Surge protection

Surge voltages are potential interferences that cause damage or malfunctions just when permanent availability of the device in question or the system is expected. Costs for replacement, repair, as well as downtimes are the implications of this.

 

Surge protection for increased system availability

Surge protection for increased system availability

On the basis of intensive fundamental research, Phoenix Contact is developing innovative arrester technologies, implementing the acquired expertise in powerful and application-oriented protective devices.

The product range comprises protective devices for the power supply unit, MCR technology, information technology, as well as transceiver systems.

With expert consultation for practical system solutions, Phoenix Contact is your reliable partner for any issues relating to surge protection.

Divided into four main areas, you will find the suitable surge protection for:


Search assistant for surge protection devices


Search assistant for surge protection devices
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Use TRABTECH Select to quickly and easily search for surge protection devices for the power supply unit and interfaces for MCR technology, information technology, as well as transceiver systems.



But why do we really need surge protection?


Surge voltages destroy electrical and electronic equipment and systems to a significant extent. At the same time, surge voltages do not only occur due to lightning strikes.

A considerable number of surge voltages are a result of switching operations or electrostatic discharge. Such surge pulses only occur for a fraction of a second. For this reason, they are called transient voltages or transients.

Typical damage caused by surge voltages
Typical damage caused by surge voltages



Professional surge protection

Surge voltages can couple into the supply line or data line galvanically, inductively or capacitively, as well as via radiation and wave interferences. What then happens can be seen in the picture above.

Professional surge protection prevents such damage and is thus an active contribution to the protection of your system. The availability of your devices is considerably increased.

With the TRABTECH range of surge protection products, Phoenix Contact provides you with the right surge protection for your area of application.


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