex inverter transitions to Power Tracking.
b) If the PV power drops below the PV power stop set point, (Þv Þ \tçµ) the
Xantrex inverter starts a PV sleep timer (Þv 1 \tçµ).
c) If the PV voltage and power remain below their respective setpoints for the
duration of the sleep timer, the Xantrex inverter transitions to Shutdown.
Any State  Fault
If the Xantrex inverter encounters a fault, regardless of operating state, it transitions
to the Fault state. The Xantrex inverter remains in this state until the fault condition
has been remedied and cleared. The Fault Code number appears on the first line of
the display. A description of the fault shows on the second line. The third line of the
display reads “l| tç Ç|çar lau|t^”. The fourth line shows the goal state.
Operation
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To clear the fault:
1. See Table 3-1, “Fault Codes” on page 3–4 for a complete listing of Fault
Codes and possible remedies. Correct the fault condition if possible and
attempt to clear the fault by pressing “F1”.
2. The ability to clear the fault can only be done from the READ menu. If a fault
occurs while accessing the WRITE menu, pressing <MENU> once returns to
the READ menu, and “l| tç Ç|çar lau|t” appears on the third line of the
display.
Auto-restart Feature
In the event of a utility voltage or frequency excursion outside of those specified
in Table A-4, the Xantrex inverter automatically transitions to a Fault condition.
Once the Utility recovers for a period of five minutes, the Xantrex inverter
automatically clears the fault, then resumes normal operation.
Energize Procedure (Startup)
To start up the Xantrex inverter:
1. Ensure nobody is working on any circuits in the system, and that the inverter
cabinet and all other enclosures are closed and secured.
2. Turn the 3 (stand-by/power-on) switch (called ON/OFF on older models) to
the 2 (power-on) position.
After a 15 second initialization period, the Xantrex inverter automatically
transitions to ‘Waking Up’, given the PV voltage is greater than the PV V Start set
point.
Figure 2-7 Display Showing Fault Code
Display Showing Fault Code
UFCU Keypad
lau|t: xxxx
l/u}1 )}\Çk|Þ1|0N
l| tç Ç|çar lau|t
|Nv ×u:

3 Troubleshooting
Chapter 3, “Troubleshooting” contains
information and procedures for operators
to perform basic troubleshooting of the
Xantrex inverter.
It provides descriptions of common
situations and errors that may occur and
lists auto-clearing faults.
Non-auto-clearing faults need to be
manually cleared by qualified personnel
(see Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630
E Planning and Installation Manual).
Troubleshooting
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Faults and Fault Codes
Fault states are automatic from any state of operation. In the event of an alarm or
fault condition, the Xantrex inverter immediately stops processing power and
executes an immediate orderly shutdown, opens both the main AC contactor and
DC disconnect switch, and remains in a faulted state until the alarm or fault is
remedied and cleared (manually or automatically).
• Faults associated with a grid disturbance clear automatically. The Xantrex
inverter automatically re-starts after a 5-minute delay.
• All other faults must be cleared manually by qualified personnel.
All fault conditions detected by the Xantrex inverter are reported to the UFCU
(Universal Frontpanel Control Unit). The 4-line display shows a hexadecimal
value (fault code) and a brief text description of the fault.
Most faults are latching and only those faults associated with grid disturbances
are auto-clearing and thus enable the Xantrex inverter to restart after a 5 minute
delay period.
General Troubleshooting
Respond to any Xantrex inverter alarm or fault as follows:
1. Note and document the alarm or fault code and brief text description.
2. Determine the source of the alarm or fault by referring to Table 3-1.
3. If the fault is auto-clearing wait for the Xantrex inverter to restart once the fault
condition clears.
4. If the auto-clearing fault condition is sustained or it is a condition that must be
manually cleared contact either your Distributor / Reseller, or Customer
Service.
Automatically Clearing Faults
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Automatically Clearing Faults
Faults associated with a grid disturbance clear automatically. These faults
include:
• 0000 (No Fault)
• 0010 (AC Frequency Low)
• 0011 (AC Frequency High)
• 0012 AC Voltage Low)
• 0013 (AC Voltage High)
• 0015 (Grid Disconnection)
• 0021 (PV Over Voltage)
• 0023 (Bus Voltage High)
• 0035 (Fault Class 35: PV Ground Insulation, Temperature Low or
Humidity High)
• 0049 (Control Voltage Low)
• 0054 (Control Voltage High)
Once the values return to within the acceptable range, the Xantrex inverter clears
the fault and automatically restart after a 5-minute delay.
Troubleshooting
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Fault Code Descriptions
Table 3-1 provides a complete description of all the fault conditions that may
occur on the Xantrex inverter. Default values are shown, but some limits are user-
adjustable.
Table 3-1 Fault Codes
Error
Code Fault Source(s)
Fault Type
H=Hardware
S=Software Fault Description Actions
0000 No Faults N/A N/A N/A
0010 AC Frequency Low S This fault indicates that the Utility
grid frequency is below or fell
below the setting of Min AC Freq:
for greater than 6 cycles. This
fault is auto-clearing. Once the
Utility grid frequency has
recovered within the acceptable
operating range, the Xantrex
GT500 E & Xantrex GT630 E
qualifies the value and
automatically clears this fault and
resumes normal operation after
5 minute delay period.
Allow the Xantrex inverter
to auto-clear the fault
once the condition
corrects itself.
If the fault does not
auto-clear, contact your
Distributor / Reseller, or
Customer Service.
0011 AC Frequency
High
S This fault indicates that the Utility
grid frequency is above or rose
above the setting of Max AC
Freq: for greater than 6 cycles.
This fault is auto-clearing. Once
the Utility grid frequency has
recovered within the acceptable
operating range, the Xantrex
GT500 E & Xantrex GT630 E
qualifies the value and
automatically clears this fault and
resumes normal operation after
5 minute delay period.
Allow the Xantrex inverter
to auto-clear the fault
once the condition
corrects itself.
If the fault does not
auto-clear, contact your
Distributor / Reseller, or
Customer Service.
Fault Code Descriptions
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0012 AC Voltage Low S This fault indicates that the utility
grid voltage is below or fell below
the setting of Min AC Volt%: of
nominal Vac for greater than
6 cycles. Xantrex inverter units
with the low voltage ride-through
option are able to continue to
supply current through the fault for
1500 – 2500 ms (site dependant)
or the voltage drops below 5% of
nominal Vac. This fault is auto-
clearing. Once the utility grid
voltage has recovered within the
acceptable operating range, the
Xantrex inverter qualifies the
value and automatically clears
this fault and resumes normal
operation after a 5 minute delay
period.
Allow the Xantrex inverter
to auto-clear the fault
once the condition
corrects itself.
If the fault does not
auto-clear, contact your
Distributor / Reseller, or
Customer Service.
0013 AC Voltage High S This fault indicates that the utility
grid voltage is above or rose
above the setting of Max AC
Volt%: of nominal Vac for greater
than 6 cycles. This fault is auto-
clearing. Once the utility grid
voltage has recovered within the
acceptable operating range, the
Xantrex inverter qualifies the
value and automatically clears
this fault and resumes normal
operation after 5 minute delay
period.
Allow the Xantrex inverter
to auto-clear the fault
once the condition
corrects itself.
If the fault does not
auto-clear, contact your
Distributor / Reseller, or
Customer Service.
0015 Grid
Disconnection
S This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected a
sudden AC voltage increase of
greater than 40% of the nominal
peak-to-peak value. This
normally is the result of a sudden
disconnection from the Utility grid
while the Xantrex inverter was
processing power.
Allow the Xantrex inverter
to auto-clear the fault
once the condition
corrects itself.
If the fault does not
auto-clear, contact your
Distributor / Reseller, or
Customer Service.
0016 DC Disconnect
Switch
S This fault indicates that upon
entering the Power Tracking
State, the Xantrex inverter has
detected that the DC disconnect
switch is in the wrong state.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
Table 3-1 Fault Codes
Error
Code Fault Source(s)
Fault Type
H=Hardware
S=Software Fault Description Actions
Troubleshooting
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0017 Phase Error S The calculated frequency is
negative indicating the phase
rotation of the grid is incorrect.
The correct rotation is L1, L2, L3
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0018 AC Contactor
Circuit Fault
S Xantrex GT500 E GI and Xantrex
GT630 E GI only: An Auxiliary
contact is used to determine the
state of -K1. This fault indicates
the Xantrex GT500 E GI and
Xantrex GT630 E GI has
detected the contactor is not in
the correct state.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0019 PV Over-I Positive H This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected a
DC current in the Positive
connection to the Unit greater
than the maximum allowed of
1300 amps
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0020 PV Over-I Negative H This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected a
DC current in the negative
connection to the Unit greater
than the maximum allowed of
1300 amps.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0021 PV Over-Voltage S This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected a
DC input voltage of greater than
the maximum allowed value of
1100 Vdc. Often this is caused
by a lightning strike to the utility.
Allow the Xantrex inverter
to auto-clear the fault
once the condition
corrects itself.
If the fault does not
auto-clear, contact your
Distributor / Reseller, or
Customer Service.
0023 Bus Voltage High H This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected
that the DC bus voltage has
exceeded the maximum allowed
value of 1020 Vdc. Often this is
caused by a lightning strike to
the utility.
Allow the Xantrex inverter
to auto-clear the fault
once the condition
corrects itself.
If the fault does not
auto-clear, contact your
Distributor / Reseller, or
Customer Service.
Table 3-1 Fault Codes
Error
Code Fault Source(s)
Fault Type
H=Hardware
S=Software Fault Description Actions
Fault Code Descriptions
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XX30 Matrix Over-
Current
H This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected
that the AC current on one or
more phases of the inverter
output has exceeded the
maximum allowed value of
2000A
pk
.
The first two digits of the fault
code indicate the particular
phase where the over-current
occurred as follow:
• 0130 - Matrix over-current in
phase A
• 0230 - Matrix over-current in
phase B
• 0430 - Matrix over-current in
phase C
If more than one phase faults
simultaneously, the two first digits
are added in hexadecimal form
to indicate an over-current
condition in more than one
phase, thus the error code
contains the summation of the
faulted phases.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0033 Ground Over-
Current
S This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected
that the ground fault current has
exceeded the setting of
Max Gnd Flt I:.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
XX34 Unused Matrix
Over-I
H This fault indicates that the
inverter has detected a control
unit board failure.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0035 Fault Class 35 S The Bender relay has detected
the impedance between ground
and the PV array has dropped
below the setting of the Bender
relay or the enclosure
temperature is too low and
humidity is too high.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
Table 3-1 Fault Codes
Error
Code Fault Source(s)
Fault Type
H=Hardware
S=Software Fault Description Actions
Troubleshooting
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0040 Programming
Software
S This code indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected that
the system is in Programming
mode. This fault does not indicate
any malfunction with the Xantrex
inverter, but is merely an
indication that the system
software is in the process of
being downloaded into the
EEPROMs of the control unit.
0041 State Invalid S The state machine implemented
within the control unit system
software governs the operation of
the Xantrex inverter. This fault
indicates that the Xantrex inverter
has detected an unknown
system variable and has
encountered an invalid state.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0042 Serial EEPROM
Write Error
S This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected a
serial EEPROM write error. The
control unit controller board
performs a verification check of
data written to ROM compared to
what is read back.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0043 Serial EEPROM
Timeout
S This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected
that when writing data to the
serial EEPROM, a confirmation
timer of 300mS has expired.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0044 Bad NOVRAM
Memory
S This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected
that one of the two non-volatile
memory banks on the control unit
controller board has failed. The
control unit performs a series of
tests to confirm the validity of the
NOVRAM, and one of the two
banks has produced errors.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
Table 3-1 Fault Codes
Error
Code Fault Source(s)
Fault Type
H=Hardware
S=Software Fault Description Actions
Fault Code Descriptions
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0045 Interrupt 2 Timeout S This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected
that an interrupt 2 timeout has
occurred. The control unit
controller board performs a
conversion validation of analog-
to-digital data within the A to D
converters. If validation of the
conversion is not performed
within 500mS, an interrupt 2
timeout fault occurs.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0047 Software Test S This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected
that a software test fault has
occurred. This is a simulated
fault used for debugging
purposes.
0048 Bad Memory S This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected
that the SRAM DIMM on the
control unit controller board has
failed. The control unit performs
a series of tests to confirm the
validity of the SRAM, and the
memory module has produced
errors.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0049 Control Voltage
Low
S This fault indicates the Xantrex
GT500 E GI and Xantrex GT630 E
GI has detected the 230 Vac
auxiliary AC voltage has dropped
below 165 Vrms for 2
consecutive cycles.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0054 Control Voltage
High
S This fault indicates the Xantrex
GT500 E GI and Xantrex GT630 E
GI has detected the 230 Vac
auxiliary AC voltage has
exceeded 270 Vrms for 2
consecutive cycles.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0062 Matrix
Temperature
S This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected
that the temperature of the IGBT
matrix aluminium heatsink has
exceeded the maximum allowed
value of 95 °C.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
Table 3-1 Fault Codes
Error
Code Fault Source(s)
Fault Type
H=Hardware
S=Software Fault Description Actions
Troubleshooting
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0072 Local E-Stop S Control unit has detected a loss
of 15 VDC at terminal J2-1.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0073 Remote E-Stop S Control unit has detected a loss
of 15 VDC at terminal J2-5.
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0075 Shutdown
Remotely
S This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected
that the system was commanded
via the GUI to transition to the
Shutdown State. This fault is not
indicative of a failure or
malfunction, but primarily used to
disable the system remotely.
0082 Matrix Not ON S This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected
that the IGBT matrix (FPGA) was
not enabled after having sent a
command for it to turn on. The
control unit sends an
acknowledge bit to confirm the
command is received. This fault
is primarily a watch-dog between
software and hardware to ensure
control of the IGBT matrix
(FPGA).
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
0083 Matrix Not OFF S This fault indicates that the
Xantrex inverter has detected
that the IGBT matrix (FPGA) was
not disabled after having sent a
command for it to turn off. The
control unit sends an
acknowledge bit to confirm the
command is received. This fault
is primarily a watch-dog between
software and hardware to ensure
control of the IGBT matrix
(FPGA).
Contact your Distributor
/ Reseller, or Customer
Service.
Table 3-1 Fault Codes
Error
Code Fault Source(s)
Fault Type
H=Hardware
S=Software Fault Description Actions
Fault Code Descriptions
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Control Unit Disconnect Errors
These errors cause the inverter to disconnect from the grid and shut down. Errors
are reported to the control unit. In all of these situations, contact your Distributor /
Reseller, or Customer Service.
Fault 0152 IGBT Over-current
Cause: The current has exceeded 2000 Arms.
Fault 0252 Switch Fault
Cause: An IGBT was activated, but no feedback signal was received confirming
activation.
Fault 0452 Over-temperature
Cause: The AC current converter’s cooling element temperature has exceeded
80°C. The temperature is displayed in the display.
Fault 0852 Over-voltage DC Bus
Cause: The intermediate circuit voltage has exceeded 950 Vdc.
If the inverter has the 1000 Vdc option, then this fault only applies while the
inverter is producing power. Before it starts, the DC voltage can reach 1000 Vdc.
Fault 1052 Earth Fault
Cause: The PV array exceeds the differential current limit of the PV terminals; the
difference in current between PV+ and PV- exceeds the predefined limit.
Fault 2052 Under-voltage 24V Converter
Cause: The power semiconductor’s control voltage is below 20 V.
Fault 0153 DC Over-current
Cause: The DC bus current has exceeded 1250 A average.
Fault 0853 Too Cold or Internal Voltage not in Range
Causes:
• The internal temperature sensor is reporting temperature below 0°C.
• The internal control circuit supply voltage or clock have malfunctioned.
3–12

