High Performance Wind Turbine Surge Protectors

Wind Turbines are at Risk from Transient Voltage. Lightning Strikes cause 80% + of lost Production and Down Time. Protect Against Damage with High Quality Surge Protectors. Get the Right Gear!Commercial Wind Turbines: High Risk for Lighting Strike Damage

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.

Wind Turbine Surge Protectors: Applications

High Quality, High Performance Wind Turbine Surge Protectors. SPDs for Both AC and DC Equipment. Cascade Protection With Multiple Devices Provides The Best Results. Get the Right Gear!Wind Turbine Power SPDs

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 Applications:

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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. Top of the line SG Advantage® Series are advanced, high quality, high performance devices. SPDs employ true All-Mode Protection and Optimal Response CircuitryTM with 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. Our SPDs Do.

Install Wind Turbine Surge Protectors on Both Power and Data Lines to Best Defend Against Damaging Surges. Implement Cascade Protection With Multiple SPDs For Best Results. Get the Right Gear!Series Power and Data Wind Turbine SPDs

Wind Turbin Power SPD Features:

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

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