The first step of creating a Tigo TS4 system with module-level monitoring, is understanding the various components and their unique features.
NOTE: For systems using TS4-O modules, a TAP connected to a CCA with Internet service is required for both system monitoring and warranty eligibility.
A complete Tigo TS4-M/S/O system requires these three components:
TS4 MLPE (module level panel electronics)
TS4s are connected to a PV Module and offer various models, with different functionalities. See details at: https://www.tigoenergy.com/products
Tigo Access Point (TAP)
TAP units are a gateway radio transceiver that wirelessly communicates with the TS4 units by reporting data to the cloud, via connection with the CCA (below), and relaying the Rapid Shut Down (RSD) command.
|Cloud Connect Advanced (CCA)
The CCA reports module-level power production and issues the Rapid Shutdown (RSD) command. Setup is completed via the Tigo Energy Intelligence (EI) App (available for iOS or Android) and internet connection (Wi-Fi or Ethernet) is required to view data on the Tigo Monitoring Portal (website), and for Warranty eligibility/coverage.
Basic system design:
If you are ready to create a Bill Of Materials for your project, or pricing/quoting purposes:
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If you are ready to proceed with your design, note the following:
- Confirm availability of AC grid (120/220 VAC) power and Internet access at site
- Check the TS4 cable length required for PV Modules (especially, if in landscape orientation)
1.2m length is offered for 72 cell modules (landscape orientation),
- Confirm PV Module connector type - Tigo TS4 products are manufactured with MC4
- String fuse Maximum of 15 Amps (when 3 or more strings are connected to 1 MPPT)
More design related content is available here: TS4 Design Articles