4 Preventative
Maintenance
Chapter 4, “Preventative Maintenance”
contains information for site maintenance
personnel on when to book an
appointment with qualified personnel for
preventative maintenance on the Xantrex
inverter.
WARNING: Risk of electric shock, explosion,
and arc flash
All installation, service, and maintenance must be performed by
qualified personnel as defined on page iii and must follow the
Lock-out and Tag-out and other Safety instructions found in the
Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Grid-Tied Photovoltaic
Inverter Planning and Installation Manual (Part #: 975-0581-01-01).
Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious
injury.
Preventative Maintenance
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Maintenance Intervals
Maintenance intervals must be adhered to in order to ensure that the Xantrex
inverter continues to operate in a way that is as safe and reliable as possible. The
basis for these maintenance intervals is installation in an environment with an
average annual ambient temperature of +20 °C, with cooling air maintained
within the temperature limits stated in the Specifications.
Customers should follow the maintenance intervals at a minimum, however the
environmental degree of pollution at the installation may mean that maintenance
needs to be performed more frequently.
Schneider Electric recommends that the following preventative maintenance
procedures be carried out on the Xantrex inverter.
Monthly Intervals or As Required
Visually inspect the intake air ducts and external cooling fans for accumulation of
dirt and debris. Accumulation of dirt and debris within the cooling fans will
decrease their ability to move air and thus transfer heat away from the IGBT
bridge heatsink and inductor, which may cause the Xantrex inverter to enter a
Fault state based upon an over-temperature alarm.
If there is any dirt or debris blocking the air intake or exhaust clear the debris
using a vacuum cleaner or similar tool. Enclosure doors must remain closed at all
times, even during debris-clearing.
Electrical switchgear will need to be maintained as per the manufacturer's
recommendation.
Six Month Intervals
Contact Customer Service to book an appointment with qualified personnel to
perform the following preventative maintenance tasks on a six-month basis or
as required.
• Enclosure Seals
• Electrical Connections
• Transformer and Inductor Enclosure
5 year Interval
Contact Customer Service to book an appointment with qualified personnel to
perform the following preventative maintenance tasks on a five-year basis or
as required.
• PV Fuses
10 year Interval
Facilities will be maintained after ten years. Contact Customer Service to book an
appointment with qualified personnel to perform the following preventative
maintenance tasks:
• Interior Fans
• Power Element Fans

A Specifications
Appendix A provides the environmental
and electrical specifications for the
Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex
GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic
Inverters.
WARNING: Risk of electric shock, explosion,
and arc flash. Risk of equipment damage
Unsafe conditions and damage to the inverter may result if the
instructions, and electrical, physical, and environmental
installation specifications in this manual are not obeyed.
Specifications
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System Specifications
The Xantrex inverter has been designed for photovoltaic power systems, which
operate within the following specifications.
Electrical Specifications
Table A-1 Electrical Specifications
Specification Xantrex GT500 E Xantrex GT630 E
Nominal AC Output Voltage (see Table A-4) 315 V (requires custom MV
transformer)
375 V (requires custom MV
transformer)
Maximum AC Output Current
with no options
with Optional VAR Control
920 A
1040 A
965 A
1040 A
Nominal AC Output Frequency (see Table A-4) 50 Hz (60 Hz auto-detect)
AC Output Voltage 315 V ± 5% 375 V ± 5%
Max. Reactive Power (only with Optional VAR Control) 200 kVar 250 kVar
Phase Angle (only with Optional VAR Control) ± 22° degrees ± 22° degrees
Line Power Factor
with Optional VAR Control
> 0.99 (above 20% rated power)
0.93 leading to 0.93 lagging
AC Current Distortion < 3% THD at rated power < 3% THD at rated power
Rated Current AC Output
with no options
with Optional VAR Control
920 A
1040 A
965 A
1040 A
Output Power 500.0 kW 630.0 kW
Suggested PV Array Power 560 kWp 705 kWp
Maximum Open Circuit PV Voltage
with no options
with Optional 1000 Vdc Input
930 V 930 V
1000 V
Maximum DC Input Current 1120 A 1120 A
DC Input
with no options
with Optional VAR Control
with Optional 1000 Vdc Input
450 to 930 V
495 to 930 V
575 to 930 V
575 to 930 V
575 to 1000 V
MPP Range
with no options
with Optional VAR Control
450 to 880 V
a
495 to 880 V
a
a. reduced current above 820 V
575 to 880 V
a
575 to 880 V
a
Efficiency without Transformer 97.9 %
(European weighted efficiency
at 495 Vdc and 315 Vac)
98.2 %
(European weighted efficiency
at 575 Vdc and 375 Vac)
External Auxiliary Supply Voltage 230/315/375/400 VA
External Auxiliary Supply Power Required 2500 VA 2500 VA
Inverter’s Capacitance to Earth approx. 15 µF approx. 15 µF
System Specifications
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Physical and Environmental Specifications
Table A-3 shows the allowable environmental classifications for the inverter,
based on the EN60721 series of standards.
WARNING: Risk of electric shock, explosion, and arc
flash. Risk of equipment damage
Unsafe conditions and damage to the inverter may result if the inverter is energized with
condensation present inside the unit. Storage, transportation, and operational conditions
must ensure that internal condensation is not created, or that the inverter is dry before
energizing. Obey the environmental specifications and classifications in Table A-2 and
Table A-3.
Table A-2 Physical and Environmental Specifications
Specification Value
Dimensions 2112 mm H x 2406 mm W x 605 mm D
(83 in. H x 94¾ in. W x 24 in. D)
Weight 1770 kg (3902 lbs)
Allowable Ambient Temperature and
Humidity Ranges
Operating: EN60721 class 3K3:
-10 °C to 45 °C Maximum (14 °F to 113 °F)
Max 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Transport: EN60721 class 2K2:
-25 °C to 55 °C Maximum (-13 °F to 131 °F)
Max 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Storage: EN60721 class 1K2:
-25 °C to 55 °C Maximum (-13 °F to 131 °F)
Max 95% relative humidity, non-condensing
Maximum Elevation 1500 m
Storage Air Pressure 700 to 1060 mbar
Ingress Protection Class IP20
Matrix Heatsink Cooling Fans 2700 m³/h temperature threshold 68 °C
Cooling Air Power Cabinet (+H1) 4200m³/h, fan starting temperature:
30 °C for roof fans
65°C for heat sink fans
Cooling Air AC/DC Cabinet (+H2, +H0) 700m³/h, fan starting temperature: 30°C
Total Cooling Air 5600m³/h
Clearance (ventilation and serviceability) Top: 100 mm
Front: 600 mm (door clearance) plus local safety standards
Table A-3 Environmental Classifications (EN60721 series of standards)
Storage (1 prefix)
EN60721-3-1
Transport (2 prefix)
EN60721-3-2
Operation (3 prefix)
EN60721-3-3
Classification of Climatic Conditions 1K2 2K2 3K3
Classification of Special Climatic Conditions 1Z1 2Z1 3Z1
Classification of Biological Conditions 1B1 2B1 3B1
Classification of Chemically Active Substances 1C1 2C1 3C1
Classification of Mechanically Active Substances 1S1 2S1 3S1
Classification of Mechanical Conditions 1M1 2M1 3M1
Specifications
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Regulatory Specifications
Regulatory specifications for the Xantrex inverter are as follows:
• CE marked for the Low Voltage Directive per EN50178
• CE marked for the EMC Directive per EN61000-6-4 (emissions) and
EN61000-6-2 (immunity)
• Complies with RD1663/2000 and 661/2007 (Spain)
• Complies with Decree from 23 April 2008; “Arêté du 23 Avril 2008” (France)
• Low voltage ride-through version complies with BDEW medium voltage grid
connection requirement; "Technische Richtlinie - Erzeugungsanlagen am
Mittelspannungsnetz, BDEW, June 2008" (Germany)
• Bureau Veritas certificate for DK5940 (Italy)
Over Voltage, Under Voltage and Frequency Ranges
Table A-4 provides the over-voltage, under-voltage, over-frequency, and under-
frequency detection limits for the Xantrex inverter. These detection limits have
been tested and are in compliance with requirements given under Regulatory
Specifications above.
Table A-4 Over/Under-Voltage and Over/Under-Frequency Ranges
AC Voltage Condition
(% of Nominal) Xantrex GT500 E Xantrex GT630 E
Low Range
85%  Vac  105%
5%  Vac  105%
a
a.values are for all units with the optional low voltage ride-through capability installed
267.75  Vac  330.75
15.75  Vac  330.75
318.75  Vac  393.75
18.75  Vac  393.75
Low Default
90% = Vac
Vac = 283.5 Vac = 337.5
High Range
97%  Vac  115%
305.55  Vac < 362.25 363.75  Vac  431.25
High Default
110% = Vac
Vac = 346.5 Vac = 412.5
50 Hz Low Range
-3.0 Hz  f  +0.5 Hz
47.0  f  50.5 47.0  f  50.5
50 Hz Low Default f = 49.0 f = 49.0
50 Hz High Range
-0.5 Hz  f  +3.0 Hz
49.5  f  53.0 49.5  f  53.0
50 Hz High Default f = 51.0 f = 51.0
60 Hz Low Range
-5.0 Hz  f  +0.5 Hz
55.0  f  60.5 55.0  f  60.5
60 Hz Low Default f = 59.5 f = 59.5
60 Hz High Range
-0.5 Hz  f  +5.0 Hz
59.5  f  65.0 59.5  f  65.0
60 Hz High Default f = 60.5 f = 60.5
System Specifications
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Bolt Sizes and Torque Requirements
Table A-5 provides acceptable bolt sizes and torque values for AC terminal
connections.
Table A-6 provides acceptable bolt sizes and torque values to be connected to
the Xantrex inverter’s DC terminal connections.
Uninterrupted Power Supply – UPS
If you have a Xantrex GT500 E or Xantrex GT630 E with optional ride-through
capability you need to install a UPS for operation. You can order an appropriate
UPS from Schneider Electric (part number: 820-0031-01-01) if you are using
230 Vac auxiliary supply voltage in your installation, or you can use any UPS
which meets the requirements in Table A-7 on page A–5 and matches the
auxiliary supply voltage for your installation.
Table A-5 AC Terminal Bolt Size, and Torque Values
AC Terminal
Connections
Max. # of Conductors
per Terminal
Bolt
(Hardware) Size
Torque
Requirements
PE (Enclosure Ground) 2 1/M12 75 Nm
(55 lb ft)
L1, L2, L3 6 3/M12 75 Nm
(55 lb ft)
-X2:L1, -X2:L2 to AC aux input
transformer
1 cable cross section 0.5 - 10 mm²
use appropriate ferrules
0.6 – 0.8 Nm
(5.3 – 7.1 lb ft)
-X2:23 and -X2:25 to UPS input,
-X2:24 and -X2:26 to UPS output
1 cable cross section 0.5 - 10 mm²
use appropriate ferrules
0.5 – 0.6 Nm
(4.4 lb ft– 5.3 lb ft)
X2:6 and X2:7
(external interlock)
1 cable cross section: 0.14 - 2.5 mm²
use appropriate ferrules
X2:20 and X2:22
(external voltage)
1 cable cross section 0.5 - 10 mm²
use appropriate ferrules
Table A-6 DC Terminal Bolt Size, and Torque Values
DC Terminal
Connections
Max. # of Conductors
per Terminal
Bolt
(Hardware) Size
Torque
Requirements
PV+, PV- 8 8/M12 75 Nm
(55 lb ft)
Table A-7 Minimum UPS Specifications
Power 500 VA
AC Input must match auxiliary supply voltage provided by
the installer (230, 315, or 400 Vac)
AC Outputs 230 V
Use UPS in bypass operation:
Cross-over Time < 10 msec
Support Time > 5 sec
Specifications
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Dimensions
Figure A-1 Xantrex inverter Dimensions
TM
A
597 597 1197 1197 3 597 597 3
A
568 568
.G1.SP
+H1K10
605 2406
2
0
0
2
+H2 +H1 +H0
KÜHLLUFT/
COOLING AIR
SK3326.100
SK3326.100
SK3326.100
SK3326.100
SK3326.100
SK3326.100
SK3326.100
SK3326.100
8
8
Xantrex GT500 E
-A22
-S3
-S2
Dimensions in mm
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Warranty and Return Information
Warranty
What does this warranty cover and how long does it last? This Limited Warranty is provided by Xantrex Technology Inc.
("Xantrex") and covers defects in workmanship and materials in your Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-
Tied Photovoltaic Inverters. This warranty period lasts for 5 years starting three months from the date of purchase at the point
of sale to you, the original end user customer, unless otherwise agreed in writing (the “Warranty Period”). You will be required to
demonstrate proof of purchase to make warranty claims.
This Limited Warranty is transferable to subsequent owners but only for the unexpired portion of the Warranty Period.
Subsequent owners also require original proof of purchase as described in "What proof of purchase is required?"
What will Xantrex do? During the Warranty Period Xantrex will, at its option, repair the product (if economically feasible) or
replace the defective product free of charge, provided that you notify Xantrex of the product defect within the Warranty Period,
and provided that Xantrex through inspection establishes the existence of such a defect and that it is covered by this Limited
Warranty.
Xantrex will, at its option, use new and/or reconditioned parts in performing warranty repair and building replacement
products. Xantrex reserves the right to use parts or products of original or improved design in the repair or replacement. If
Xantrex repairs or replaces a product, its warranty continues for the remaining portion of the original Warranty Period or 90
days from the date of the return shipment to the customer, whichever is greater. All replaced products and all parts removed
from repaired products become the property of Xantrex.
Xantrex covers both parts and labor necessary to repair the product, and return shipment to the customer via a Xantrex-
selected non-expedited surface freight within the contiguous United States and Canada. Alaska, Hawaii and outside of the
United States and Canada are excluded. Contact Xantrex Customer Service for details on freight policy for return shipments
from excluded areas.
How do you get service? If your product requires troubleshooting or warranty service, contact your merchant. If you are
unable to contact your merchant, or the merchant is unable to provide service, contact Xantrex directly at:
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Direct returns may be performed according to the Xantrex Return Material Authorization Policy described in your product
manual. For some products, Xantrex maintains a network of regional Authorized Service Centers. Call Xantrex or check our
website to see if your product can be repaired at one of these facilities.
What proof of purchase is required? In any warranty claim, dated proof of purchase must accompany the product and the
product must not have been disassembled or modified without prior written authorization by Xantrex.
Proof of purchase may be in any one of the following forms:
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possible, reimbursement up to the purchase price paid for the product. Xantrex will be liable to you only for direct damages
suffered by you and only up to a maximum amount equal to the purchase price of the product.
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does not apply to and Xantrex will not be responsible for any defect in or damage to:
a) the product if it has been misused, neglected, improperly installed, physically damaged or altered, either internally or
externally, or damaged from improper use or use in an unsuitable environment;
b) the product if it has been subjected to fire, water, generalized corrosion, biological infestations, or input voltage that
creates operating conditions beyond the maximum or minimum limits listed in the Xantrex product specifications
including, but not limited to, high input voltage from generators and lightning strikes;
c) the product if repairs have been done to it other than by Xantrex or its authorized service centers (hereafter "ASCs");
d) the product if it is used as a component part of a product expressly warranted by another manufacturer;
e) component parts or monitoring systems supplied by you or purchased by Xantrex at your direction for incorporation into
the product;
f) the product if its original identification (trade-mark, serial number) markings have been defaced, altered, or removed;
g) the product if it is located outside of the country where it was purchased; and
h) any consequential losses that are attributable to the product losing power whether by product malfunction, installation
error or misuse.
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For those products that are not being repaired in the field and are being returned to Xantrex, before returning a product directly
to Xantrex you must obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number and the correct factory "Ship To" address. Products
must also be shipped prepaid. Product shipments will be refused and returned at your expense if they are unauthorized,
returned without an RMA number clearly marked on the outside of the shipping box, if they are shipped collect, or if they are
shipped to the wrong location.
When you contact Xantrex to obtain service, please have your instruction manual ready for reference and be prepared to
supply:
• The serial number of your product
• Information about the installation and use of the unit
• Information about the failure and/or reason for the return
• A copy of your dated proof of purchase
Record these details in “Information About Your System”.
Return Procedure
Package the unit safely, preferably using the original box and packing materials. Please ensure that your product is shipped
fully insured in the original packaging or equivalent. This warranty will not apply where the product is damaged due to
improper packaging.
Include the following:
• The RMA number supplied by Xantrex Technology Inc. clearly marked on the outside of the box.
• A return address where the unit can be shipped. Post office boxes are not acceptable.
• A contact telephone number where you can be reached during work hours.
• A brief description of the problem.
Ship the unit prepaid to the address provided by your Xantrex customer service representative.
If you are returning a product from outside of the USA or Canada In addition to the above, you MUST include return freight
funds and are fully responsible for all documents, duties, tariffs, and deposits.
If you are returning a product to a Xantrex Authorized Service Center (ASC) A Xantrex return material authorization (RMA)
number is not required. However, you must contact the ASC prior to returning the product or presenting the unit to verify any
return procedures that may apply to that particular facility and that the ASC repairs this particular Xantrex product.
Out of Warranty Service
If the warranty period for your product has expired, if the unit was damaged by misuse or incorrect installation, if other
conditions of the warranty have not been met, or if no dated proof of purchase is available, your unit may be serviced or
replaced for a flat fee.
To return your product for out of warranty service, contact Xantrex Customer Service for a Return Material Authorization (RMA)
number and follow the other steps outlined in "Return Procedure".
Payment options such as credit card or money order will be explained by the Customer Service Representative. In cases
where the minimum flat fee does not apply, as with incomplete units or units with excessive damage, an additional fee will be
charged. If applicable, you will be contacted by Customer Service once your unit has been received.
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As soon as you open your Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters package,
record the following information and be sure to keep your proof of purchase.
❐ Serial Number
_________________________________
❐ Purchased From
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❐ Purchase Date
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Organization This Manual is organized into four chapters and one appendix. “Preventative Maintenance” contains information for site maintenance personnel on when to book an appointment with qualified personnel for preventative maintenance on the Xantrex inverter. Audience This Manual is intended for anyone who needs to operate the Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters. “Introduction” contains information about the features and functions of the Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters. and experience in: • • • • installing electrical equipment and PV power systems (up to 1000 V). Installation. selecting and using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). iii . The Xantrex inverter must be installed by qualified personnel as described in Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Planning and Installation Manual. analyzing and reducing the hazards involved in performing electrical work. “Troubleshooting” contains information and procedures for operators to perform basic troubleshooting of the Xantrex inverter. “Operation” contains information on the basic operation of the Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters. Scope This Manual provides safety guidelines and information about operating and troubleshooting the unit. Operators must also have a complete understanding of this equipment’s features and functions. Chapter 2. servicing and maintenance must be performed by qualified personnel. and. applying all applicable installation codes. knowledge. Chapter 4. Chapter 3. maintaining. and troubleshooting the Schneider Electric Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW and the Schneider Electric Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters. Operators must be familiar with all the safety regulations pertaining to operating high-voltage equipment as dictated by local code.About This Manual Purpose The purpose of this Operation Manual is to provide explanations and procedures for operating. Installation instructions are available in the Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Planning and Installation Manual. Qualified personnel have training. Chapter 1.

