Surge Protection Devices
Our surge protection devices are designed for a variety of applications: from commercial through to industrial and residential use. From APC surge protectors through to Tripp Lite, we have reliable and efficient power solutions from some of the market’s most renowned brands.
Browse our power range in full above to find the perfect power surge protection equipment for your organisation or facility. If you are struggling to find the right surge protection devices for your business or facility, we are here to help. Our expert team has a wealth of electrical installation experience. Thus, they are perfectly equipped to deal with technical queries and can offer practical advice. Feel free to contact us for further advice and guidance.
Surge Protector FAQs
What is a surge protector?
A surge protector absorbs over-voltage spikes, or surges, that can negatively impact your electronic equipment. In the event of a high intensity electrical surge, a surge protector will work to ensure your facility’s equipment is not compromised. The high voltage increase that occurs during a high intensity event can be damaging to your equipment and dangerous. They can be used in a variety of applications (residential, industrial, commercial) and also allow the user to plug multiple devices into a single power outlet.
Are surge protectors safe?
For the most part, surge protectors are safe and help to minimise an event in which electrical equipment fails or catches fire. There are, however, instances where recalls are made by manufacturers. It is also important to regularly check, and perhaps replace, surge protectors. This is especially true if you have experienced a high intensity surge event. Frayed wires and a surge protector that is hot to touch should be examined and replaced immediately.
How does a surge protector work?
Typically, a surge protector will distribute the electrical current along the outlet to a number of connected devices. If the voltage rises to an unacceptable level (a spike or surge occurs), a surge protector will redirect the extra electricity into the outlet’s grounding wire. This process is made possible with the help of an internal component called a metal oxide varistor (MOV). This component features a piece of metal oxide material that is connected to the power and grounding line by semiconductors.