Water Ingress In Isolators
Water with any electrical equipment usually results in failure and a potential risk of fire.
The problem with DC systems is that the natural characteristics of DC electricity usually means when a fire occurs, it is difficult to extinguish and will normally have to burn itself out. Most fires in our industry are the result of water ingress in DC isolators.
Common Causes of Water Ingress are:
- Top entry into the enclosures
- Incorrect installation
- Conduit and fittings not glued
- Enclosures have failed or cracked under UV degradation