Yamaichi Electronics Deutschland GmbH has developed the Eco-Si junction box, a new photovoltaic junction box for crystalline solar modules for the Y-Sol product family.
The Eco-Si junction box is the first junction box for photovoltaic modules with an IP protection class of IP68, according to the company. This protection class permits the safe operation of the solar module even under the harshest of conditions.
The product features hermetically sealed construction, with cables and electronic components overmolded in a single production step. The Eco-Si is also designed for system voltages of 1500 V instead of the usual 1000 V. This construction permits higher voltages in order to meet future standards, the company adds.
The Eco-Si junction box comes standard with three SMD safety diodes to protect the module in case of shadow.