Surge Protection Devices
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When you say “surge protection devices” the public is apt to think of surge strips that can be bought at Walmart or any convenience store. These are the relatively crude devices that you have in your home, and that you probably bought because it would give you the ability to plug several appliances into one outlet. The most common reason that people purchase surge protection devices is that they want to use several electronic devices in the same general vicinity, and have concerns that they might overload the system if they plug all of the components into extension cords or other devices that provide the ability to have multiple plugs. While this is certainly a concern, the main reason for surge protection devices is not to give you more outlets. Instead, it is to protect the equipment that you have connected to the electrical power source through the surge protection device. They were created for one specific reason, to provide protection against the overload of circuitry on expensive electronic equipment by stopping the flow of electricity if it exceeds a certain level. The concept originated with circuit breakers, where the electrical supply to a residence or business was controlled by a series of breakers which would disengage if the electrical current exceeded a specific amount. The only way to restore this level of power would be to reset the breaker. The same concept applies to surge protection devices that exist within your home or business as well. These devices provide a more accurate level of protection in that they are more sensitive to the specific amounts of electricity flowing. Even though the circuit breaker may also be employed in this capacity, the surge protection device works in a far more sophisticated manner. When your computer or other sensitive equipment are plugged into a surge protection device that is plugged into your power supply outlet, you provide the next level of protection against even minor surges that happen every day. The flow of electricity may be regulated but it is far from consistent, and even minor fluctuations that exceed the levels that computer circuitry can withstand will ultimately shorten the life of that component, if not destroy the circuitry completely. While residential and light industrial surge protection devices are important, industrial surge protection is even more critical.
Industrial surge protection devices work in much the same way as residential surge protection devices do, only with more robust housings and components that enable them to function on higher electrical flow levels. Residential electrical levels are nowhere near what is necessary for industrial facilities to function, and in addition industrial businesses generally utilize far more expensive equipment than a residence will. Therefore industrial surge protection devices must utilize the highest level of technological development and advancement in order to continue to protect our ever expanding and connected industries. Every year the stakes go up, and every year the need for industrial surge protection devices rises as well.