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Solar Grounding Solutions Overview


SOLARLOK Grounding Solutions photovoltaic
TE Connectivity (TE) has expanded its line of SOLARLOK photovoltaic (PV) interconnect products with our grounding products. The electrical and mechanical properties of these products will meet the tough requirements for PV module grounding applications as established by UL.

The SOLARLOK grounding clip provides quick and convenient grounding for solar modules and related products. These grounding clips have four points of electrical contact and are for use with 12-10 AWG uninsulated copper wire. Our grounding clips can be re-used up to 5 times. The ground terminal supplements the existing TE SOLARLOK product portfolio and offers the electrician yet another valuable component for simple and fast wiring of a PV-system.

The ground bolts are designed for solar module grounding applications using solid copper uninsulated 6 AWG to 12 AWG wire. The grounding assembly consists of a wire bolt (wire slot on one end and threaded post on the other), wire binding hex nut, and mounting hex washer nut. The grounding assembly is used with metal-framed photovoltaic (solar) panels and related products that require grounding for safety reasons.

    Key Features - SOLARLOK Grounding Clip
  • Product comes as an assembled kit that includes choice of attachment hardware:
    1. #10 - 32 x .375" long Thread Cutting Screw
      #8 - 32 x .5" long Machine Screw and Nut
      #8 - 32 x .5" long Machine Screw and Nut with Lock Washer
      #10 -32 x .625" long Machine Screw and Nut with Lock Washer
  • Contact design provides 4 points of contact to the ground wire for high reliability
  • Product is easy to install with simple tools that are readily available
  • Integral stamped housing feature cuts through the anodized aluminum surface when securing to the module
  • Uninsulated solid copper wire 12-10 AWG
  • For use with solar panels
  • RoHS Compliant
    Key Features - SOLARLOK Grounding Bolt
  • Rugged and compact hex bolt design made from stainless steel
  • Quick and easy mounting procedures
  • Patented bottom edge feature cuts through the annodized aluminum surface when securing to the module frame
  • No special tooling required to apply product
  • Uninsulated solid copper wire 12-6 AWG
  • Uninsulated stranded copper wire 10-6 AWG (7 or 19 strands)
  • For use with solar panels
    Standards and Specs
  • SOLARLOK Grounding Clip - UL 467 approved, a requirement for UL 1703 solar panel listing
  • SOLARLOK Grounding Bolt - UL 467 approved, a requirement for UL 1703 solar panel listing

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