MidNite Solar MNBirdhouse Emergency Disconnect Red

MidNite Solar MNBirdhouse Emergency Disconnect Red

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  • Item Code#: COLO-00968
    Manufacturer Part#: MNBIRDHOUSE1-RED
  • Regular Price: $425.00
    Sale Price:  $318.50
    Savings: 25%

This MidNite Solar Birdhouse is a firefighter/home owner's control device designed specifically for disconnecting rooftop PV panels at ground level. In case of emergencies or system maintenance, the press of a big red button disconnects inherently hazardous voltages.

The Birdhouse woks in conjunction with MidNite Solar's disconnecting combiners. It's designed to be mounted withing 500 meters (1640 ft) of the combiner and located near rooftop access points such as doors and ladders.

The Birhouse's LEDs display the system status and automated speech gives further situation specific instructions. The Birdhouse has an attractive weather resistant enclosure made of anodized aluminum and high density plastic.

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  • Located at ground level, the Birdhouse provides a safe means to disconnect high voltage PV arrays from MidNite Disconnecting and Arc Fault combiners.
  • Hard wired connection gives positive feedback that the Disconnect on the roof has actually been thrown. Connection is via 600/1000v Cat 5 USE-2 cable
  • Up to four separate means of power including battery backup insures that the disconnect will be tripped when the button is pushed
  • Voice confirms level of safety (day or night) to the person pushing the button
  • Nema 3R UV resistant enclosure
  • Able to disconnect multiple PV Disco Arcfault Combiners
  • Firefighter Approved
  • 600V Cat 5 USE-2 cable $1.39 per ft.
  • Size: 12.1"L x 8.3"W x 4.6"D
  • Box Size: 16"L x 12"W x 7"D
  • Weight: 5 Lbs
  • MN Part Number: MNBIRDHOUSE1-RED

  • Article 690 of the NEC 2014 increases the electrical and fire safety of photovoltaic (PV) systems on buildings-in particular, for the emergency responders working on or near the power lines that may potentially contain live PV circuits. For PV systems installed on roofs of buildings, PV source circuits must be de-energized within 10 seconds of when emergency shutdown is initiated or when the PV power source disconnecting means is opened.

    MidNite Solar has all the needed equipment to install the Emergency Shutdown systems, including the battery disconnect modules to allow for disabling anything battery based including the Inverter and AC generator.