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Wind Turbine Surge Protectors

Wind Turbines are at Risk for Damage Caused by Transient Voltage. Lightning Strikes cause 80% or More of lost Production and Down Time. Protect Against This Damage with High Quality Surge ProtectorsHigh Lighting Strike Risk: Commercial Wind Turbines

High Quality, High Performance, Wind Turbine Surge Protectors defend against Lightning and other damaging transients.

The Wind Power industry continues to improve it's technology for both Commercial and Residential Wind Power Systems.

As a result, the need for surge protection to help maintain consistent and reliable wind turbine operation can not be overstated.

Wind Turbine Surge Protectors, in conjunction with external lightning rod systems, good grounding and good bonding are essential for defending against electrical and electronics damage.

Lightning and Transient Voltage Susceptibility

Wind Turbines contain sensitive electrical equipment composed of intricate electronics. These electronics are susceptible to disruptions and damage. Eliminating unnecessary disruptions, downtime, equipment repair and catastrophic damage caused by transient voltage needs to be a priority.

By their design and typical location placements, Wind Turbines are transient voltage magnets. Because of their size, they are especially susceptible to lightning induced damage. Lighting damage can be from direct strikes, nearby ground strikes, strikes to power lines and from cloud to cloud events.

Industry studies show lightning damage is responsible for the greatest amount of repair time, downtime and loss of revenue. Up to 85% of wind turbine damage from lightning events are to the electronics and electrical equipment.

At the 6th International Renewable Energy Congress (IREC) in 2015, the linked paper was presented providing measures to take to protect against damages to wind turbines caused by lightning.

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Wind Turbine Surge Protectors

High Quality, High Performance Wind Turbine Surge Protectors. Use SPDs for Both AC and DC Equipment. A Cascade Protection Approach With Multiple Devices Will Provide The Best ResultsWind Turbine Power Surge Protectors

Placing the right SPD, in the right location, with the right installation... provides the best wind turbine 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 strongly 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.


Recommended SPD Locations

  • Inverters
  • Controllers
  • Generators
  • Utility Transformer or AC Distribution Panel
  • Anemometers
  • Blade Pitch Controllers
  • Data Lines
  • Modems

High Quality Wind Turbine Surge Protectors

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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 applications and protection needs of the wind power industry. Our top of the line SG Advantage® Series are high quality, high performance devices that employ true All-Mode Protection and use a multi-stage hybrid network design.

Industry leading Frequency Responsive Circuitry is available as well as additional SPD Options.

FRCTM delivers Full Spectrum Protection for critical electronics by providing industry leading RingWave suppression technology. Not many SPDs provide High Quality, RingWave protection designs. Ours Do.

Install Wind Turbine Surge Protectors on Both Power and Data Lines to Best Defend Against Damaging Surges. Use Cascading Implementation With Multiple SPDs For Best Results Against Lightning StrikesSeries Power and Data Wind Turbine SPDs

Wind Turbin SPD Features

  • Peak Surge Current                                     30 kA to 900kA           
  • Modes of Protection                                   Discrete All-Mode Protection
  • Listings                                                          ANSI/UL 1449, CSA MC#241804 (AC)
  • Encapsulation                                              Full Circuitry Encapsulation
  • Enclosure                                                      NEMA 12, 4 and 4X (options)
  • Filtering Technology                                   EMI/RFI
  • Advanced Filtering Technology                Frequency Responsive CircuitryTM (option)
  • Warranty                                                        Industry Leading - No Hassle

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