Schneider Electric launches new 1000 VDC disconnect switch for the solar market

Schneider Electric has launched the Square D 1000 VDC disconnect switch, the first enclosed heavy-duty 1000 VDC solar disconnect on the market.

Schneider Electric has launched the Square D 1000 VDC disconnect switch, the first enclosed heavy-duty 1000 VDC solar disconnect on the market. The easy-to install switch functions as a local disconnect for a string of Photovoltaic (PV) panels and is designed for an extended life expectancy in harsh environments.


"This Square D solar disconnect switch is another example of how Schneider Electric can provide the electrical balance of system for solar projects," said Ted Campbell, Renewable Product Leader for Schneider Electric Renewable Energies Business. "We're proud to be able to offer turnkey solutions as well as innovative products for our customers."

Suitable for both grounded and ungrounded PV systems, the Square D 1000 VDC disconnect switch offers a preconfigured solar solution and familiar enclosed safety switch design, with no additional components required. The extended life expectancy exceeds IEC 60947-3 mechanical endurance requirements by a factor of 18 and IEC 60947-1 electrical endurance requirements by a factor of 10. The NEMA Type 3 and IP63 enclosure is resistant to windblown dirt and dust and exceeds NEMA type 3R. It operates within a temperature range of -37°C to 50°C, using a white enclosure that can reduce solar gain by up to 35% over standard grey enclosures.

The Square D 1000 VDC disconnect switch is available now through regular Schneider Electric distribution channels.

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, and efficient, the company's 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of 19.6 billion euros in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations "Make the most of their energy."
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