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Importance of Metal Oxide Surge Arrestors

Have you ever experienced downtime or accidents from a power surge? If so, you know that a surge arrestor is one of the most crucial safety devices that can potentially save your life. Surge arrestors are used when the electrical current from an electrical wall outlet is fed to dangerous equipment or appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners to protect those items from damage, fire, or injury.

The basic purpose of a surge arrestor is to protect electrical equipment from damage when the electrical voltage supplied by the electrical grid or by an off-grid source rises above the normal operating level. If your life has been saved from injury, or your home and/or car were saved from damage due to a power surge, then you should consider it as a sign that you should get surge protectors for your entire house. You never know when one of your appliances might lose the battle against a real power surge.

Surge arrestors are an essential part of an effective power protection strategy for situations such as off-grid solar systems, industrial operations, and others where reliable power is critical to the continued operation of devices that can provide a high level of personal safety or financial value. To determine how to best protect your home and family from the threat of power surges, you need to have the right information.

Using electricity safely is the key to safe and reliable power. Using an off-grid power system requires that you have protection from dangerous spikes in voltage.   Surge arrestors are the most effective and affordable way to protect your appliances from the damage that can occur when a sudden surge of voltage strikes them while still plugged into a live electrical outlet or generator source.

SMC Metal Oxide Surge Arrestors from SWARTZ ENGINEERING are used worldwide to protect electrical equipment from damage when the electrical voltage supplied by the electrical grid or by an off-grid source rises above the normal operating level.

This product is used in industrial, commercial, and residential applications to protect sensitive electronic equipment and light fixtures and appliances. Metal Oxide Surge Arrestors are also used in applications involving large amounts of stored energy, such as generators and wind turbines.

This post was written by Justin Tidd, Director at Swartz Engineering. For nearly a half a century, Swartz Engineering has been at the forefront of industry safety. They are a family-owned company specializing in power distribution for the electrical industry. They are the leading manufacturer of E house substations. Our design ensures maximum flexibility for excellent reliability and a high return on investment.

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