Battery backup surge protectors are critical pieces of equipment. In emergency system applications, SPDs are now a NEC requirement.
Devices are to be applied to backup or emergency power system scenarios. The purpose of such devices help to ensure reliability and dependability of the emergency power supply.
Battery backup systems are responsible for restoring or maintaining power in the event the primary power source is disrupted or fails.
If electronics and electrical equipment are important enough to warrant a battery backup system, the backup system is important enough to warrant high quality, high performance, Full Spectrum ProtectionTM surge protective devices (SPDs).
Individual backup units and larger backup systems are used in multiple applications for numerous electrical and electronic emergency power needs. Common locations and uses for battery backup equipment include but are not limited to:
systems and sensitive equipment have a UPS or multiple UPS for
primary power disruption events.
In addition to uninterruptible power supply devices, battery bank applications are also applied. These are often found in power plants, sub stations, telecommunication facilities and commercial wind and solar farm scenarios.
banks are commonly used in support of large, multiple UPS equipment scenarios as well as other emergency power applications.
Changes to the National Electrical Code. Surge Protection Section. Click NEC Surge Protection Updates
Placing the Right SPD, in the Right Location, with the Right Installation provides the best surge protection option.
A layered protection approach on the power side and data line protection on the signal side using Surge Protective Devices is recommended. A layered or cascade protection approach is a recommendation of the IEEE. This design provides a best practice when protecting sensitive electronics and critical equipment.
Each battery backup surge protector scenario may be different. However, in general, here are basic SPD location recommendations for backup systems protection:
This approach protects the upstream inverters/rectifiers, charge controllers, distribution panels and other equipment from damaging transient voltage. As designed, this provides layered protection for the battery bank.
Protecting against large transients, especially lighting generated events, robust surge suppressors with high kA ratings, True All-Mode-Protection design and circuit encapsulation can provide a distinct advantage over competing devices.
SPDs are specifically designed for applications and protection needs of battery backup systems. Top of the line AdvantageTM Series are High Quality, High Performance devices. SPDs employ True All-Mode Protection, Encapsulation Technology with a multi-stage hybrid network design.
Responsive Circuitry™ available. When included, FRCTM delivers Full Spectrum ProtectionTM. This advanced technology mitigates Impulse and RingWave surge types in the toughest environments that other SPDs miss.
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