SunGen® Global - SPEC 5790 - Photovoltaic Wire, 2000 V
Here is another SunGen Photovoltaic wire with excellent flexibility, durability and easy to install. The cable is constructed with variety properties that befits it for solar energy generation, transmission and distribution in various locations with various climatic conditions.
It is constructed using copper conductor, an excellent electrical conducting material. This conductor is designed in three types:
• 12 AWG through 8 AWG bare copper. It is compressed and class B stranded according to ASTM B33 and B8.
• 12 AWG through 8 AWG tin coated copper. The tinning helps to protect the ever reactive copper from reactive with air or other substances. This type of conductor is compressed and also has class C stranding per ASTM B33 and B8.
• 12 AWG through 1000kcmil bare copper. It is also compressed to reduce bulkiness and class B stranded according to ASTM B33 and B8.
Black, flame resistant and cross linked Polyethylene (XLPE) material serves as the cable insulation. Crossing linking a thermosetting improves its strength therefore XLPE is sturdy and tough, guaranteeing sure security to the cable conductors. This insulator has an excellent resistance to crush, cuts and breakings.
The Photovoltaic wire is suitable for direct burial applications where it is used as an interconnection wire for both grounded and ungrounded photovoltaic power systems. It is also used to wire OEM and any construction applications from:
• solar panel to a combiner box
• Then from combiner box to an inverter
• And finally from Inverters to transformers
The cable has a maximum temp rating of 1200C and can work for as long as 20,000 hours. SunGen Photovoltaic cable has a wide temperature range of -400C to 900C making it appropriate for both extremes of temperature. In both dry and wet locations, it has a suitable rating of 900 C. It is also rated at maximum voltage of 1.8KV DC and 0.6/1Kv AC power suitable for conductor to conductor circuit connection, non-earthed system and for circuits not under load.
Question and Answer:
Frequently Asked Questions - SunGen® Global - SPEC 5790 - Photovoltaic Wire, 2000 V
What are the special instructions I need to follow when using SunGen® Global - SPEC 5790 - Photovoltaic Wire, 2000 V?
When using SunGen® Global - SPEC 5790 - Photovoltaic Wire, 2000 V there are a number of things you should ensure. First, the wire should not be used in locations with operating temperature of more than 90 degrees Celsius and if that happens, it can only work in maximum temperatures of up to 120 degrees Celsius, but this will only mean that the cable will work for 20,000 hours. The rated voltage of the wire is 2000 volts.
How can I identify SunGen® Global - SPEC 5790 - Photovoltaic Wire, 2000 V?
When you stripe the insulation, it has a coppery appearance because the conductor is made of copper. The wire has an insulation made of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE).
In what applications can I use SunGen® Global - SPEC 5790 - Photovoltaic Wire, 2000 V?
The cable is used in solar panels and photovoltaic systems. It may be used in grounded and ungrounded systems. It serves as an interconnecting wire for these systems.
What is the UL rating for SunGen® Global - SPEC 5790 - Photovoltaic Wire, 2000 V?
This wire has UL Style rating 4704 which applies to Photovoltaic Wire. Besides, it is rated CSA Type RW90 and meets RoHS compliancy. It’s temperature range is from negative 40 degrees Celsius to 90 degrees Celsius. The wire meets flame resistance test VW-1 and has a maximum operating voltage of 2000 V.
For solar wire, should I go for copper or aluminum?
Many people tend to ask whether they should use copper wire or aluminum wire for their solar wiring needs. The answer to this question may not be as easy as it may appear. It is true that the cost of copper is rising while that of aluminum has remained stable. On a per amp basis, it can be said that the cost of copper is relatively higher compared to that of aluminum. Aluminum has a lower weight meaning it is easier to install and handle. However, there are situations where you may want to consider using copper wires such as the SunGen® Global - SPEC 5790 - Photovoltaic Wire, 2000 V. For example, where space is a concern in the installation, copper may prove a choice because aluminum wire tends to be larger compared to copper wire in order to get the same ampacity per circuit efficiency. This would mean that if you are using aluminum wire, it would result in larger raceways or even size range incompatibilities with other things like inverter or combiner box terminals.