Prosine1000_1800safetybulletin - Safety Bulletin PROsine 1000\/1800 Inverters(Hard-wire versions Shock Hazard Due to Missing Neutral-to-Ground Bonding

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November, 2001 1 512-0023-01-01_rev1 Safety Bulletin PROsine™ 1000/1800 Inverters (Hard-wire versions) Shock Hazard Due to Missing Neutral-to-Ground Bonding Wire Overview The 120 Vac output PROsine 1000 and PROsine 1800 inverters are designed with the output neutral connected to ground, as required by Canadian and U.S. electrical codes and standards. Xantrex has discovered a manufacturing error in certain models that resulted in this Neutral-to-Ground (N-G) “bonding wire” being omitted. As a result, the neutral voltage may rise above ground, creating a shock hazard, even though the unit appears to be functioning normally. Xantrex has corrected the manufacturing error and removed as many of the faulty products as possible from the distribution chain. However, some of the affected products have reached customers and are in service. Xantrex is providing easy-to- install repair kits to customers so they may fix the defect themselves. Alternatively, Xantrex will repair the PROsine inverters for those customers who do not want to install the kit. In the meantime, this Safety Bulletin explains the problem, outlines the conditions that create a hazard, states what precautions to take, and lists the serial numbers of affected inverters. Applicability This bulletin applies only to PROsine 1000 and PROsine 1800 inverters with 120 Vac output, 12 Vdc or 24 Vdc input, and with the “hard-wire” output style option, manufactured between May and September, 2001. The part numbers and serial
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  • Fall '09
  • Music, serial numbers, shock hazard, PROsine, Neutral-to-Ground Bond

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