International Electrotechnical Commission

EN functionally earthed PV array  
a PV array that has one conductor intentionally connected to earth for purposes other than safety, by means not complying with the requirements for protective bonding

Note1 to entry: Such a system is not considered to be an earthed array.

Note2 to entry: Examples of functional array earthing include earthing one conductor through an impedance, or only temporarily earthing the array for functional or performance reasons.

Note3 to entry: In an inverter intended for an array not connected to a functional earth that uses a resistive measurement network to measure the array impedance to earth, that measurement network is not considered a form of functional earth.

TC/SC:82Terms     Info     Publications
Published in:IEC 62548, ed. 1.0 (2013-07) Terms     Info
Reference number:3.1.13

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