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The Basics of Stray Current Control

Reducing or preventing corrosion is a main concern in electrical systems. When DC voltages exist in applications such as railway traction, solar or battery power systems, corrosion can cause major issues in terms of grounding system integrity and effectiveness, or even environmental issues with unintended leakage from underground pipelines.

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What Are the Different Roles of Isolation Transformers and Surge Protective Devices (SPDs)?

There is often confusion between the roles of surge protection devices (SPDs) and isolation transformers. To protect sensitive electronics and equipment from transient events, various factors must be…

How Transient Discriminating (TD) Technology Improves Surge Protective Device (SPD) Life and Safety

Surge protection is a fundamental requirement for safeguarding a facility against electrical events. Specifically, a surge protective device (SPD) is designed to limit transient voltages and divert surge…

5 Ways to Prepare a Home’s Surge Protection for Storm Season [Plus More Electrical Engineering Information]

In this edition of electrical engineering industry news, see what electrical professionals can do to get their clients prepped for storm season, what the National Electrical Code (NEC)…

How Do Surge Protective Devices (SPDs) Work?

A surge protective device (SPD) is designed to protect electrical systems and equipment from surge events by limiting transient voltages and diverting surge currents.  Surges can originate externally,…

The Difference Between Lightning Protection and Surge Protection

Lightning is known to be the most significant source of surges—bolts have been recorded to have a million to a billion volts and between 10,000 to 200,000 amps….

The Need for Coordinated Surge Protection to Protect Against Electrical Transient Events

Grounding, bonding and lightning protection systems protect against electrical events that have potential for significant damage or downtime. These events are hopefully few and far between in the…