Energy & Power
Schneider introduces PowerPact PV circuit breakers and disconnect switches
By Anthony Capkun
October 26, 2013 – Schneider Electric released its PowerPact photovoltaic circuit breakers and disconnect switches for commercial- and utility-scale PV systems.
Schneider says they are an easy-to-install, scalable solution featuring “advanced protection, precision and reliability” for 600V to 1000V applications. The solution is engineered and tested to UL 489B, designed for grounded and ungrounded systems, and 100% rated at 50C. The products operate at temperatures ranging from -25C to 70C. The breakers and disconnect switches feature a compact design and come equipped with factory-installed terminal covers and serial connectors, which come pre-configured based on the customer’s needs. The solution can also come equipped with a range of available accessories, such as auxiliary contacts, shunt trip and undervoltage trips, rotary handles and motor operation capabilities.