Press Release Summary:
Made of heat-stabilized, weather- and UV-resistant polyamide 6.6 nylon, Ty-RapÂ® 90Â° Solar Panel Clips install without tools and will hold up toÂ four No. 10 AWG cables perpendicular to panel frame. Units fit most module frames ranging in thickness from 0.060–0.120 in. and operate in temperatures from -40 to 220Â°F. Ability to slide along length of frame enables installers to increase tension on cables to eliminate sagging beneath photovoltaic modules.
Original Press Release:
Ty-Rap® 90-Degree Solar Panel Clips Install Quickly Without Tools
Thomas & Betts Product Secures up to Four Cables Perpendicular to Frame
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Made of heat-stabilized, weather and ultraviolet-resistant nylon, the new Ty-Rap® 90-Degree Solar Panel Clips from Thomas & Betts install quickly without tools and will hold up to four cables perpendicular (90 degrees) to the panel frame.
Their patent-pending design provides quick and easy installation, requiring no drilling or mounting bases. They fit most module frames and can slide along the length of the frame. The sliding capability enables installers to increase tension on cables to eliminate sagging beneath the photovoltaic modules. Ty-Rap® 90-Degree Solar Panel Clips also enable addition and removal of cables as needed without cutting and replacing cable ties.
“By eliminating the need for tools, Ty-Rap® 90-Degree Solar Panel Clips save time when installing solar panels,” said Chad Smith, director, product management at Thomas & Betts. “Their versatility also helps to contain installation costs, as they are reusable and can be repositioned for ice removal, readjustment or other maintenance. These new clips facilitate the management of cable for solar projects of any size, as well as reduce installation costs.”
As Ty-Rap® 90-Degree Solar Panel Clips are constructed of polyamide 6.6 nylon, they are not metallic, and therefore do not require grounding. They fit frames that range in thickness from 0.060 inches to 0.120 inches, hold up to four no. 10 AWG solar photovoltaic cables and operate in temperatures from minus 40 F to 220 F (minus 40 C to 105 C).
Thomas & Betts Corporation, a member of the ABB Group, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of essential components used to manage the connection, distribution, transmission and reliability of electrical power in utility, industrial, commercial, and residential applications. With a portfolio of more than 200,000 products marketed under more than 45 premium brand names, Thomas & Betts products are found wherever electricity is used. Thomas & Betts’ headquarters are in Memphis, Tenn. For more information, please visit www.tnb.com.