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Power Surges: Protect Your Home!

Power Surges: Protect Your Home!

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Pankaj Lal, Senior Offer Manager, Advanced Function Breakers & SPD, Schneider Electric Your home is your space in the world. For many, it is a lifetime investment, protected by insurance from possible damages. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American household spends a little more than $2,700 annually on entertainment; much of that entertainment is provided by household electronics. Read more [...]
2017 NEC Broadens Requirements for Surge Protective Devices

2017 NEC Broadens Requirements for Surge Protective Devices

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Kenneth Brown, Director of Engineering, Leviton’s Commercial & Industrial business unit As evidenced by recent changes to the National Electrical Code® (NEC), implementing surge protection strategies is not simply for economic benefit but for public and personnel safety as well. Beginning in the 2014 edition of the NEC, and again in the 2017 edition, requirements have been added that call for surge Read more [...]
NEMA Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices Section Unveils Updated Website

NEMA Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices Section Unveils Updated Website

The NEMA Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices Section (5VS) recently unveiled a major update to its to its NEMA Surge Protection Institute website, nemasurge.com.  It is an educational effort to heighten awareness of the benefits of surge protection, and to promote its proper application and usage.  Nemasurge.com was reorganized with a new look, and some of the content was updated to reflect changes in the industry and standards.  This effort was led by the 5VS Industrial Development Read more [...]
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 [...]