Posted on: August 24, 2016
By: Alan O'Neill
Posted in: Electrician
Aside from the consequences of direct lightning strikes to the arrays, interconnecting power cabling is very susceptible to electromagnetically induced transients. Transients directly or indirectly caused by lightning, as well as transients generated by utility-switching functions, expose electrical and electronic equipment to very high overvoltages of very short duration (tens to hundreds of microseconds).
Surge Protection Device you really need to know
Surge Protective Devices (SPDs) are designed to reduce the random energy surges of voltage transients and electrical noise on the power supply line. Our comprehensive line of SPDs ranges from Type 1 Surge Arrestors – the first line of defense against external surges – to Type 2 Surge Panels and Type 3 Point-of-Use devices, such as strips and receptacles.
We also offer a variety of Type 4 UL recognized surge protective components, and low voltage power and data surge protective devices used for wired-in protection of industrial factory automation equipment.
For optimum protection, Leviton recommends implementing a “surge protection network”. For details click on the contact form link to the right and one of our surge protection network experts can advise you on the options that are best for your application.
The surge, which lasts a few microseconds, can destroy many electronic components: memories, processors, capacitors, screens, etc. Surge arrester damps the spike down to a value compatible with connected appliances
The demand for surge protection products is growing significantly. Businesses rely on computer systems to support transaction activities essential to their success. When a computer system is down, most activities stop and grinds the business to a halt. Power irregularities, such as surges and spikes, impede performance for systems handling essential transactions and sensitive information.
Surge Protection Devices at a Glance:
Power surges can happen at any time, not just during an electrical storm. A power surge can cause damage to homes and businesses, leading to expensive repair work or damaged electronic equipment. Damage from power surges is preventable with the right power surge protection measures. By following these tips you will help keep homes and businesses safe from power surges. Call (713) 812-7070 us for your home service and repair needs.
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