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Wieland has Launched its New gesis RAN DC Solar PV Combiner Boxes
- Published: Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:44
one are the days of opening combiner boxes on site to connect the cables because Wieland has launched its new gesis RAN DC with external connections.
Designed for simple connection on site, even for protective ground, the new DC Solar PV combiner boxes have connector sockets and a ground feed through on the exterior of the IP65 rated junction box.
Wieland’s gesis RAN DC combiner boxes are pre-installed and factory tested with terminal blocks, fuses, overvoltage protection modules and DC switch connectors etc. to suit customer’s requirements. The previous installation method that involved opening the boxes to make connections transferred the responsibility for ensuring the degree of protection to the installer. To combat harsh weather conditions and guarantee the IP65 protection level, the combiner boxes have an all-round seal and pressure compensation seals to prevent condensation.
Another benefit of the new gesis RAN DC is the special ground feed-through in the combiner box is fitted at the factory and then simply connected on site which, in turn, speeds up installation time significantly. The ground feed-through is manufactured from nickel-plated brass which offers a high degree of resistance to corrosion and it is suitable for M8 narrow tubular lugs up to 150mm² conductor cross section. The internal terminal body of the ground feed-through accommodates conductor cross-sections of up to 35mm².
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