the term Xantrex inverter will be used to describe inverters both with and without any of the options. Important: These notes describe things which are important for you to know. iv 975-0582-01-01 . WARNING Warnings identify conditions or practices that could result in personal injury or loss of life.schneider-electric. Abbreviations and Acronyms ANSI FPGA IEEE IPM PSL UFCU American National Standards Institute Field Programmable Gate Array Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Intelligent Power Module Phase-Shift Loop Universal Frontpanel Control Unit DSP GUI IGBT NFPA PV Digital Signal Processor Graphical User Interface Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor National Fire Protection Association Photovoltaic Related Information You can find more information about Schneider Electric as well as its products and services at www. Conventions Used The following conventions are used in this guide. Both inverters can have Grid Interactive Options (VAR control and low voltage ride-through).About This Manual Appendix A provides the environmental and electrical specifications for the Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters. CAUTION Cautions identify conditions or practices that could result in damage to the unit or other equipment. but not as serious as a caution or warning. Product Names This manual includes information for two products: Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E. Unless explicitly stated otherwise.com. The Xantrex GT630 E GI can have the additional option of 1000 Vdc input voltage.

from the AC grid. Electrocution or severe burns may result. servicing and maintenance must be performed by qualified personnel. WARNING: Risk of electric shock. Exercise extreme caution at all times to prevent accidents. Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury. All 3 sources (4 including a Xantrex UPS) must be disconnected. explosion. do not open any doors or remove any covers unless you are qualified to do so. Risk of equipment damage Unsafe conditions and damage to the inverter may result if the instructions. maintenance or testing. and arc flash. WARNING: Multiple sources with risk of electric shock. explosion. and arc flash The Xantrex inverter is energized from the PV array. v . and all other appropriate sections of this manual. Do not open the cabinet doors if moisture is present (rain or heavy dew). explosion. and environmental installation specifications in this manual are not obeyed. and arc flash Before installing the Xantrex inverter read all instructions. WARNING: Risk of electric shock. and from an auxiliary AC source (backed up with a Xantrex UPS for Xantrex GT500 E & Xantrex GT630 E units with low-voltage ride-through capability).DO NOT DISCARD This manual contains important safety instructions for the Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters — Xantrex inverter — that must be followed during operation and maintenance procedures. and arc flash The Xantrex inverter enclosures contain exposed conductors and parts operating at lethal voltage and at high enough energy to create an arc flash. cautionary markings. and all circuits tested to verify that the inverter is fully de-energized. physical. before servicing or maintenance. To reduce the risk of electric shock or arc flash. locked-out and tagged-out. to discharge after removing power. except during installation. The enclosure doors should remain closed with the latches tightened. are properly equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment.Important Safety Instructions READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . Installation. explosion. and have locked out and tagged out all sources of energy and verified that the inverter is de-energized. located within the cabinet. WARNING: Risk of electric shock. and electrical. Wait 20 minutes for the DC bus capacitors. Opening the AC and DC disconnect switches on the inverter does not remove all power from the inverter. by following the Lock-out and Tag-out and other Safety instructions found in the Important Safety chapter of your Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverter Planning and Installation Manual (Part #: 975-0581-01-01).

and will void the warranty. If the Xantrex inverter is damaged. it is not suitable for any other application areas. WARNING: Risk of electric shock. Risk of equipment damage Unsafe conditions and damage to the inverter may result if the inverter is energized with condensation present inside the unit. or received more than cosmetic damage during transport or shipping. and arc flash Do not attempt to operate the Xantrex inverter if it has been dropped. Allow time for parts to cool before contact. The Xantrex inverter may only be used in grid-interconnected PV systems. Use caution when servicing if inverter has been operating. transportation.Safety WARNING: Limitations on use The Xantrex inverter is not intended for use in connection with life support systems or other medical equipment or devices. and arc flash. WARNING: Risk of electric shock. Storage. WARNING: Risk of electric shock. vi 975-0582-01-01 . and arc flash When installing the Xantrex inverter use only components recommended or sold by the manufacturer. explosion. electric shock. injury to persons. or that the inverter is dry before energizing. Doing otherwise may result in a risk of fire. WARNING: Burn hazard Inverters contain internal components that become hot during normal operation. or suspected to be damaged. WARNING: Explosion hazard The IGBT module may explode in the event of a major malfunction. Obey the environmental specifications and classifications in Table A-2 and Table A-3. Do not operate the inverter with the doors open. WARNING: Risk of fire and equipment damage The overcurrent protective devices within the Xantrex inverter are intended for protecting the Xantrex inverter circuitry only. in accordance with the applicable installation codes. explosion. The inverter must be securely attached to the mounting surface after positioning. It is the installer's responsibility to determine the overcurrent protection required for the PV array or external AC or DC cabling. and operational conditions must ensure that internal condensation is not created. see the Warranty for this unit in the Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Planning and Installation Manual. explosion. WARNING: Crush hazard The inverters have a very high balance point and can easily fall over if they are moved without caution.

Install external surge arrestors at the input of the UPS and ensure the CCU communication interfaces also have over voltage protection devices. personal protective equipment (PPE). Ensure you remove the tracks required for transportation located at the top of the inverter.Safety CAUTION: Risk of overheating The inverters have supply air and exhaust air areas. CAUTION: Risk of equipment damage Inverter electronics can be destroyed by static charge. minimum) Check local safety regulations for other requirements. 975-0582-01-01 vii . The inverter can overheat and will cease power production if the installation. etc. initial operation and maintenance of the Xantrex inverter. Wear static protection gear. installation and test equipment. and use anti-static tools and procedures when servicing the inverter. maintenance and clearance instructions are not adhered to. which must remain unobstructed. All servicing must be done in accordance with the instructions and safety information found in your Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverter Planning and Installation Manual (Part #: 975-0581-01-01). Service personnel must be equipped with personal protective equipment appropriate for the work to be performed. Qualified Personnel Only qualified personnel shall perform the installation. Follow all applicable workplace safety procedures and regulations regarding work practices. Personal Safety Follow these instructions to ensure your safety while working with the Xantrex inverter. which may include some or all of the following: • • • • • • • Electrically rated safety gloves Safety glasses Ear protection Electrical safety shoes/boots Electrical safety hard hat Padlocks and tags (for lock-out/tag-out of disconnects) Appropriately rated meter to verify that the circuits are de-energized (1000 Vac and DC rated.

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..........................................1–4 DC Interface Enclosure (+H2) ...................2–4 Fault .............1–2 Physical Characteristics ............................................................................................1–12 Low Voltage Ride-through Capability ....................................1–12 Anti-Island Protection (Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E base units only) ....................................................................1–13 Ground Fault Monitoring .........................................2–4 Transition ...........................................................................................1–12 PV Ground Insulation Detection ........1–6 Emergency Stop (E-STOP) ...................1–4 Inverter Enclosure (+H1) ........................................2–4 Shutdown ...............................1–8 Operation Features .............................1–16 Data Logging ...........1–4 Power Electronics Matrix ..................................1–17 2 Operation Description of System Operation ...........................1–17 Remote Access Connection .........................................................................................................1–10 Utility Voltage/Frequency Fault Automatic Reset ..............................................................2–4 Power Tracking ...............................................................................v 1 Introduction Description of the Xantrex inverter .........................................1–14 Lightning Protection .......................................................................1–10 Maximum Peak Power Tracking ...........................................................Contents Important Safety Instructions ......................2–2 Operating States ..................1–3 AC Interface Enclosure (+H0) ..............................................................................................1–10 Variable Power Factor Operation .............................1–12 Safety Features .......................................................2–2 Overview ................................................................................................................................2–5 ix ...........................1–13 PV Over-voltage Detection ..............1–7 AC and DC Disconnect Switches ..1–4 Power Distribution Panel ............................1–17 Direct Access Connection .......1–10 Fixed Unity Power Factor Operation (Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E) ................................................................................................................1–16 System Status and Fault Reporting ................1–17 Monitoring Connection Methods ............................2–2 Faults ...............1–4 Converter Control Unit .........................................................1–14 Communication Features and Methods ........................................................................................1–5 3 stand-by/power-on Switch .................................................................1–4 Operator Interface Controls .

...................................................2–25 Auto-restart Feature ...............................................................................................3–4 Control Unit Disconnect Errors .............................3–2 Automatically Clearing Faults .............................................................................2–7 READ Menu .......................................3–3 Fault Code Descriptions ....................................................................................................A–4 Bolt Sizes and Torque Requirements .................................A–2 Electrical Specifications .....................................................................2–15 Commanding Goal State Changes .................Monthly Intervals or As Required .........................A–2 Regulatory Specifications ...................................2–8 Write Menu ...........................................................................................Initialization Screen ..3–11 4 Preventative Maintenance Maintenance Intervals ..........WA–1 x 975-0582-01-01 ...............................5 year Interval ..........................................................10 year Interval ................................................................................................Six Month Intervals ......2–25 Automatic State Transitions ........................................................................................2–6 Display ............................................................................................A–5 Uninterrupted Power Supply – UPS .2–26 3 Troubleshooting Faults and Fault Codes ..........................................................................4–2 4–2 4–2 4–2 4–2 A Specifications System Specifications ..........................2–5 Operator Interface ....2–7 Menu Structure ......................2–24 Manual State Transitions ....................A–6 Dimensions .................................................................2–7 Standard Display .............2–26 Energize Procedure (Startup) ........2–6 UFCU Keypad Operation and Display ........................................................ Under Voltage and Frequency Ranges ......2–23 Setting the Date and Time ......................A–3 Over Voltage..........................................................................................Contents Automatic Sleep Test .....A–2 Physical and Environmental Specifications .................................A–6 Warranty and Return Information ..........................................................................................3–2 General Troubleshooting ........................

..................................................1–5 3 stand-by/power-on Switch .................1–11 Bender Relay Display ..................................................................................Figures Figure 1-1 Figure 1-2 Figure 1-3 Figure 1-4 Figure 1-5 Figure 1-6 Figure 1-7 Figure 1-8 Figure 1-9 Figure 1-10 Figure 1-11 Figure 1-12 Figure 2-1 Figure 2-2 Figure 2-3 Figure 2-4 Figure 2-5 Figure 2-6 Figure 2-7 Figure A-1 Xantrex inverter Major Components ..........................................................2–14 State Transition Diagram ...................................1–6 Emergency Stop..........................A–6 xi .............................................................................................................1–7 AC and DC Disconnect Switches.................1–3 Xantrex inverter Operator Interface Components ....2–26 Xantrex inverter Dimensions ...........2–7 Operator Interface Menu Diagram .............................................................................1–9 Maximum Peak Power Tracking ..................................1–15 DC Lightning Protection ........2–6 Initialization Screens ................................1–15 AUX Lightning Protection .......1–16 Operating States Flow Chart ............................2–3 The Universal Front Panel Control Unit (UFCU) and Display ...............................................................................................................1–14 AC Lightning Protection ......................................1–13 Xantrex inverter Current Transducers .1–15 Display and UFCU Location .........2–8 Read-by-ID Feature ...........2–23 Display Showing Fault Code .............................................

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.......-A–5 DC Terminal Bolt Size.............2–16 Fault Codes .................................2–10 READ Menu Descriptions ................................2–10 Write Menu Parameters.......................... and Torque Values .......................................................................A–5 Minimum UPS Specifications ............-A–2 Electrical Specifications ........ and Torque Values ........Tables Table 2-1 Table 2-2 Table 2-3 Table 3-1 Table A-1 Table A-2 Table A-3 Table A-4 Table A-5 Table A-6 Scrolling through the READ Menu Parameters ...........3–4 Physical and Environmental Specifications ...............................................................................................................-A–3 Over/Under-Voltage and Over/Under-Frequency Ranges ............A–4 AC Terminal Bolt Size................................A–6 xiii ....

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1 Introduction Chapter 1. The Xantrex GT630 E 630kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverter with optional Ridethrough Capability. three-phase power conversion system for grid-connected photovoltaic arrays with a power rating of 630 kW. The Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverter with optional Ridethrough Capability and optional VAR Control is a utility interactive. . optional VAR Control and optional 1000 Vdc. which provides input range capability up to 1000 Vdc. “Introduction” contains information about the features and functions of the Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters. three-phase power conversion system for gridconnected photovoltaic arrays with a power rating of 500 kW. is a utility interactive.

