ABB solar inverters reviews

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About ABB, Solar Inverters

ABB solar inverters review

ABB (FIMER) Customer Service: 1800 769 663

ABB are a multi-billion dollar Swiss industrial giant that manufactured solar inverters (among other things) in China, Italy, the USA, South Africa and Slovakia.

Although they didn't quite achieve the brand recognition of SMA, I personally rated them as just as good! They had a reputation for reliability and great customer support, and as a bonus they tended to be a bit cheaper than an SMA.

Up to 2013, their inverters were known under the "Power One" brand, when Power One was bought out by the company. The move certainly didn't impact on quality, which remained high.

In July 2019, ABB announced it was exiting the solar inverter business, which Italian firm FIMER was to acquire. That acquisition process was completed in March 2020.

Headquartered in Vimercate, Italy, Fimer was founded in 1942 and started tinkering with inverter technology in 1983. This isn't really a new area it's moving into, but previously it was mainly focused on inverters for solar farms.

As you'll see from the ABB inverter reviews below, failures under ABB have very rare and there's nothing to suggest this will change under FIMER. This Italian stallion of an inverter gets the thumbs up from me!

ABB/FIMER Inverter Warranty Notes

FIMER is honoring all existing ABB inverter warranties.

In Australia, FIMER offers a ten year full replacement warranty on new single phase string inverters (REACT2 and UNO-DM range). FIMER three-phase string inverters come with a standard five year full replacement warranty, that can be extended to 10 years at an extra cost. Sometimes additional warranty may be included as a promotion or part of a solar package deal.

Are you having inverter problems? Your first action for having the issue resolved is to contact the installer who installed your FIMER solar inverter. That business has the responsibility of attending to any warranty related issues.

In a situation where the original installer is no longer contactable, for example, if the business has closed, FIMER advise customers should lodge an enquiry here including the requested details. Alternatively, they can contact the company's customer service team on the number listed above. Once the warranty claim has been validated, FIMER will arrange shipment of the replacement solar inverter and advise how to return the faulty inverter.

ABB Solar Inverter Reviews

Quite large and bulky on the exterior design of the house, but it's ok I guess.
Bought From: Sky Power Energy
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I’m happy
Bought From: Solahart New South Wales
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I love the online monitoring app on my phone so that I can see what my system is doing in real-time
Bought From: Sun Connect Solar
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Had to change the circuit breaker - it was too sensitive and kept tripping. Tim swapped it over at no cost!
Bought From: Apex Solar and Electrical Pty Ltd
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Only a few days in but seems on target
Bought From: My Energy Engineering Grid Connect
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Fantastic - the app is great to check energy production.
Bought From: Sungold Solar
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It doesn't tell you how much power you've exported to the grid or self consume unless you buy a separate B21 Monitor for another $400.
Bought From: Solar Nextgen
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Hasn’t skipped a beat and app upgrades have been great
Bought From: Australian Enviro Projects Mooloolaba
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The inverter has been installed for 9 months now. Working perfectly.
Bought From: All Energy Queensland Pty Ltd
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ABB inverter is very good and looks reliable
model : UNO-DM-5.0-TL-PLUS-B
Bought From: More Green Energy
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It seems very sensitive to voltage changes (both grid and panels). Perhaps all modern inverters are like that. My previous one was almost 11 years old and didn't have to conform to current restrictions.
Bought From: West Coast Solar
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going great
Bought From: Lumax Solar Pty Ltd
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Wrong inverter was installed. Should have been a 3 phase as notified not a single phase.
Bought From: CS Solar
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Had a couple of issues early on with comms.
ABB team were great and got it sorted quickly. Required remote update of inverter software.
Bought From: Solahart Newcastle NF
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Inverter ABB UNO 5kW single phase - About 7 months after the system commissioning the inverter failed with error E049 Internal Error. Following investigation, ABB replaced the inverter.

Key points
- It took 2 months to get a replacement inverter installed.
- ABB provided a refurbished inverter
- ABB advised me E049 is a known issue and therefore provided me with an upgraded inverter that doesn't have the problem so the issue should not reoccur.
- The issue results in a burnt cable within the unit.
Bought From: Solargain Perth
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To soon to provide any feedback here at this time
Bought From: Green Home Sustainability Assessors
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I love that we are able to monitor the performance of the system via the mobile app.
Bought From: Sungold Solar
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the app is not very good and doesn't provide much info. only has info on the overall system not each panel.
Bought From: SEM Darwin
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Too soon to tell
Bought From: Sungold Solar
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Can't tell when it doesn't work!
Bought From: Sunterra
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Fantastic,,!!!
Bought From: Green Wiring
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I know of the company ABB and they know their stuff,
. So was very happy when Aurora said they use and recommend ABB products
Bought From: Aurora Solar
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I chose this company because I used to deal with ABB when I was a purchasing officer for local electricity company. ABB were a good co. to deal with good equipment & good service.
Bought From: Sunboost
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Picked good butt too early to tell.
Bought From: Specialized Solar Eastern VIC
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Just 6 months since installation our ABB UNO-DM-5.0-TL-PLUS-B has failed and we are now awaiting a replacement under warranty. Our installer assures us that ABB are very quick to supply a replacement but time will tell. Error code: E049 Internal Error. No alarms sighted and only discovered the inverter was not working due to a clicking sound it was making whilst trying to reset. It would appear that this is the same type of fault as reported on previous versions of these inverters. NOT HAPPY.
Bought From: Ballarat Solar and Electrical
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ABB has 63 solar inverters in our database

