ENPHASE ET-DISC-01 Cable Disconnect Tool for M215
The Enphase AC connectors are tool-removable only. To disconnect a microinverter from the Engage Cable, insert the two large prongs of the disconnect tool (shown below) into the two holes in the drop connector. Rock the connector back and forth while pulling gently to disengage.
If the disconnect tool is not available, insert a #3 Phillips screwdriver into one hole, and rock that side of the drop connector out. Then, insert the screwdriver into the other hole and pull the connector out entirely.
The Enphase Energy Microinverter System improves energy harvest, increases reliability, and dramatically simplifies design, installation and management of solar power systems.
The Enphase System includes the microinverter, the Envoy Communications GatewayTM, and Enlighten®, Enphase’s monitoring and analysis software.
The Enphase Microinverter
Enphase has pioneered a new approach to managing solar power that makes solar systems smarter and more efficient.
Traditionally, solar panels are connected together in series circuits fed into a single, central inverter device. This means that one inverter controls tens, hundreds or even thousands of solar panels as if they are one unit operating at the same power level. This approach reduces the overall system efficiency and limits the available information about individual panel health.
Enphase replaces these large central inverters with small micro-electronics that attach to each solar panel. These devices, known as microinverters, allow each panel to operate independently, leading to significant improvements in energy production and adding a new layer of intelligence throughout the system.
The Enphase System
Each Microinverter integrates with advanced networking technology and web-based software to enable new levels of intelligence and connectivity in the solar array.
Specifically, the Enphase Microinverter System consists of the following components:
The Microinverter that connects to each solar module and converts DC power to grid-compliant AC power
The Envoy Communications Gateway that networks with each microinverter and transmits performance information to the internet
The Enlighten software where Enphase customers can monitor and manage their solar power systems 24 hours a day