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What is surge protection?
Think of surge protection as a bouncer at a nightclub. He may only let certain people in and quickly tosses the troublemakers. Getting more interesting? Well, a good whole-house surge protection device does essentially the same thing. It allows in only the electricity... Read more
What is Load Management?
A load management system allows industrial management and facilities engineers to control when a load is added or shed from a power system, making paralleling systems more robust and improving power quality to critical loads on many power generation systems... Read more
When should I use Load Management?
There are many instances where load management can improve the reliability of a power generation system. A few applications where the use of load management may be implemented are highlighted below... Read more
When is Load Management NOT necessary?
Although load management can improve power quality to critical loads in any system, it may add delays before some loads receive power, increase the complexity of the installation and add a significant amount of wiring effort as well as parts cost, such as contactors or circuit breakers... Read more
Where do power surges come from?
The most obvious source is from lightning, but surges can also come from normal utility switching operations, or unintentional grounding of electrical conductors (such as when an overhead power line falls to the ground)... Read more
What are SPD ratings?
When selecting an SPD for a given application, there are several considerations that must be made: Application, System voltage and configuration, Let-through voltage, Surge current and Standards. Read more