Frequently Asked Questions
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The electric company is not responsible for any wiring or appliances on "your side of the meter". If you don't think this is true just ask them to take responsibility or make repairs to anything on "your side of the meter". You are responsible for your wiring and use. What you plug into your property is your responsibility, not the utilitiy company.
YouTube - Utility company staff explaining overproduction and metering effects.
Q. How can I tell if this solar system could create a fire hazard at my location?
A. Locate all the appliances sharing the same circuit and activate them all to run at their maximum load capacity. (like setting the air conditioner on maximum cooling and the fan on high) If you are still able to add other appliances to the circuit with everything running at maximum, you are not going to have any issues so long as you do not add any another loads to the circuit.
Q. When my solar system is in plugged in and generating electricity on a bright sunny day, how can I test to see if the solar system might be creating a fire hazard?
A. Unplug the A/C cord of the converter. If the circuit breaker at the utility meter opens, the circuit has too many thing plugged into this circuit overloading the breaker. Unplug some appliances from this circuit or choose another circuit to plug the solar into. If you unplug the solar and the circuit breaker at the utility meter does not open and the power for your circuit remains on, plug the converter plug back in. If the converter begins producing power again, You do not have any overloading issues. This test should be done each time you add things to the circuit the solar system is connected to.
Q. How can I find which receptacle is the last one on a circuit?
A. Turn of the circuit breaker so all the receptacles on the circuit go dead.
Locate the receptacle you believe is physically the furthest away from the utility meter and circuit breakers. Remove the wall plate retaining screw(s) and remove the decorative wall plate cover. You are looking for a set of wires to enter from the wall into the receptacle box and go directly to the electrical wall receptacle and no where else. If this is the case this is the last receptacle on the circuit. If there two sets of wires coming into the receptacle box and both connect to the electrical plug as in a parallel connection, this is not the last receptacle on the circuit. It is recommended but not required to have the PNG200 on the last receptacle on a circuit. It will work on any receptacle that has power.
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