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The Importance of Surge Protection

The Importance of Surge Protection

Came across an article in the Washington Examiner this week.  An arc in an underground power line caused a surge that blew off an electric meter in the basement of an apartment building in Washington, DC, and caused a small electrical fire.  Fortunately no one was hurt, but 75 people were temporarily displaced.    This demonstrates that residences should be protected from surges to prevent costly damage.  The members Read more [...]
Advanced Surge Arrester Technology Showcased on New Website

Advanced Surge Arrester Technology Showcased on New Website

One of the great things about an organization like NEMA, which represents so many different aspects of the electrical grid, is the opportunities that arise to help promote some very important technologies. Today the Surge Arresters Section launched its new website, dedicated to promoting the latest, most effective technology in arresters. Metal oxide varistor (MOC) technology long ago proved itself superior to the older silicon carbide (SiC) arrester technology, because it more Read more [...]