Solar Surge Protection

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Solar Surge Protection is a Necessity.

The Solar Power industry continues to improve it's technology for Commercial and Residential Solar Power Systems.

As a result, the need for proper surge protection to maintain consistent and reliable power can not be overstated.

These are sensitive electrical systems composed of intricate electronics that are susceptible to disruptions and damage.

Eliminating or reducing unnecessary disruptions, downtime, equipment repair/replacement and catastrophic events caused by transient voltage is the necessity.

Active Solar Power Systems

Active Solar Power Systems are often called Photovoltaic Systems or PV Systems for short. These systems are the classic solar panel (solar power cells) type array that convert sunlight to direct current (DC). The DC current is then converted via inverters to AC voltage.

Active designs are used for both commercial solar farms and home solar power system applications. 

Active solar system design - by it's very nature - creates numerous exposure points with the high probability for serious damage to occur. These points need to be protected. Active systems are especially vulnerable to large electrical transients... primarily lightning activity.

 Solar Surge Protection Recommendations

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If protective measures are over-looked, or not properly addressed, the equipment being fed from the solar power system as well as the system itself... will stay at risk for unnecessary and costly damage.

Placing the right gear, in the right location, with the right installation, provides the best surge protection option.

A layered protection approach on the power side and data line protection on the signal side, using high quality, Surge Protective Devices (SPD's), is strongly recommended.

Recommended SPD Locations

  • Combiner Boxes (DC)                                                                          
  • Power Inverters:  Both Input (DC) and Output (AC)                   
  • Building Service Entrance (AC)                                                             
  • Charge Controllers (DC)
  • Data/Communication Lines
  • Battery Banks (DC)

High Quality Solar Surge Protectors

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If you demand results... we have the gear.

Our line of SPD's are specifically designed for applications and protection needs of the solar power industry. Our SG Advantage® Series are high quality, high performance devices that employ true All-Mode Protection and use a multi-stage hybrid network design. Optional Frequency Responsive Circuitryavailable.


Standard Solar SPD Features

  • Peak Surge Current                     120 kA to 200kA available          
  • Modes of Protection                     Discrete All Mode Protection
  • Listings                                         ANSI/UL 1449, CSA MC#241804
  • Encapsulation                               Full Circuitry Encapsulation
  • Enclosure                                      NEMA 12, 4 and 4X available
  • Filtering                                         EMI/RFI and Frequency Responsive Circuitry available
  • Warranty                                        Industry Leading

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SG Advantage® SPD's are all backed with our industry leading 25 Year “No Hassle” Warranty.

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