With user-settable power tracking that matches the inverter to the array and adjustable delay periods. the Xantrex inverter integrated controller contains selfprotection features including over and under-voltage and frequency safeguards. Multiple Xantrex GT500 E or Xantrex GT630 E inverters are easily paralleled for larger power installations. field-proven. the ride-through option does not provide anti-islanding protection. users are able to customize start up and shut down sequences. The VAR control provides reactive power control for full power across the power factor range. These features can be accessed remotely using an optional communication kit. maximum peak power tracker (MPPT) integrated within the Xantrex inverter control firmware ensures the optimum power throughput for harvesting energy from the photovoltaic array. Housed in a rugged IP20 rated. galvanized steel enclosure. Protection Features The advanced design of the Xantrex inverter includes an EMI output filter and the main AC contactor located electrically on the inverter side of the isolation transformer. with the addition of either VAR control or VAR control and low voltage ride through together. the Xantrex inverter incorporates sophisticated Intellimod (IPM) insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) as the main power switching devices. control. switch gear for isolation and protection of the connected AC and DC power sources. Additionally. An advanced. The right onedoor section is the DC interface enclosure (+H2). and a 4-line. The center two-door section is the main inverter enclosure (+H1). The Xantrex GT500 E GI or Xantrex GT630 E GI has all of the features of the Xantrex GT500 E or Xantrex GT630 E base unit (respectively). metering/data logging and protective functions. User Interface Physical Characteristics Grid Interactive Options 1000 V Input Option 1–2 975-0582-01-01 . The Xantrex inverter power conversion system consists of a pulse-width modulated (PWM) inverter. The three enclosures are constructed and delivered as one complete assembly. a keypad. The Xantrex inverter includes a local user interface comprised of a 3 (stand-by/ power-on) switch (called ON/OFF on older models). To facilitate these features. 80 character display. These components are identified in Figure 1-1 on page 1–3 and the dimensions are identified in Figure A-1 on page A–6. The display provides an interface for the user to query Xantrex inverter system status. The left one-door section is the AC interface enclosure (+H0).Introduction Description of the Xantrex inverter Designed to be easy to install and operate. and fault detection scenarios. shutdown. by using array. An integral anti-island protection scheme (Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E base units only) prevents the inverter from feeding power to the grid in the event of a utility outage. The lowvoltage ride-through capability allows the inverter to continue operation during dips in the AC voltage and power-factor compensation. The Xantrex GT630 E GI 1K enables the Xantrex GT630 E to accept input voltages up to 1000 Vdc. the Xantrex inverter automates startup. The Xantrex inverter comes in a set of three enclosures to house the Electronics described above. not line voltage to compensate for extra capacitance or inductance on the grid based on the user-settable parameters.

The left 1-door section is the AC interface enclosure (+H0). Main Inverter Enclosure (Front View) +H1 AC Interface Enclosure -HO DC Interface Enclosure +H2 Figure 1-1 Xantrex inverter Major Components 975-0582-01-01 1–3 . These components are identified in Figure 1-1. The right 1-door section is the DC interface enclosure (+H2). The 3 enclosures are constructed and delivered as one complete assembly.Physical Characteristics Physical Characteristics The Xantrex inverter comes in a set of 3 enclosures to house the electronics described above. The Xantrex inverter is IP20 rated. The center 2-door section is the inverter enclosure (+H1).

This enclosure is where the DC disconnect switch resides. Optionally the DC interface enclosure can include PV string fuses and master/slave combiner contactors. which has an integral over-current and over-temperature protection. Converter Control Unit The control unit is a digital signal processor (DSP) based control board that performs numerous control and diagnostic functions associated with Xantrex inverter operation. 1–4 975-0582-01-01 . protective. and system sensors.Introduction AC Interface Enclosure (+H0) The AC interface enclosure houses the connection for the utility (see Figure 1-1 to locate the AC interface enclosure). This enclosure contains the AC disconnect switch. Its most significant tasks are control of the Xantrex inverter electromechanical components and power electronics converters and communication with the universal front panel control unit. The control unit also contains the necessary DC power supplies to support its operation. Power Distribution Panel Located in the middle right side of the inverter enclosure. and control power components necessary to support the operation of the Xantrex inverter. transistor gate drive electronics. The matrix consists of switching transistors (IGBTs). The fans are located below the heatsink. Also found within the main inverter enclosure are some of the system protection devices (such as the sense and control power fuses). this power distribution panel contains many of the Electromechanical. DC capacitors and an aluminium extrusion heatsink with cooling fans. DC Interface Enclosure (+H2) The DC interface serves as the connection interface between the PV array and the Xantrex inverter (see Figure 1-1 on page 1–3 to locate the DC interface). Power Electronics Matrix The power conversion matrix is located behind the inner doors of the inverter enclosure. and power electronics matrix. Inverter Enclosure (+H1) The Xantrex inverter inverter enclosure contains the power distribution panel. The terminals for the auxiliary AC voltage and the main AC contactor are also located in this enclosure. the converter control unit. laminated bus structure.

an emergency stop (E-STOP) pushbutton. AC Interface Enclosure DC Interface Enclosure Display Universal Frontpanel Control Unit (UFCU) 3 stand-by/ power-on Switch E-STOP Pushbutton Main Inverter Enclosure (Front View) Figure 1-2 Xantrex inverter Operator Interface Components 975-0582-01-01 1–5 . These controls include a 3 (stand-by/power-on) switch (called ON/OFF on older models). a 4-line display and a keypad called the universal frontpanel control unit (UFCU).Operator Interface Controls Operator Interface Controls Operator interface controls are located on the front door of the inverter enclosure.

Introduction 3 stand-by/power-on Switch The Xantrex inverter incorporates a maintained position 3 (stand-by/power-on) switch (called ON/OFF on older models) located on the right center door. Turning the switch to the 1 (stand-by) position will not de-energize unit. Figure 1-3 3 stand-by/power-on Switch 1–6 975-0582-01-01 . under the main control display. it only stops power production. The Xantrex inverter is prevented from being restarted until the 3 (stand-by/power-on) switch is turned back to the 2 (power-on) position. the 3 (stand-by/power-on) switch is in the 2 (power-on) position. Turning the switch to the 1 (stand-by) position initiates an immediate controlled shutdown of the Xantrex inverter and opens both the main AC contactor and DC disconnect switch within the unit. The main AC contactor and DC disconnect switch cannot be closed unless the switch is in the 2 (power-on) position. Under normal conditions.

The Xantrex inverter is prevented from being restarted until the E-STOP pushbutton is in the CLOSED (extended) position. Under normal conditions. Pushing the pushbutton to the OPEN (depressed) position initiates an immediate controlled shutdown of the Xantrex inverter and opens both the main AC contactor and DC disconnect switch within the unit.Operator Interface Controls Emergency Stop (E-STOP) The Xantrex inverter incorporates a maintained position E-STOP pushbutton located on the inverter enclosure. the E-STOP pushbutton is in the CLOSED (extended) position. Provisions are supplied for adding a remote emergency stop circuit. Both the main AC contactor and DC disconnect switch cannot be closed unless the pushbutton is in the CLOSED (extended) position. Figure 1-4 Emergency Stop 975-0582-01-01 1–7 .

and all circuits tested to verify that the inverter is fully de-energized. Additional external AC and DC disconnecting means. must be provided as part of the installation. 1–8 975-0582-01-01 . and arc flash The Xantrex inverter is energized from the PV array. All 3 sources (4 including a Xantrex UPS) must be disconnected. The main AC and DC disconnect switches are each equipped with an auxiliary contact block which enables the switch to be used as a load break disconnect. locked-out and tagged-out. the UPS breaker (-F5) is installed in the center (+H1) enclosure. by following the Lock-out and Tag-out and other Safety instructions found in the Important Safety chapter of your Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverter Planning and Installation Manual (Part #: 975-0581-01-01). For Xantrex GT500 E & Xantrex GT630 E units with UPS backup. to discharge after removing power. from the AC grid. Wait 20 minutes for the DC bus capacitors. to facilitate safe servicing of the inverter. and from an auxiliary AC source (backed up with a Xantrex UPS for Xantrex GT500 E & Xantrex GT630 E units with low-voltage ride-through capability). and it is capable of breaking the full DC load current. located within the cabinet. All Xantrex inverter enclosure doors must be closed and locked during normal operation. the DC disconnect switch automatically opens. In the event of a fault. Opening the AC and DC disconnect switches on the inverter does not remove all power from the inverter. explosion.Introduction AC and DC Disconnect Switches WARNING: Multiple sources with risk of electric shock. The main AC disconnect switch is located inside the AC interface enclosure and the DC disconnect switch is located inside the DC interface enclosure. capable of being locked-out and tagged-out. before servicing or maintenance.

Operator Interface Controls DC Disconnect Switch (-Q11) AC Disconnect Switch (-Q1) AC Interface Enclosure DC Interface Enclosure AC Disconnect Switch DC Disconnect Switch UPS Breaker (-F5) Located in center enclosure Figure 1-5 AC and DC Disconnect Switches 975-0582-01-01 1–9 .

field-proven. This peak power voltage point is somewhat volatile. user. The peak power voltage point of a PV array can vary. and PPT V Step (ID# 46). Upon entering the Power Tracking mode. the Xantrex inverter regulates the DC Bus at the “PPT V Ref” setpoint. it takes approximately 20 seconds for the Xantrex inverter to ramp the PV voltage to the “PPT V Ref” setpoint regardless of the actual PV voltage. I PPT Max (ID#42). Regulating the DC bus means drawing more or less current out of the PV array to maintain this desired voltage. Variable Power Factor Operation The Xantrex inverters with the VAR control option have user-settable parameters for varying the output power factor off unity.settable parameters include: • • • • • PPT V Ref (ID# 37). As shown in Figure 1-6 on page 1–11. In addition. PPT Enable (ID# 44). and maintain the maximum peak PV output power. The Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E are not capable of operation without the presence of normal utility voltage. Fixed Unity Power Factor Operation (Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E) The Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E maintain unity power factor during operation. there are five user-settable parameters that control the behavior of the maximum peak power tracker within the Xantrex inverter. nor are they capable of varying the output power factor off unity. PPT Rate (ID# 45). and constructs the output current waveform to match the utility voltage. maximum peak power tracking (MPPT) algorithm integrated within the Xantrex inverter control software ensures the optimum power throughput for harvesting energy from the photovoltaic array. The control software constantly senses utility voltage. Accessible via the UFCU. and can easily move along the I-V curve of the PV array every few seconds. 1–10 975-0582-01-01 . primarily depending upon solar irradiance and surface temperature of the PV panels. With the “PPT Enable” set to “0” (power tracker disabled). The MPPT algorithm allows the Xantrex inverter to constantly seek the optimum voltage and current operating points of the PV array. the inverter can compensate for reactive loads on the grid by varying the power factor it supplies according to the user-settable parameters. Maximum Peak Power Tracking An advanced.Introduction Operation Features The Xantrex inverter has the following operation features.

880 and 495 V respectively for the Xantrex GT500 E with VAR control. 880 and 575 Vdc respectively for the Xantrex GT630 E with VAR control. the MPPT reduces the reference voltage by an amount equal to the “PPT V Step” value. followed by the expiration of the “PPT Rate” (MPPT decision frequency). The changes made by the MPPT to the reference voltage are restricted by the maximum and minimum PV input voltage: • • • • 880 and 450 V respectively for the Xantrex GT500 E. if the power comparison proves undesirable. the next change made (after “PPT Rate” has again expired) to the reference voltage. Conversely. the MPPT increases voltage as needed to maintain output power below rated maximum. 880 and 575 Vdc respectively for the Xantrex GT630 E. If the output power has increased. At this point the MPPT compares the amount of AC output power produced to the previous amount of AC power produced by the Xantrex inverter. Optimization of the Xantrex inverter MPPT results in an increase in energy production. the power tracker reverses the direction of the change to the “PPT_V Step”. If available PV power is above the maximum allowable power level of the Xantrex inverter.Operation Features With the “PPT Enable” set to “1” (power tracker enabled). The MPPT algorithm within the Xantrex inverter then continues this ongoing process of “stepping and comparing” in order to seek the maximum power throughput from the PV array. Figure 1-6 Maximum Peak Power Tracking 975-0582-01-01 1–11 . You are encouraged to study the PV array’s I-V curves and to adjust the MPPT user-settable parameters accordingly. the MPPT will not attempt to produce power greater than that allowed by the “I PPT Max” setpoint. will be in the same direction. Also.

5 to 2. This type of condition may compromise personnel safety. This method is implemented in the control unit to prevent islanding of the Xantrex inverter. Low Voltage Ride-through Capability If the Xantrex inverter has the grid interactive option of low voltage ride-through the inverter continues to function for 1. The fault condition remains latched until the utility voltage and frequency have returned to normal for at least 5 minutes. these adjustments destabilize the feedback between the inverter and the remaining load. but greater than 5% of the nominal operational voltage. The Xantrex inverter employs a method for detecting the islanding condition using a Phase-Shift-Loop (PSL). In the event of a utility interruption or outage. and equipment reliability. Voltage and frequency fault setpoints are detailed later in this section. 1–12 975-0582-01-01 . the Xantrex inverter automatically clears the fault and resumes normal operation. during and after a low voltage ride-through event. Upon detection of such a condition. the Xantrex inverter then performs an immediate orderly shutdown and opens both the main AC contactor and DC disconnect switch. The control unit continuously makes minor adjustments to the output phase angle above and below unity. Safety Features Anti-Island Protection (Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E base units only) A condition referred to as Islanding occurs when a distributed generation source (such as the Xantrex inverter Grid-tied Photovoltaic Inverter) continues to energize a portion of the utility grid after the utility experiences an interruption in service. In other words.Introduction Utility Voltage/Frequency Fault Automatic Reset In the event of a utility voltage or frequency excursion outside of preset limits.5 seconds (length of time dependant on a site specific requirement) if the AC voltage is below the minimum. Once the utility voltage has stabilized within acceptable limits for a period of at least 5 minutes. the Xantrex inverter stops operation and displays a fault at the operator interface. the inverter rides through voltage dips. restoration of service. resulting in an over/underfrequency or voltage condition. and continues to operate even in unstable grid conditions by delivering the same output AC current prior.

975-0582-01-01 1–13 . The Xantrex inverter automatically clears the fault when the fault is remedied. PV Over-voltage Detection In the event of PV voltage greater than 940 Vdc during normal operation. these inverters may be irreparably damaged. For positive or negative grounded arrays the detection circuit will activate when the leakage current exceeds the threshold. For the Xantrex GT630 E GI 1K the PV voltage can be as high as 1000 Vdc while the inverter is not running. opens both the AC and DC contactors and reports a PV Ground Insulation Fault on the display of the UFCU. some part of the PV array that is supposed to be floating and isolated from earth ground has become grounded or has damaged isolation. the Xantrex inverter executes an immediate orderly shutdown. WARNING: Risk of electric shock or fire When the PV ground insulation fault is displayed on the UFCU. “Troubleshooting” for further information on this fault condition. all Xantrex GT500 E & Xantrex GT630 E units (with the exception of those with the 1000 Vdc input option) will execute an orderly shutdown and report a fault to the operator interface. the PV over-voltage detection works as normal and protects the inverter from PV voltages greater than 940 Vdc. The Xantrex inverter then executes an immediate orderly shutdown.Safety Features PV Ground Insulation Detection The Xantrex inverter may be equipped with an optional PV ground insulation detection circuits for ungrounded arrays. After the 1000 Vdc input option pulls down the array voltage to a value within the inverter's operating range the inverter will start. Both shock and fire hazards are present under these conditions. and the system requires servicing by qualified personnel. opens both the AC and DC contactors and reports a PV Ground Insulation Fault on the display of the UFCU. positive grounded arrays. If PV voltage remains greater than 940 Vdc. For ungrounded arrays the PV ground insulation detection circuit will activate when the impedance drops below a preset value. The detection device must be reset manually. No parallel switching of the ground fault relays is allowed. or negative grounded arrays. See Chapter 3.

The lightning arrestors are equipped with an indicator. opens both the AC contactor and the DC disconnect switch. -F33) located in the AC interface enclosure and the DC input using a DGY PV 1000 (-F34) located in the DC interface enclosure. The control voltage is secured against over-voltages by means of a TYP2 PRD40R 1P (-F30) located in the AC interface enclosure. call Schneider Electric customer service. Any difference is considered ground current. the back-up fuses (-F35) must be checked as well. If a DBM 1 760 FM needs to be replaced. For any service or replacement of lightning arrestors. The AC output is secured against overvoltages by means of (3) DBM 1 760 FM (-F31. In the event this imbalanced current exceed a predetermined value. A green light on the indicator states that the lightning arrestor is OK. Current Transducers (+T14) and (-T13) Figure 1-7 Xantrex inverter Current Transducers Lightning Protection Lightning arrestors are incorporated to obtain maximum protection. The current flowing in the PV+ and PV. and reports a ground fault on the display of the UFCU.Introduction Ground Fault Monitoring The Xantrex inverter is equipped with a ground fault detection circuit by means of hall effect current transducers (+T14) (-T13) installed in the DC+ and DCcircuits. -F32. a red light on the indicator means that the lightning arrestor must be replaced. This circuit is active when the PV array is properly grounded.circuits should be the same magnitude but opposite polarity. the Xantrex inverter executes an immediate orderly shutdown. 1–14 975-0582-01-01 . The Xantrex inverter remains faulted until the ground fault is remedied and the advisory is cleared at the operator interface.

