Property – Surge – Know

Power Surges

The probability of your facility experiencing a power surge is 100%.

  • Electrical industry experts estimate that businesses lose almost $25 billion dollars every year from power quality issues.
  • A business that experiences a computer outage lasting for more than 10 days may never fully recover financially and 50% of these companies will be out of business within 5 years.
  • Lightning is a leading source of power surges
  • The most practical way to protect your valuable equipment from power surges is to install a Surge Protection Device at the main circuit breaker panel
    • You can rent a Surge Protection Device from your electrical provider for as little as $3/month. They install it and replace it if it breaks.

What type of equipment is affected by power surge?

 The most susceptible equipment to power surges in a building is sensitive electronic equipment such as:

  • Computer
  • Motor Control
  • Data Server
  • Video Monitor
  • Security System

Fact: 40% of computer data loss is caused by power surges.

Fact:Power surges are so brief that they are measured in nanoseconds, microseconds, and milliseconds.

Trivia: What do brownouts, heat waves, thunderstorms, car accidents, and squirrels all have in common?

  • They can all cause a power surge.


Be proactive! Develop a plan and execute!

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