How does Surge protection work and why is it important?
Surge protection works using a device called a surge protector. A surge protector is an appliance that protects electrical equipment from voltage spikes. Voltage spikes can occur due to lightning strikes, short circuits, tripped circuit breakers, power outages, power transitions and malfunctioning. The surge protectors function is to limit the voltage supplied to any electric equipment or device that is deemed to be above a safe level. They do this by blocking or shorting any unnecessary extra voltage.
Surge protectors are typically found and installed in power distribution panels, communication devices, process control systems and other types of heavy-duty industrial systems. To see how we can help you with installation click here. This is to protect against electrical surges or spikes that can damage equipment.
Many businesses depend on heavy-duty electrical equipment for their production and revenue. Without a surge protector, heavy-duty equipment is vulnerable to voltage spikes which can cause any machine or system to break down. The breaking down of heavy-duty electrical equipment can cost a business a lot of time and money. Much of the heavy-duty equipment in factories and business are worth thousands of dollars, if not millions.
Therefore, without surge protectors in facilities, factories and manufacturing plants owners are putting all their expensive electrical devices at risk. They are also putting their less expensive equipment at risk as well, which can cost a lot if you add together all the alarms, computers, telephones in many facilities. Therefore, investing in surge protectors and having them on is very important and a wise move.
Huge levels of electrical usage are expected in many business environments. That is why commercial buildings need to have a quality flow of electricity. If not, fuses can blow out and equipment can become faulty. Surge protectors control the flow of electricity safely to all devices and equipment on the property. Therefore, the chances of electrical damages are minimised and circuits function more reliably.
Sudden power surges can damage equipment and a surge protector can stop this from happening. Surge protectors can protect whole facilities and buildings in the event of a lightning storm or any sort of event that causes a power surge. Surge protectors also help facilities deal with any special events that require extra electricity such as a rock concert. A casino or hall that decides to hold an open-air rock concert will obviously be using extra electricity than it usually does, and this increase in electricity can increase the risk of a voltage spike occurring. To make sure the special event runs smoothly, a surge protector should be used to make sure that the power is running smoothly to all electrical equipment and that there will be no electrical issues or voltage spikes during the event.
It's also a good idea to get multiple quotes for wiring and other electrical jobs as prices and services may vary.
There are also residential surge protectors that are installed in households, this is to protect electrical equipment in households of suffering from a voltage spike.