Surge Protective Device (SPD) applications for Access Control Panel equipment provide critical protection from the dangers of surge related activity.
Transient Voltage is responsible for billions of dollars of equipment damage and downtime annually. Access Control Panels are no exception.
Reduce glitches, reduce repair and reduce liability while improving overall system reliability with the proper application of Surge
Protective Devices. In a number of scenarios, SPDs are a NEC requirement.
However, they need to be the Right SPD placed in the Right Location to deliver the Right Results.
In commercial and industrial environments, there are multiple types of damaging surges present. SPDs that effectively defend against multiple types of transients in all modes, provide the highest level of protection.
Many SPD designs primarily focus on reduced mode, Impulse surge protection. In today's commercial settings however, RingWave surges are found to be much more prevalent than Impulse surges.
Important Note: Few surge protectors address RingWave surges effectively. This
includes SPDs with EMI/RFI Technology. Access Control Panels need
surge protectors that defend against Impulse and RingWave surges.
Our SPDs are specifically built to perform against both Impulse and RingWave Transients. Protection from multiple surge types, with individual protection in all-modes is Full Spectrum ProtectionTM. These are superior SPDs.
Access Control Panel electronics can be damaged by RingWave surges. Most RingWaves get past a standard surge protectors impulse or fixed clamping protection circuitry. Fixed Clamping is not designed to mitigate RingWave transients effectively. EMI/RFI technology is not designed for effective RingWave transient protection either.
A SPD with both Fixed-Clamping and EMI/RFI Technology only amounts to Partial Protection.
20% of surge related damage is caused by External sources. 80% of surge related electrical damage is caused by Internal sources. Most Internal surge activity are RingWaves.
Don't settle for partial or 20% protection when Full Spectrum ProtectionTM is available!
Although offered, Access Control Panel systems that contain "built-in" surge protection should be carefully evaluated. "Included" protection is typically not the best surge protection option. "Included" designs are often limited to circuit board level impulse type surge protection.
The most effective surge protection option is supported by IEEE. Installing complete, individual, properly designed SPDs at strategic locations is advocated. Applying SPDs with Full Spectrum ProtectionTM enhances IEEE's recommendation by defending against multiple surge types that other SPDs miss.
SPDs for Communication Circuits can be overlooked in Access Control Panel Systems. Data Line or circuits
with external exposure create the greatest risk. Large external surge
events and subsequent unexpected costs can be prevented with the proper
application of SPDs in these scenarios as well.
However, they need to be the Right Data Line SPDs installed in the Right Locations to deliver the Right Results.
Get the markets best design and most Advanced Technology with the largest selection of SPD Options for Access Control Panel and Data Line circuit protection.
Advantage® Series units are the most complete SPD available. Expressly designed to protect sensitive and critical power equipment and communication lines. For low voltage and space limited installations, request Surge BarrierTM SPDs.
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