What is a Surge Protective Device or SPD?
A surge protection device will protect your installation and equipment from overvoltages caused by lightning strikes or surges from faulty conditions.
A Contactum surge protection device
What are the risks of electrical surges?
Electrical surges will shorten the lifespan of your electronic equipment and even the wiring itself in an electrical installation.
Now more and more electronics are fitted to appliances, lighting controllers, heating systems power surges can lead to costly repair bills and untimely replacements of electrical and electronic equipment.
How does a SPD work?
A surge protection device will prevent voltage spikes from damaging and shortening the life of your electronic equipment. An SPD will do this by absorbing and diverting the surges or spikes to earth.
What causes surges?
Power surges and voltage spikes can come from all different sources from failiures in the supply, lightning, motors stopping and starting and faulty equipment. These can really only be detected by the home owner by appliances or sensitive electronic devices failing to operate.
Do I need to have Surge Protection?
If you want to protect your sensitive electrical equipment from damage then the answer is YES.
Is Surge Protection expensive to fit?
As demand for Surge Protection has increased the price has falllen in recent times. Compared to the cost of electronic equipment its practically a must have.
Do I need a new consumer unit with a SPD?
Surge protection can be retrofitted to almost any electrical installation, a new consumer unit is not required to benefit from having a surge protective device installed.
How can I get surge protection installed?
Contact us at Niman Electrical,
we are always happy to help.