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How Today’s Electrical Standards can help Improve Safety in Existing Dwellings

This is the second of three posts focusing on addressing electrical safety non-compliance in many older residential dwellings. In the first post, we looked at the risks and documented incidents… Read more »

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Meeting NEC’s 2014 Requirements for Surge Protective Devices

There is no question transient electrical surges have a major impact on corporate bottom lines; but even more important is the risk they can pose to safety, with their potential… Read more »

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Cascading and backup: Why coordination should be compulsory

In our first blog we touched on the coordination of combined short-circuit devices and backup devices. Let’s delve a tiny bit deeper. Why is combined short-circuit coordination called cascading? An… Read more »

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Lightning surge protection: Two is better than one!

What everyone knows. To protect low-voltage installations against power surges caused by lightning surge protection devices (SPDs) should be installed as far upstream as possible. Why? To drive the awesome… Read more »

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6 facts and fictions about lightning

Misconceptions abound when it comes to lightning. People have preconceived ideas about what lightning is, what it does, and how to protect against it. How much do you know? Find… Read more »

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Length, the critical parameter in installing surge arresters

When you install a surge protector, the golden rule to bear in mind for cable lengths and clearance distances is “the shorter, the better”

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How to choose the right surge protector?

  Choosing the right surge arrester and protective circuit breakers involves a considering a wide range of parameters related to types of surge protection devices, circuit breaker arrangements and risk… Read more »

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Arresting the surges in lightning strikes

There is widespread ignorance of lightning protection systems, which are often inadequate or non-existent. Surge protection devices like surge protectors lies at the heart of effective, comprehensive lightning protection systems. We consider why.

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How to choose the right surge protector?

  Choosing the right surge arrester and protective circuit breakers involves a considering a wide range of parameters related to types of surge protection devices, circuit breaker arrangements and risk… Read more »

10 Comments

Lightning surge protection: Two is better than one!

What everyone knows. To protect low-voltage installations against power surges caused by lightning surge protection devices (SPDs) should be installed as far upstream as possible. Why? To drive the awesome… Read more »

66 Comments

Arresting the surges in lightning strikes

There is widespread ignorance of lightning protection systems, which are often inadequate or non-existent. Surge protection devices like surge protectors lies at the heart of effective, comprehensive lightning protection systems. We consider why.

5 Comments

Length, the critical parameter in installing surge arresters

When you install a surge protector, the golden rule to bear in mind for cable lengths and clearance distances is “the shorter, the better”

5 Comments

6 facts and fictions about lightning

Misconceptions abound when it comes to lightning. People have preconceived ideas about what lightning is, what it does, and how to protect against it. How much do you know? Find… Read more »

3 Comments

Cascading and backup: Why coordination should be compulsory

In our first blog we touched on the coordination of combined short-circuit devices and backup devices. Let’s delve a tiny bit deeper. Why is combined short-circuit coordination called cascading? An… Read more »

1 Comment

Meeting NEC’s 2014 Requirements for Surge Protective Devices

There is no question transient electrical surges have a major impact on corporate bottom lines; but even more important is the risk they can pose to safety, with their potential… Read more »

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How Today’s Electrical Standards can help Improve Safety in Existing Dwellings

This is the second of three posts focusing on addressing electrical safety non-compliance in many older residential dwellings. In the first post, we looked at the risks and documented incidents… Read more »

Leave a comment

Lightning surge protection: Two is better than one!

What everyone knows. To protect low-voltage installations against power surges caused by lightning surge protection devices (SPDs) should be installed as far upstream as possible. Why? To drive the awesome… Read more »

66 Comments

How to choose the right surge protector?

  Choosing the right surge arrester and protective circuit breakers involves a considering a wide range of parameters related to types of surge protection devices, circuit breaker arrangements and risk… Read more »

10 Comments

Length, the critical parameter in installing surge arresters

When you install a surge protector, the golden rule to bear in mind for cable lengths and clearance distances is “the shorter, the better”

5 Comments

Arresting the surges in lightning strikes

There is widespread ignorance of lightning protection systems, which are often inadequate or non-existent. Surge protection devices like surge protectors lies at the heart of effective, comprehensive lightning protection systems. We consider why.

5 Comments

6 facts and fictions about lightning

Misconceptions abound when it comes to lightning. People have preconceived ideas about what lightning is, what it does, and how to protect against it. How much do you know? Find… Read more »

3 Comments

Cascading and backup: Why coordination should be compulsory

In our first blog we touched on the coordination of combined short-circuit devices and backup devices. Let’s delve a tiny bit deeper. Why is combined short-circuit coordination called cascading? An… Read more »

1 Comment

Meeting NEC’s 2014 Requirements for Surge Protective Devices

There is no question transient electrical surges have a major impact on corporate bottom lines; but even more important is the risk they can pose to safety, with their potential… Read more »

Leave a comment

How Today’s Electrical Standards can help Improve Safety in Existing Dwellings

This is the second of three posts focusing on addressing electrical safety non-compliance in many older residential dwellings. In the first post, we looked at the risks and documented incidents… Read more »

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