A recent survey of facility professionals revealed mixed results on the knowledge of surge protection. Only surge protective devices, also known as transient voltage surge suppressors, protect against power surges. Fuses and breakers, GFCIs, wiring, low-cost uninterruptable power supplies, and typical power strips do not. A recent survey found that 79% of facility owners estimated […]
Outlines the capabilities of power quality monitoring (PQM) devices with respect to surge protection. Provides end-users with information that can affect equipment’s protection when receiving transients (power surges). Download White Paper Here
Provides guidance on the evaluation, specification and/or use of surge protective devices (SPDs) deployed in low voltage power distribution system applications. Download White Paper Here
Describes a uniform specification methodology for SPDs, containing at least one non-linear component, that are connected to or within a 50/60 Hz power distribution equipment that is rated up to 1000 Vac. Download White Paper Here
Provides an overview of electrical and electronic equipment surge susceptibility. Download White Paper Here
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association estimates that 60-80% of surges originate from internal sources (within a home or business). Keep your valuable electronics safe by protecting them from the surges that can damage or destroy them. What is a power surge? A power surge is a sudden and unwanted increase in voltage that can damage, degrade, […]
Expensive electronics such as home theater systems or computers are purchased more often during the holiday season than any other time of the year. ESFI offers the following suggestions to help guard these and other high-end appliances against damage from electrical surges this holiday season.
What is a “Power Surge”? A power surge, or transient voltage, is a sudden and unwanted increase in voltage that can damage, degrade or destroy the sensitive electronic equipment in your home or business. Causes: The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) estimates that 60-80% of surges are created within a facility, such as when large appliances, like […]