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Powerful PV Overvoltage Protection From Phoenix Contact
- Published: Friday, 23 October 2015 10:33
The new VAL-MB product family from Phoenix Contact provides powerful and compact protective devices for photovoltaic applications with generator voltages of up to 1500 V DC.
The protective devices are specially adapted to DC application requirements and certified by KEMA.
Longer inlet funnels and higher screw shafts provide additional protection against arcing. The product range includes protective devices for generator voltages of 600 V DC, 1000 V DC and 1500 V DC, as type-1/2 lightning current arresters, as well as pure type 2 surge protection devices. Variants are available with or without remote signalling contact. All protective devices have a short-circuit protection of 2000 A and can also be used in high-altitude plants up to 6000 meters in altitude.