Designing a Smart Module system consists of 3 steps:
- Determining the Smart Modules electrical layout
- Determining the number of TAPs / Gateways
- Determining the number of Cloud Connect Advanced units (CCA) / Cloud Connects / Management Units (MMU)
Tigo has created a free online design tool to assist in calculating string length and determining the number of TAPs and CCAs needed.
For a detailed training on designing a Tigo system, go to Tigo Academy or download the presentation or guide below.
Note: Always have your entire array (or at least all modules on the same MPPT) optimized with Smart Modules or retrofit optimizers.
If using TS4-O or TS4-L, it may be possible depending on your site layout, to use optimization selectively on a string.
Learn more about selective deployment of optimization here.