It Only Takes One Lightning Strike to Potentially Destroy Your Business
Lightning can cause severe damage to your data as well as your building or other structures. With surge protection, you can prevent any dangerous electrical faults that lightning might cause.
What is an Electrical Surge?
Electrical surges are transient over-voltages. These are high magnitude peaks in voltage, commonly caused by lightning strikes, although they can also be created by mass switches within your building.
One lightning bolt can carry 100,000 volts of electricity. It can also travel up to 3 miles on the ground to find the nearest electrical conductor source. This could be a copper wire, data cable or phone line, among others.
Power surges can cause 500-1000 volts through one cable. Typically, building circuitry is only meant to handle 120 volts, so without surge protection, your building is at severe risk of damage from lightning.
How Much Damage Does an Electrical Surge Cause?
Electrical surges can cause severe damage to the electrical equipment in your building, resulting in disruption to and possible loss of data, downtime, and even electrical fires. Subsequently, the repairs can be a huge cost to you and your business, in terms of both time and financial cost.
How Can Electrical Surges Be Prevented?
Simply put, surge protection limits the thousands of volts sent to electrical appliances by a lightning strike by sending the unwanted strike away from the building. We install copper rods and other components to detect surges and safely transport the energy away from your equipment and to the Earth safely.
Coincidentally, the safety regulation BSEN 62305 requires all lightning protection systems to also install surge protection. This ensures all the electrical goods within the building are fully protected, as well as the building itself and all the workers and staff within it.
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