Multi-use bonding washers versus single use

pv_n00b

Senior Member
There are multi-use and single-use bonding washers and clips available. If someone is servicing a PV array and has to R&R a module that uses bonding clips how do they know if they can reuse the clip or not? Maybe they just assume it's one time use and replace it?
 

Carultch

Senior Member
There are multi-use and single-use bonding washers and clips available. If someone is servicing a PV array and has to R&R a module that uses bonding clips how do they know if they can reuse the clip or not? Maybe they just assume it's one time use and replace it?
It will be marked with a part number stamped in to the product itself, and one would look up that part number and manufacturer for the product instructions. Ideally, the drawing set would also specify make/model of bonding hardware, and while making a maintenance plan, one would look up product instructions and carry spare bonding hardware if necessary.
 

pv_n00b

Senior Member
I was thinking it might be a good idea to have it marked on the clip. Something like "Single Use" or "Multi-Use". If it is multi-use it would then be up to the person working on it to determine the manufacturer's reuse requirements. If it's single-use they would know to toss it.
 
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