Surge Arrestors: Selection and Application.

Voltage limiting devices and surge arrestors protect electrical insulation against voltage spikes in a power supply. A certain arrestor is responsible for protecting the system from overvoltage conditions. In the past, a surge arrestor was known as a lightning arrestor. Named after the principle of protecting electrical equipment from lightning strikes, the name is based on this. Surge arrestors are used to manage overvoltage conditions that can occur during surges, as well as from many other sources in a switching operation or ground fault.

Electrical surges can cause damage to computers, HV transmission and distribution networks, and personal computers. Surge arrestors are essential for preventing any destructive effects from occurring within the system.

You must consider the type of construction, types, classes, and properties to determine the best surge arrestor for your application. To select the best type of arrestor and application for your project, it is often best to consult an engineer.

Your MC ovulating will determine the type of classification that a surge protector will have. The capacity of an arrestor will depend on its rating and basic impulse level.

You can find codes and standards that will tell you how the device was constructed and what standard it is designed for. These systems are crucial in managing surges and many of them undergo testing by the manufacturers to give a clear rating.

Contact us today if you need advice about a surge arrester to suit your application.

Justin Tidd is the Director of Swartz Engineering. Swartz Engineering has been a leader in safety for nearly half a century. Swartz Engineering is a family-owned business that specializes in power distribution for electrical industries. They are the largest manufacturer of Surge Arrestor. The SWARTZ(r), Current Transducer, is a solid-state unit that has high performance and was specifically designed to meet the requirements of supervisory control systems.

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