Seaward PV200 Complete Solar Link Test Kit 389A915

Seaward Solarlink PV200 installation tester and 200R irradiance meter, proving the electrical integrity and performance of a PV system faster, safer and easier than ever.

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Seaward PV200 Complete Solar Link Test Kit 389A915

Simple, fast and comprehensive PV testing

 The PV200 provides a highly efficient and effective test and diagnostic solution for PV systems, carrying out all commissioning tests required by IEC 62446 and performing fast and accurate measurement of I-V curves in accordance with IEC 61829. When used in conjunction with the Solar Survey 200R irradiance meter, the PV200 measurement data can be converted to STC, using either the PVMobile app or SolarCert Elements software, allowing direct comparison with the PV module manufacturer’s published data.

With direct connection to individual PV modules or strings using the supplied lead sets, tests can be conducted easily and within a matter of seconds at the press of a single button.

A high contrast display is clearly visible in direct sunlight and shows open circuit voltage, short circuit current, maximum power point voltage, current and power, as well as the fill factor of the PV module or system under test, and insulation resistance (as part of an auto sequence or a discrete probe to probe measurement). If the measured curve deviates from the expected profile, the PV200 alerts the user to this, identifying the need for further analysis.

Detailed and colour I-V and power curves, can be viewed instantly once data is transferred to the PVMobile Android app using wireless NFC connectivity. PVMobile displays measured I-V and power curves for visual analysis of the curve shape, enabling common problems such as shading, defective cells or poor electrical connections to be identified.

Instantly view detailed I-V and power curves in the field using the Android PVMobile app

Simply touch an NFC-enabled Android device running the PVMobile app to your PV200. Detailed I-V characteristic measurements are transferred, allowing the I-V and power curve to be viewed in full colour detail. PVMobile also enables I-V curve correction for standard test conditions (STC 1000 W/m2, 25°C) using irradiance and temperature data from the Survey 200R irradiance meter, to allow comparison with manufacturer’s curve data, included in the comprehensive PVMobile database.

  • View I-V and power curves in full colour and high definition detail
  • Pinch and zoom to observe deviations from a normal curve, and to see Mpp region in more detail
  • Select points on the curve to read actual voltage and current
  • Convert I-V curve measurements to STC
  • Transfer PDF reports back to the office from a remote location
  • View I-V curves and measurement data clearly, even in direct sunlight
  • Avoid the need to take a laptop on-site
  • Transfer measurement data to the PVMobile app instantly by touching your NFC-enabled Android device against the PV200


PV200 Solar Installation Test Kit Contents:

  • Seaward PV200 PV Tester & I-V Curve Tracer
  • Seaward Survey 200R Irradiance Meter
  • Suction Mount PV Module Temperature Sensor
  • Mounting Bracket
  • Seaward SolarCert Elements V2 Software
  • AC/DC Current Clamp
  • 2 x MC4 Test Leads (Red and Black)
  • 2 x 1.5m, 4mm Test Leads, Probes and Alligator Clips
  • Type A to mini B USB Cable
  • 6 x Alkaline Batteries (1.5V, AA)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Rugged Carry Bag
  • Calibration Certificate (PV200)

App compatibility Compatible with Android version 4.2 Jelly Bean> iOS devices not supported.


Key Features:

  • Lightweight, handheld tester and comfortable to use
  • Affordable, efficient comprehensive PV diagnostic tool
  • Easy to use push-button operation
  • All-in-one - performs all commisioning tests and IV-curve tracing in accordance with IEC 62446 and IEC 61829
  • Test individual PV modules or strings
  • Datalogging - results stored on the tester with USB download to PC. 
  • Full traceability of system performance
  • Compatible with SolarCert Elements V2 software
  • Screen can be viewed in direct sunlight
  • Earth/earth continuity measurements
  • Insulation resistance measurements (auto short circuit and point to point)
  • AC/DC voltage measurements
  • Open circuit voltage up to 1000V DC
  • Maximum power point voltage up to 1000V DC
  • Short circuit current up to 15A DC
  • Maximim power point current up to 15A DC
  • Automatic fill factor calculation
  • Operating current (requires included current clamp) up to 40A
  • DC power measurements up to 40kW
  • Ideal for all PV system installers, PV O/M technicians and PV module manufacturers

Seaward Solor 200R Irradiance Meter:

The Solar Survey series of irradiance meters are the perfect tools for solar photovoltaic and solar thermal installers to conduct comprehensive solar site surveys.

