Hello all...just joined here and have a nuisance tripping issue with my system. We live in MA, and our system was installed in 2014 through Next Step Living, which went out of business in 2016, so we're basically on our own now. We have (17) 300W panels, with a MNPV8HV-DLTL-4X disconnect box, and Sunny Boy 5000TL inverter. House is 2-story colonial.
The nuisance tripping problem seemed to be related to the Rapid Shutdown birdhouse thing. The first couple times it tripped, we called NSL and they sent someone out to reset it, so no big deal, but since they went out of business it has tripped a few more times and I had to go up there and reset it myself. The first time I went up there, I was surprised to find an open conduit hole on the side of the disconnect box, which I plugged as best I could. No idea how long it was like that, as we had some other issues with the system so workers had been out here up until just before NSL went out of business, but certainly some water probably got in there.
Anyway, when it tripped again and I went up there to reset it, I disconnected the wires from the MNPSB board that actually trip the breakers, and everything was fine for about 8 months...thought I was all set. But then a couple days ago I noticed the Solar Off amber light on again, so now really wondering what the heck is going on. With it still being winter-ish weather, will be a while till I can get up there again. But what I'd really like to do is figure out a way to be able to more easily reset the disconnect box, either from the ground, or from the top of the ladder...trying to avoid having to go on the roof. Has anyone come up with something to do this? I could deal with the nuisance tripping if there was a simple way to reset it that didn't involve going up on the roof.