Wiley Electronics WEEB DPF Grounding Clip

Price: $1.03 Quantity: Product #: IWE291 Mfg #: WEEB DPF

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What is a WEEB?

WEEB stands for "Washer, Electrical Equipment Bonding". The WEEB family of products are used to bond solar panels to solar mounts. The mounts are then grounded so the entire assembly is grounded.

For brevity we use WEEB-xMC to refer to any of the rail parts. The following list shows which part is used for each rail manufacturer.

  • PMC → Pro Solar RoofTrac, AEE SnapNRack, Enphase inverter
  • UMC → Unirac, SolarMount, Solar City, Heavy Duty Rail, Protek Park, Lumos PowerMount, Sunmodo EZ Helio, RBI Solar Ground Mount
  • DMC → Direct Power & Water Multi-Pole Mount, IronRidge Flush Mount, Enphase inverter
  • SMC → Schüco ezRail, Tra-Mage Tegra, Terrafix Solarpark

Why Should I Use it?

  • It saves you time!
    • ...No more running ground wire to every solar panel.
  • It's safe.
    • ...Meets ANSI/UL467 requirements for bonding/grounding systems.
  • It's reliable.
    • ...Patented design features stainless steel teeth that pierce into anodized aluminum, providing a gas tight connection which prevents oxidation.
    • ...Gives more consistent results than the method of scraping off the anodized coating by hand and using star washers.

The Details...

The products use patent pending technology for bonding anodized aluminum surfaces together. Bonding solar panels to a mounting structure removes the need to wire the solar panels separately: just the mounting structure needs to be wired to ground.

The WEEB-xMC(s) are used for rail-mounted solar panels. Retaining features keep the parts on the rail while still allowing them to be correctly positioned beneath the panels.

The WEEB-DMC is a washer used to bond the frame of a solar panel to either Direct Power and Water or IronRidge rail mount systems. Two WEEB-DMC are required per PAIR of solar panels installed. (Two additional WEEB-DMC are required for the end panel in odd-number rows).

How Many Parts Do I Use?

In order to meet the ANSI/UL467 specification, two WEEBs must contact each solar panel. For the WEEB-9.5, that means two parts are needed for each solar panel installed. For the WEEB-xMC parts, since each part contacts two panel, two WEEB-xMC are required per PAIR* of solar panels installed. (*two additional WEEB-xMC required for end panel in odd-number rows)

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