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SOLAR ARRAY CABLING: Carisol in its effort to meet the renewable and clean energy objectives, particularly for the solar energy industry in Caribbean, Carisol has developed Carisol Flexi PV, a cable that provides a durable, high-performance interconnection solution between photovoltaic (PV) panels and from panels to the “inverter” which transforms solar power into usable AC electricity.

These cables are designed to meet the rigors of the outdoor application environment and provide long term durability and flexibility, combined with ease of installation. Carisol Flexi PV is available in single core and twin core configurations.

BATTERIES TO INVERTER CABLING: Carisol also offers various cabling size and lengths requirement for interconnection between battery bank and the solar array. Our heavy duty battery cables and inverter cables can be fitted with your require size terminal lugs to meet any suitable bolt on type terminals.

For more information, contact us.

High quality Caribbean Solar Power cable made specifically for Caribbean installations with tinned copper conductors to withstand corrosion and UV stabilized sheathing.

  • Durable ( indoor and outdoor )
  • Excellent electrical and mechanical performance
  • Rated for operation of conductor to 90ºC
  • Flame retardant
  • Proven UV performance in excess of 20 years when exposed to the Caribbean€™s sun
  • Excellent weathering and abrasion resistance
  • Flexible and easily stripped

PV ARRAY TO INVERTER CABLING

Carisol cables comes on reels or drums, our cable uses a Tinned Copper Conductor, manufactured to AS/NZS 1125. The copper is Oxygen Free High Conductivity Copper that we use specifically for its high electric and thermal conductivity.

The insulation properties are V90HT, to the AS/NZS 3808:2000 standard. The sheath material is a Nitride-modified PVC V90 (NBR) to AS/NZS 3808:2000. Carisol are leading the way by having our manufacturers produce standards-compliant solar cable to suit specific customer requirements. There is a Minimum Order Quantity so your enquiries will of course be priced accordingly. If you have any inquiries please don€™t hesitate to contact us.

BATTERIES TO INVERTER CABLING

The size batteries interconnect cable that you will need will vary base on your system requirements €“ distance the cable will travel and the load. Contact us for info.

Q. How power can I pull through a cable?

A. The amount of power that you can pull through a cable is indicated by the maximum number of amps that the cable is rated at (see an explanation at bottom of the term amps if you€™re interested). The funny thing about electricity is that as the voltage increases, the demands on cables become lower and you can use smaller sized cables to carry a larger amount of power. Low voltage solar power systems can be quite demanding in the amount of power that they require the cables to carry.

For example, the inverter on a system can supply 3,000 watts mains electricity from a 24 volt battery. Remember that watts = amps x volts, so you can work backwards and see that the inverter can draw 125 amps at 24 volts (3,000w = 125A x 24v). Now 125 amps require a really chunky cable (real expensive) and the ones supplied with it have a surface area of 50mm2. That€™s a lot of copper.

For example, the inverter on a system can supply 3,000 watts mains electricity from a 48 volts battery. Well, if you had a 3,000 watt inverter on a 48 volt battery, the amps that the inverter could draw would be halved. As the number of amps is halved, the required cable size can also be reduced.

Q. Does distance matters when choosing a cable?

A. Yes it does. The longer a cable is, the thicker it is required to be. This is because energy in any system is lost to heat (resistance) in cables over longer distances. You can potentially have long cable runs in your system from your solar panels to the batteries and these can sometimes be hard to avoid so you need to work out the cable sizes after calculating lines losses to ensure the required power will be outputted at your loads.