Do you have a Chromagen split system solar hot water system and reside in Australia? Do you know if the system is operational? Do you know how to test the system’s functionality?
To begin, what exactly is a solar split system?
A solar hot water service split system consists of a tank on the ground level and collectors on the roof. A circulating pump transports cold water to the collectors and returns hot water to the tank or cylinder.
Please don’t throw away your warranty!!
You may find out what’s wrong with your solar hot water service split system by following the instructions below. Please stop right there. Your warranty may be invalid if you modify or remove any of the associated cables or pipes. A trained service expert like Same Day Hot Water Service, or at the very least your neighborhood plumber or electrician, should repair or service most parts of your solar hot water system.
How to check if your Chromagen hot water system is operational
A huge domed cream cover will be placed directly in the middle of the cylinder side. Remove the lid by unscrewing the four screws. Remove the four screws that are keeping the front cover on using a little white box. Please keep in mind that there is live electricity in this box, so don’t touch any wires. There will be two light indicators in the upper right-hand corner that will indicate to you if everything is operating properly or if there is a problem. Descriptions of what the indicators do to inform you what’s going on may be found on the back of the white cover you removed.
Why it’s critical to keep the controller box turned on
The controller box and the circulating pump are the sole components that keep a Chromagen solar split system functioning well. Your Chromagen hot water service will not function effectively until these two parts are performing to their full potential, and you may forfeit your solar panel warranty.
What you’ll learn from the indicators:
- If the system is inactive (not doing anything but working properly)
- If the circulation pump is operating properly (the system is circulating hot water)
- If one of the cables from the panels or the tank has a defect,
- If the system is in frost protection mode,
- If your system is in the boil-protect mode,
What the indications will not reveal:
- If the controller box is defective, the only way to be sure is to attach a functional controller box and test if the system works.
- If the system has an air block, everything will operate well except the circulating pump, which will not circulate the hot water from the panels. Place your hand on the return line from the panels on a sunny day when you know the circulating pump is trying to circulate – DANGER: If the system is working properly, there is a real danger of you getting serious burns from the piping because the hot water from the panels can reach up to 160 degrees Celsius.
Conclusion:- To test if the return line is hot, Highly recommend tapping it. If it is, everything is OK; if it is not, there may be a problem, and you should contact the experts.