Schurter has introduced a standard DC filter series FMER SOL suited for use on the DC side of the inverter in photovoltaic systems. The filters are cURus approved up to 1000 VDC and an ambient temperature up to 75°C.
Modern solar inverters, that use MPP (maximum power point) trackers, generate disturbances into both the grid’s AC power line, as well as the DC side of the solar module. An AC filter is normally used on the grid’s AC power line, but the noise generated on the DC side tends to be overlooked. EMC standards EN 61000-6-3 and EN55014-1, however, also put limits on the noise generated from lines not connected to the grid, such as for example the line to the solar panels. Meeting these limits can be achieved by using a DC filter on the DC side of the inverter.
Large solar inverters installed in electrical installations will generally require a cooling system. Components which provide high temperature resistance simplify the system and reduce the energy needed to cool. The FMER SOL filters are designed for rated currents from 25 A to 1500 A at 55°C ambient temperature, and voltages up to 1200 VDC.
cURus approval for ambient temperature 55°C and 75°C with reduced current. The filters are cURus approved for the following voltages for types up to 150 A 600 VDC and 1000 VDC for types upwards of 250 A.
The FMER SOL DC filters are designed with screw clamps for types up to 150 A and copper bars for types upwards of 250 A. Other types of connections, such as wires or copper bars <250 A, are available on request. Small adjustments can also be made to the electrical circuit or to the filter housing on request.
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Courtesy of EE Times Europe