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, large or small. 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 to individual equipment, sensitive devices and power systems 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 should be important enough to warrant high quality, high performance, Full Spectrum Protection surge protectors.
Individual units and larger 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:
Many systems and sensitive equipment use a UPS or multiple UPS for primary power disruptions. Uninterruptible Power Supplies are a very common emergency power devices used by both small and large entities.
In addition to uninterruptible power supply units, there are battery bank applications. These are often found in power plants, sub stations, telecommunication facilities, commercial wind and solar farms and even residential scenarios.
banks are stacks or rows of batteries connected together in parallel or series. They are commonly used in support of large, multiple UPS equipment scenarios as well as other emergency power applications,
in vented "battery rooms" for safety, the number of batteries for power storage can range from a few units to hundreds of units or more. Common types of batteries used in these banks are often deep cycle lead-acid and NiCad.
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 high quality, Surge Protective Devices is recommended. A layered or cascade protection approach is also a recommendation of the IEEE. This provides a best practice when protecting sensitive electronics and critical equipment.
Each battery backup surge protector scenario may be different. However, in general, these are basic SPD location recommendations for backup systems:
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.
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