Lightning is an obvious menace to the operation of solar power generating equipment, but insulation faults in the system’s DC power circuits can be disastrous to the surge protectors that are employed to counter that threat
Canton, NC (PRWEB) October 26, 2011
Alltec Corporation is pleased to introduce the integrally safe KSB 600 VDC PR surge protective device (SPD); designed specifically to protect the DC power circuits utilized by state-of-the-art solar power generation systems. It is intended for installation between both the DC+ and DC- conductors and the Ground at combiner junctions; and at DC inverter power inputs.
The KSB 600 VDC PR’s suppression circuits employ advanced design parameters that enable them to facilitate multiple roles; using fewer components than competing brands, but without sacrificing performance capabilities or safety considerations. This makes the KSB 600 VDC PR a very cost effective, yet highly efficient solar protection product. While its primary purpose is to protect critical DC load components by absorbing abnormal levels of surge energy, the KSB 600 VDC PR’s extended functions present advanced operational monitoring and control functionality. These cutting-edge surge suppressors employ Alltec’s “thermal-reactive operational supervisor” (TROS), a proprietary invigilating circuit that both monitors SPD operation and provides a means for it to disconnect from the DC power source during a DC fault condition. This feature delivers assurances that relate directly to its functionality, safety, and regulatory compliance.
"Lightning is an obvious menace to the operation of solar power generating equipment, but insulation faults in the system’s DC power circuits can be disastrous to the surge protectors that are employed to counter that threat”, said Jim Grasty, Engineering Administrator at Alltec Corporation. "The KSB 600 VDC PR’s intrinsic safety features, along with its robust performance capabilities, put it on the cusp of greatness with regard to protecting solar generating equipment.”
Alltec Corporation is the global leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of lightning protection, grounding systems, and surge protection devices. As Solution Providers for an Energized World™, they offer a comprehensive facility protection approach to solving the world’s most difficult lightning, grounding, and power quality problems.
64 Catalyst Drive
Canton, North Carolina 28716 USA
Phone: +1 828-646-9290
Toll Free: +1 800-203-2658 (U.S. & Canada)
Fax: +1 828-646-9527
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