Blue Line Solar Pty Ltd—Avanco DC solar isolator switches
What are the defects?
High temperature can occur at the internal switch plate, causing the contacts to spread and the polymer support plate to degrade.
What are the hazards?
This poses a risk of arcing and eventual catastrophic failure, resulting in fire.
What should consumers do?
Owners should immediately shut down the PV system following the standard shutdown procedure.
Note that Blueline Solar Pty Ltd is now insolvent.
If a consumer suspects they have one of the affected units, they should have an electrician inspect and replace the DC isolators.
The Blueline solar system was sold to:
• Australian Institute of Renewable Energy (AIRE);
• Queensland Renewable Energy (QRE);
• Polaris Solar;
• Darwin Solar;
• Combined Solar;
• United Renewable Energy;
• ACT Renewable Energy; and
• Capital Solar
Recall advertisements and supporting documentation
Electrical Safety Office (QLD) is the responsible regulator for this recall.