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Tigo Introduces Essential Tool for PV Installers to Validate and Simplify Rapid Shutdown PV Installations: RSS Signal Detector

March 25, 2019
The RSS Signal Detector is a handheld, failsafe tool that PV installers use during installations to verify that the TS4-F units are receiving a keep-alive signal via powerline communication from the RSS Transmitter for compliance with National Electric Code (NEC) 2017 690.12 rapid shutdown specifications. (Photo: Business Wire)

LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 25, 2019--Tigo®, pioneer of the smart modular Flex MLPE platform, today announced its new RSS (Rapid Shutdown System) Signal Detector to accompany its RSS Transmitter released last quarter. Tigo’s RSS Signal Detector is a testing device for sensing the power-line communication (PLC) signal which is generated by Tigo’s RSS Transmitter and controls Tigo’s TS4-F (Fire Safety) units. The RSS Signal Detector is used during installation to verify that the TS4-F units are receiving the rapid shutdown keep-alive signal from the RSS Transmitter. It is a handheld, failsafe tool that PV installers use to test the system or identify the source of a problem with systems that do not function properly. The RSS Signal Detector identifies the controlling signal for systems that are compliant with National Electric Code (NEC) 2017 690.12 rapid shutdown specifications.

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The RSS Signal Detector is a handheld, failsafe tool that PV installers use during installations to verify that the TS4-F units are receiving a keep-alive signal via powerline communication from the RSS Transmitter for compliance with National Electric Code (NEC) 2017 690.12 rapid shutdown specifications. (Photo: Business Wire)

The TS4-F, RSS Transmitter, and RSS Signal Detector are all part of Tigo’s most cost-effective rapid shutdown system architecture when paired with Tigo’s UL-certified TS4-F ( integrated ) and TS4-R-F ( retrofitted/add-on ) solutions along with the standalone or inverter-integrated RSS Transmitter. The RSS Transmitter Kits are available as Single Core, Dual Core, and Commercial Dual Core for any PV system size.

“This RSS Detector is first-to-market and the only testing tool for rapid shutdown,” says Zvi Alon, Chairman & CEO at Tigo. “After launching the Fire Safety solution, we designed this failsafe tool for PV installers so they can save time and money to ensure keep-alive signal at any time and at any installation. Almost all states have now adopted NEC 2017, and this completes the most cost-effective compliance available today.”

Tigo is currently taking orders for the RSS Detector. For price and delivery, call +1.408.402.0802 ext. 1 or email sales@tigoenergy.com. For price and delivery of the TS4-F products, consult your preferred PV supplier. For more information, visit www.tigoenergy.com.

About Tigo Energy, Inc.

Tigo is a Silicon Valley company founded in 2007 by a team of experienced technologists. Combining a unique systems-level approach with expertise in semiconductors, power electronics, and solar energy, the Tigo team developed the first-generation Smart Module Optimizer technology for the solar industry. Tigo’s vision is to leverage integrated and retrofitted Flex MLPE and communications technology to drive the cost of solar electricity down. By partnering with tier 1 module and inverter manufacturers in the industry, Tigo is able to focus on its key innovation with the smartest TS4 modular platform and leverage the broader ecosystem. Tigo has operations in the USA, Europe, Latin America, Japan, China, Australia, and the Middle East. Visit www.tigoenergy.com.

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