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Some Information about Power Surges and How You Can Be Protected From It You will face a real problem when your high tech and sensitive equipment would encounter power surges. Some instances like lightning and car crashing into a power pole could cause power surges. Among these events, a lightning can be the most devastating because of the surge it can deliver thereby blowing your equipment to pieces. Imagine a lightning surges that can range to over 300,000 Amps, and this will cause some scenarios. A direct effect is experienced when a lightning hits directly on a structure and its resulting energy would go its way to the earth through the structure. On the other hand, the effects of an indirect lightning strike are considered to be more devastating since it is not as obvious as when it is hitting directly on the structure.
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It is said that many power surges are caused by people, with 60% of all surges and transients caused by industrial switching. On the other hand, lightning accounts for around 20% of power surges and by far considered as the most spectacular.
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Enumerated power surges that are caused by man are substation faults, internal plant failure that would cause surges to areas of the plant, inductive loads in starting motors, generators and compressors. Also, if you are located at the end of the grid thereby exposing you to a large voltage variance, whether over or under voltage conditions and general interference. Natural conditions leading to power surges would be like the weather related events such as earthquakes, tremors and others. Other events can also be categorized with no real known cause of power surges. Be informed that all surges and transients can also travel to your equipment through power lines, data/signal lines, telecommunication lines, and poor earthing. In the past, the usual advice to avoid power surges on our equipment is to disconnect it from the power source whenever we hear the sound of a thunder. If you are at home, this advice still works in protecting your equipment from the 20% of the power surges. Fortunately, there are now effective solutions today that will give surge protection for all equipment without having to disconnect it from their power point, and these are surge diverters and surge filters. With a protective design to divert to earth a large portion of energy from the incoming surge, the surge diverters or also known as shunt or parallel connected protector is a basic form of protection. Also known as series connected protector, the surge filters operates by cutting the incoming cable and wire it to the filter, and because of this, the filter is rated to reflect the load of the equipment. In order to protect sensitive electronics, it is recommended to use surge filters.