Advancetech Pty Ltd—Avanco Brand DC Isolators

PRA number

2014/14097

Published date

Product description

Avanco brand rotary type DC Isolators
Identifying features
The recall covers AVANCO brand DC solar isolators with the model number: AV/DC4P25A, AV/DC2P25A, AV/DC4P25AUB, AV/DC2P625AU, AV/DC2P25AU, AV/DC2/2P25AU, AV/DC22P125AU, AV/DC4P25AU, AV/DC4P25AUS, and AV/DC4P25AUT

Other identifying numbers

The recall covers AVANCO brand DC solar isolators with the model number:
AV/DC4P25A, AV/DC2P25A, AV/DC4P25AUB, AV/DC2P625AU, AV/DC2P25AU, AV/DC2/2P25AU, AV/DC22P125AU, AV/DC4P25AU, AV/DC4P25AUS, and AV/DC4P25AUT

What are the defects?

The product features an internal fault, where a high-resistance connection may form.

What are the hazards?

There is a risk that the DC isolator may overheat and cause fire.

What should consumers do?

Owners should immediately shut down the PV system following the standard shutdown procedure.

Note that Advancetech 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.

Traders who sold this product

The DC isolators were sold by Advancetech via electrical wholesalers. The units were sold nationally from 2012 onwards.

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

-

Recall advertisements and supporting documentation

Responsible regulator

Electrical Safety Office (QLD) is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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