PV Installation Test kit

PV Installation Test kit - Product Models

PV Installation Test kit

The all in one kit is based on the MP-01 installation tester and the Solar Meter MS-02. It includes all the tools needed to determine the electrical integrety, safety and performance of photovoltaic installations ...
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MP-01 Array Tester

The MP-01 array tester and includes all the tools needed to determine the electrical integrety, safety of PV installations. MP-01 Array tester replaces the three separate instruments which are usually ...
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MS-01/02 Handheld Solar Meter

MS-01 is a practical handheld readout device for irradiance measurements, but also has a built-in inclinometer to measure roof pitch, compass to measure roof orientation and thermometer to measure ambient ...
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The new EKO Instruments PV installation tester is a dedicated multi-function electrical tester for those involved in solar panel installation.

The new tester is capable of carrying out all electrical tests required by IEC 62446 on grid connected PV systems and eliminates the need for multiple test instruments for PV panel electrical installation, connection and safety checks.

With the push of a single button the new combination tester carries out the required sequence of electrical tests in a safe and controlled manner, avoiding the risk of contact with exposed live DC conductors.

The rugged and robust PV installation tester is hand held and battery operated for maximum portability. The supplied MC4 and Sunclix test leads allow it to be connected quickly, easily and safely to all standard PV modules and arrays to test earth continuity‚ insulation resistance‚ open circuit voltage and short circuit currents.

All required measurements are performed automatically and displayed clearly with confirmation of whether the test results are acceptable. The instrument will also compare the performance of multiple strings and indicate whether the open circuit voltage or short circuit current measurements deviate by more than 5%.

An AC/DC current clamp is provided for the measurement of operation currents and the complete test kit, including all test probes‚ alligator clips, Sunclix and MC4 adaptor leads is supplied in a convenient carrying case.

In addition‚ a special SolarCert Elements manual entry PC software program is available for the recording of test data and the production of professional inspection reports and test certificates.

MP-01 PV Tester


Display range 0.00Ω to 199Ω
Measuring range 0.01Ω to 199Ω
Resolution 0.01Ω maximum
Open Circuit test Voltage 4VDC, nominal
Short Circuit test Current >200mA (as per IEC 61557-4)
Test Lead Compensation Zero out up to 10Ω
User Protection Warning and test inhibited if ≥ 30V AC/DC detected at inputs


Display range 0.05MΩ to 199MΩ
Measuring range 0.05MΩ to 199MΩ
Resolution 0.01MΩ maximum
Open Circuit test Voltage 250V, 500V, 1000VDC (as per IEC 61557-2)
Short Circuit test Current >1mA,
Visible Warning ≥ 30V AC or DC at inputs


Display range 0.0VDC to 1000VDC
Measuring range 5.0VDC to 1000VDC
Resolution 0.1V maximum
Enunciators DC voltage polarity correct or reversed


Display range 0.0ADC – 15.00ADC
Measuring range 0.5ADC – 15.00ADC
Resolution 0.01A


Display range 0.0A – 40A
Measuring range 0.5A – 40A
Resolution 0.1A max


Display range 0.0kW – 40.0kW
Measuring range 0.1kW – 40.0kW
Resolution 0.1kW


Datalogging Up to 200 complete test datasets Download utility software included Compatible with SolarCert Elements software (version 1.1)
Connectivity USB download to PC Wireless ‘SolarlinkTM’ to Survey 200R (range c. 100m)


Display Custom LCD with backlight
Power supply 6 x 1.5V Alkaline LR06
Battery Life >1000 test sequences
Auto Power Down User programmable

Note: Recommended recalibration interval for the PV installation tester and sensor unit every 2 years


MS-01 / 02


Display range 0 – 1500 W/m-2 or 30 – 500 BTU/hr-ft2
Measuring range 100 – 1250 W/m-2 or 30 – 400 BTU/hr-ft2
Resolution 1W/m-2 / 1 BTU/hr-ft22
Cell type characteristics Poly crystalline
Cell calibration with Sun simulator AM1.5


Display range -30°C to +125°C
Measuring range -30°C to +125°C
Resolution 1°C

Compass bearing

Display range 0° to 360°
Measuring range 0° to 360°


Display range 0° to 90°
Measuring range 0° to 90°

Datalogging and connectivity (MS-02 only)

Datasets 5000
Sample rate 1 to 60 minutes (user definable)
Datalogging Download utility software included
Compatible with SolarCert Elements software (version 1.1)
Connectivity USB download to PC
Wireless ‘SolarlinkTM’ to PV150 (range c. 100m / 330 ft)

General specifications

Display Custom LCD
Power supply 2AA Alkaline batteries
Battery life >20.000 readings
Auto power down After 2 minutes

Additional information

Supplied with calibration certificate
Items delivered with the MP-01 PV Installation Test Kit
1) MP-01 Tester
2) Current Clamp
3) MS-02 Handheld Solar Sensor / Temperature probe
4) Operating Software CD / Manual / Quick Start Guide / Calibration certificate / Warranty card
5) USB Cable
6) Sunclix test lead (Black / Red), MC4 test leads (Black / Red) / Earth lead
7) Batteries