Device (14)

Do I need to buy or install anything else to make the SolarImmersion work?

No. Everything that is required is included in the SolarImmersion package.

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Can SolarImmersion support slave units?

Yes, SolarImmersion can support slave units. (Required to buy an additional mod to enable this feature. Please contact us)

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Can SolarImmersion support multiple loads?

Yes, SolarImmersion can support multiple loads for example when the water is hot enough and the thermostat cuts off a second load could be activated eg. for auxiliary heating.

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Does SolarImmersion makes noise?

No, SolarImmersion works silently.

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Can several SolarImmersion units work together?

Yes, several SolarImmersion could communicate with each other to work together.

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What is the warranty on the unit?

SolarImmersion comes with a 1 year repair or replacement warranty.

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What is the minimum export power required for the SolarImmersion to divert the power?

SolarImmersion could start working and divert the surplus even with a 10W export power. The unit will wait until the export level reaches 10W before diverting the surplus to the immersion. The settings could however be controlled using jumper settings…

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Could the sensor cable be extended?

Yes, the sensor cable could be extended up to 50m. Use a twisted pair data cable for this purpose.

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Will SolarImmersion works with hydro and wind turbines?

Yes, SolarImmersion works with all sorts of grid-tied micro generation systems.

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What is the minimum or maximum PV system size that SolarImmersion supports?

SolarImmersion works on PV systems starting from 500W. There is no upper limit regarding the PV system however, for a large system (PV capacity of more than 4kW), several SolarImmersion units could be attached together to utilize surplus power above…

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Can SolarImmersion works with other appliances?

Yes. SolarImmersion could be used to control a variety of resistive appliances like underfloor heating, storage heaters, electric radiators etc.

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Whats is the maximum load SolarImmersion could support?

The SolarImmersion unit could safely handle up to a 3kW load.

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What is the dimension of SolarImmersion unit?

Width: 115mm, Height: 225mm and Depth: 62mm

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Will SolarImmersion work with a combi-boiler?

Yes. SolarImmersion could be used with a combi-boiler, but will need a pre-heat tank on the heating circuit. A plumber may be needed in this case.

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Installation (7)

Is it easy to install SolarImmersion?

Yes, Installing SolarImmersion immersion controller is very easy. As it works with the existing immersion in your hot water tank and uses a clip on sensor to detect the generated power levels, it will only take less than 1 hour…

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How does SolarImmersion communicates with the immersion heater?

SolarImmersion uses the existing wiring from the consumer unit to your immersion heater to control and divert the surplus power.

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Do you recommend any location to install the SolarImmersion control unit ?

The recommended location to install the unit is near your consumer unit. This makes easy access to your existing immersion wirings and also the grid supply lines to clip the sensor.

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Will SolarImmersion affect my generation meter readings?

No, SolarImmersion control unit will not affect your generation meter reading and you will get your fill FIT payment.

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Do I need to change the existing immersion heater or hot water tank?

SolarImmersion works with your existing immersion heater or hot water tank. This means no more costly and messy immersion heater change to divert the surplus power.

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Do we need to install new wiring from the consumer unit to the immersion?

No, SolarImmersion uses the existing wiring from the consumer unit to the immersion. So no new wiring is required.

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Will SolarImmersion work with a combi-boiler?

Yes. SolarImmersion could be used with a combi-boiler, but will need a pre-heat tank on the heating circuit. A plumber may be needed in this case.

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Savings (4)

How much could I expect to save after installing SolarImmersion?

It depends on the situation. For example, a family with 4 members and 4 kW solar PV system can expect a saving of about £200 per year after installing SolarImmersion.

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Will I still receive my export FIT payment?

Yes, installing SolarImmersion will not affect your export or production FIT payouts.

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How long will it take for the investment on SolarImmersion to payback?

ROI period of SolarImmersion depends on several factors. However, on average you could expect a payback period of 1-2 years.

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How long will it take to heat my water?

This really depends on the surplus power available and how much water is being used. On average, the water will hit 60C before midday on sunny days and by mid afternoon when it’s cloudy.

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