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ASTM E1462

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

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 March 2012
Status: active
Page Count: 4
ICS Code (Solar energy engineering): 27.160
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These 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).

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

A 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).

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

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

This 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.

This 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.

Document History

ASTM E1462
March 1, 2012
Standard Test Methods for Insulation Integrity and Ground Path Continuity of Photovoltaic Modules
These 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...
March 1, 2012
Standard Test Methods for Insulation Integrity and Ground Path Continuity of Photovoltaic Modules
These 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...
October 10, 2000
Standard Test Methods for Insulation Integrity and Ground Path Continuity of Photovoltaic Modules
1. Scope 1.1 These 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...
October 10, 2000
Standard Test Methods for Insulation Integrity and Ground Path Continuity of Photovoltaic Modules
These 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...
January 1, 1995
Standard Test Methods for Insulation Integrity and Ground Path Continuity of Photovoltaic Modules
1. Scope 1.1 These 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...
February 15, 1994
STANDARD TEST METHODS FOR INSULATION INTEGRITY AND GROUND PATH CONTINUITY OF PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
A description is not available for this item.
February 15, 1992
STANDARD TEST METHOD FOR INSULATION INTEGRITY AND GROUND PATH CONTINUITY OF PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
A description is not available for this item.

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