Document 13671890

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Eaton
P.O. Box 4999
Syracuse, NY 13221
tel: (315) 477-5646
[email protected]
Date
For Release
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October 21, 2014
Immediately
Michael Correll, (315) 477-5646
Eaton Offers Versatility and Long Service Life in PV Systems with New High
Amperage Solar Combiner Boxes
SYRACUSE, N.Y.…Power management company Eaton recently introduced a series of
third-party certified high-amperage solar combiner boxes from its Crouse-Hinds business. An
extension to its broad balance of system (BOS) offerings, the latest combiner boxes improve
photovoltaic (PV) systems and provide significant labor and material savings.
“These high-amperage solar combiner boxes are essential components in innovative, costsaving T-junction cable-designed PV systems," stated Patrick Kane, product line manager,
Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Division.
Engineered to meet the continually evolving technologies of grid-connected PV solar
systems, the high-amperage combiner boxes are designed to handle the increased
amperage of T-junction cable system inputs. With the ability to dissipate the additional heat
that these types of systems often experience, the products are designed to provide a long,
dependable service life. Additionally, the T-junctions cable harnesses reduce one positive
and one negative string per row to one positive and one negative string for every two rows of
panels. This contributes to decreasing material and labor costs by as much as 20 percent.
Available with disconnects and various surge protection and fusing options, the boxes can be
ordered in configurations of up to 20 strings (600 and 1000 volts direct current (Vdc), and are
housed in National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) rated enclosures (4X, 4 or
3R).
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Built with the demanding needs of today's solar PV systems in mind, the boxes are available
with numerous labor-saving options, including bulkhead connectors; cable whips; preengineered, cut-to-length cable harnesses; factory-installed feeder lugs; pre-engineered and
pre-installed strut mounting system; and many others.
To learn more about the complete range of products and services available from Eaton’s
Crouse-Hinds Business, visit www.crouse-hinds.com.
Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds business offers a range of conduit and cable fittings, enclosures, plugs
and receptacles, industrial lighting fixtures, signals and alarms, and electronic components
designed for the most demanding environments. The Crouse-Hinds business serves
customers in the industrial and manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, solar, infrastructure,
commercial construction and other markets.
Eaton’s Electrical Sector is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit
protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural
solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and
engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most
critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides
energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and
mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 103,000
employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more
information, visit www.eaton.com.
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