Type 1+2 PV surge protector - 1500 Vdc
Part Number: 3963
  • Type 1+2 surge protector for photovoltaic
  • VG technology
  • 600 Vdc
  • No leakAge, no operating currents
  • Improved life expectancy
  • Iimp : 12,5 kA/pole
  • Common/Differential mode protection
  • Remote signaling
  • UTE C61-740-51, EN 50539-11 compliance
Installation Sheet

DS60VGPV/51 are type 1+2 heavy duty surge protectors are designed to protect against lightning surge voltages in photovoltaic power supply network. These protectors are recommended when a direct lightning strike is possible on the installation. The DS60VGPV/51 SPDs may withstand up to 12.5 kA 10/350µs, it incorporates CITEL's exclusive patented 'VG technology'

SPD type
following IEC test
PV network 600 Vdc
Nominal PV voltage
600 Vdc
Max. PV operating voltage
720 Vdc
Residual Current
Leakage current to Ground
PV Permanent Operating current
Current consumption at Ucpv
Follow current
Nominal discharge current
15 x 8/20 µs impulses
20 kA
Max. discharge current
max. withstand @ 8/20 µs by pole
40 kA
Impulse current by pole
max. withstand 10/350µs by pole
12.5 kA
Total lightning current
max. total withstand @ 10/350µs
25 kA
Current withstand short circuit PV
15000 A
Connection mode(s)
Protection mode(s)
Common/Differential mode
Protection level
@ In (8/20µs)
2.2 kV
Protection level L/N
@ In (8/20µs)
2.2 kV
Protection level L/PE
@ In (8/20µs)
2.2 kV
Protection level CM/DM
@ In (8/20µs)
2.2/2.8 kV
Technology VG
Connection to Network screw terminals: 6-35mm²
Format 1-pole modular box
Mounting Symmetrical rail 35 mm (EN60715)
Housing material Thermoplastic UL94-V0
Operating temperature -40/+85°C
Protection rating IP20
Outdoor application
Failsafe behavior Disconnection SPD of the PV line
Disconnection indicator 1 mechanical indicator
Spare module(s)
Remote signaling of disconnection Output on changeover contact - 250 Vac/0.5 A (AC) - 30 Vdc/3A (DC)
See diagram
Certification EAC
Standards compliance EN 50539-11
Thermal disconnector Internal