The Risks of High Voltage

Posted by Sam Quennell on 29-May-2019 11:37:37

High voltage issues are often ignored or simply not even considered. However, if not managed properly, it can become an annoying problem for your household. In Australia, the normal grid voltage is between 225 and 240 Volts (V). Voltage levels will fluctuate during the day depending on how much power is being drawn from the grid, and how much solar is being sent back. It is up to the electricity distributor to monitor the voltage levels; however, it is becoming more difficult to keep voltage levels below 254V.

The ‘real’ problem arising is the overall voltage of electricity being delivered to homes across the country. Distributors often deliver voltages at 255V or higher. Your household appliances need only 225V to operate. Over-consumption to your appliances results in failure. Additionally, if you have solar installed, the inverter will shutdown and stop working, if grid voltage rises above 254V. High voltage also attributes to an increase on your electricity bill, as you're using more electricity than your household requires.

The solution? EdgeIQ.

Using software-driven technology, EdgeIQ protects your solar and household from damaging voltage levels. It acts as filter between the grid and your home to reduce the voltage you receive to a safe and efficient level of 225V. It is a safety net that ensures your solar harvest remains at its optimal level of efficiency. Without it, you could be losing up to 15% of your solar power.

EdgeIQ gives you peace of mind knowing that your solar system is not at the mercy of an over injection of electrical voltage into your home. – allowing you to generate maximum power when the sun is shining bright.

A breakdown of benefits includes:

  • Energy savings
  • Surge protection
  • Appliance protection
  • Energy insights
  • Maximised solar
  • Smart and interactive

If you are concerned about high voltage and want to learn more about what you can do to protect your home, solar system and appliances, then give us a call.






Topics: residential solar, voltage