SolarBOS Unveils First Arc Fault Detection & Interruption Combiner Box and True GFI Solution for PV Systems
SolarBOS, Inc. has unveiled what it says is the industry’s first Arc Fault Detection and Interruption (AFDI) combiner box as well as the first true Ground Fault Interruption (GFI) solution for photovoltaic (PV) systems.
According to the company, the new AFDI combiner allows system integrators to meet the letter of 2011 NEC in a cost effective and reliable manner. The SolarBOS’ AFDI combiner box has a module that detects series arcs and automatically disconnects the ungrounded conductor from the rest of the system, breaking the circuit, which stops the arc and prevents a fire from starting. The SolarBOS AFDI combiner can also be configured to work with a Ground Fault Interruption (GFI) device or system to open the ungrounded output of the combiner box when a ground fault is detected.