Safety Features Backup Fuses (-F35) DBM 1 760 FM (-F31) (-F32) (F33) Figure 1-8 AC Lightning Protection DGY PV 1000 (-F34) Figure 1-9 DC Lightning Protection YP2 PRD40R 1P (-F30) Figure 1-10 AUX Lightning Protection 975-0582-01-01 1–15 .

Types of status information include: • Current Operating State or Goal State 1–16 975-0582-01-01 . Data logging access requires the use of an optional monitoring system. System status and fault information can be accessed using the universal front panel control unit (UFCU) or an optional monitoring system. System Status and Fault Reporting Basic system status and all fault conditions detected by the Xantrex inverter are reported to the UFCU. This information can also be accessed using an optional monitoring system. The keypad is comprised of 20 touch-sensitive keys that provide a means to navigate through the menus and alter userchangeable settings. The 4-line display shows a hexadecimal value and a brief text description of the fault. The unit stores the time and details of all faults in nonvolatile memory. Display Universal Front Panel Control Unit (UFCU) Figure 1-11 Display and UFCU Location See the Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverter Planning and Installation Manual (Part #: 975-0581-01-01) for details. The UFCU keypad is located on the right center door to manipulate and view system operation and status.Introduction Communication Features and Methods The Xantrex inverter provides two types of information to the user: • • system status and/or fault information. The fault value is also made available to the optional monitoring system and has a more extensive description of the fault. and data logging information.

Communication Features and Methods • • • • • • • • • • • • • Fault Code (if applicable) Inverter State Line Voltage and Current Inverter Matrix Temperature Inverter Power PV State PV Voltage and Current PV Power Grid Frequency Peak Power Tracker Enabled Reactive Power Magnitude Software Upgrade Configurable Parameters

Data Logging
The inverter stores data values and software metrics for debugging. These values are stored within the control unit controller board in non-volatile memory. Data logging access requires the use of an optional monitoring connection. The data logging features include: • • • • • • Operational Values Internal Metrics Data Log Acquisition Graphic Data Analysis Fault Log Acquisition Accumulated Values

Monitoring Connection Methods
Computers can be used to access the system status, control and programming features of the Xantrex inverter. Computers can be connected either directly or remotely. Software is available to provide a graphic user interface that relates important system information using the appropriate optional hardware and software. This software is called Graphic Interface (GUI).

Direct Access Connection
The Xantrex inverter can be directly accessed by a computer or other RS232 devices. This connection requires using the optional RS232 Converter kit. The kit contains an RS232/FO converter configured for PC use with an adapter, a DB9/ DB25 serial cable and a fiber optic harness.

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Chapter 2, “Operation” contains information on the basic operation of the Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters.

• • Faults Fault states are automatic from any state of operation. The 3 (stand-by/power-on) switch (called ON/OFF on older models). and fault detection scenarios are all governed and monitored by the control unit within the Xantrex inverter. All nonauto-clearing faults must be cleared by qualified personnel. The 4-line display on the UFCU displays a hexadecimal value (fault code) and a brief text description of the fault. must be switched to the 2 (power-on) position for all operating states. Most faults are latching. All fault conditions detected by the Xantrex inverter are reported to the universal frontpanel control unit (UFCU). Both the AC and DC disconnect switches must be in the ON or closed position. system shutdown. Fault conditions must not be present. the following conditions govern operation of the Xantrex inverter. opens both the main AC contactor and DC disconnect switch. In the event of a fault condition. PV voltage as specified in Table A-4 must be present.Operation Description of System Operation Overview The Xantrex inverter is a fully automated grid-interactive photovoltaic inverter. • • • Stable utility AC voltage and frequency as specified in Table A-4 must be present for all states of operation. Manual interaction or control of the inverter is necessary only in the event of a system fault. System startup. PV power tracking. The following faults are auto-clearing: • • • • • • • • • 0000 (No Fault) 0010 (AC Frequency Low) 0011 (AC Frequency High) 0012 AC Voltage Low) 0013 (AC Voltage High) 0015 (Grid Disconnection) 0021 (PV Over Voltage) 0023 (Bus Voltage High) 0035 (Fault Class 35: PV Ground Insulation or Enclosure Temperature Low and Humidity High) 2–2 975-0582-01-01 . located on the front door of the Xantrex inverter enclosure. the Xantrex inverter immediately stops processing power and executes an immediate orderly shutdown. and remains in a faulted state until the fault is remedied and cleared (manually or automatically depending on the type of fault). Additionally. and only those faults associated with grid disturbances are auto-clearing and thus enable the Xantrex inverter to restart after a 5 minute delay period.

Line contactor open System State: Shutdown Inverter State: Standby PV State: Sleep SLEEP for at least 10 seconds PV Voltage > 600V – GT500E 750V – GT630E (PV V START) WAKE UP for 5.constant value Italic . Grid contactor open. 575V – GT630E (Min.0kW (PV P STOP) PV Power > 5.) PV Voltage < 450V – GT500E. Enable Key Inverter matrix off. Red off.5 seconds Inverter Matrix On PV Voltage < 450V – GT500E. System State: Key Disable Inverter State: Standby PV State: Sleep KEY DISABLE PV disconnect open. Figure 2-1 Operating States Flow Chart 975-0582-01-01 Return to Sleep State Retrun to Sleep State 2–3 . Inverter matrix off.0 min.Default value. Green LED on.) System State: Power Tracking Inverter State: On Line PV State: On Line ON LINE PV Power < 5. 750V – GT630E (PV V Start) Grid Contactor K1 Close System State: Shutdown Inverter State: Main Settling PV State: Wake Up K1 Settle for .User settable.0 min. Oper. (PV T START) System State: Shutdown Inverter State: Standby PV State: Wake Up PV Voltage < 600V – GT500E. Red LED on. Inverter matrix off. Grid contactor open. Green off.Description of System Operation POWER UP INITIALIZING PV disconnect opened. 575V GT630E (Min. Inverter matrix off. Grid contactor open.0kW (PV P STOP) TEST for 5. 495V . Underline . Oper.GT500E with VAR control. (PV T STOP) 5 minutes elapsed System State: Power Tracking Inverter State: On Line PV State: Sleep Test FAULT PV disconnect opened. 495V – GT500E with VAR control. Fault from any State Fault Cleared Bold .

The control unit monitors the status of the PV array and utility grid. 2–4 975-0582-01-01 . Given all applicable system parameters are within acceptable limits.Operation Operating States A state machine implemented within the control unit software governs the operation of the Xantrex inverter with clearly defined transitions between its operating states. must be switched to the 2 (power-on) position for all operating states. You should be aware of the following conditions governing Xantrex inverter state transitions: • • Qualified utility voltage must be present for all states of operation. There are five steady-state operating states and numerous intermediate transition states. You have the ability to manually transition the Xantrex inverter between operating states via the operator interface keypad or remotely using the GUI software. waiting in standby until the PV array is available to produce power to the grid. Most Xantrex inverter faults are latching and must be cleared at the operator interface keypad before transitioning to another operating state. Shutdown The line interface controller is idle. • • Transition The intermediate transition states provide an orderly progression from one operating state to the next. where the goal state is the desired operating state. and the request is valid within the state machine. located on the front door of the Xantrex inverter enclosure. Refer to Figure 2-1 on page 2–3 for an illustration of valid state transitions. Fault states are automatic from any state of operation. given sufficient PV irradiance. the Xantrex inverter initiates the proper sequence of operations necessary to progress to the requested goal state. The 3 (stand-by/power-on) switch (called ON/OFF on older models). The Xantrex inverter’s maximum power tracker demands maximum power from the PV array. A fault causes the Xantrex inverter to immediately stop processing all power. The fault condition is reported to the operator interface display. Manual transitions are initiated by entering a “Goal State”. • • • • • Power Tracking Transition Shutdown Fault Automatic Sleep Test Power Tracking This is the standard operating state of the Xantrex inverter.

A description of the fault and fault code appears on the operator interface display. 975-0582-01-01 2–5 . The Fault state may be cleared from the keypad once the cause of the fault has been corrected. regardless of the Xantrex inverter state of operation. the Xantrex inverter stops processing all power and executes an orderly system shutdown. the Xantrex inverter automatically determines when to stop producing power dependent upon the output power of the inverter. See Chapter 3. When this happens. As the net output power of the Xantrex inverter nears zero.Operating States Fault The Xantrex inverter has encountered a fault condition. “Troubleshooting” for a complete description of all fault codes. a timer is started to allow the inverter to ride through any brief irradiance reductions. Automatic Sleep Test Toward the end of every solar day.

• • • Ten numeric keys (0 through 9). it jumps to display "Role 0=SA 1=M 2=S:". this key is used to clear faults. this key jumps display to "PV kW:". /\ or \/ moves forward or backward within the menu structure. F3 . In the WRITE menu.When in the READ menu. it jumps to display "Goal:". it rolls-over to the beginning of the same menu. it jumps to display "PPT V Ref:". UFCU Keypad Operation and Display The UFCU keypad is located on the front of the main inverter enclosure to manipulate and view system operation and status. and <ENTER> are available for entering user-settable parameters. In the WRITE menu. This communication occurs between the operator and the UFCU Keypad and display or between the operator and an optional remote monitoring system. • • • • Two Navigation keys are available. F4 .” and “-”). F2 . In the WRITE menu. The keypad is comprised of 20 touch-sensitive keys that provide a means to navigate through the menus and alter user-changeable settings. In the WRITE menu. it jumps to display "PPT Enable:". this key jumps to display "INV kW:".When in the READ menu. Upon reaching the end of the menu. • Four function keys are available. The <MENU> key allows you to enter the password-protected Write parameters. two symbol keys (“.When in the READ menu.     Display UFCU Keypad Standard Display Figure 2-2 The Universal Front Panel Control Unit (UFCU) and Display 2–6 975-0582-01-01 . If there is no fault it jumps to display "INV A Volts:". • F1 . this key jumps to display "kWH:".When in the READ menu.Operation Operator Interface The purpose of the operator interface is to provide a means of communicating critical operational information to and from the unit.

The data logging feature is only available if using the GUI. the date and time. you do not have the ability to view a snapshot of specific data using the “Read by ID” feature. In particular are parameters relating to utility protection setpoints. The WRITE menu consists of a goal state sub-menu. Once it’s done with this process.operational parameters provided to the Xantrex inverter from you.Inverter Status (ID 4) Third Line . However.operation information provided to you from the Xantrex inverter.PV Status (ID 13) Fourth Line .the collection of specific parameters values over a period of time.Screen 1 Standard Display     Figure 2-3 Initialization Screens Standard Display The standard display provides the following information: • • • • First Line .Operator Interface Display . and all system configurable parameters.System Status (ID 1) Second Line . Front Panel Initialization . WRITE Menu .INV kW: (ID 11) Menu Structure The operator interface consists of three levels: • READ Menu .Initialization Screen Any time AC power is applied to the unit. The READ menu consists of all operational values. The WRITE menu is password protected and may only be changed by qualified service technicians. the standard display appears. the display cycles through the following displays while the system initializes. • • 975-0582-01-01 2–7 . Data Logging . These can be viewed any time the Xantrex inverter has control power.

The inverter’s state of operation is reported on the second line. The Inverter kW is reported on the fourth line. Any changes to these setpoints should be agreed upon by the local utility and the equipment owner. Making changes to the parameters within the WRITE menu is done with the UFCU keypad or the GUI software program and requires a password. The PV Array’s state of operation is reported on the third line. Important: Specific grid-interface parameters within the WRITE menu have been set in the factory to the limits mandated by the utility. the operator interface display shows the system operating state on the first line.Operation Information reported back to you (READ menu) occurs at the display above the universal front panel control unit (UFCU) and (if used) at the computer running the GUI monitoring program. Upon system powerup.     Standard Display Password READ Menu Enter Goal State WRITE Menu Set Date/Time Change Parameters Figure 2-4 Operator Interface Menu Diagram READ Menu The READ menu includes the following information: • • • • • • • • • • • • 2–8 Current Operating State or Goal State Fault Code Front Panel Software Version Control Unit Software Version Inverter Model Date & Time Goal State Read by ID# Inverter Voltage and current Inverter Power Inverter Temperature PV Voltage and Current 975-0582-01-01 . the operator interface display resets itself to the standard display if there is no input for more than 2 minutes. Important: While in the WRITE menu.

The /\ key scrolls upward through the menu. See Table 2-1. The fourth line of the display changes to display the appropriate information. use the /\ or \/ keys on the operator interface keypad to scroll through the READ menu. 975-0582-01-01 2–9 . To display any operational value in the READ menu: From the standard display. • • The \/ key scrolls downward through the menu. Table 2-2 on page 2–10 provides a detailed description of READ menu operational values that are shown on the display.Operator Interface • • • • • • • PV Power Grid Frequency PV PPT Enable Ground Current Accumulated Power Reactive Power (Xantrex inverter with VAR control only) Phase Angle (Xantrex inverter with VAR control only) Table 2-1 shows how the third and fourth line of the display changes as the operator continues scrolling through the menu.

Table 2-2 READ Menu Descriptions Operational Parameter Current Operating State Description Current system states include the following.        2–10 975-0582-01-01 .Operation Table 2-1 Scrolling through the READ Menu Parameters READ Menu Value Front Panel Software Version Control Unit Software Version Inverter Model Date & Time European format Goal State Read by ID# Inverter L1-L2 Volt Inverter L2-L3 Volt Inverter L3-L1 Volt Inverter L1-L2 Current Inverter L2-L3 Current Inverter L3-L1 Current Inverter Power Inverter Temperature PV Voltage PV Current PV Power Grid Frequency PV PPT Enable Ground Current Accumulated Power Reactive Power (Xantrex inverter with VAR Fourth Line of the Display FP 151-XXXX-nn-nn CCU 151-XXXX-nn-nn Xantrex GT500 E DD-MMM-YYYY HH:MM:SS Goal: Value by ID# INV A Volts: INV B Volts: INV C Volts: INV A Amps: INV B Amps: INV C Amps: INV kW: INV Temp: PV Volts: PV Amps: PV kW: Grid Freq: PV PPT: Ground I: KWH kVar ° control only) Phase Angle (Xantrex inverter with VAR control only) Upon reaching the end of the menu.  ID 1 Units N/A Displays as:  where * can be any one of the states listed in the description for this parameter. it the display goes back to the beginning of the menu.

Inverter States includes the following. Fault code Inverter State    See “Faults and Fault Codes” on page 3–2 for a detailed list of Fault Codes.  5 N/A Displays as:  where * can be any one of the states listed in the description for this parameter.Operator Interface Table 2-2 READ Menu Descriptions Operational Parameter System Goal State Description Goal States include the following. Front Panel Software Version Control Unit Software Version Inverter Model Line L1–L2 voltage     In form FP 151-0407-nn-nn In form CCU 151-0125-nn-nn Xantrex GT500 E Line to line voltage N/A N/A N/A 6 N/A N/A N/A Vrms Displays as:  Line L2–L3 voltage Line to line voltage 7 Vrms Displays as:  Line L3–L1 voltage Line to line voltage 8 Vrms Displays as:  975-0582-01-01 2–11 .  ID 2 Units N/A Displays as:  where * can be any one of the states listed in the description for this parameter.  3 4 N/A N/A Displays as:  where * can be any one of the states listed in the description for this parameter. PV State     PV States include the following.

Operation Table 2-2 READ Menu Descriptions Operational Parameter Phase L1 current Description Phase L1 current ID 9 Units Arms Displays as:  Phase L2 current Phase L2 current 10 Arms Displays as:  Phase L3 current Phase L3 current 11 Arms Displays as:  Inverter Real Power Inverter Real Power 12 kW Displays as:  Inverter Matrix Temperature Temperature of the Inverter IGBT matrix heatsink 13 °C Displays as:  PV Voltage PV Voltage 14 Vdc Displays as:  PV Current PV Current 15 Adc Displays as:  PV Power PV Power 16 kW Displays as:  Grid Frequency Grid Frequency 17 Hz Displays as:  2–12 975-0582-01-01 .

