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 Loose wires are a common source of faults. If you feel a wire might be loose, or has some wiggle - or obviously if it comes free entirely - you will need to secure it properly. In this case it’s best to shut the system down. Loose wires can lead to electrical arcing or sparks. And exposed wires may have the potential to give you an electric shock. Loose wires are a common source of faults. If you feel a wire might be loose, or has some wiggle - or obviously if it comes free entirely - you will need to secure it properly. In this case it’s best to shut the system down. Loose wires can lead to electrical arcing or sparks. And exposed wires may have the potential to give you an electric shock.
  
-The safe way to shutdown a system is to first begin at the termini ​and work toward the batteries:+The safe way to shutdown a system is to first begin at the loads and work toward the batteries:
  
   * Turn off all loads at their switches.   * Turn off all loads at their switches.
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 If a wire does come loose, inspect it closely: Does it have damage to the copper strands? If so, use some pliers to remove the damage, peeling back some of the insulation. ​ If a wire does come loose, inspect it closely: Does it have damage to the copper strands? If so, use some pliers to remove the damage, peeling back some of the insulation. ​
  
-Wherever there are plugs and sockets, or lugs and bolts, check their connections. We want to make sure that all connections are good.+Wherever there are plugs and sockets, or lugs and bolts, check their connections. We want to make sure that all connections are good and without any corrosion.
  
 ==== Firmware ==== ==== Firmware ====
  
-Before asking a question on an existing installation,​ make sure that all firmware has been updated to the latest official version. ​+Before asking a question on an existing installation,​ make sure that all firmware has been updated to the latest official version. Write down the exact firmware versions have those numbers available.
  
 [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​victronconnect:​start#​firmware_updates|MPPT,​ BMV and VE.Direct Inverters]]. [[https://​www.victronenergy.com/​live/​victronconnect:​start#​firmware_updates|MPPT,​ BMV and VE.Direct Inverters]].
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 ==== Exporting system info from MPPT via VictronConnect ==== ==== Exporting system info from MPPT via VictronConnect ====
  
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