Solar panels and PV systems have a typical life expectancy of 20-30+ years. When all wires are correctly managed, the system is much more likely to last and will require fewer repairs throughout its lifetime. However, for the inevitable maintenance needed overtime, proper wire management allows maintenance personnel to troubleshoot and target problems more easily. Dealers and installers also know that poor wire management leads to serious problems. In fact, there have been two major PV array incidents of fire in just the last ten years. Stringing conductors along sharp edges, not properly identifying conductors, or polarizing the wrong combiner boxes are common errors resulting in circuits shorting.
Heat Stabilized Cable Ties are recommended for applications when resistance to higher temperatures is necessary. While general purpose Nylon 6/6 works effectively in many applications, the addition of effective heat stabilizing material enables Heat Stabilized Cable Ties to perform effectively in temperatures up to 221 degree F. Heat Stabilized Cable Ties are black in color. The one piece construction allows for consistent performance and reliability.