Surge protective devices protect against downtime, improve system and data reliability, and reduce electrical failures.
Electrical surge damage can be experienced in a single event or as the result of an accumulation of power surges.
Lightning and external sources cost the U.S. economy an estimated $5-6 billion per year.
A common source of power surges inside a building are devices that switch power on and off.
Damages caused by power surges are a leading cause of electrical equipment failure.
A recent survey found that all facilities that experienced power surges have reported downtime. The majority experienced between 1 to 12 hours of downtime. While 13 reported downtime greater than 48 hours caused by electrical surges.
Typical applications of surge protective devices within industrial or commercial settings include:
- HVAC systems
- Security systems and camera
- Fire alarm signaling circuits
Installing surge protective devices will protect against electrical failures to maintain the reliability and operation of electrical equipment.