A cable manufacturer for solar applications has announced that its SunGen PV UL 4703 Wire is now available in an array of sunlight resistant solid colors in all gauge sizes. Recent changes to the National Electric Code (NEC) require that photovoltaic (PV) source, output, and inverter circuits must be identified at all points of termination, connection, and splices. To meet the code, General Cable has engineered new colored UL 4703 PV Wire to provide installers with properly colored wire, eliminating need for marking tape or tagging as a means of identification.
Quality wire and cable is one of the most critical components for solar PV system performance and lifetime. SunGen colored jacket PV Wire is the ideal value-add solution for ease of installation over wire that is only identified with a colored stripe. Engineered to withstand the harsh operating environments of solar power applications, The SunGen line of colored PV Wire offers superior resistance to UV sunlight, while providing stable electrical properties for temperatures ranging from -40 to 120°C. the full line of PV wire is the only product on the market made in accordance with UL 4703 and CSA RPVU90, and meets the requirement for direct burial.
“Giving contractors the ability to install colored PV Wire improves efficiency by letting them meet NEC and UL requirements in one step with wiring manufactured with the latest technology,” says Carrie Vidal, Product Manager, General Cable Construction Cables. Initial stocking for SunGen UL 4703 PV Wire in sun-resistant colors is available nation-wide for most circuit size constructions in 600 and 2,000V, as well as other available gauge sizes with low minimum-run requirements.