New 10-A, 1000-V PV solar panel protection rectifier fits in the P600 axial package

October 08, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new photovoltaic solar panel protection rectifier with a high current rating of 10 A and high reverse voltage of 1000 V in the P600 axial package.

Based on glass passivated chip technology, the GPP100MS offers a maximum operating junction temperature of 175°C. The device features low thermal resistance, low forward voltage drop of 0.80 V at 10 A and 125°C, and high forward surge capability of 440 A.

Suitable for polarity protection applications in solar panel blocking boxes, the P600 package features solder bath temperatures of 275°C maximum, 10 s, per JESD 22-B106. The GPP100MS is compliant to RoHS Directive 2011/65/EU.

Samples and production quantities of the new rectifier are available now, with lead times of four weeks for larger orders.

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