Amphenol Industrial Global Operations, a provider of interconnect systems, has introduced a molded in-line fuse that is designed to help protect photovoltaic systems from ground-fault current damage.
This new fuse was developed to address the need for ground-fault protection in PV systems without the need for a combiner box that houses the solar panel's fuse links. The product's molded construction provides weather-tight housing that prevents moisture from getting into the fuse and further protects it from harsh weather, Amphenol says.
The UL-approved HelioFuse is designed for rapid removal and replacement with minimal system downtime should a ground fault occur. It is also fully intermateable with industry-standard PV connectors, the company adds.