Most people have a straightforward surge protector that might be used to protect the television and related media equipment. For sure, another will be used for the computer and protector. But, in this day and age with all the high-tech equipment in the modern homes we see weekly, it is very important to protect all of your appliances and equipment.
We recommend, at the very least, considering a whole-house surge protection system. Here are some reasons why we feel the way we do…
With the presence of more kinds of electronics and appliances there is an increased vulnerability to transient over voltages. These can come from the utility plants, over basic networks or electrostatic discharges.
Each year, industries spend millions on losses due to lightning and surges. Over voltage and lightning protection barriers divert transient voltage and over voltage currents which are detrimental. For this reason, all measuring and control signals must be protected, either in a control room, in the field, or even within a hazardous area.
OVER VOLTAGE PROTECTION DEVICES
Over voltages caused by lightning strikes or switching actions are often the cause of damage or breakdown of electrical resources. The defect of an inverter means a very expensive damage of equipment. Loss of benefits and costs of repair are consequences that can be avoided by means of devices to protect against surges.
Surge protection devices must be taken into consideration for all cables: both DC voltage L +, L- and ground potential, as well as AC voltage between phases L1, L2, L3, of the neutral wire and land potential.
During a direct lightning strike on an electric line or pole, the current can propagate and reach all the installations distributed by the line itself if they are located several kilometers from the point of impact. These currents are so much more destructive as the majority of lightning strike power is "driven" by the grid.
All metallic elements located in a perimeter near a lightning strike behave like antennas that capture by "induction" the sudden variations of the electromagnetic expansion induced by the ray. Over voltages and transient currents appear on all equipment that is connected and whose effects are proportional to the power and proximity of the lightning strike.
During a lightning strike in the vicinity of a building, the dispersion of the current in the ground can induce a potential rise in the electrical earth of the installation to which all the masses of the equipment are connected. Without protection, these surges cause "surge" of strong transient currents that can be very destructive.
BENEFITS OF OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTORS FOR THE WHOLE HOUSE:
Save money - After a strong electrical surge, you need not replace, repair your electronic equipment.
Secure your electronics equipment - For a comparatively cheap price, you can be assured that all the electronics connected to your entire home are protected.
Tranquility - The next time when goes off or it is a thunderstorm, you can stay relaxed knowing that each of electronic devices of your home is protected.
All home surge protection system safeguards all your channels from outward power surges. This includes:
• Air conditioners
• Stoves / Ovens
• And all those are plugged in!
Consider a whole-house surge protection system for your home in Albany? Give us a call & see if it's a good fit!