Mersen Publishes Two New Tech Topics focusing on surge protection and sizing photovoltaic fuses

Mersen recently published two new technical white papers to add to its extensive research library. These new tech topics focus on surge protection and photovoltaic systems and help readers increase their knowledge of these two very popular subjects.

NEWBURYPORT, MA - Mersen, formerly Ferraz Shawmut, recently published two new technical white papers to add to its extensive research library. These new tech topics focus on surge protection and photovoltaic systems and help readers increase their knowledge of these two very popular subjects.


The first white paper, Surge Protection Note 2: "SPN2: Surge-Trap and the Different kA Ratings," considers the common occurrence of surges within a facility. Power surges occur daily and the equipment within a facility accounts for roughly 80% of all disturbances. This tech topic compares and explains the differences between three commonly confused ratings and recommends baseline values. Click here to download Mersen's SPN2 tech topic.

The second white paper, "PVPN5: Sizing Fuses for Photovoltaic Systems per the National Electrical Code," focuses on photovoltaic systems. Properly sizing fuses for PV systems is critical for the safe, reliable, long-term operation of renewable power sources. This tech topic describes when fusing is required and outlines a five-step process for sizing fuse ampere ratings for PV applications according to the 2011 NEC. Click here to download Mersen's PVPN5 tech topic.

"Mersen is a world leader in providing electrical protection solutions," explains Stephen Colvin, VP of Marketing. "Customers look to Mersen to provide industry-leading information and research on critical topics concerning electrical protection. We're happy to provide the information they need to improve their safety programs."

For additional information and resources on electrical protection, visit ep-us.mersen.com.


About Mersen
Mersen, formerly Ferraz Shawmut, is worldwide expert in high-performance materials for extreme environments and in the reliability and safety of electrical installations. Drawing on a century of experience—and an ongoing commitment to critical research in electrical safety— it provides industrial, commercial, and OEM customers with innovative products and unsurpassed technical support. The electrical and circuit protection division provides a comprehensive line of current-limiting fuses (low voltage, general purpose, medium voltage, semiconductor, miniature and glass, and special purpose) and accessories, fuse blocks and holders, power distribution blocks, low voltage disconnect switches, surge protection, high power switches, heatsinks, thermal management, and more. Amp-Trap® High-Speed Class J (HSJ) fuses, TPMOV® Technology, and the SmartSpot® open-fuse indicator are a few of the company's latest innovations. For more information, call (978) 462-6662 or visit http://ep-us.mersen.com

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