字幕列表 影片播放 列印英文字幕 Hi, this is Amy from the altE Store. I wanted to show you the new clamping system from IronRidge. It's the UFO, the Universal Fastening Object. Now it's really nice, very very versatile. The same clamp can be used from 30mm to 48mm solar panel frames. So that gives you a nice wide range. Most solar panels out in the industry now are going to within that range. Now you can use this as both the mid-clamp and the end-clamp. So you don't have to have the separate end-clamp and mid-clamps that you used to have to have. And these were available in different size ranges. The nice thing is this one clamp can be used for 30 to 48mm. Now the one thing to keep in mind is to turn this from a mid-clamp to an end-clamp, you need to get the stopper sleeve. Now these sleeves are available in different thicknesses based on the thickness of your solar panel. So it's available in 32mm, 33, 35, 38, 40, and 48mm. So all you do to turn a mid-clamp into an end-clamp is put the little stopper sleeve on there, and that turns it right into an end-clamp. So it just goes right on there. Now these come with a T-bolt, so you don't have to slide it in from the end of the rail. You just slide it down where ever you are going and it's just going to stay there. It stands up on its own. It's got the integrated bonding. So what this means is it will automatically bite through the frame of your solar panel, bite through the metal of your rail, and it will electrically bond them together, so that you can ground everything. It's got little teeth on both the top of the UFO cap and on the bolt, so when you tighten that down, that's going to bond every thing. It is UL2703 certified, so that'll keep your authority having jurisdiction happy. So it's all nice and code compliant. And what it also has is, this is just part of the whole bonding system. So this will bond the panels to the rails. You then have the ability to bond the feet to the rail, if you are connecting it to say a Fast Foot or some sort of S-5!, or any sort of flashing. This is how you would connect right on to it. And the bolt, same thing, has got the teeth that's going to bite right in there. It also has, if you need to extend your rails, you would get the bonding splice. Now that just slides right in and it comes with a self tapping screw that also is going to just bite right through, grab every thing, electrically bond the rail to the splice, and then the screws that you put on the second section will bond that second rail to the splice, which bonds it to the rail, which is bonded to the feet, which is bonded to the frame. Everything is all nice and connected together, very very easy. So you don't have to have that separate grounding strap anymore, the splice, the internal splice acts as your grounding. And, you've also got a new grounding lug. So again, it's got those teeth that bite in and so this is where you would just, it's got a T-bolt, you just slide it into the rail, tighten that down, and that's going to connect it, bond it, to the rail. And then you connect your 6 gauge bare copper wire to your grounding rod. So that get's everything all bonded together. So to see how easily this all goes together, I just take a couple of my universal clamps, pop the sleeves on to turn them into end clamps. I'm just going to pop it right in where, right at the end here. And because they've got the T-bolt, I don't have to slide it all the way in. I can just drop it right down here. Slide the panel right up to it. I've got my mid-clamps. Again, I just slide them right in where they need to be, and I would just tighten these right up. So again I've got my end clamps, put them on here. And, 7/16 socket, just drill them all down, you've got this system all nice and installed. Everything's going to be bonded, everything's going to be grounded, everything's going to be code compliant. It's a really sweet system. So, this was Amy from the altE Store, I hope this was helpful to you. If so, give us a like and a share, and be sure to subscribe to our altE Store channel so we can notify you when we've got new videos coming out. And don't forget to go to our website altestore.com, where we've been making renewable do-able since 1999.