Surge Protective Device (SPD) applications for Backup Generator equipment provide critical protection from the ever increasing dangers of surge related activity.
Transient Voltage is responsible for billions of dollars of equipment damage and downtime annually. Backup or Standby Generators are no exception.
Note: National Electrical Code 2014, Article 700.8 "... a listed SPD shall be installed in or on all emergency systems switchboards and panelboards."
Reduce equipment damage, replacement, risk and liability. Improve standby system efficiency and reliability with the proper application of Surge Protective Devices.
However, they need to be the Right SPDs placed in the Right Locations to deliver the Right Results.
Quality, performance and effectiveness of commercial grade backup generator surge protectors differ by manufacturers. At times, these differences can by quite pronounced.
For industrial, commercial and military environments, there are multiple surge protector designs available. SPDs that effectively protect against multiple types of transient voltage in all modes of the system provide the highest level of protection.
Many SPD manufacturers focus on Reduced-Mode Designs and Impulse Surge protection schemes. However, in terms of overall durability, effectiveness and reliability, true Discrete All-Mode Protection with Full Spectrum ProtectionTM designs are superior.
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In commercial and industrial settings, there are multiple surge
types found in all phases of the electrical system. SPDs that effectively protect against both Impulse and
RingWave transients are needed to provide the best protection.
SPDs primarily focusing on reduced mode, impulse surge protection limit SPD effectiveness. In today's commercial and industrial environments, RingWave surges are typically much more prevalent.
Important Note: Few surge protectors address RingWave surges effectively. This includes SPDs with EMI/RFI Technology. Critical Backup Generator systems need surge protectors that protect against both surge types.
Our unique SPD designs are specifically built to perform against Impulse and RingWave Transients. Protection against multiple surge types with individual protection in all-modes is Full Spectrum ProtectionTM. These are superior performing SPDs for Backup Generators and other standby equipment including:
SPDs for Communication and Control Circuits can be overlooked in Backup Generator Systems. Circuits can be either powered or standard data/communication lines. Data Line circuits
with external exposure create the greatest risk. Impulse Surge
events can be mitigated with the proper
application of SPDs.
However, they need to be the Right Data Line SPDs installed in the Right Locations to deliver the Right Results.
Advantage® Series units are the most complete SPD available. Expressly designed to protect sensitive and critical power equipment and communication lines.
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