Recall: Eltek Solar Inverters
On 2019-02-07, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Eltek Solar Inverters due to a potential Fire and Impact hazard. This product sold new beginning in March 2012 for about $2000 to $4000.
About 3,000 units are involved in this Delta Electronics solar inverter recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Solar Related category in 2019.
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What is the problem?
The capacitors can fail and allow heat to build up and the cover can eject with force from the unit, posing fire and impact hazards.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves the Eltek THEIA HE-t string inverters that convert DC power from residential solar panels to AC power supplied to the electrical grid system. The recalled inverters measure about 28 inches high by 14 inches wide by 6.5 inches deep. They were sold in four different kilowatt ratings: 2.0 kW, 2.9 kW, 3.8, kW, and 4.4 kW. "Eltek," and the model designation "THEIA" and "HE-t" are printed on the front display panel of the inverter. The inverters could be installed in different places in consumers' homes.
These items were sold new+ at Through various solar installers in Arizona, New York, Tennessee and Washington from March 2012 through May 2017 for between $2,000 and $4,000.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled inverters, turn off the switch on the inverter's front cover, switch off the circuit breaker for the inverter and contact Delta Electronics USA to arrange for a free replacement inverter. Delta Electronics will remove the recalled inverter and install a replacement.
Delta Electronics toll-free at 888-770-7142 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.eltek.com and click on "Product Recall" for more information
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
Delta Electronics has received 11 reports of the capacitors failing and allowing heat buildup, including two reports of the cover forcibly ejecting off the inverter units. No injuries have been reported.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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