Frequently Asked Questions

How is a SolaDeck enclosure typically used?

The 0799 series SolaDeck models are listed for outdoor use and can be used for either simple wire pass-through or to combine PV strings.

Can I use the 0799 series SolaDeck enclosure to combine PV strings?

The 0799 series of SolaDeck enclosures are rated, listed and labelled to meet the standard for combining PV strings. To learn more about the differences and functions of all our SolaDeck models, view all of our SolaDeck products on the product link.

What is best way to transition the PV wire with a SolaDeck?

Wire nuts can be used, but rail mounted terminal blocks are the method of choice. Terminal blocks are non-fused connection devices that provide a visibly clean installation for easy labeling. We offer several models of terminal blocks to work in conjunction with your SolaDeck.

 

Does the installation of a SolaDeck require any special tools?

Over and above the tools listed in the installation manual, a knock-out tool is needed to make the holes for either strain fittings or conduit entry above the roof deck. Every SolaDeck model has preconfigured dimple locations used for centering these entry holes.

Can I use breakers in the current SolaDeck models?

Yes, all SolaDeck models can accommodate breakers for both AC and DC current.

Are there any SolaDeck models available for high salt coastal markets?

Yes, the SolaDeck is available in a 0799-5SS and 0799-2SS which are constructed from stainless steel.

Is there a SolaDeck model for deep tile roof systems?

Yes, RSTC Enterprises offers the 0766-41AD SolaTile, which is designed for deep tile roof systems. For specific details on the deep-draw tile system, see the spec sheet located in our Manuals & Documents link.