Ferraz Shawmut to Display Innovative Solar Power Circuit Protection Products at Solar Power International 2009, Booth 2832

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (October 5, 2009) - Ferraz Shawmut, a global leader in the field of electrical protection, will unveil innovative circuit protection products for the commercial solar power industry at the Solar Power International 2009 conference, booth 2832, from Oct. 27-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

The conversion of solar energy to electricity is a reliable process, as long as it's properly protected. Any installation, whether a stand-alone solar array with a back-up generator set or a grid-connected system, is vulnerable to fault currents or lightning. Fuses and surge protective devices offer the most effective means of protecting the wiring and electrical equipment in a Photovoltaic (PV) system. Fuses protect the cables between strings of modules from overcurrent damage. The faulty circuits are isolated, allowing the system to continue generating power. But that protection must be designed, dimensioned, tested and adapted to the specific features of solar applications.

Conference attendees may preview Ferraz Shawmut's dedicated range of protection components specially designed for solar power generation and distribution at Solar Power International, booth 2832. On display will be 600VDC and 1000VDC fuse solutions, UltraSafe(TM) "finger-safe" fuse holders as well as open style fuse holders, PV rated disconnect switches, finger-safe power distribution blocks (FSPDB), Surge-Trap surge protective devices, and a host of other electrical protection solutions for the combiner box, inverter, main electrical panel, and utility. Download a complimentary solar power circuit protection brochure at us.ferrazshawmut.com/solarbrochure.

Ferraz Shawmut also invites solar power professionals to test their knowledge of solar power circuit protection by taking its popular online Protection Intelligence Quotient (PIQ) Quiz at us.ferrazshawmut.com/PIQarchive/index.html or download free PIQ Quiz Notes on Solar Power Circuit Protection.

Learn more about all of Ferraz Shawmut's circuit protection solutions at us.ferrazshawmut.com, email info@ferrazshawmut.com, or call (978) 462-6662.

About Ferraz Shawmut
Ferraz Shawmut has been a leader in circuit protection for industry and the electrical market for more than 100 years. With a complete line of current-limiting fuses and accessories, Ferraz Shawmut prides itself on delivering innovative, problem-solving products like the Surge-Trap® SPD, Thermally Protected Metal Oxide Varistor (TPMOV®), the FSLBS Load Break Switch, the SmartSpot® open-fuse indicator, Amp-Trap 2000® fuses, and UltraSafe(TM) fuse holders. Two of the company's latest innovations are its new line of Amp-Trap® High-Speed Class J (HSJ) fuses, engineered specifically for the protection of today's sensitive electronic motor controllers, and the industry's first line of Finger-Safe Power Distribution Blocks (FSPDBs), delivering the ultimate in safety and ease-of-use when making power connections in electrical panels. Ferraz Shawmut, LLC. is a subsidiary of the Carbone Lorraine Groupe. For more information, contact the company by phone at (978) 462-6662 or visit us.ferrazshawmut.com

Ferraz Shawmut
374 Merrimac St.
Newburyport, MA 01950

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