That means the surge protector can protect against a 1,000 watt surge for 0. Expenses, risks, benefits.
Good luck! Surge protection elsewhere did its job.
For example, a 30A breaker will have better surge performance than a 20A breaker of the same type. Then at specific locations, install a good surge suppressor. Mod down Score: If the surges come from appliances like AC units and larger appliances, what good is the protector doing at the breaker panel? Do you really want to send them your fridge and wait for them to decide if a surge killed it and then buy you another inferior one?
Not necessarily typical, but it does happen. I have worked in some of the nicest tier IV data centers with state of the art redundant power systems and protection. And if they take a direct strike, they'll blow out and need to be replaced also expensive. Public 1010737 writes: One option is to try to make sure nothing ever fails. The "maximum surge current" listed is said to be 36,000 amps, but that is for a minuscule amount of time.
The keyword you used is overload. You say the surge protectors didn't do much good, but you neglect the fact that without them the drives likely would have failed as well. I suspect that the real issue was not the ground spike, but running the rest of the ground wires through existing walls.
When I was looking to buy a home I passed up an otherwise great price on a nice house for exactly the same reason. Ferroresonant transformers are a good solution for voltage regulation where the incoming line voltage varies outside the acceptable range , but they can produce unacceptable waveform distortion and excessive losses when underloaded.
TecHome Staff. Well, lightning struck a tree down the street, a friend of mine who lived a little closer to the lightning strike had his 56k modem literally destroyed we're not just talking about the magic smoke being let out, we're talking about the modem.
It's becoming more common in new construction. Errrr - no. The transformers on the telephones, modem, and furnace burned out. Your MBA training is obvious.