Surge Protection Made Simple™ for Global Photovoltaic Investments
- Published: Wednesday, 24 August 2011 09:00
First UL1449 3rd Edition Recognized Surge Protective Device for solar applications. Color coded, modular plug-in and DIN-rail mounted design with voltage rejection feature and easyID™ visual indication makes the new Cooper Bussmann® Surge Protective Device (SPD) simple to identify, install and maintain.
As the first UL1449 3rd Edition recognized SPD for DC photovoltaic applications, in addition to IEC61643-11 compliance, it is simple to specify for solar power applications globally.
Built-in, fast-acting short-circuit interruption (SCI) technology for 600Vdc, 1000Vdc and 1200Vdc systems safely shunts damaging surges and overvoltages to ground. This high performance capability also eliminates the need for additional fuses or overcurrent protection and associated panel space, providing PV users complete protection at substantial cost savings.
Cooper Bussmann, industry leader in critical circuit protection, power management and electrical safety, designed the IP20 finger-safe SPD with a voltage rejection feature to prevent misapplication, and colorcoded it for correct PV application to simplify protection of personnel and components. The new SPD modules are covered by a five-year warranty.
“We are very excited to introduce our new high performance surge protection offering, which wholly complements our overcurrent protection capabilities,” announced Ivo Jurek, president, Cooper Bussmann. “It is a globally comprehensive product line, both in protection capability and application: from superior surge protection for photovoltaic, and Class 1 and Class 2 IEC applications to surge and lightning protection products for wind applications and reliable network protection for telecom applications unveiled in January 2011.
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