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Q Do I need an isolator switch on my solar system?

Isolator switches are not required for low-voltage applications and can hinder the performance of the panel due to the resistance. On higher voltage applications (36V upwards) it is recommended an isolator switch is installed. 

Q Should my panels be connected in series or parallel?
A It is always recommend solar panels are fitted in series to increase there performance. You can learn more about this in our article found here.
Q What is Open Circuit Voltage (VOC)?
A Open Circuit Voltage or VOC  is the voltage available from the solar panel when there is no load attached and the circuit is incomplete. You can find out more about this here. 


Disclaimer - The information contained in these articles is provided in good faith and we do our best to ensure that it is accurate and up to date, however, we cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss arising from the use or mis-use of this information or from any errors or omissions. The installer is ultimately responsible for the safety of the system so if you are in any doubt, please consult a qualified electrician.

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