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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In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.