SPI 2014 - CITEL Exhibiting UL1449 "2016-Ready" PV SPD's at Solar Power International

Solar Power International in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 20-23rd

MIRAMAR, Fla., Oct. 16, 2014 -- CITEL, the leader in photovoltaic surge protective devices (SPD's), is pleased to announce that our 2016-ready SPD's will be featured at Solar Power International in Las Vegas, Nevada on Oct. 20-23rd. "We are excited to show the solar community the latest breakthroughs in PV SPD's," said Patrick Coyle, VP of CITEL, "Today, one can imagine the susceptibility of all systems to threats both man-made and natural. At CITEL, we do only surge protection. This means that our customers can be assured that they are choosing SPD's that are designed for the worst case scenario. That they are engineered to keep their systems ahead of the technology curve and ahead of changes to relevant standards."


By 2016, a new UL1449 3rd Edition Type will be introduced. It is called a Component Assembly (CA). This designation is available for only Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 and will essentially replace the Type 4 for Type 1 or Type 2 category. The main difference is that the Type 1CA and Type 2CA will be required to test and publish a short circuit current rating (SCCR) in addition to passing the intermediate current tests. All these listings from every manufacturer can be found at the ul.com website in the online directory. This will make it easier to find and compare SPD's from various manufacturers.

CITEL's model DS60 and DS50 families are already up to date with the changes and are currently listed as a Type 1 Component Assembly (1CA). These models have the option to feature CITEL's patented VG Technology. VG Technology provides the key benefits of increased life expectancy, elimination of leakage current, elimination of working current, and will meet the most stringent UL standards with no conditions of acceptability.

Take advantage of our surge experts that will be on hand at the show to discuss your application needs. Just a few minutes with us and you will get clear picture about what is required not what someone wants to sell you.

CITEL is excited to be a part of SPI 2014 and to discuss changes to the UL1449 standard for Surge Protective Devices. We invite you to visit our booth #1468 and learn more!

About CITEL: Since 1937, CITEL has manufactured a complete line of surge protective devices to protect sensitive equipment from the harmful effects of lightning strikes and other line disturbances.

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