The 2014 National Electric Code has added requirements for Rapid Shutdown; the ability for fire fighters and other first responders to quickly and easily de-energize your solar system so they can safely combat a fire or other event in your home without the risk of electrocution from AC or DC lines in your PV system.
Iron Edison has assembled the materials necessary to meet or exceed this 2014 NEC requirement.
Your system will require a Birdhouse, Rapid Disconnect Combiner Box or Rapid Disconnect Shut Off Box for the PV array, and a Remote Trip Breaker & Battery Disconnect Module for your battery bank / inverter. The system requires Cat5 cable (8 conductor 300v rated) to interconnect all the Rapid Shutdown devices, however some AHJs (agency having jurisdiction) may require a 600v rated 8 conductor control cable instead (below).
The Battery Disconnect module is designed to interface with the MidNite Birdhouse to turn off a MidNite Solar Remote Trip Breaker when the Birdhouse is activated.
The heart of MidNite Solar’s Rapid Shutdown System, which controls disconnecting combiner boxes, Shut Off Boxes and Remote Trip Circuit Breakers to quickly disconnect hazardous voltages from the PV array and the rest of the system.
The disconnecting combiner boxes are a way of combining up to 16 PV strings AND a Rapid Shutdown compliant disconnect at the PV array.
Cable for use with the Birdhouse when NO MidNite combiner is used. If the system uses a Birdhouse and our Remote trip breakers but has no MidNite Rapid Shut down combiners one of these cables will be required.
Use MNCAT5-600 cable to connect disconnecting combiners and arc fault combiners to the Birdhouse. Price per foot
The Remote Trip Breaker and Battery Disconnect Module are used with the Birdhouse to provide a Rapid Disconnect compliant disconnect between the battery and inverter.
The Shut Off Box works with the MidNite Birdhouse to provide a Rapid Shutdown compliant disconnect at the PV array.
250kWh / month offset. Our most popular package, now Rapid Shutdown compliant!!! The Freedom Package includes a 24V 300 Ah Nickel Iron battery and a 2,200 watt roof mounted solar array. --Click the link above for more information--
This is a 24 Volt system with a 500Ah 24V battery, a 4.5 kW solar array, and all the safety components required for Rapid Shutdown compliance. This system can support 1500-2500 sq ft of living space. --Click the link above for more information--
Complete package includes 48V battery, solar, Magnum inverter with 120/240 Volt AC output, and all the safety components required for Rapid Shutdown compliance. --Click the link above for more information--
XW+ Battery Backup Rapid Shudown Compliant System includes 13.4 kW solar array, dual 6848 inverters, battery and more. --Click the link above for more info--