Lightning damage can be very dangerous, very unpredictable, very costly and can occur more often than most realize.
According to a published 2009 report from The National Lightning Safety Institute, lightning damage is responsible for an estimated $5 billion in insurance losses annually. These losses cover both business and residential scenarios.
It's safe to say, much of the damage is to electrical and electronic equipment. It is also safe to say much of this damage could have been avoided or mitigated with the proper lightning surge protection systems in place.
the right surge protection products, placed in the right locations, with the right installations, are an
integral part of a lightning surge protection system. It's important to understand, not all SPDs provide the same level of protection.
The pictures below show real examples of damage resulting from unprotected electrical and electronic systems.
Since the occurrence of this damage, measures have been taken to protect these and additional systems using high quality, high performance surge protection equipment.
Using the best surge protector options could have protected against these damages
The two images above are views from a damaged circuit board... front and back view. Notice the burn in the lower left corner of the left image. The second image shows the same damage from the back side of the circuit board.
These two images are of a similar circuit board... but have different damage. Again... the images are views of the front and back sides. Notice the burn damage on the center circuits near the bottom of both circuit boards.
The above examples represent thousands of dollars in equipment damage alone. The amount of down-time, repair costs and lost revenue adds up as well. Overall, this preventable damage can reach into the tens of thousands of dollars.
Don't allow this happen to your electronics and electrical system. Take preventative action and protect your sensitive equipment and bottom line with the right SPDs. Not all SPDs are created equal. Don't be fooled.
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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.
Our line of SPDs are specifically designed for lighting protection applications. Our top of the line AdvantageTM Series are high quality, high performance devices. These devices employ True-All-Mode Protection, encapsulation technology and use a multi-stage, hybrid network design.
Our gear is often imitated... but rarely duplicated...
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