 ID 18 Units N/A Displays as:  where * can be any one of the states listed in the description for this parameter.   55 kVar Displays as:  Phase Angle (Xantrex inverter with VAR control only) Phase Angle (-22° to +22°) 56 ° Displays as: ° 975-0582-01-01 2–13 . Value has + or .Operator Interface Table 2-2 READ Menu Descriptions Operational Parameter Peak Power Tracker Enable Description Indication as to whether the PPT is enabled or disabled. Ground Current  Ground Current 19 N/A Displays as:  kW Accumulated kW Accumulated 20 N/A Displays as:  Reactive Power (Xantrex inverter with VAR control only) kVar supplied or absorbed.symbol.

From the standard display.     Press <ENTER> when this screen appears to access the Read-by-ID feature. a) Press the “. To use the Read-by-ID Feature: 1.” and “-” buttons to scroll backward and forward within the Read-by-ID menu. These keys only function in the Read-by-ID feature. The display changes as shown and shows the requested value.Operation Read-by-ID The Read-by-ID feature enables you to view any Read or Write parameter available within the menu structure and provides a means to view data logging information. Figure 2-5 Read-by-ID Feature The only user-settable parameters are: • • • • 2–14 Day start Hour Day Log Rate Night Start Hour Night Log Rate 975-0582-01-01 . b) Press the “-” key to move backward in the menu structure. Stop when the 3rd and 4th line of the display change as shown in Figure 2-5.     Use the keypad to enter the desired ID number and press <ENTER>. press the /\ key seven times to scroll upward through the menu to the Read-by-ID menu item. Press <ENTER> to enter the Read-by-ID feature.” key to move upward in the menu structure. See Table 2-2 for a list of the READ menu parameters. 3. Use the keypad to enter the ID number of the Data Log Configuration and press <ENTER>. where: xxx = any menu ID xxx = operational value of menu ID Use the “. See Table 2-2 for a list of READ menu items and their ID numbers. 2.

Operator Interface WRITE Menu WARNING: Risk of electric shock and fire Some setpoints available in the WRITE menu are related to safety functions and must only be adjusted by authorized personnel aware of the impact of changing the setpoints. and only with the agreement of the utility and the system owner. Table 2-3 shows additional WRITE menu parameters that may be available depending upon the configuration of the system. The WRITE menu includes the following parameters: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Goal State Date Time Max AC Min AC Max Frequency Min Frequency Max Ground Current Power Tracker Reference Voltage PV Wakeup Voltage Time Delay for Wake Up Time Delay for Sleep test PV Power to enter Sleep test Maximum Output Current Phase Angle (Xantrex inverter with VAR control only) Manual Current Output Enable Peak Power Tracker Power Tracker Rate Power Tracker Step Language Role Selection Master/Slave High Power Master/Slave Low Power Role Reversal Master/Slave Transition Time Reset kWH Factory Default Table 2-3 provides a detailed description of WRITE parameters that are shown on the display. 975-0582-01-01 2–15 .

the original value remains. the display prompts you for the password again. you may access the WRITE menu parameters by pressing <MENU>. Table 2-3 WRITE Menu Parameters Parameter Set Goal State Description Commands a Goal State. 2005 is entered 280405. b) If a mistake is made while keying in the password. 24-hour clock): 4:30 pm is entered . From the standard display or anywhere in the READ menu.e. the first item is the “Set Goal State”. 2. press <MENU> once and the standard information reappears on the display. the /\ or \/ keys may be used as a backspace key. press <ENTER>. a) To change the displayed parameter. c) To leave the WRITE menu and return to the READ menu. Changing and Displaying WRITE Menu Parameter Values Follow the procedure below to change WRITE menu parameters. a) If the wrong password is entered.Operation The WRITE menu is password protected and you will need to contact customer service for the password. Enter the password (as assigned by customer service) and press <ENTER>. Set Time: Displays as:  The time is entered in military hours-minutes-seconds (i. 3.. 2–16 975-0582-01-01 . b) Enter the desired value and press <ENTER>. To change WRITE menu parameters: 1. You are prompted for a password. If the value entered is outside the acceptable range for the parameter. ID Units Default Maximum Minimum Value Value Value Displays as:   Set Date Displays as:  The date is entered daymonth-year (ddmmyy): April 28. Use the /\ or \/ keys on the operator interface keypad to scroll through the WRITE menu parameters. Once within the WRITE menu.

This parameter sets the trigger point value for “AC frequency low” (0010) fault.5 for 50 Hz grid 59.5 for 60.0 for 60 Hz 60 Hz grid grid 49. ID 32 Units Percenta ge of Nominal voltage Default Maximum Minimum Value Value Value 110 112 97 Displays as:  Minimum Grid Voltage Displays as:  This parameter sets the trigger point value for “AC voltage low” (0012) fault.5 for 65. If the grid voltage is over this parameter’s value. If the grid frequency is over this parameter’s value. If the grid frequency is below this parameter’s value. 33 Percenta ge of Nominal voltage 90 105 88 Maximum Grid Frequency 34 Hertz 51. the fault is triggered. Once the current through the ground cable is greater than the value of this parameter.0 for 50 Hz 50 Hz grid grid 60.5 for 60 Hz grid 47. the fault is triggered. the fault is triggered.0 for 53.5 for 60 Hz 60 Hz grid grid Displays as:  Maximum Ground Fault Current 36 Amps 30 30 Displays as:  975-0582-01-01 2–17 .0 for 50 Hz grid 55. This parameter sets the trigger point value for “AC frequency high” (0011) fault.5 for 50 Hz 50 Hz grid grid 59.0 for 60 Hz grid 1 Displays as:  Minimum Grid Frequency 35 Hertz 49. the fault is triggered. If the grid voltage is below this parameter’s value.0 for 50. the fault is triggered. This parameter sets the trigger point value for “Ground OverCurrent” (0033) fault.Operator Interface Table 2-3 WRITE Menu Parameters Parameter Maximum Grid Voltage Description This parameter sets the trigger point value for “AC voltage High” (0013) fault.

During this time the inverter checks that the PV voltage is no less than the PV wake voltage. If the power tracker is on. this is the reference voltage from which the inverter start exploring voltages that produce more power. 39 Seconds 30 1200 0 2–18 975-0582-01-01 .Operation Table 2-3 WRITE Menu Parameters Parameter Peak Power Tracker Reference Voltage Description This is the initial PV voltage the inverter is going to try to keep as it goes into on line mode. otherwise it goes into PV Sleep mode. ID 37 Units Volts Default Maximum Minimum Value Value Value 700 880 450 Xantrex GT500 E 495 Xantrex GT500 E with VAR control Displays as:  540 Xantrex GT630 E 575 Xantrex GT630 E with VAR control PV Wakeup Voltage Displays as:  This is the trigger point that transitions the inverter from PV Sleep state to PV Wake Up state. the inverter draws current from the PV array to maintain this reference voltage. When the PV voltage reaches the value of this parameter the inverter transitions into PV Wake Up mode. it waits for the amount of time determine by this parameter before transitioning into PV on-line mode. 38 Volts 750 880 450 Xantrex GT500 E 495 Xantrex GT500 E with VAR control 540 Xantrex GT630 E 575 Xantrex GT630 E with VAR control Time Delay for PV Wake up Displays as:  Time delay to transition from PV wake up state to PV On-line state. If the power tracker is off. Once the inverter is in PV Wake Up mode.

43 Percenta 25 ge of maximum output current. The phase angle is the offset in phase between the AC current and the AC voltage.0 50. For example. When the output power is below the value of this parameter the inverter enters sleep test mode.Operator Interface Table 2-3 WRITE Menu Parameters Parameter Time delay for PV Sleep Test Description This is the amount of time the inverter will be in Sleep Test mode if the output power continues to be below “PV P Stop”. The inverter exits Sleep Test mode towards on-line mode if the power is over “PV P Stop” or towards Shutdown mode if the “PV T Stop” timer expires. This is the output power trigger point for the inverter to transition into sleep test mode. 110 0 Displays as:  975-0582-01-01 2–19 . a 500 kW system with this parameter set to 50 will not attempt to produce more than 250 kW. This parameter sets the percentage of maximum rated current the inverter produces when in power tracker mode.0 1. This usersettable parameter sets the power factor in order to compensate for any reactance on the grid. ID 40 Units Seconds Default Maximum Minimum Value Value Value 300 1200 0 Displays as:  PV Output Power to Enter Sleep Test Mode 41 KW 5.0 Displays as:  Power Tracker Maximum Output Power 42 Percenta 100 ge of maximum output current. 100 0 Displays as:  Phase Angle 56 ° 0 +22° -22° Displays as: ° (only for inverters with VAR control) Manual Current Output This parameter sets the percentage of maximum output current the inverter attempts to produce while in manual current mode.

1 Displays as:  Power Tracker Step 46 Volts 1 10. the inverter regulates the bus voltage to maintain it at “PPT V Ref” volts. if the value of this parameter is set to 1. This parameter sets the rate at which the Power Tracker function makes changes to the voltage reference point as it tries to find the optimal position.Operation Table 2-3 WRITE Menu Parameters Parameter Enable Peak Power Tracker Description This parameter switches on and off the Power Tracker function.0 0. This parameter sets the size of the change the Power Tracker makes to the voltage reference point as it tries to find the optimal position.5 10.0 0. the Power Tracker increases or decreases the voltage reference point by one volt at a speed of “PPT Rate” to check if more power can be produced at the new level. if the value of this parameter is 0. When the Power Tracker is on.5. This parameter sets the language used to display messages. For example. the inverter regulates the bus voltage to optimize output power. When the Power Tracker is off. then every half a second the power tracker increases or decreases the voltage reference point to check if more power can be produced at the new level. ID 44 Units 0 = OFF 1 = ON Default Maximum Minimum Value Value Value 1 1 0 Displays as:  Power Tracker Rate 45 Seconds 0. For example.1 Displays as:  Language Selection 48 0= English 10 = German 20 = Spanish 30 = French 0 20 0 Displays as: Language Code: 2–20 975-0582-01-01 .

If Stand Alone is selected.Operator Interface Table 2-3 WRITE Menu Parameters Parameter Role Selection Description This parameter sets the Master/Slave default state of the Unit. This parameter sets the power level where the master unit disconnects from the full array and enables the slave unit to operate. there is no Master/Slave operation. 51 ID 50 Units Default Maximum Minimum Value Value Value 2 1 0= 0 Standalone 1 = Master 2 = Slave Displays as: Role 0=SA 1=M 2=S: Master/Slave High Power kW 400 500 0 Displays as: MS High kW: Master/Slave Low Power This parameter sets the power level where the master unit disables the slave unit and reconnects to the full array. This Parameter Sets The Condition Of The Role Reversal function: 54 0 = OFF 1 = ON 0 0 1 53 Seconds 30 1000 0 Displays as: MS Trans Secs: Role Reversal Displays as: 0=OFF 1=ROLE REV: 975-0582-01-01 2–21 . This parameter also sets the time the power level must remain below the MS Low kW level before the Master disables the slave unit and reconnects to the full array. 52 kW 100 500 0 Displays as: MS Low kW: Master/Slave transition time This parameter sets the time the power level must remain above the MS High kW level before the Master disconnects from the full array and enables the slave unit to operate.

Factory Default The parameter allows the operator to reset all the settable parameters back to the Factory Default settings: Press the ENTER to reset to Factory Default. Press the ENTER to reset to Zero. N/A N/A ID Units Default Maximum Minimum Value Value Value N/A N/A N/A N/A kWh Displays as: Reset kWH: N/A N/A N/A Displays as: Factory Default: 2–22 975-0582-01-01 . Hit F4 to confirm appears. Hit F4 to confirm appears.Operation Table 2-3 WRITE Menu Parameters Parameter Reset kWH Description The parameter allows the operator to reset the accumulated power reading to Zero.

Press <ENTER>. 5. Press <ENTER> again. Scroll through the goal state menu with the /\ or \/ keys until the desired goal state is displayed on the fourth line of the display. 2. 4.Operator Interface Commanding Goal State Changes To change the Goal State: 1. Press <F4> and the Xantrex inverter transitions to this goal state. The display changes the third line to “” and fourth line of the display to “”. This prompts you for a password. the Xantrex inverter remains in the previous state of operation. The display then prompts you by showing the following text on the third line: “”. From the standard display press <MENU>. If the goal state requested violates the conditions of the state machine. 6. The Goal State menu shows on the display. Enter the password (as assigned by customer service) and press <ENTER>. The display changes the third line to “ ” and fourth line of the display to “”. SHUTDOWN Manual Inverter = Disabled FAULT Automatic MATRIX TEST Inverter = Idle POWER TRACKING Inverter = PV Power Manual MANUAL CURRENT Inverter = PV Current Figure 2-6 State Transition Diagram 975-0582-01-01 2–23 . 3.

Scroll down with the \/ key until date or time parameters are reached.Operation Setting the Date and Time Follow the procedure below to change the date and time. The display changes the third and fourth lines as follows: “ ” “”. 2. 31st.. Enter the password (as assigned by customer service) and press <ENTER>. press <MENU>. If a mistake is made while entering the date or time.e. Enter the proper date or time in a six digit format. Any two-digit year “YY” may be entered for the date. a) If you are changing the date. the third and fourth lines of the display is as follows: “” “” b) If you are changing the time. To change the Date and Time: 1. This prompts you for the password. the third and fourth lines of the display is as follows: “” “” b) If you are changing the time. the /\ or \/ keys may be used as a backspace key. 3. Once the entry is accepted. 5. For example: a) The date is entered day-month-year (ddmmyy): April 28. the maximum Day-Month “DDMM” that the UFCU accepts is a “3112” or Dec. The maximum allowable time entry the UFCU accepts is “235959”. 24-hour clock): 4:30 pm is entered  <ENTER>. 2005 is entered  <ENTER>. the third and fourth lines of the display is as follows: “” “” 4. From the standard display. Press <MENU> to return you to the standard display. the third and fourth lines of the display revert back to the following: a) If you are changing the date. Press <ENTER>. the third and fourth lines of the display is as follows: “” “” 6. b) The time is entered in military hours-minutes-seconds (i. 2–24 975-0582-01-01 . but regardless of the keyed entry.

you may change the PV manual current parameter. Refer to “Commanding Goal State Changes” on page 2–23 for instructions on commanding Xantrex inverter goal states for manual transitions. Automatic State Transitions State conditions can also be transitioned automatically. 2. the Xantrex inverter transitions to Shutdown. b) If the PV power drops below the PV power stop set point. The 3 (stand-by/power-on) switch (called ON/OFF on older models) must be switched to the 2 (power-on) position. While in the manual current mode. If this causes the PV voltage to drop below the minimum operating voltage. Refer to page 2–23 for instructions on commanding Xantrex inverter goal states. you must manually command the Xantrex inverter to Power Tracking. the Xantrex inverter transitions to Shutdown. However. () the Xantrex inverter starts a PV sleep timer (  ). you may demand greater current than the capacity of the PV array. the Xantrex inverter transitions to Power Tracking. it transitions to the Fault state. c) If the PV voltage and power remain below their respective setpoints for the duration of the sleep timer. Any State  Fault If the Xantrex inverter encounters a fault. 3. 975-0582-01-01 2–25 . The third line of the display reads “ ”. Power Tracking Manual Current Power Tracking or Shutdown 1. regardless of operating state. The Fault Code number appears on the first line of the display. Once the PV voltage exceeds the PV voltage start set point () the Xantrex inverter starts a wake-up timer (). a) If the PV voltage remains above the PV start voltage set point for the duration of the wake-up timer. The Xantrex inverter remains in this state until the fault condition has been remedied and cleared. Shutdown  Power Tracking  Shutdown 1.Operator Interface Manual State Transitions State conditions can also be transitioned manually. Command the Xantrex inverter to Manual Current mode from the operator interface keypad. Verify the PV manual current parameter () is set to the desired percent of rated. A description of the fault shows on the second line. To exit the Manual Current mode. The fourth line shows the goal state. 2.

