Surge Protective Devices Misconceptions

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 […]

Understanding Surge Protective Devices Survey

In 2021, the Electrical Safety Foundation International surveyed industrial and commercial facility professionals, including managers, owners, building engineers, heads of maintenance, and related occupations. These professionals provided insights regarding power surge incidents and effects, as well as usage of Surge Protective Devices in the facilities they manage.  SEE FULL SURVEY RESULTS Common Voltage Surge Causes: […]

Commercial and Industrial Surge Protective Devices

Protecting your Business from Downtime and Data Loss Surges can occur in any facility and according to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, 80% of all surges originate inside facilities. The National Electrical Code Requires Surge Protection In: Emergency systems Elevators & Escalators Wind Electric Systems Industrial Machinery Fire Pump Controllers   Type of Surge Protection […]

Lightning Protection: Preventing a Direct Strike

In the first quarter of 2017 alone, thunderstorms caused a record $5.7 billion in losses, and lightning kills and average of 30 people a year. Learn how to keep you, your family, and property safe from lightning. Lightning is Deadly An average of 22,600 fires were caused by lightning between 2007 and 2011 According to Aon Benfield’s […]

Surge Protection – More than an Accessory

Summary In 2017, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) conducted a survey of electrical designers, planners, and engineers and found that there was a limited understanding of the purpose and effectiveness of surge protection devices. In response to the survey results, ESFI created educational materials to spread awareness of surge protection. An important factor revealed […]

Surge Protection – Keeping your Electronics and Home Safe

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, […]

Surge and Protect

National Electrical Safety Month 2015 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 […]

Surge and Protect 2014

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 […]