Solar combiner box
Finalist in Electrical Distribution in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
Eaton’s line of solar combiner boxes can aggregate multiple dc source circuits in a photovoltaic system installation and convert sunlight into electricity. This allows for complete management of solar dc circuits. The boxes are available in source and array styles for 6- to 24-circuit configurations. Source combiners are located near the solar panels and have smaller input fuse holders and lower output currents than array combiners, which are found in larger installations. The boxes feature touch-safe fuse holders, 600 Vdc continuous duty ratings, poured-in-place gaskets for moisture resistance, and can be used for positive or negative grounded arrays.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey