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2020 NEC Review Underway; Surge Protection Now Required
NEC is one of the most significant sets of rules and requirements for network engineers and equipment installers, providing key standards for safety. The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) issued the most recent set of standards in 2017, and the 2020 update is a long-term process that currently is in the review stage.... Read more
Surge Protectors Guard Against Security System Downtime
As in any communications-based application, in security system topologies a simple surge protection device can be the difference between replacing expensive electronic equipment and maintaining operations when a lightning strike or other surge event occurs.... Read more
Transtector and PolyPhaser Have Industrial Surge Protection Covered
The sensitive and valuable electronics that form the core of today’s industrial facilities applications demand reliable surge protection. Transtector Systems and PolyPhaser engineer AC  and RF protection solutions optimized for industrial and commercial environments, addressing all types of equipment within these applications.... Read more
The Importance of Industrial Surge Protection
The replacement of mechanical subsystems in industrial applications with electronics has greatly increased the demand for surge protection engineered to this specific environment. Not only is the potential for damage from a surge event increased, but the value of sensitive electronics deployed in industrial applications means that surge protection should be a key priority.... Read more
Lightning Safety Reminders
Transtector, PolyPhaser, and our customers deal with lightning and surge protection in our jobs every day, focusing on protecting network equipment. In the lightning season, however, a reminder about personal safety never hurts.... Read more
FirstNET Continues to Advance Public Safety Communications
Public safety agencies across the United States are working to transform communications for first responders through the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNET) program, and surge protection from Transtector Systems and PolyPhaser is a significant part of the effort.... Read more
UL 1449 SPD Testing Terminology Explained
UL 1449 is the Underwriters Laboratories Safety Standard for Surge Protective Devices (SPD). Surges are rapid increases in voltage and current that can occur on AC or DC power circuits that can damage equipment attached to these circuits. An example of a surge would be a lightning strike on or near exposed power lines. The strike can induce voltages on the power line that can exceed a million volt.
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PolyPhaser RF Surge Arrestors Ideal for Rail Applications
Positive train control and other smart technologies are transforming how the rail industry operates. All of these systems require reliable power for seamless and continuous operation, as well as for the guaranteed safety of trains and travelers.... Read more
Data Drives Continuing Growth of Mobile Networks, and Need for Protection and Reliability
Cisco recently unveiled global mobile data statistics and projections for the next four years, and the numbers reveal what we all know—data usage continues to grow significantly, emphasizing the absolute necessity of reliable networks.... Read more
Five Things to Know About Surge Protectors
There’s no shortage of options when it comes to surge protection. It may be difficult to tell the difference among products and systems, and what type of surge protection device (SPD) is right for the application. Here are a few and notes to help sort what’s out there.... Read more

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