2. Auto-restart Feature In the event of a utility voltage or frequency excursion outside of those specified in Table A-4.Operation     Display Showing Fault Code UFCU Keypad Figure 2-7 Display Showing Fault Code To clear the fault: 1. Energize Procedure (Startup) To start up the Xantrex inverter: 1. Turn the 3 (stand-by/power-on) switch (called ON/OFF on older models) to the 2 (power-on) position. Correct the fault condition if possible and attempt to clear the fault by pressing “F1”. “Fault Codes” on page 3–4 for a complete listing of Fault Codes and possible remedies. After a 15 second initialization period. 2. and “” appears on the third line of the display. The ability to clear the fault can only be done from the READ menu. and that the inverter cabinet and all other enclosures are closed and secured. See Table 3-1. 2–26 975-0582-01-01 . the Xantrex inverter automatically transitions to a Fault condition. the Xantrex inverter automatically transitions to ‘Waking Up’. the Xantrex inverter automatically clears the fault. then resumes normal operation. Ensure nobody is working on any circuits in the system. pressing <MENU> once returns to the READ menu. given the PV voltage is greater than the PV V Start set point. Once the Utility recovers for a period of five minutes. If a fault occurs while accessing the WRITE menu.

3 Troubleshooting Chapter 3. . “Troubleshooting” contains information and procedures for operators to perform basic troubleshooting of the Xantrex inverter. Non-auto-clearing faults need to be manually cleared by qualified personnel (see Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Planning and Installation Manual). It provides descriptions of common situations and errors that may occur and lists auto-clearing faults.

• • Faults associated with a grid disturbance clear automatically. 4. and remains in a faulted state until the alarm or fault is remedied and cleared (manually or automatically).Troubleshooting Faults and Fault Codes Fault states are automatic from any state of operation. All other faults must be cleared manually by qualified personnel. Most faults are latching and only those faults associated with grid disturbances are auto-clearing and thus enable the Xantrex inverter to restart after a 5 minute delay period. Determine the source of the alarm or fault by referring to Table 3-1. All fault conditions detected by the Xantrex inverter are reported to the UFCU (Universal Frontpanel Control Unit). 3. The 4-line display shows a hexadecimal value (fault code) and a brief text description of the fault. If the fault is auto-clearing wait for the Xantrex inverter to restart once the fault condition clears. the Xantrex inverter immediately stops processing power and executes an immediate orderly shutdown. In the event of an alarm or fault condition. or Customer Service. General Troubleshooting Respond to any Xantrex inverter alarm or fault as follows: 1. 2. If the auto-clearing fault condition is sustained or it is a condition that must be manually cleared contact either your Distributor / Reseller. 3–2 975-0582-01-01 . The Xantrex inverter automatically re-starts after a 5-minute delay. opens both the main AC contactor and DC disconnect switch. Note and document the alarm or fault code and brief text description.

Temperature Low or Humidity High) 0049 (Control Voltage Low) 0054 (Control Voltage High) Once the values return to within the acceptable range. 975-0582-01-01 3–3 . These faults include: • • • • • • • • • • • 0000 (No Fault) 0010 (AC Frequency Low) 0011 (AC Frequency High) 0012 AC Voltage Low) 0013 (AC Voltage High) 0015 (Grid Disconnection) 0021 (PV Over Voltage) 0023 (Bus Voltage High) 0035 (Fault Class 35: PV Ground Insulation. the Xantrex inverter clears the fault and automatically restart after a 5-minute delay.Automatically Clearing Faults Automatically Clearing Faults Faults associated with a grid disturbance clear automatically.

but some limits are useradjustable. This fault is auto-clearing. This fault indicates that the Utility grid frequency is above or rose above the setting of Max AC Freq: for greater than 6 cycles. Fault Source(s) No Faults Actions N/A Allow the Xantrex inverter to auto-clear the fault once the condition corrects itself. Table 3-1 Fault Codes Error Code 0000 0010 Fault Type H=Hardware S=Software Fault Description N/A N/A This fault indicates that the Utility grid frequency is below or fell below the setting of Min AC Freq: for greater than 6 cycles. or Customer Service. Default values are shown. If the fault does not auto-clear. the Xantrex GT500 E & Xantrex GT630 E qualifies the value and automatically clears this fault and resumes normal operation after 5 minute delay period. If the fault does not auto-clear. Once the Utility grid frequency has recovered within the acceptable operating range. AC Frequency Low S 0011 AC Frequency High S Allow the Xantrex inverter to auto-clear the fault once the condition corrects itself.Troubleshooting Fault Code Descriptions Table 3-1 provides a complete description of all the fault conditions that may occur on the Xantrex inverter. Once the Utility grid frequency has recovered within the acceptable operating range. This fault is auto-clearing. contact your Distributor / Reseller. contact your Distributor / Reseller. or Customer Service. 3–4 975-0582-01-01 . the Xantrex GT500 E & Xantrex GT630 E qualifies the value and automatically clears this fault and resumes normal operation after 5 minute delay period.

This normally is the result of a sudden disconnection from the Utility grid while the Xantrex inverter was processing power. or Customer Service. This fault indicates that the utility grid voltage is above or rose above the setting of Max AC Volt%: of nominal Vac for greater than 6 cycles. Contact your Distributor / Reseller. the Xantrex inverter qualifies the value and automatically clears this fault and resumes normal operation after 5 minute delay period. 0015 Grid Disconnection S Allow the Xantrex inverter to auto-clear the fault once the condition corrects itself. 0016 DC Disconnect Switch S 975-0582-01-01 3–5 . the Xantrex inverter qualifies the value and automatically clears this fault and resumes normal operation after a 5 minute delay period. 0013 AC Voltage High S Allow the Xantrex inverter to auto-clear the fault once the condition corrects itself. This fault is autoclearing. This fault is autoclearing. Once the utility grid voltage has recovered within the acceptable operating range. or Customer Service. Xantrex inverter units with the low voltage ride-through option are able to continue to supply current through the fault for 1500 – 2500 ms (site dependant) or the voltage drops below 5% of nominal Vac. contact your Distributor / Reseller. If the fault does not auto-clear. Once the utility grid voltage has recovered within the acceptable operating range. If the fault does not auto-clear. or Customer Service. contact your Distributor / Reseller. If the fault does not auto-clear. Fault Source(s) AC Voltage Low Actions Allow the Xantrex inverter to auto-clear the fault once the condition corrects itself. the Xantrex inverter has detected that the DC disconnect switch is in the wrong state. This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected a sudden AC voltage increase of greater than 40% of the nominal peak-to-peak value. This fault indicates that upon entering the Power Tracking State. or Customer Service.Fault Code Descriptions Table 3-1 Fault Codes Error Code 0012 Fault Type H=Hardware S=Software Fault Description S This fault indicates that the utility grid voltage is below or fell below the setting of Min AC Volt%: of nominal Vac for greater than 6 cycles. contact your Distributor / Reseller.

contact your Distributor / Reseller. Fault Source(s) Phase Error Actions Contact your Distributor / Reseller. 3–6 975-0582-01-01 . 0020 PV Over-I Negative H Contact your Distributor / Reseller. If the fault does not auto-clear. or Customer Service. or Customer Service. Contact your Distributor / Reseller. L3 Xantrex GT500 E GI and Xantrex GT630 E GI only: An Auxiliary contact is used to determine the state of -K1. This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected a DC input voltage of greater than the maximum allowed value of 1100 Vdc. Allow the Xantrex inverter to auto-clear the fault once the condition corrects itself.Troubleshooting Table 3-1 Fault Codes Error Code 0017 Fault Type H=Hardware S=Software Fault Description S The calculated frequency is negative indicating the phase rotation of the grid is incorrect. or Customer Service. L2. This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected a DC current in the Positive connection to the Unit greater than the maximum allowed of 1300 amps This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected a DC current in the negative connection to the Unit greater than the maximum allowed of 1300 amps. If the fault does not auto-clear. 0021 PV Over-Voltage S Allow the Xantrex inverter to auto-clear the fault once the condition corrects itself. Often this is caused by a lightning strike to the utility. 0023 Bus Voltage High H This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected that the DC bus voltage has exceeded the maximum allowed value of 1020 Vdc. The correct rotation is L1. or Customer Service. or Customer Service. Often this is caused by a lightning strike to the utility. or Customer Service. 0018 AC Contactor Circuit Fault S 0019 PV Over-I Positive H Contact your Distributor / Reseller. contact your Distributor / Reseller. This fault indicates the Xantrex GT500 E GI and Xantrex GT630 E GI has detected the contactor is not in the correct state.

thus the error code contains the summation of the faulted phases. 0033 Ground OverCurrent S This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected that the ground fault current has exceeded the setting of Max Gnd Flt I:.Matrix over-current in phase A • 0230 .Fault Code Descriptions Table 3-1 Fault Codes Error Code XX30 Fault Type H=Hardware S=Software Fault Description H This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected that the AC current on one or more phases of the inverter output has exceeded the maximum allowed value of 2000Apk.Matrix over-current in phase C If more than one phase faults simultaneously. XX34 Unused Matrix Over-I Fault Class 35 H Contact your Distributor / Reseller. Contact your Distributor / Reseller. or Customer Service. or Customer Service. 0035 S 975-0582-01-01 3–7 . The first two digits of the fault code indicate the particular phase where the over-current occurred as follow: • 0130 . Contact your Distributor / Reseller. or Customer Service.Matrix over-current in phase B • 0430 . the two first digits are added in hexadecimal form to indicate an over-current condition in more than one phase. This fault indicates that the inverter has detected a control unit board failure. or Customer Service. The Bender relay has detected the impedance between ground and the PV array has dropped below the setting of the Bender relay or the enclosure temperature is too low and humidity is too high. Fault Source(s) Matrix OverCurrent Actions Contact your Distributor / Reseller.

Contact your Distributor / Reseller. or Customer Service. but is merely an indication that the system software is in the process of being downloaded into the EEPROMs of the control unit. 0044 Bad NOVRAM Memory S Contact your Distributor / Reseller. or Customer Service. The control unit controller board performs a verification check of data written to ROM compared to what is read back.Troubleshooting Table 3-1 Fault Codes Error Code 0040 Fault Type H=Hardware S=Software Fault Description S This code indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected that the system is in Programming mode. or Customer Service. This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected that when writing data to the serial EEPROM. This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected a serial EEPROM write error. a confirmation timer of 300mS has expired. Fault Source(s) Programming Software Actions 0041 State Invalid S 0042 Serial EEPROM Write Error S Contact your Distributor / Reseller. or Customer Service. 0043 Serial EEPROM Timeout S Contact your Distributor / Reseller. The control unit performs a series of tests to confirm the validity of the NOVRAM. The state machine implemented within the control unit system software governs the operation of the Xantrex inverter. and one of the two banks has produced errors. 3–8 975-0582-01-01 . This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected that one of the two non-volatile memory banks on the control unit controller board has failed. This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected an unknown system variable and has encountered an invalid state. This fault does not indicate any malfunction with the Xantrex inverter.

This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected that the temperature of the IGBT matrix aluminium heatsink has exceeded the maximum allowed value of 95 °C. or Customer Service. This fault indicates the Xantrex GT500 E GI and Xantrex GT630 E GI has detected the 230 Vac auxiliary AC voltage has exceeded 270 Vrms for 2 consecutive cycles. The control unit controller board performs a conversion validation of analogto-digital data within the A to D converters. Fault Source(s) Actions Contact your Distributor / Reseller. 0054 Control Voltage High S Contact your Distributor / Reseller. or Customer Service. This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected that the SRAM DIMM on the control unit controller board has failed. or Customer Service. If validation of the conversion is not performed within 500mS. This fault indicates the Xantrex GT500 E GI and Xantrex GT630 E GI has detected the 230 Vac auxiliary AC voltage has dropped below 165 Vrms for 2 consecutive cycles. The control unit performs a series of tests to confirm the validity of the SRAM. or Customer Service. 0062 Matrix Temperature S Contact your Distributor / Reseller.Fault Code Descriptions Table 3-1 Fault Codes Error Code 0045 Fault Type H=Hardware S=Software Fault Description This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected that an interrupt 2 timeout has occurred. This is a simulated fault used for debugging purposes. This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected that a software test fault has occurred. an interrupt 2 timeout fault occurs. Contact your Distributor / Reseller. 975-0582-01-01 3–9 . Interrupt 2 Timeout S 0047 Software Test S 0048 Bad Memory S 0049 Control Voltage Low S Contact your Distributor / Reseller. or Customer Service. and the memory module has produced errors.

The control unit sends an acknowledge bit to confirm the command is received. Control unit has detected a loss of 15 VDC at terminal J2-5. This fault is primarily a watch-dog between software and hardware to ensure control of the IGBT matrix (FPGA). or Customer Service. This fault is primarily a watch-dog between software and hardware to ensure control of the IGBT matrix (FPGA). Contact your Distributor / Reseller. 3–10 975-0582-01-01 . Contact your Distributor / Reseller. 0073 Remote E-Stop S 0075 Shutdown Remotely S 0082 Matrix Not ON S 0083 Matrix Not OFF S Contact your Distributor / Reseller. or Customer Service. but primarily used to disable the system remotely. or Customer Service. or Customer Service. This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected that the system was commanded via the GUI to transition to the Shutdown State. This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected that the IGBT matrix (FPGA) was not disabled after having sent a command for it to turn off. This fault is not indicative of a failure or malfunction.Troubleshooting Table 3-1 Fault Codes Error Code 0072 Fault Type H=Hardware S=Software Fault Description S Control unit has detected a loss of 15 VDC at terminal J2-1. The control unit sends an acknowledge bit to confirm the command is received. This fault indicates that the Xantrex inverter has detected that the IGBT matrix (FPGA) was not enabled after having sent a command for it to turn on. Fault Source(s) Local E-Stop Actions Contact your Distributor / Reseller.

the difference in current between PV+ and PV. Fault 0852 Over-voltage DC Bus Cause: The intermediate circuit voltage has exceeded 950 Vdc.exceeds the predefined limit. If the inverter has the 1000 Vdc option. but no feedback signal was received confirming activation. Errors are reported to the control unit. Fault 0152 IGBT Over-current Cause: The current has exceeded 2000 Arms. or Customer Service. the DC voltage can reach 1000 Vdc. Fault 0452 Over-temperature Cause: The AC current converter’s cooling element temperature has exceeded 80°C. 975-0582-01-01 3–11 . Fault 1052 Earth Fault Cause: The PV array exceeds the differential current limit of the PV terminals. Before it starts. contact your Distributor / Reseller. Fault 0853 Too Cold or Internal Voltage not in Range Causes: • • The internal temperature sensor is reporting temperature below 0°C. The temperature is displayed in the display. Fault 0153 DC Over-current Cause: The DC bus current has exceeded 1250 A average. In all of these situations.Fault Code Descriptions Control Unit Disconnect Errors These errors cause the inverter to disconnect from the grid and shut down. then this fault only applies while the inverter is producing power. Fault 2052 Under-voltage 24V Converter Cause: The power semiconductor’s control voltage is below 20 V. The internal control circuit supply voltage or clock have malfunctioned. Fault 0252 Switch Fault Cause: An IGBT was activated.

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and arc flash All installation. explosion. “Preventative Maintenance” contains information for site maintenance personnel on when to book an appointment with qualified personnel for preventative maintenance on the Xantrex inverter. WARNING: Risk of electric shock.4 Preventative Maintenance Chapter 4. and maintenance must be performed by qualified personnel as defined on page iii and must follow the Lock-out and Tag-out and other Safety instructions found in the Xantrex GT500 E and Xantrex GT630 E Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverter Planning and Installation Manual (Part #: 975-0581-01-01). Failure to follow these instructions will result in death or serious injury. . service.

