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About Surge Protection

What Some of Our Local Energy Companies Say About Surge Protection...

... and Why You Need It!


TXU Energy:

"Surges pose a greater threat to electronic equipment than most homeowners realize. In fact, while large surges cause catastrophic damage, small surges may only appear as a flicker of the lights or nothing at all, but for today's microchip driven electronics, the result can be disastrous."

"Surges can enter your home through electrical wires, telephone wires, or cable/satellite lines, but a surge protection device can only provide protection on the line on which it's installed. So, any line or wire entering the home without protection is an open channel for an electrical surge."

Source:
http://www.txu.com/property-management/energy-solutions/power-surge-safety-tips.aspx


Reliant Energy:

"Although you may be unfamiliar with the term power quality (PQ), you are likely aware of the consequences of PQ problems. Losing critical computer data to a blackout or experiencing damage to process or medical equipment due to a lightning strike are just two examples of how these problems can affect your business. Technically speaking, power quality refers to the degree to which electricity is free of disturbances that can cause electricity-consuming devices to malfunction or fail. PQ problems can affect many types of equipment in your facility, but especially electronic equipment that's dependent on microprocessors. Computers, network servers, energy management systems, machinery, and food-processing and medical equipment could be damaged or fail prematurely if they are not protected from harmful voltage changes and related disturbances."

"Depending on the size of the voltage fluctuation, PQ problems can vary in severity, ranging from brief malfunctions to immediate equipment failure. Small fluctuations may not cause any problems initially, but, if left unchecked, these events can lead to equipment degradation over time. If a loss of data or productive time would have a significant impact on your business, or if the cost of replacing failed electronic equipment is high, you need to protect your company against PQ-related damage."


ONCOR:

"Power surges, (sometimes called voltage surges) are fast, temporary spikes in voltage within an electrical circuit. These surges, which are unavoidable, occur when something boosts the electrical charge at some point in the circuit. This boost can increase the current flowing into or within your home’s electrical wiring, affecting lighting, appliances and other electrical equipment in your home or business. Power surges are caused by many different factors, including lightning, faulty or damaged electric wiring or the sudden turning on and off of a high power electrical device like an air conditioner or large electric motor.

It is always a good idea to make sure that your appliances and expensive electronic equipment are protected by surge protection devices and proper grounding of your electrical system. There are many types and brands of surge protection equipment available on the market, including protectors for individual pieces of equipment, like a computer or television. Electricians can also install what is called “whole house” surge protection to provide protection for all electrical devices in your home. Please contact a licensed electrical contractor or qualified electronics dealer for more information on protecting your home. Oncor is not an expert on the topic of surge protection devices for consumer electrical equipment, nor does Oncor market, sell or provide surge protection equipment to customers."

- Rick W., Oncor Claims Expert

"It is the customer’s responsibility to install and maintain protective devices to prevent damage to their equipment. There are many types and brands of surge protection equipment available on the market, including surge protectors for individual pieces of equipment, like a computer or television. Electricians can also install whole house surge protection to provide protection for all electrical devices in your home.

Surge protection is recommended for all equipment operated on any electrical system. Neither Oncor, nor any other utility company, can provide constant, uninterrupted electric service. Routine operational functions of the electrical grid and inclement weather situations such as lightning can result in momentary fluctuations of voltage that can affect non-protected electrical equipment."

-Kris M., Oncor Meter Expert

Source:
http://www.askoncor.com/index.php/other/


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