These rugged handheld units not only measure irradiance, but also have a built-in inclinometer to measure roof pitch, compass to measure roof orientation and thermometer to measure ambient air and module temperature.These unique additional features makes the Solar Survey 100 and 200R truly versatile and indispensable instruments, ensuring optimum conditions for every system you install.

The 200R now features new SolarlinkTM connectivity which allows it to wirelessly give the PV150 real-time irradiance, ambient temperature and PV module temperature measurement results simultaneously to electrical tests being conducted, as required by the IEC 62446 international standard. Results can be downloaded from the PV150 into certification software.

The Solar Survey 200R model also includes a data logging facility with USB interface for data download to a PC. This allows for irradiance and temperature to be recorded at user-defined intervals over a number of hours or days, the collected data can then be downloaded to a PC for analysis of for inclusion in installation reports.

These high specification irradiance meters simply and quickly measure the sun’s energy, displaying the information in either W/m2 or BTU/hr-ft 2, making them ideal for both solar photovoltaic and thermal applications.

The use of a photovoltaic reference cell, provides a more representative measurement of solar energy and greater accuracy and repeatability compared to irradiance meters which use simple photo diode detectors.

The Solar Survey 100 and 200R both incorporate a display hold feature, which enables the user to easily capture readings in difficult locations.

What is IEC 62446?

IEC 62446: 2009 Grid connected PV systems – minimum requirements for system documentation, commissioning tests, and inspection.
In short the standard sets out measures to ensure that:

  • The PV panels and electrical supply connections have been wired up correctly
  • That the electrical insulation is good
  • The protective ground connection is as it should be
  • There has been no damage to cables during installation
  • That the PV installation performance is as expected

ISSWWW and Seaward

Established over 30 years ago, Seaward Electronic based in Co. Durham, England is the market leader in the field of electrical safety test instrumentation.

The company provides total test solutions to enable companies and organisations to comply with the demands of all types of electrical safety legislation including portable appliance testing, installation, medical, and machinery testing.

Seaward is renowned for its commitment to continuous product development, innovation, and is the global market leaders in portable appliance test instruments (PATS) and associated accessories such as PAT software. ISSWWW have worked with Seaward throughout our trading history and enjoy mutual support and continued development with them.


Seaward Solar Survey Irrandiance Meter 200R
Display Range 0 – 1500 W/m-2 or 0 – 500 BTU/hr-ft2
Measurement Range 100 – 1250 W/m-2 or 30 – 400 BTU/hr-ft2
Resolution 1 BTU/hr-ft2 / 1W/m-2
Display Range -30°C to +125°C
Measurement Ranges -30°C to +125°C
Display Range 0° to 360°
Measurement Ranges 0° to 360°
Display Range 0° to 90°
Measurement Ranges 0° to 90°
Datasets 5000
Sample Rate 1 to 60 minutes (user definable)
Datalogging Download utility software included

Compatible with SolarCert Elements software (version 1.1)

USB download to PC

Wireless ‘SolarlinkTM’ to PV150 (range c. 100m / 330 ft)

Display Custom LCD
Power Supply 2AA Alkaline Batteries
Battery Life >20000 readings
Auto Power Down After 2 Minutes
Warranty 2 Years
Calibration 1 Year

PV200 Solar PV Installation Tester

Earth continuity / resistance measurement

Display range 0.00Ω to 199Ω
Measurement range 0.01Ω to 199Ω
Accuracy ±(2% rdg + 5d)
Resolution 0.01Ω maximum
Open circuit test voltage 4VDC, nominal
Test leads zero Zero up to 10 Ω, by Zero button
Number of measurements 5,000 1 second tests
Audible / visible warning ≥ 30VAC/DC at inputs


