Surge Protection Device targets DC photovoltaic applications.

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Listed to UL 1741, SPDee DC comes in NEMA 4X polycarbonate enclosure with LED indicator and is available in 300, 600, and 1,000 Vdc configurations. Tri-Mount design aids installation via DIN Rail, chase-nipple, or bracket mount, and 34 mm square thermally protected MOV (TPMOV) technology promotes safety as well as performance.

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Advanced Protection Technologies, Inc. Introduces SPDee DC, the Industry's First and Only UL 1741 Listed SPD for Solar PV DC Applications

Clearwater, Florida - Advanced Protection Technologies, Inc. (APT), a global leader in the development and the manufacturing of Surge Protective Devices (SPDs), announces the industry's FIRST Underwriters Laboratory (UL) 1741 listed SPD for DC Photovoltaic (PV) applications.

Mr. Lou Farquhar, VP of Engineering Services, stated, "SPDee DC fills a void for the PV industry. Until now, SPDs for PV had been UL Recognized to a different standard. SPDee DC is Listed to UL 1741, the first and only SPD to have such Listings."

SPDee DC is available in three voltage configurations: 300VDC, 600VDC and 1000VDC. The internal components are housed in a NEMA 4X Polycarbonate enclosure that features an LED indicator. The Tri-Mount design allows for ease of installation via DIN Rail, chase-nipple or bracket mount. SPDee DC utilizes the latest, more robust 34mm square Thermally Protected MOV (TPMOV) technology to optimize safety and performance.

Mr. Andrew Malcolm, President of APT, commented, "APT has a history of product innovation with a focus on solving customers' needs. Our PV OEM customers came to APT with a need and SPDee DC is our cost effective surge protection solution for DC applications."

APT has been focused on Renewable Energy applications for a number of years and currently supplies industry leading PV Inverter & Combiner Box Manufacturers, Small Wind Turbine Manufacturers and Installers with cost effective surge protection solutions.

About Advanced Protection Technologies, Inc.
APT's world headquarters have been located in Clearwater, Florida, USA since 1985. Their customer service and support have earned the respect of their clients and partners, and accolades from leading industry market research companies. APT is the largest private label manufacturer of SPDs in North America. Past and present OEM partners include Siemens, Square D/Schneider Electric and APC in addition to branded product sales to major distribution equipment manufacturers such as ABB, Allen-Bradley/Rockwell, GE and Eaton Corp. APT's manufacturing processes are ISO 9001:2008 certified and they participate in UL's Client Test Data Program. APT's participation in industry standards organizations keeps them at the forefront of a rapidly evolving industry.

For more information about Advanced Protection Technologies, visit, or call 800.237.4567 in the US and Canada or +1 727.535.6339 International.

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