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Solar photovoltaic power generation is changing the way the world gets its electricity. The rapid growth of the solar PV market has created an increased demand for safe, high quality, cost-effective components that can address the special challenges solar PV power plants face. With over 80 years of experience providing trusted electrical protection products to the aerospace, automotive, appliance and other industries, and a more recent focus on solar PV, Sensata is an excellent partner for developing your next solar PV product.

Contact Sensata today to learn more about electrical protection and arc fault detection devices for solar PV applications:

Phone: +1 508-236-3287
Email: solar@sensata.com

  

     
PVAF-R Series  
Series:   PVAF-R
Summary:  

Arc fault detector with stand-off mounting holes. Enables compliance with 2011 US National Electric Code (NEC 2011 Article 690.11). Up to 4 CTs / 4 strings per device. Each CT detects arcs on conductors up to 15A, 1000VDC (60A for entire device). Multiple devices can be nested for larger numbers of strings.

Certifications:   UL 1699B (type 1) recognition, UL 1998
Application:   Combiner boxes, string inverters
Documentation:   Datasheet
Press Release
White paper - Selection of a DC Solar PV Arc Fault Detector
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PVAF-T Series  
Series:   PVAF-T
Summary:   Arc fault detector with DIN rail mount. Enables compliance with 2011 US National Electric Code (NEC 2011 Article 690.11). Up to 2 CT’s / 2 combined lines per device. Each CT detects arcs on conductors up to 40A, 1000VDC (80A for entire device). Multiple devices can be used for larger numbers of combined strings.

Certifications:   UL 1699B (type 1) recognition, UL 1998
Application:   Three phase string inverters, combiner boxes
Documentation:   Datasheet
Press Release
White paper - Selection of a DC Solar PV Arc Fault Detector
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Series:   Airpax™ JAE
Summary:   Hydraulic magnetic circuit breaker with consistent trip point over temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C. F-frame style complies with UL 489 up to 250A at 160VDC, 65,000AIC. Available as UL listed or UL recognized.

Certifications:   UL 489, UL 489A, CSA, CUL, CUR, VDE, CCC
Application:   Overcurrent protection of battery banks for off-grid solar PV systems
Documentation:   Datasheet
Video:   SPI 2013
 
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