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Surge Protection Devices for Photovoltaic installations

Part of 9 Series

Surge Protection Devices: PRD-DC for photovoltaic applications

  • Features

    Main characteristics

    • Imax: 40KA 
    • Un: 600V DC and  1000V DC
    • 3 terminals: L+, L-, PE

    How does a Photovoltaic System work?

    On the roof, solar panels transform sunlight into DC current.
    An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) converts this DC energy into AC 230V/50Hz.
    It can be either totally used for domestic equipment, partially used and the rest sold to the Utility, or totally sold.
    Preventing this costly installation from damages due to lightning is strongly recommended.

    The product range:


    • 16434  PRD40r 600DC – residential market
    • 16436  PRD40r 1000DC – photovoltaic power plants

    Cartridges (from the SPD AC offer)

    • 16683 withdrawable cartridge C 40-340 for PRD40r 600DC
    • 16690 withdrawable cartridge C Neutral for PRD40r 600DC
    • 16692 withdrawable cartridge C 40-460 for PRD40r  1000DC


    • Simplified choice: optimised offer with 2 products.
    • All products include remote alarm contact.
    • Total safety at cartridge end of life: the thermal disconnector will open before their destruction.


    • OEM in their ready-to-install packages
    • Specialised installers

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