Contact Customer Service to book an appointment with qualified personnel to perform the following preventative maintenance tasks: • • Interior Fans Power Element Fans 4–2 975-0582-01-01 . Schneider Electric recommends that the following preventative maintenance procedures be carried out on the Xantrex inverter. Customers should follow the maintenance intervals at a minimum. Enclosure doors must remain closed at all times. If there is any dirt or debris blocking the air intake or exhaust clear the debris using a vacuum cleaner or similar tool. Accumulation of dirt and debris within the cooling fans will decrease their ability to move air and thus transfer heat away from the IGBT bridge heatsink and inductor. The basis for these maintenance intervals is installation in an environment with an average annual ambient temperature of +20 °C. • • • Enclosure Seals Electrical Connections Transformer and Inductor Enclosure 5 year Interval Contact Customer Service to book an appointment with qualified personnel to perform the following preventative maintenance tasks on a five-year basis or as required. with cooling air maintained within the temperature limits stated in the Specifications. • PV Fuses 10 year Interval Facilities will be maintained after ten years. Monthly Intervals or As Required Visually inspect the intake air ducts and external cooling fans for accumulation of dirt and debris. even during debris-clearing. Six Month Intervals Contact Customer Service to book an appointment with qualified personnel to perform the following preventative maintenance tasks on a six-month basis or as required. however the environmental degree of pollution at the installation may mean that maintenance needs to be performed more frequently. Electrical switchgear will need to be maintained as per the manufacturer's recommendation. which may cause the Xantrex inverter to enter a Fault state based upon an over-temperature alarm.Preventative Maintenance Maintenance Intervals Maintenance intervals must be adhered to in order to ensure that the Xantrex inverter continues to operate in a way that is as safe and reliable as possible.

WARNING: Risk of electric shock. physical. and arc flash. Risk of equipment damage Unsafe conditions and damage to the inverter may result if the instructions. . and environmental installation specifications in this manual are not obeyed.A Specifications Appendix A provides the environmental and electrical specifications for the Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters. and electrical. explosion.

Electrical Specifications Table A-1 Electrical Specifications Specification Nominal AC Output Voltage (see Table A-4) Maximum AC Output Current Xantrex GT500 E 315 V (requires custom MV transformer) Xantrex GT630 E 375 V (requires custom MV transformer) with no options with Optional VAR Control Nominal AC Output Frequency (see Table A-4) AC Output Voltage Phase Angle (only with Optional VAR Control) Line Power Factor 920 A 1040 A 315 V ± 5% ± 22° degrees 965 A 1040 A 50 Hz (60 Hz auto-detect) 375 V ± 5% 250 kVar ± 22° degrees > 0.0 kW 560 kWp 965 A 1040 A 630.99 (above 20% rated power) 0.0 kW 705 kWp with no options with Optional 1000 Vdc Input Maximum DC Input Current DC Input 930 V 1120 A 930 V 1000 V 1120 A with no options with Optional VAR Control with Optional 1000 Vdc Input MPP Range 450 to 930 V 495 to 930 V 575 to 930 V 575 to 930 V 575 to 1000 V 575 to 880 Va 575 to 880 Va 98. reduced current above 820 V 230/315/375/400 VA A–2 975-0582-01-01 . which operate within the following specifications.2 % (European weighted efficiency at 575 Vdc and 375 Vac) 2500 VA approx.93 lagging Max. Reactive Power (only with Optional VAR Control) 200 kVar with Optional VAR Control AC Current Distortion Rated Current AC Output < 3% THD at rated power < 3% THD at rated power with no options with Optional VAR Control Output Power Suggested PV Array Power Maximum Open Circuit PV Voltage 920 A 1040 A 500. 15 µF with no options with Optional VAR Control Efficiency without Transformer 450 to 880 Va 495 to 880 Va 97.9 % (European weighted efficiency at 495 Vdc and 315 Vac) 2500 VA approx.Specifications System Specifications The Xantrex inverter has been designed for photovoltaic power systems.93 leading to 0. 15 µF External Auxiliary Supply Voltage External Auxiliary Supply Power Required Inverter’s Capacitance to Earth a.

and operational conditions must ensure that internal condensation is not created. explosion. based on the EN60721 series of standards. H x 94¾ in. Risk of equipment damage Unsafe conditions and damage to the inverter may result if the inverter is energized with condensation present inside the unit. non-condensing Transport: EN60721 class 2K2: -25 °C to 55 °C Maximum (-13 °F to 131 °F) Max 95% relative humidity. non-condensing Maximum Elevation Storage Air Pressure Ingress Protection Class Matrix Heatsink Cooling Fans Cooling Air Power Cabinet (+H1) 1500 m 700 to 1060 mbar IP20 2700 m³/h temperature threshold 68 °C 4200m³/h. fan starting temperature: 30 °C for roof fans 65°C for heat sink fans 700m³/h. non-condensing Storage: EN60721 class 1K2: -25 °C to 55 °C Maximum (-13 °F to 131 °F) Max 95% relative humidity. D) 1770 kg (3902 lbs) Operating: EN60721 class 3K3: -10 °C to 45 °C Maximum (14 °F to 113 °F) Max 95% relative humidity. +H0) Total Cooling Air Clearance (ventilation and serviceability) Table A-3 shows the allowable environmental classifications for the inverter. transportation. Table A-3 Environmental Classifications (EN60721 series of standards) Storage (1 prefix) EN60721-3-1 Classification of Climatic Conditions Classification of Special Climatic Conditions Classification of Biological Conditions Classification of Chemically Active Substances Classification of Mechanical Conditions 1K2 1Z1 1B1 1C1 1M1 Transport (2 prefix) EN60721-3-2 2K2 2Z1 2B1 2C1 2S1 2M1 Operation (3 prefix) EN60721-3-3 3K3 3Z1 3B1 3C1 3S1 3M1 Classification of Mechanically Active Substances 1S1 975-0582-01-01 A–3 . Physical and Environmental Specifications Table A-2 Physical and Environmental Specifications Specification Dimensions Weight Allowable Ambient Temperature and Humidity Ranges Value 2112 mm H x 2406 mm W x 605 mm D (83 in. Storage. Obey the environmental specifications and classifications in Table A-2 and Table A-3.System Specifications WARNING: Risk of electric shock. or that the inverter is dry before energizing. and arc flash. W x 24 in. fan starting temperature: 30°C 5600m³/h Top: 100 mm Front: 600 mm (door clearance) plus local safety standards Cooling Air AC/DC Cabinet (+H2.

5 Hz 60 Hz Low Default 60 Hz High Range -0.0 f = 60.0 f = 60.5  f  53.0 55.75 Vac = 337.0 Hz  f  +0.0 49.5 f = 49.0 55.75  Vac  330.5 110% = Vac 50 Hz Low Range -3.5 Hz  f  +5.0  f  60.0  f  50. and underfrequency detection limits for the Xantrex inverter.values are for all units with the optional low voltage ride-through capability installed A–4 975-0582-01-01 .Erzeugungsanlagen am Mittelspannungsnetz.0  f  50.75  Vac  431.5 59.25 318.5 Hz 50 Hz Low Default 50 Hz High Range -0.55  Vac < 362.75 15.5 47. over-frequency. under-voltage.Specifications Regulatory Specifications Regulatory specifications for the Xantrex inverter are as follows: • • • • • CE marked for the Low Voltage Directive per EN50178 CE marked for the EMC Directive per EN61000-6-4 (emissions) and EN61000-6-2 (immunity) Complies with RD1663/2000 and 661/2007 (Spain) Complies with Decree from 23 April 2008.5 Hz  f  +3.5  f  65.5 47.75  Vac  330.75  Vac  393. These detection limits have been tested and are in compliance with requirements given under Regulatory Specifications above. June 2008" (Germany) Bureau Veritas certificate for DK5940 (Italy) • Over Voltage.0  f  60.25 Xantrex GT500 E Xantrex GT630 E 5%  Vac  Low Default 105%a 90% = Vac High Range 97%  Vac  115% High Default Vac = 346.75  Vac  393. BDEW. "Technische Richtlinie . “Arêté du 23 Avril 2008” (France) Low voltage ride-through version complies with BDEW medium voltage grid connection requirement.5  f  53.5 f = 59.75 18.0 f = 51.0 Hz 50 Hz High Default 60 Hz Low Range -5.0 Hz 60 Hz High Default a.0 Hz  f  +0.5 305.5 f = 59.5  f  65.5 59. Table A-4 Over/Under-Voltage and Over/Under-Frequency Ranges AC Voltage Condition (% of Nominal) Low Range 85%  Vac  105% 267.0 49. Under Voltage and Frequency Ranges Table A-4 provides the over-voltage.0 f = 51.5 363.75 Vac = 283.5 f = 49.5 Vac = 412.

1 lb ft) 0. 315.System Specifications Bolt Sizes and Torque Requirements Table A-5 provides acceptable bolt sizes and torque values for AC terminal connections. Table A-7 Minimum UPS Specifications Power AC Input AC Outputs Cross-over Time Support Time 500 VA must match auxiliary supply voltage provided by the installer (230. # of Conductors per Terminal 2 6 1 1 1 1 Bolt (Hardware) Size 1/M12 3/M12 cable cross section 0.5 .3 – 7. or you can use any UPS which meets the requirements in Table A-7 on page A–5 and matches the auxiliary supply voltage for your installation.5 .5 mm² use appropriate ferrules cable cross section 0. -X2:24 and -X2:26 to UPS output X2:6 and X2:7 (external interlock) X2:20 and X2:22 (external voltage) Max.5 – 0.5 . Table A-6 DC Terminal Bolt Size. L3 -X2:L1. and Torque Values DC Terminal Connections PV+. L2. -X2:L2 to AC aux input transformer -X2:23 and -X2:25 to UPS input.10 mm² use appropriate ferrules Torque Requirements 75 Nm (55 lb ft) 75 Nm (55 lb ft) 0. # of Conductors per Terminal 8 Bolt (Hardware) Size 8/M12 Torque Requirements 75 Nm (55 lb ft) Uninterrupted Power Supply – UPS If you have a Xantrex GT500 E or Xantrex GT630 E with optional ride-through capability you need to install a UPS for operation.3 lb ft) Table A-6 provides acceptable bolt sizes and torque values to be connected to the Xantrex inverter’s DC terminal connections.14 . PVMax.10 mm² use appropriate ferrules cable cross section: 0. You can order an appropriate UPS from Schneider Electric (part number: 820-0031-01-01) if you are using 230 Vac auxiliary supply voltage in your installation.6 – 0.6 Nm (4.8 Nm (5. Table A-5 AC Terminal Bolt Size.2.10 mm² use appropriate ferrules cable cross section 0. and Torque Values AC Terminal Connections PE (Enclosure Ground) L1. or 400 Vac) 230 V < 10 msec > 5 sec Use UPS in bypass operation: 975-0582-01-01 A–5 .4 lb ft– 5.

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com solarservice@de. at its option. If Xantrex repairs or replaces a product. Contact Xantrex Customer Service for details on freight policy for return shipments from excluded areas. its warranty continues for the remaining portion of the original Warranty Period or 90 days from the date of the return shipment to the customer.com IT-pronto-contatto@it. or • The dated dealer invoice or purchase receipt showing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) status.schneider-electric. All replaced products and all parts removed from repaired products become the property of Xantrex. Xantrex reserves the right to use parts or products of original or improved design in the repair or replacement. Xantrex maintains a network of regional Authorized Service Centers. whichever is greater. What proof of purchase is required? In any warranty claim. This warranty period lasts for 5 years starting three months from the date of purchase at the point of sale to you.schneider-electric. and provided that Xantrex through inspection establishes the existence of such a defect and that it is covered by this Limited Warranty.techsupport@schneider-electric.schneider-electric. 975-0582-01-01 WA–1 . contact your merchant.schneider-electric.com/sites/corporate/en/support/operations/local-operations/local-operations. This Limited Warranty is transferable to subsequent owners but only for the unexpired portion of the Warranty Period.schneider-electric. unless otherwise agreed in writing (the “Warranty Period”). contact Xantrex directly at: www.page Direct returns may be performed according to the Xantrex Return Material Authorization Policy described in your product manual. and return shipment to the customer via a Xantrexselected non-expedited surface freight within the contiguous United States and Canada. the original end user customer. Subsequent owners also require original proof of purchase as described in "What proof of purchase is required?" What will Xantrex do? During the Warranty Period Xantrex will.com For other country details please contact your local Schneider Electric Sales Representative or visit our website at: http://www.com ☎ North America 1 408 987 6255 La France Deutschland España L'Italia +0825012999 +49 (0) 180 575 6575 +49 (0) 2102 404 7101 +34 93 498 7466 +39 035 4151111 +34 93 305 5026 +39 035415 3200 1 925 245 1022 ✉ re. Xantrex covers both parts and labor necessary to repair the product. If you are unable to contact your merchant. Hawaii and outside of the United States and Canada are excluded. provided that you notify Xantrex of the product defect within the Warranty Period. at its option. Xantrex will. You will be required to demonstrate proof of purchase to make warranty claims.schneider-electric. For some products. Call Xantrex or check our website to see if your product can be repaired at one of these facilities. dated proof of purchase must accompany the product and the product must not have been disassembled or modified without prior written authorization by Xantrex. or the merchant is unable to provide service.com re. Proof of purchase may be in any one of the following forms: • The dated purchase receipt from the original purchase of the product at point of sale to the end user.techsupport@es.Warranty and Return Information Warranty What does this warranty cover and how long does it last? This Limited Warranty is provided by Xantrex Technology Inc. repair the product (if economically feasible) or replace the defective product free of charge. ("Xantrex") and covers defects in workmanship and materials in your Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW GridTied Photovoltaic Inverters. How do you get service? If your product requires troubleshooting or warranty service. use new and/or reconditioned parts in performing warranty repair and building replacement products.com fr-re-techsupport@fr. Alaska. or • The dated invoice or purchase receipt showing the product exchanged under warranty.

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please have your instruction manual ready for reference and be prepared to supply: • The serial number of your product • Information about the installation and use of the unit • Information about the failure and/or reason for the return • A copy of your dated proof of purchase Record these details in “Information About Your System”. tariffs. If you are returning a product to a Xantrex Authorized Service Center (ASC) A Xantrex return material authorization (RMA) number is not required. you must contact the ASC prior to returning the product or presenting the unit to verify any return procedures that may apply to that particular facility and that the ASC repairs this particular Xantrex product. • A contact telephone number where you can be reached during work hours. or if no dated proof of purchase is available. To return your product for out of warranty service. before returning a product directly to Xantrex you must obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number and the correct factory "Ship To" address. Out of Warranty Service If the warranty period for your product has expired. Post office boxes are not acceptable. When you contact Xantrex to obtain service. However. clearly marked on the outside of the box. Payment options such as credit card or money order will be explained by the Customer Service Representative. if other conditions of the warranty have not been met. and deposits. or if they are shipped to the wrong location. preferably using the original box and packing materials. Please ensure that your product is shipped fully insured in the original packaging or equivalent. ❐ Serial Number ❐ Purchased From ❐ Purchase Date _________________________________ _________________________________ _________________________________ 975-0582-01-01 WA–3 . returned without an RMA number clearly marked on the outside of the shipping box. your unit may be serviced or replaced for a flat fee. If you are returning a product from outside of the USA or Canada In addition to the above.Return Material Authorization Policy For those products that are not being repaired in the field and are being returned to Xantrex. record the following information and be sure to keep your proof of purchase. • A return address where the unit can be shipped. Products must also be shipped prepaid. as with incomplete units or units with excessive damage. if they are shipped collect. you MUST include return freight funds and are fully responsible for all documents. Return Procedure Package the unit safely. This warranty will not apply where the product is damaged due to improper packaging. contact Xantrex Customer Service for a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number and follow the other steps outlined in "Return Procedure". In cases where the minimum flat fee does not apply. If applicable. an additional fee will be charged. Ship the unit prepaid to the address provided by your Xantrex customer service representative. Product shipments will be refused and returned at your expense if they are unauthorized. Include the following: • The RMA number supplied by Xantrex Technology Inc. duties. you will be contacted by Customer Service once your unit has been received. • A brief description of the problem. Information About Your System As soon as you open your Xantrex GT500 E 500 kW & Xantrex GT630 E 630 kW Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Inverters package. if the unit was damaged by misuse or incorrect installation.

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