A lightning surge arrester is used in electric power systems and telecommunication systems to protect the insulation and conductors of the system from the damaging effects of lightning. A lightning arrester has a high-voltage terminal and a ground terminal and when a lightning strike surge travels towards the arrester, the damaging surge is diverted through the arrester to earth.
A voltage surge arrester is a device within an electrical circuit designed to help protect electrical devices from transient voltages. Transient voltages can be damaging to electrical equipment and a surge protector deals with these by blocking the spike by using inductors, shorting or by using capacitors.
Surge arresters are found in many electrical installations in both single and 3 phase forms, protecting process control and automation systems, power distribution panels or other similar industrial and commercial electrical supply systems.
Whatever your lighting and transient voltage arrester requirements, Foxtam Controls has the perfect product solutions. Contact us today to discuss all your voltage surge suppression requirements.