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Blog posts tagged with 'lightning protection'

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
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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Surge Protection and the Smart Grid
By now, the Smart Grid has become part of our vocabulary, and an ever-growing element in the utilities world. The Smart Grid is the result of the modernization of an electrical network system that’s more than a century old. Digital and analog systems take the place of outdated infrastructure, laying the groundwork for the deployment of emerging technologies and the need for network surge protection to assure reliability. 
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GPS and Gas Tubes
Global positioning systems are an important part of any RF network. GPS provides timing information that is critical in keeping RF networks synchronized. It is important that GPS receivers be protected from lightning strikes with RF lightning arrestors. ... Read more
Comprehensive View Key to Protecting Industrial Equipment
Today’s industrial applications include a broad range of sensitive, valuable and critical electronic equipment, from automation and control systems to instrumentation and LED lighting.
 
Protecting this equipment from surges, transients and other power anomalies is critical to maintaining performance and minimizing revenue loss from downtime. Transtector Systems and PolyPhaser provide a broad range of surge protection solutions for industrial applications. What strategies are best for this application?... Read more

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