Insulation resistance (auto short circuit test)

Display range 0.05MΩ to 200MΩ
Measurement range 0.05MΩ to 200MΩ
Accuracy ±(5% rdg + 5d)
0.05MΩ to 200MΩ
±(10% rdg +5d)
101MΩ to 200MΩ
Resolution 0.1MΩ maximum
Open circuit test voltage 250, 500, 1000V (as per IEC 61557-2)
Short circuit test current <2mA
Number of measurements 5,000 1 second tests
Audible / visible warning ≥ 30VAC/DC at inputs
User protection Test inhibited if ≥ 30VAC/DC at inputs

Insulation resistance (point to point)

Display range 0.05MΩ to 300MΩ
Measurement range 0.05MΩ to 300MΩ
Accuracy ±(5% rdg + 5d)
Resolution 0.01MΩ maximum
Open circuit test voltage 250, 500, 1000V (as per IEC 61557-2)
Short circuit test current <1mA
Number of measurements 5,000 x 1 second tests
Audible / visible warning ≥ 30VAC/DC at inputs
Circuitry protection Test inhibited if ≥ 30VAC/DC at inputs

Voltage measurement (via 4mm probes)

Display range 0.0V – 440VAC/DC
Measurement range 0.0V – 440VAC/DC
Resolution 0.1V
Accuracy ±(5% rdg + 2d)

Vo/c voltage measurement (via PV test leads)

Display range 0.0V – 1000VDC
Measurement range 5.0V – 1000VDC
Resolution 0.1V
Accuracy ±(0.5% rdg + 2d)
Enunciators DC voltage polarity correct or reversed

Is/c current measurement (via PV test leads)

Display range 0.0A – 15.0ADC
Measurement range 0.5A – 15.0ADC
Resolution 0.1A
Accuracy ±(1% rdg+ 2d)

Operating current (via DC current clamp)

Display range 0.0A – 40.0A AC/DC
Measurement range 0.1A – 40.0A AC/DC
Resolution 0.1A
Accuracy ±(5% rdg + 2d)

DC power

Display range 0.0W – 40.0kW
Measurement range 10W – 40.0kW
Resolution 1W max
Accuracy ±(6% rdg + 2d)


I-V curve tracing

Maximum power dissipation 10kW
Number of points Dynamic up to 128
Mpp calculation max error ±(1.5% rdg + 40W
Current measurement accuracy 1%
Power measurement range 5W – 15kW
Power measurement accuracy 2%


Case dimensions and weight

Dimensions 265 x 108 x 58mm
Weight 1.05kg
Display Custom LCD with backlight
Power source 6 x 1.5V AA cells
Battery life >1000 test sequences
Auto power down User programmable
Onboard memory Up to 999 complete test datasets



USB download to PC (CSV format)
Wireless ‘SolarlinkTM’ to Survey 200R (range c. 100m / 330ft)
NFC transfer of data to PVMobile Android App
iOS devices not supported


App compatibility

Compatible with Android version 4.2 Jelly Bean
iOS devices not supported


Software compatibility

Compatible with SolarCert Elements v2 software (English language only)


Optional accessories

Survey 200R irradiance meter mounting bracket (396A979)
Survey 200R suction mount PV module temperature sensor (396A980)
Survey 200R irradiance meter with suction mount PV module temperature sensor (396A926) (also available as part of PV200 Solarlink test kit)
Sunclix test lead adaptors (396A960)
MC3 test lead adaptors (396A958)
Fused test leads – 1 pair of fused red and black test probes and alligator clips (44B075)
SolarCert Elements test reporting & certification v2 software (383A910)
SolarTag PV installation / DC warning labels (396A952 / 396A953)
PV inspection report pad (396A954)
PV array report pad (396A955)
PV verification certificate pad (396A956)
Pack of 3 PV test reports and certificate pads (396A957)

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