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What is a power surge? Tutorial SA1
Power Surges What are they? Where do they come from? What damage do they cause?
What is a Power Surge? Power surges are abnormally high voltage spikes riding on the AC Power A power surge is the most common of a number of conditions that affect the quality of the power you receive from the utility Electrical equipment in your home is designed to operate with minor variations in their standard operating voltage Even the smallest power surge can damage nearly all equipment in the home
What Causes Power Surges? Lightning Electric Utilities Internal loads and wiring –70% originate inside the home
What Damage Do Power Surges Cause? Disruption Mis-operation of equipment Frequently experienced Degradation Shortened life of equipment Frequently unknown Destruction Pitting, burning Immediately obvious
What is a power surge? Summarized Power surges are momentary, abnormally high voltage spikes riding on the AC Power Power surges are caused by lightning, the electric utility and equipment found inside your home Power surges can disrupt, degrade or destroy any electrical or electronic equipment connected to the AC Power system. Particularly vulnerable are appliances, home theater systems and home office equipment There is a cost effective solution to protect your investments! Whole Home Surge Protection by