YES!! My Samil 1600TL Inverter has died again.
This time it has lasted 23 months. Note to self for future solar install…. Don’t use a cheap brand inverter. If you do, ask about an extended warranty out to 10 years and do the calculations. I now have about 15 months left of my 5 year warranty left, because it includes the time waiting for a warranty approval from Samil and installation. The warranty approval process normally takes anywhere from 4-6 weeks. They must either have a lot of warranties to get through or its just a stalling tactic, as they don’t even come to inspect the inverter. It was the usual “Relay Failure” fault, which seems to be very common.
Anyway, If I was you, I would steer well clear of these heaps of junk and buy quality! Looking into the future, I think the next inverter will fail in October 2018 and with my warranty run out, I’ll be looking for a new inverter of a different brand. The problem is, that the system will probably not have payed for itself now at it’s end of life.
UPDATE: Inverter was replaced again on the 20/12/16. Nearly 1 month down.