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

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  01-02-2018

    Publisher:  American Society for Testing and Materials

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    CONTAINED IN VOL. 12.02, 2018 Defines procedures for: (1) testing for current leakage between the electrical circuit of a photovoltaic module and its external components while a user-specified voltage is applied and; and (2) for testing for possible module insulation breakdown (dielectric voltage withstand test).

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

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

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

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

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

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

    1.7This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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    Committee E 44
    Document Type Test Method
    Product Note Reconfirmed 2018
    Publisher American Society for Testing and Materials
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    ASTM E 1830 : 2015 : R2019 Standard Test Methods for Determining Mechanical Integrity of Photovoltaic Modules
    ASTM E 1802 : 2012 : R2018 Standard Test Methods for Wet Insulation Integrity Testing of Photovoltaic Modules
    ASTM E 1171 : 2015 : R2019 Standard Test Methods for Photovoltaic Modules in Cyclic Temperature and Humidity Environments
    ASTM E 2047 : 2010 : R2019 Standard Test Method for Wet Insulation Integrity Testing of Photovoltaic Arrays
    ASTM E 1038 : 2010 : R2019 Standard Test Method for Determining Resistance of Photovoltaic Modules to Hail by Impact with Propelled Ice Balls
    ASTM E 1597 : 2010 : R2019 Standard Test Method for Saltwater Pressure Immersion and Temperature Testing of Photovoltaic Modules for Marine Environments
    ASTM E 772 : 2015 Standard Terminology of Solar Energy Conversion

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    UL 1703 : 3 FLAT-PLATE PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES AND PANELS
    ASTM E 772 : 2015 : R2021 Standard Terminology of Solar Energy Conversion
    ASTM E 772 : 2015 : REDLINE Standard Terminology of Solar Energy Conversion
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