Manual override mode for Enphase Storage

In the event of an emergency, follow these instructions to enable or disable manual override mode. By enabling manual override mode, your system will bypass the Encharge batteries and your system will become grid-tied. You should only perform these steps in the event of an emergency or if you've been instructed to do so by Enphase support.


Click here for instructions to switch to manual override mode

Click here for instructions to exit from manual override mode


 
Switch to manual override mode

Step 1: Locate and open the Enpower
Locate the Enpower smart switch. This is the tall device with a curved door.

Step 2: Turn the system power off
Flip the combiner, Encharge, and auto-transformer breakers to the off position. If present, flip the main electrical breaker in the Enpower to the off position.

Step 3: Turn the service main off
If present, flip the Enpower breaker to the off position in the main service panel. If not present, flip the main electrical breaker for the home to the off position.

Step 4: Turn the batteries off
Turn the DC switch off at each Encharge battery.

Step 5: Enable manual override
In the Enpower, flip the manual override switch, located under the front panel sticker and plastic cover, from the right (normal) to the left (override).

Step 6: Turn the system power on
If you turned off any breakers in your main service panel in step 3, turn them back on now. In Enpower, flip the circuit breaker for the auto-transformer and combiner to the on position.

Step 7: Disconnect the communications kit
In the Enphase combiner box, locate the communications kit and connecting wire and unplug it from the Envoy communication gateway.

Step 8: Replace the covers
Close the covers to the Enpower and combiner, and replace the covers for the Encharge storage units.

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Exit from manual override mode

Step 1: Verify the breakers are in the off position
In the Enpower, confirm that the Encharge and auto-transformer breakers are in the off position. If present, also flip the large supply circuit breaker to the off position.

Step 2: Turn the service main off
If present, flip the Enpower breaker to the off position in the main service panel. If not present, flip the main electrical breaker for the home to the off position.

Step 3: Turn the batteries off
If on, turn the DC switch off at each Encharge battery and wait three minutes before attempting to disengage the system override switch.

Step 4: Disable manual override
In the Enpower, flip the manual override switch, located under the front panel sticker and plastic cover, from the left (override) to the right (normal).

Step 5: Connect the communications kit
In the Enphase combiner box, locate the communications kit and connecting wire and plug it into the USB port located in the Envoy communication gateway.

Step 6: Connect the auto transformer
In Enpower, flip the circuit breaker for the auto-transformer from the off to on position.

Step 7: Turn the service main on
At the main electrical panel, turn on the main electrical breaker for the home. If turned off, also flip the Enpower circuit breaker to the on position.

Step 8: Turn the battery breaker on
In Enpower, flip the Encharge circuit breaker to the on position.

Step 9: Turn the batteries on
Turn the DC disconnect switch on each Encharge battery in the system to the on position.

Step 10: Replace the covers
Close the covers to the Enpower and combiner, and replace the covers for the Encharge storage units.

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