Surge protection devices protect your facility from electric surges and exclude costly and destructive power surges.
What is a power surge?
When the line voltage rises above the accepted level than it is rated for and remains there for more than 10 milliseconds, a power surge occurs. In best case scenarios, that spike of overvoltage will only cause a minor hiccup on your electronics. However, if the surge is high, an unprotected circuit can be rendered useless. A surge can be so excessive that even common electronics in an industry can be destroyed beyond repair.
What causes power surge?
Improper grounding system, wire arcing, and when an appliance or machinery starts and stops, a power surge may occur. But, a lightning strike is the most common cause as a huge amount of over current passes through the site destroying any unprotected appliance, computer or electrical device. The potential for fire is always a concern.
How does a surge protector help?
These protective devices integrate discrete circuit protection devices into an assembly or system that provides an enhanced level of functionality and protection. In today’s hi-tech globe, computerized appliances and electronics can be spoiled or destroyed due to surges.
Are there different types of industrial surge protection devices?
Yes. For protection against overvoltage to be effective, the position of the SPD in the installation and the type of SPD must be appropriate for the level of risk.
LEC offers a comprehensive range of Surge protection devices.
Facility guard: it’s designed to protect sensitive electronics at the service entrance for light commercial service panels with a peak surge protection capacity of up to 400,000 amps per phase. This UL listed product protects against both surges caused by severe transient events as well as smaller scale disruptions.
Transient limiters: it offers a simple means to bring down initial surge to manageable levels and offer value to light industrial, commercial and home use.
DC surge protectors: this product protects against fast-rising transients and slower, high energy impulses. For example, the inverters within a solar farm can be easily damaged by surges in DC current caused by lightning strike, making the installation of SPD crucial within those inverters.
Hybrid surge protectors for data and telecom application: the demand for faster data speeds has urged equipment manufacturers to use fragile high-speed components thus the use of SPD has become more important than ever before. Our TE500 offers protection from electromagnetically induced transient surges.
Since 1971, Lightning Eliminators & Consultant Inc. has been creating products that simplify your life and empower you to fully leverage technology. We combine extensive research and development with over 4 decades of experience to give you innovative and dependable lightning and surge protection products and solutions backed by a robust warrant.
Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. (LEC) serves its clients by installing and maintaining lightning protection systems (LPS), and prevention solutions. Equipped with over four decades of experience, LEC has provided successful support to over 90 countries and throughout the United States.