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Vishay touts 1kV PV solar panel protection rectifier

10 Oct 2012

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Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has unveiled a photovoltaic (PV) solar panel protection rectifier with a high current rating of 10A and high reverse voltage of 1kV in a 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 0.80V at 10A and 125°C, and high forward surge capability of 440A.

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

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

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Vishay GPP100MS




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