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A surge suppressor is a device used in an electric circuit to prevent or reduce the likelihood of damaging effects due to unwanted higher-than-normal voltage surges. Electronic equipment can be protected by installing surge suppression devices on main distribution panel, then throughout the facility. When surge suppressors are used at downstream panels, it will protect equipment from surges generated within the facility. Any motor that turns on or off will cause a surge disturbance in the electrical system. Approximately thirty percent of surges originate from outside a facility, while the remaining surges generated can be from the sources within the facility.
Lightning is known to cause damaging effects to manufacturing processes, causing down time or loss of product. Millions of dollars are spent in the replacement and repair of these suspect components that have been surge damaged. Surge suppressors are a line of defense to prevent or reduce failures.
Surge Suppressors come in many shapes and sizes. APT can help with any design/build or special project, including special builds. We have a team of engineers that will assist you with the fundamentals, installation and the application of surge suppressors.
Surge suppression devices should be an integral part of any electrical system serving your sensitive electronic equipment. With APT's full line of products, your commercial, industrial, residential, DC, solar/photovoltaic and medium voltage applications will be protected. Maintaining your system's equipment, no matter what the application, APT has the surge suppressor to meet your needs.