News Brief | February 2012
Lapp's Skintop Solar product offers increased cold shock resistance
Requirements for the use of photovoltaic junction boxes are becoming increasingly strict. Accordingly, test criteria for compliance with the new DIN EN 50548 standard were made more stringent. So the Lapp group’s new Skintop Solar cable gland for photovoltaic junction boxes meets all the conditions of the new standard. The most important test criterion is the increased cold shock resistance. On the new cable gland, this shock resistance is achieved by using a polycarbonate compound specially developed to meet these requirements.
Another feature is the high UV and weather resistance complying with UL F1 outdoor use, which guarantees an exceptionally long service life. It is extremely flame retardant and self-extinguishing in case of fire. The temperature range is between -40 and +125°C, guaranteeing excellent weather resistance in hot conditions, ice, snow or rain and supplemented by outstanding strain relief, so the cable can easily withstand even the strains caused by wind and ice.
The company expects business of €7-8 million this year from solar power plant installations in India.