Mersen Announces Latest PIQ Quiz

Mersen provides a unique opportunity to test your knowledge of the new photovoltaic circuit protection UL standards and win a $100 gift Card.

NEWBURYPORT, Mass - Mersen, formerly Ferraz Shawmut, announces that it recently published a new Protection Intelligence Quotient (PIQ) Quiz on the new photovoltaic circuit protection UL standards. This is the latest quiz in an ongoing program which challenges participants to see if they're up to speed on the best practices in electrical safety. The quiz is online at Participants may take the quiz and enter to win a $100 gift card. Three winners are selected every month. No purchase is necessary.

With the educational PIQ program, solar power design engineers, specifiers, electrical professionals and equipment manufacturers discover how much they know about the hazards that can harm people, equipment and investments.

"We are clearly filling a need for circuit protection and safety information," said Stephen Colvin, Vice President of Marketing at Mersen. "Many visitors take the latest quiz, and then move on to take earlier archived quizzes on topics such as arc flash hazard protection, overvoltage protection, and selective coordination." To review earlier quizzes and download the PIQ Quiz Notes visit

For further details on the PIQ Quiz program, please send a request to, or visit The 2011 program runs through Dec. 31, 2011.


About Mersen
Mersen is a global expert in materials and solutions for extreme environments as well as in the safety and reliability of electrical equipment. Drawing on a century of experienceand an ongoing commitment to critical research in electrical safetyit provides industrial, commercial, and OEM customers with innovative products and unsurpassed technical support. Its product line includes current-limiting fuses and accessories, fuse blocks and holders, power distribution blocks, low voltage disconnect switches, surge protection devices, high power switches, cooling for power electronics, and more. Amp-Trap® High-Speed Class J (HSJ) fuses, TPMOV® Technology, the SmartSpot® open-fuse indicator, and Fabfin® heatsinks are a few of the company's innovations. For more information, call (978) 462-6662 or visit

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