Model DC Voltage AC Power Efficiency
3300W-2230 V3300 W97.10
4000W-2230 V4000 W97.10
4600W-2230 V4600 W97.10
6000W-2230 V6000 W97.10
8000W-2230 V8000 W97.10
MICRO-0.25-I-OUTD-23065 V250 W96.50
MICRO-0.3-I-OUTD-23065 V300 W96.50
PVI-10.0-OUTD-AU400 V10000 W 97.80
PVI-10.0-TL-OUTD-FS400 V10000 W97.80
PVI-10.0-TL-OUTD-S400 V10000 W97.80
PVI-12.0-I-OUTD480 V12000 W97.00
PVI-12.5-OUTD-AU400 V12500 W97.80
PVI-12.5-TL-OUTD-W360-7501250097.80
PVI-2000-OUTD-AU600200096.00
PVI-3.0-OUTD-AU230 V3000 W96.80
PVI-3.0-OUTD-AU-W50-580 300096.80
PVI-3.0-TL-OUTD-W50-580 300096.80
PVI-3.6-OUTD-AU230 V3600 W 96.80
PVI-3.6-OUTD-AU-W50-5803600 96.80
PVI-3.6-TL-OUTD-W50-5803600 96.80
PVI-3.8-I-OUTD240 V3800 W96.50
PVI-4.2-OUTD-AU230 V4200 W96.80
PVI-4.2-OUTD-AU-W50-580 4200 96.80
PVI-4.2-TL-OUTD-W50-580 V4200 W50.00
PVI-4.6-I-OUTD208 V4600 W96.00
PVI-5000-OUTD-AU230 V5000 W97.00
PVI-5000-OUTD-AU-W50-580 V4600 W97.00
PVI-5000-OUTD-S-AU230 V5000 W97.00
PVI-6000-OUTD-AU230 V6000 W97.00
PVI-6000-OUTD-AU-W50 - 580 V6000 W97.00
PVI-6000-OUTD-S-AU230 V6000 W97.00
PVI-8.0-TL-OUTD750 V8000 W97.60
PVI-8.0-TL-OUTD-FS900800097.60
PVI-8.0-TL-OUTD-S900800097.80
PVI-CENTRAL-100-US208 V100000 W95.00
PVI-CENTRAL-250-US480 V250000 W97.00
PVI-CENTRAL-300-US480 V300000 W97.00
PVI-CENTRAL-50-US480 V50000 W95.00
PVS800-57-0100kW-A300 V100 kW98.00
PVS800-57-0250kW-A300 V250 kW98.00
PVS800-57-0315kW-B350 V315 kW 98.60
PVS800-57-0500kW-A300 V500 kW98.60
PVS800-57-0630kW-B350 V630 kW98.60
PVS800-57-0750kW-C300 V750 kW98.60
PVS800-57-0875kW-B350 V875 kW98.70
PVS800-57-1000kW-C400 V1000 kW98.80
TRIO-20.0-TL-OUTD-S2J-400400 V20000 W98.20
TRIO-20.0-TL-OUTD-S2X-400200-950 V20000 W98.20
TRIO-27.6-TL-OUTD-400200-95027600 98.20
TRIO-27.6-TL-OUTD-S1J-400200-95027600 98.20
TRIO-27.6-TL-OUTD-S2-400200-9502760098.20
TRIO-27.6-TL-OUTD-S2F-400200-9502760098.20
TRIO-27.6-TL-OUTD-S2J-400200-95027600 98.30
TRIO-27.6-TL-OUTD-S2X-400400 V27600 W98.00
ULTRA-1100-TL-OUTD-1-800 V1170 KW96.50
UNO-2.0-I-OUTD90-520 V2000 W96.30
UNO-2.0-I-OUTD-S90-520 V2000 W96.30
UNO-2.0-I-OUTD-W500 V 2000 W96.30
UNO-2.5-I-OUTD90-520 V2500 W96.30
UNO-2.5-I-OUTD-S90-520 Vdc250096.30
UNO-2.5-I-OUTD-W90-520 Vdc250096.30
UNO-7.6-TL-OUTD240 V8600 W96.50
UNO-8.6-TL-OUTD240 V8600 W96.50
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