Why Surge Suppression?
Transients Are Everywhere
It is widely recognized and well documented that electrical voltage transients are present virtually everywhere. Some sources, such as lightning strikes, are dramatic and only occur occasionally. Some, like arc welders, produce light, heat and noise and are obvious. Others are quite subtle and occur continuously all around us. Electrical voltage transients are produced in varying degrees whenever any electrical or electronic device is operated. Everything from a simple on-off switch, to a sophisticated power supply, to an industrial machine tool, to a household appliance, to a common fluorescent light, produces electrical voltage transients.
Right: An obvious source of transients. But not all sources are so readily apparent.
Estimates suggest that unclean power may cause over $80 billion worth of loss each year in the form of downtime and lost revenue.
Save Time and Money By Protecting Your Equipment from Unclean Power
The presence of voltage transients can be disruptive and destructive not only to the powered device itself, but to things controlled and or affected by the device as well. Unclean power can be responsible for “glitches” that are otherwise unexplainable. The results of these glitches range from productivity-killing annoyances to major catastrophes. Consider, for example, the need to restart an interrupted non-critical process. Then also consider the potentially deadly hazards of a major piece of machinery starting up unexpectedly.
Regardless of the source, the damage resulting from unclean power is extremely costly. In fact, experts estimate that these types of problems cost U.S. businesses more than $80 billion in downtime and revenue each year.