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    Squared D 30A disconnect recall

    I got a notice from PG&E claiming the Schneider/Square D 30A disco has potential hazard issues. Any more real info on this?
    Thanks - JOHN

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOLAR CHAMPION View Post
    I got a notice from PG&E claiming the Schneider/Square D 30A disco has potential hazard issues. Any more real info on this?
    Thanks - JOHN
    Details here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/sc...l-shock-hazard

    I seem to recall that they have had this issue before and even some others as well. It just seems that in the race for low cost we have a lot of products out there today that are really a disgrace in terms of durability and quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texie View Post
    Details here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/sc...l-shock-hazard

    I seem to recall that they have had this issue before and even some others as well. It just seems that in the race for low cost we have a lot of products out there today that are really a disgrace in terms of durability and quality.
    Amazing. How can they screw up making a simple disco...sad...
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    Better info here (PDF)

    https://www.schneider-electric.us/en/product-range/7272

    Can anyone confirm if the date codes 1401-1803 mean January 2014 to March 2018? I already have a customer bothering me about this. Her install was done in 2010.

    This seems overblown. You're supposed to inspect it, and call for a replacement if it doesn't work. How many actually don't work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaggedben View Post
    Better info here (PDF)

    https://www.schneider-electric.us/en/product-range/7272

    Can anyone confirm if the date codes 1401-1803 mean January 2014 to March 2018? I already have a customer bothering me about this. Her install was done in 2010.

    This seems overblown. You're supposed to inspect it, and call for a replacement if it doesn't work. How many actually don't work?
    Your "better info" link is just general product information.

    The link in post 2 has recall information in it. In the document linked to it says recalled units were manufactured Jan 2014 to Jan 2018, if installed in 2010 it was before the recalled units were ever manufactured.
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    That's weird I screwed up the link to the Schneider info, this one should be correct.

    http://www.schneider-electric.com/us...ent/3130HO1801

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwired View Post
    Your "better info" link is just general product information.

    The link in post 2 has recall information in it. In the document linked to it says recalled units were manufactured Jan 2014 to Jan 2018, if installed in 2010 it was before the recalled units were ever manufactured.
    Thanks for pointing out those dates, looks like I was correct about the date codes, more or less.

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    I got the notice from PG&E for a solar system installed in 2009. Apparently the info on the bar code label on left outside face of the disconnect will indicate whether it is in the group needing inspection.

    PS: the PV system has a production meter fed from the disconnect enclosure, so both have tamper seals.

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    Back In The 1980s

    Quote Originally Posted by SOLAR CHAMPION View Post
    I got a notice from PG&E claiming the Schneider/Square D 30A disco has potential hazard issues. Any more real info on this?
    Thanks - JOHN
    Its used to be VERY common back in the 1980s and prior I would guess to deal with 3 PH Disconnects in the range of 60-200 AMPS that would not correctly open when the lever was thrown. I do not recall the specific brands, but I do remember that they were very difficult to throw and the feel was off. Since those days me and most guys from that era always check to be sure the knives are open and also for other matters such as power being wired on the load side, terminals being bypassed with split lugs leaving one phase live all the time etc.
    Microwave Radiation Dangers should be openly discussed

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