Electrical Surge Protection and Power Conditioning
By Dave Rongey Summary:
Home electrical Power Conditioning for Power Quality articles help you prevent power quality occurrences that can damage your home and appliances. Understanding the threats and installing the right power quality protection will help prevent electrical power quality problems.
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How Surge Protection and Power Conditioning Protect Your Home
Power Conditioning, Power Quality and Surge Protection
A surge protective device protects your electrical wiring equipment and appliances from voltage surges and spikes that interfere with their normal operation.
These surges can cause immediate physical damage to your appliances, electronics and electrical wiring, wear them down over time or create interferences that cause them to malfunction.
Leading manufacturers of surge control devices, have developed devices to protect your home electrical wiring system and maintain safe power quality.
More About Surge Protection and Power Conditioning
Why are my electrical devices burning up instead of tripping the circuit breaker? Possible Causes of Power Surges and Spikes, How to Avoid Damage to Electrical Devices Caused by Voltage Surges or Spikes.
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Wiring for Power Conditioning and Surge Protection
Electrical Project Skill Level:
Power Conditioning and Surge Protection Plug Strips may be installed by homeowners to help protect electronic devices and equipment.
Panel Mounted and Wired Devices are Best Installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Electrical Tools Required:
Voltage Tester or Plug In Circuit Analyzer to verify correct polarity.
Depends on personal level experience, and ability to work with tools when correcting circuit wiring problems. Electrical Safety:
Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials:
Electrical parts and materials for power quality projects should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections:
Installing panel mounted or hardwired power conditioning or surge suppression devices should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.
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