Enphase IQ system comes with a number of accessories to facilitate an easy and flexible installation. The most common accessories of the IQ system are the Enphase Q Aggregator, the Q-Cable and the Q Field Wireables.
The Enphase Q Cable
The Enphase Q Cable is used to link all the IQ microinverters in one branch. They are 50% lighter in weight and easier to install then the previous generation of Enphase Engage Cable. They are UL listed and the new cable numbering simplifies wire management. The cables come to size and are plug and play, all connections are water tight for a reliable long lasting installation.
For 240V system the Q-cable comes in 3 different sizes:
Q-12-10-240 Q-Cable 1.0m long for 60-cell and 72-cell modules oriented in portrait
Q-12-17-240 Q-Cable 1.7m long for 60-cell modules oriented in landscape
Q-12-20-200 Q-Cable 2.0m long for 72-cell modules oriented in landscape
Other Enphase IQ accessories are:
Enphase Q Aggregator
The Enphase Q Aggregator is a sophisticated weather tight connection box to terminate and combine branch circuits on the roof. It helps reduce the amount of material and cable used while it also improves installation reliability.
– Accommodates up to 3 branch circuits
– One aggregator is compatible with solar arrays up to 13.7 kW
– Reduces installation time and material costs
Enphase Q Field Wireables
The Enphase Q Field Wireables are male and female connectors compatible with the Enphase Q Cable. They use a crip toll similar to the tool used with MC4 connectors. They are UL listed for outdoor use and help eliminate wire waste.
Enphase Energy is a worldwide company with its headquarters located in Petaluma, California. They are a global energy technology company that delivers straightforward, innovative and dependable energy management solutions. Enphase Energy is the market leader in microinverters. Their microinverter system is one of the most technologically advanced inverter systems for use with grid-tie, or utility-connected, solar electric systems.
Their microinverters are easy to install and can be easily expanded. With the Enphase system, shading on one panel won’t affect the output of any other panels. They make it easy to expand their system in a more cost effective way by adding another panel and another Enphase microinverter to the array.
Enphase Energy is a company that is committed to quality, reliability and environmental responsibility. Their commitment shows with every product they manufacture. Each system only comes to market after one million hours of power-on testing has been done.