Tension at a SPD for Solar Power System

In summary, the best course of action for the voltage rating of the SPD in a 3-phase 380V and 220V system is to follow local electrical codes and consult with a licensed electrician.
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Surge Protection Device (SPD) for Solar Power System
Hello there! I am using a Surge Protection Device (SPD) for Solar Power System. My home uses a 3-phase system (380V and 220V at each phase). What should be the tension between the phase and ground at the SPD? And between the ground and neutral? Should be any tension at all? God bless all. PS. My English is not so good... Sorry
 
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Are you asking what voltage rating SPD you should install for this Solar Power generation system? Does the manufacturer of the system have a recommendation?

Are you completely off the grid with this solar power system, or do you have the required Anti-Islanding switching equipment to be able to use both?
 
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There are electrical codes applicable in nearly all locations. The codes cover home generation as well as power bought from the power company. You must follow the codes, they are mandatory.

Unfortunately, codes around the world vary, so we can't advise you here on Physics Forums. A local electrical contractor or a licensed electrician is what you need. Not Internet advice from strangers from multiple countries.
 
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And with that good advice from @anorlunda this thread can be closed.
 

1. What is tension at a SPD for solar power system?

Tension at a SPD (Surge Protective Device) for solar power system refers to the amount of electrical pressure or force that is applied to the device to protect the solar power system from voltage surges or spikes. It is an important factor in ensuring the safety and efficiency of the solar power system.

2. Why is tension at a SPD important for solar power systems?

Tension at a SPD is important for solar power systems because it helps to regulate and control the flow of electricity, protecting the system from damage caused by voltage surges. Without proper tension, the system may be vulnerable to power fluctuations and potential equipment failures.

3. How is tension at a SPD measured?

Tension at a SPD is typically measured in volts (V). This measurement indicates the amount of electrical pressure or force that is applied to the device. The higher the voltage, the greater the tension and the more protection the device can provide.

4. What is the ideal tension for a SPD in a solar power system?

The ideal tension for a SPD in a solar power system can vary depending on the specific system and its components. However, most SPDs are designed to handle voltage surges up to 600V. It is important to consult with a professional to determine the appropriate tension for your specific solar power system.

5. How can I ensure proper tension at a SPD for my solar power system?

To ensure proper tension at a SPD for your solar power system, it is important to have the device installed by a qualified professional. They will be able to properly calibrate the device and ensure that it is functioning correctly. Regular maintenance and inspections can also help to ensure that the tension at the SPD is at the appropriate level.

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