Category Archive: Solar Cable Assembly

Solar Cable Assemblies: Green Technology Is Here!

solar cableSolar energy is one of the most important sources of energy in today’s world. With the Greenhouse effect proving to be a cause for concern for the entire planet, we are quickly moving to renewable sources of energy. Solar panels and other such applications require cable assemblies for their operation. Such specialized cable assemblies will allow the application to function reliably. These cables are water and UV resistant, and extremely flexible. They are manufactured for use in rugged environments and high temperature conditions.

Materials Used to Manufacture Solar Cable Assemblies

UL (Underwriters Laboratories) certified cable assemblies are used in solar energy production. Two main materials used to manufacture solar cable assemblies are:

  1. PV Wire

These wires can be used in both wet and dry climatic conditions. They can endure high temperatures reaching 90 ºC in wet applications and 120 ºC in dry conditions. These wires are available in voltage ratings ranging from 600 to 2000 Volts. Solar PV wires can be used in both grounded and ungrounded installations.

  1. USE-2 Cables

This photovoltaic wire is used in grounded arrays only. The maximum operating temperature of this wire is 90 ºC and it has a voltage rating of 600 V.

Solar energy is still a new concept in the commercial sense. Although, many people are adapting and adopting this trend, there is still some resistance. However, scientists are discovering newer, faster, and more reliable methods of harnessing the sun’s readily available energy. This has led to wider adoption. The continual rise of gas and electrical rates are pushing organizations to develop new products and people to utilize them. With reliable solar cable assemblies, we can expect to migrate from depending on non-renewable energy sources to renewable ones.

Features and Specifications of CMC T4 Solar Connectors

The solar industry requires several types of connectors to accomplish reliable and safe solar connections. They are of great help to prevent unintentional disconnections, and any confusion in the installation process. When it comes to procuring such critical components, Carr Manufacturing Company, Inc., (CMC) offers the best solutions. Our range of T4 solar connectors is manufactured to highest safety standards, utilizing best-in-class materials.

Features of CMC T4 Solar Connectors

CMC T4 connectors are known for their ability to provide reliable connections for a wide range of solar applications. They feature:

  • Manufactured to withstand installation in hostile environmental conditions.
  • Manufactured in compliance with the new North America UL 1000 Volt, 30 Amp, and NEC 2008 requirements.
  • UL and TUV certified and RoHs compliant.
  • Fabricated utilizing quality tested raw materials to assure long lasting connections.
  • Manufactured to withstand UV rays, water, ozone, and harsh fluids.
  • Designed for quick and easy installation.
  • Manufactured using halogen free materials, meeting environment sustainability demands.
  • Highly resistant to corrosion, and abrasion.
  • Designed with an insulated housing with an external lock.

Specifications of T4 Solar Connectors

The unit is available in a range of specifications including:

  • Wire Sizes Supported – 16AWG, 14AWG, 12AWG, 10AWG, and 8AWG
  • Voltage Rating: 1000V DC
  • Current Rating: 30A at -40c /+85c
  • Contact: Tin plated Copper
  • Housing: UL94-V0 PA/PC
  • Protection Class: IP68Solar T4
  • Safety Class: II (IEC61140)
  • Pollution Degree: II (IEC60664)
  • Overvoltage Category: III (EIEC600664)

Contact us if you have any query pertaining to our T4 solar connectors. Our customer care executives can solve your questions and can lead you towards a right purchase.