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Molded In-Line Fuse protects PV systems from ground fault damage.
Press Release Summary:
May 8, 2012 - UL-approved and IP68-rated HelioFuse helps protect photovoltaic (PV) systems from ground fault current damage without requiring combiner box that houses solar panel's fuse links. Fully intermateable with industry standard PV connectors, fuse comes in connector version that plugs into industry standard solar connector and wire overmold version for custom harnesses. Supplied in weather-tight housing, product operates at 1,000 Vdc max with 20 A rating and 10,000 A current withstand rating.
Original Press Release
Molded In-Line Fuse from Amphenol Protects Against Ground Fault Damage
Press release date: May 1, 2012
Sidney, N.Y. - Amphenol Industrial Global Operations, a global leader in interconnect systems, now offers a molded in-line fuse that helps to protect photovoltaic (PV) systems from ground fault current damage. Used by PV system engineers, EPCs, solar contractors and design engineers, Amphenol's HelioFuse is rugged and easy to install.
This new fuse was developed to address the need for a cost-effective solution to ground fault protection in PV systems without the need for a combiner box that houses the solar panel's fuse links. Its molded construction provides weather tight housing that prevents moisture from getting into the fuse and further protects it from harsh weather.
The UL-approved HelioFuse is designed for rapid removal and replacement with minimal system downtime should a ground fault occur. This molded in-line fuse is fully intermateable with industry standard PV connectors.
The IP68-rated HelioFuse is offered in two configurations, a connector version that plugs into an industry standard solar connector like the Helios H4 connector and a wire overmold version for custom harnesses.
The HelioFuse operates at a maximum of 1000 V DC with a 20 A rating and a 10,000 A current withstand rating.
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Amphenol Industrial Global Operations, headquartered in a 675,000 square foot facility in Sidney, N.Y., provides a full range of high reliability connectors and interconnection systems specifically for the industrial markets including base stations, rail/mass transit, process control, automotive manufacturing, heavy equipment, and petrochemical/power generation.
Products include ruggedized-for-industry cylindrical, fiber optic, rectangular, and industrialized versions of Amphenol's MIL-DTL-5015 cylindrical, MIL-DTL-26482 miniature cylindrical and GT reverse bayonet cylindrical connectors. It employs more than 1,400 people and is both ISO9001 and MIL-STD-790 certified.
Amphenol Industrial Global Operations is a division of Amphenol Corporation, Wallingford, CT, one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world, with year 2011 sales topping $3.9 billion.