By Cameron Chai
SunLink, a company that provides balance of systems products, has declared the introduction of its HomeRun combiner box range of products. The HomeRun products range is being showcased at the Solar Power International held in Dallas, TX. The new line of products is designed to sustain the flexibility in system design, simplify the installation process and improve security.
Combiner Boxes. Credit: SunLink
The HomeRun combiner box range, already installed in over 100 MW worth of solar power projects all over North America has now been offered with additional features such as monitoring, disconnect switches and bulkhead connectors for use in all types and designs of solar installations. The choice of the standard HomeRun combiner box products offered by the company include bulkhead connectors, 600 and 1000 v design, continuous rating design for 100, 225 and 400 amp, string-level monitoring, NEMA 3R, 4 and 4 x enclosures in steel or fiberglass, integrated disconnect switch and 4 to 48 poles. The standard options provided by the company can be mixed into over 2,500 types of combiner box fabrications to sustain various configurations of installations, thus cutting down the electrical costs involved.
According to Daniel Sherwood, P.E, Director of Electrical Products at Sunlink, the new HomeRun Combiner box range includes a range of safety features such as touch-safe fuse holders, compression-style lug terminals and non-conductive back-plates. Also, the products are designed to resolve almost all the types of problems that may occur during installation such as the usage of aluminum conductors to bring down the project costs and the incorporated design will enable them to sustain output conductors up to Dual 750KCMIL. For the purpose of cutting down the time taken for wiring, the fuse holders are placed in an angled “V” design to enable easy placing of wires into the fuse holder.