Tigo, the creator of the smart modularFlex MLPE platform, announced its new Rapid Shutdown System (RSS) Signal Detector to accompany its RSS Transmitter released last quarter. Tigoâ€™s RSS Signal Detector is a testing device for sensing the power-line communication (PLC) signal which is generated by Tigoâ€™s RSS Transmitter and controls Tigoâ€™s TS4-F (Fire Safety) units. The RSS Signal Detector is used during installation to verify that the TS4-F units are receiving the rapid shutdown keep-alive signal from the RSS Transmitter. It is a handheld, failsafe tool that PV installers use to test the system or identify the source of a problem with systems that do not function properly. The RSS Signal Detector identifies the controlling signal for systems that are compliant with the National Electric Code (NEC) 2017 690.12 rapid shutdown specifications.
The TS4-F, RSS Transmitter and RSS Signal Detector are all part of Tigoâ€™s most cost-effective rapid shutdown system architecture when paired with Tigoâ€™s UL-certified TS4-F (integrated) and TS4-R-F (retrofitted/add-on) solutions along with the standalone or inverter-integrated RSS Transmitter. The RSS Transmitter Kits are available as Single Core, Dual Core and Commercial Dual Core for any PV system size.
â€œThis RSS Detector is first-to-market and the only testing tool for rapid shutdown,â€ said Zvi Alon, chairman and CEO at Tigo. â€œAfter launching the Fire Safety solution, we designed this failsafe tool for PV installers so they can save time and money to ensure keep-alive signal at any time and at any installation. Almost all states have now adopted NEC 2017, and this completes the most cost-effective compliance available today.â€
For price and delivery of the TS4-F products, consult your preferred PV supplier.
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