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Raycap will present surge protection for charging stations, battery energy storage and PV systems at Smarter E Europe 2022

Garching, 05. 04.2022 – From May 11 to 13, the international solar industry will meet again in Munich for the world’s leading trade fair Intersolar as part of smarter E Europe. Raycap, an international manufacturer of electronic components for surge protection, connectivity and monitoring, will present the latest surge protection innovations for PV systems, battery energy storage and e-car charging stations in hall A5 at booth 350.   

The Raycap solutions provide reliable protection against damage caused by lightning and surge events for years. At the smarter E Europe, the company will present the latest components for the protection of battery energy storage systems and e-charging stations in addition to its proven products for photovoltaic systems and inverters.

E-charging stations and wall boxes

In the coming years, the charging infrastructure in Germany will be massively expanded. In addition to private wall boxes, public charging stations will also be increasingly needed. A single surge protection solution cannot cover a complete charging scenario. That’s why Raycap, as an expert in e-mobility infrastructure protection, has developed a comprehensive product portfolio specifically for this area: whether in the AC or DC range, for small charging stations in the private and public sector, or for fast charging stations. The ProTec T2C-EV by Raycap will be presented for the first time at smarter E Europe.  With its compact design, this type 2+3 surge protection component is specifically designed to fit in small charging stations or wall boxes. ProTec T2C-EV is very quick and easy to install and reliably protects charging stations and connected e-cars from surge damage. In addition, Raycap will show other proven solutions for the protection of all charging infrastructure applications.

Surge protection for battery energy storage systems

With the increasing expansion of renewable energies, the demand for battery energy storage systems (BESS) is also growing in both the private and industrial sectors. The inverters used in them are equipped with sensitive electronics; the high-capacity batteries with their low dielectric strength pose a serious explosion risk in case of arcing. Therefore, reliable electrical protection is imperative. Raycap will present its comprehensive portfolio for BESS protection at smarter E Europe.

Raycap’s Strikesorb 35 series uses patented technology to provide effective and safe operation in BESS systems up to 1500 VDC. A major advantage of Strikesorb 35 is that it can be installed without a dedicated back-up fuse, even with a projected fault current of up to 100 kA. This reduces space and costs during installation.

Raycap also will present its solutions for smaller BESS. The ProBloc B 1000 DC and SafeTec T2-1000 are direct DIN rail mountable surge protectors for DC applications.

Reliable protection for PV systems

To protect the PV system as an investment and to comply with legal requirements, surge protection is urgently needed. Raycap will showcase its complete portfolio of solutions for PV installation protection at smarter E Europe: from SPD base elements for direct mounting on the PCB to multipole, pluggable surge protection devices for the DIN rail and the patented Strikesorb technology. Raycap will also showcase its ready-to-connect ProTec PV boxes for PV installation protection. Raycap developed the compact pre-assembled junction boxes specifically for the quick surface-mount installation of DC protection next to the inverter. With an enclosed drilling template, the drill holes are quickly marked without opening the PV box. The strings can be installed without tools thanks to push-in connections and cable bushings or MC4 connectors. With housing in protection class IP 67, the PV boxes are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. A transparent cover makes the status display easy to read. The PV box is available as type 1+2 (ProTec T1 PV box) or type 2 (ProTec T2 PV box) with two DC voltages and for single and dual MPP tracker applications.

Interested visitors to smarter E Europe can see Raycap solutions for themselves at booth A5.350. Ask us for free visitor passes at events@raycap.com

About Raycap

Raycap is an international manufacturer and technology leader with decades of experience in the field of lightning and surge protection for power, signal, and data transmission applications. Its product portfolio includes maintenance-free electronic components that are used to protect people and mission-critical applications as well as to ensure the best possible system availability. Raycap is also a leader in passive telecommunications infrastructure for broadband and mobile networks. Its product portfolio includes structured cabling systems for “Fiber and Power to the Antenna”, power supply and distribution enclosures for mobile networks, and a wide range of indoor and outdoor enclosures for copper and fiber optic cable networks. The company has experienced continuous growth since its founding in 1987 and currently has more than 2,000 employees. Its test laboratories and numerous patents guarantee quality, reliability, and innovation; and are the basis for independently conducted international approvals of products according to UL, IEC, and EN. Raycap solutions support customers from a wide range of industries, including building and construction, telecommunications, energy storage and generation, photovoltaics, wind turbines, e-mobility, and rail technology. Products are marketed under the Strikesorb®, Rayvoss®, ProTec, SafeTec, ProGRID, SafeBloc, ProBloc, ACData®, STEALTH® and InvisiWave® brands.

Contact

Lisa Duckett
Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Raycap
Tel: 208 777 1166
lduckett@raycap.com

Tobias Möldner / Aline Schmitt
Schwartz Public Relations
Tel.: 089 211 871 31
raycap@schwartzpr.de