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Why surge protection is needed

Why surge protection is needed

Key concepts:

  • Dependence on electricity and the prevalence of more and more sensitive electronics make a reliable source of high quality power essential to modern life.
  • Estimate by utility industry experts suggests that power-related problems cost U.S. companies more than $80 billion a year.
  • Evaluated from a system level, effects on business include: high maintenance costs, high production costs, production delays, lost sales, late deliveries, an idle workforce, and increased spoilage and scrap.
  • Surge protective devices (SPDs) protect sensitive electrical equipment from harmful surges.

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