The information in this section dives into more detail about designing with Tigo on a diverse array of topics

  • TAP and Mesh plus icon minus icon
  • The TAP (Tigo Access Point) is Tigo's latest radio transceiver with integrated antenna.  It replaces the Gateway and has the same function.  Like the Gateway, the TAP allows wireless communication ... See more
  • TS4 Design Overview plus icon minus icon
  • This article covers our FLEX MLPE products which feature wireless communication.  We also offer the TS4-F which uses a different communication protocol (PLC) for Rapid Shutdown.  See our article, "... See more
  • Uneven Strings plus icon minus icon
  • Smart Module and Smart Retrofit technology compensates for voltage and power mismatch which results from uneven strings in parallel. It enables a variance in string length of up to 25%  Requires si... See more
  • Different Orientations plus icon minus icon
  • Optimization enables modules to be placed in the same string on different orientations/azimuths, or pitches/elevations. Ensure panels in different major orientations can generate enough voltage on ... See more
  • AFCI Compliance plus icon minus icon
  • NEC 2014 edition and 2017 edition National Electrical Code requires PV systems to have arc fault circuit interruption (AFCI) protection. AFCI protection is achieved by detection of an arc and immed... See more
  • TAP vs Gateway plus icon minus icon
  • Gateway and TAP are functionally interchangeable, in nearly all systems. Gateways and TAPs  perform two-way wireless (radio) communication between a Cloud Connect Advanced (CCA), Cloud Connect, and... See more
  • Monitoring Combiner Boxes in Commercial and Utility Systems plus icon minus icon
  • Why monitor Combiner Boxes? Combiner Boxes for PV in general have a DC OFF switch to disconnect the array from the PV inverter. In case of maintenance like cleaning, inspection or repair, the box i... See more
  • String Sizing with Smart Modules plus icon minus icon
  • Applies to: JES SeriesSmart Module JBox TS4-LLong Strings   Introduction Smart Modules utilize a state of the art technology designed to reduce balance of system co... See more
  • SMA SunnyBoy US-40 and TS4-L: Quick Design Reference plus icon minus icon
  • At the bottom of this article you'll be able to download the SMA's Quick Design Reference Tool (QDR) that provides string design and inverter selection recommendations in a simple, easy-to-use form... See more
  • Complying with NEC 690.12 Rapid Shutdown plus icon minus icon
  • Tigo is pleased to announce that its TS4-S, TS4-O, TS4-L products, TS4-F, and JES integrated junction boxes, are part of a solution to NEC 2014 and 2017 690.12 rapid shutdown requirements for all U... See more
  • Inverter Compliance plus icon minus icon
  • Smart Modules as well as retrofit optimizers are designed to work with any inverter for sale at the time of Tigo product manufacturing. Tigo's technology is the only available solution that has re... See more
  • Determine Number of TAP and CCA Units plus icon minus icon
  • Overview The number of TAPs and CCAs needed for a system is determined by both the number of modules and the size and layout of the installation. Determine Number of TAPs The maximum number of TS... See more
  • TS4-A Design Notes plus icon minus icon
  • This article covers our FLEX MLPE products which feature wireless communication. We also offer the TS4-F which uses a different communication protocol (PLC) for Rapid Shutdown.  See our article, "A... See more
  • SMA Tigo Compatibility Guidelines plus icon minus icon
  • See the Inverter Compatibility Letters in the Downloads section of our website for the latest compatibility information for SMA. For UL testing visit: https://iq.ulprospector.com/en/_?p=10005,10048... See more
  • Commercial Design Guidelines with TS4 plus icon minus icon
  • TS4 enables modularity and selective deployment using cutting edge technologies such as Predictive IV in both residential and non residential systems. Use the design guidelines in this article for ... See more
  • Mix and Match Different PV Module Types plus icon minus icon
  • Tigo optimizers enable system designers to mix different PV module types within strings such as polycrystalline with monocrystalline types.  For example, if a module needs replacing and its technol... See more
  • TS4 with Solectria Inverters plus icon minus icon
  • Using TS4 with Solectria Dual MPPT Residential Inverters Solectria residential inverters include an MPPT shading function. Tigo products perform best when this function is disabled, particularly in... See more
  • Residential Design Guidelines with TS4 plus icon minus icon
  •   Interactive Design Guide This article covers our FLEX MLPE products which feature wireless communication. We also offer the TS4-F which uses a different communication protocol (PLC) for Rapid Shu... See more
  • String Output plus icon minus icon
  • The Tigo products TS4-O, TS4-L, TS4-B Smart Module junction boxes have a continuous output current rating of 12A, when used in a string application. The TS4-A has a continuous current rating of 15... See more