Surge Protection Installation Chester
Electrical Surge Protection Installation, Chester and Cheshire
Device degradation, disruption, and destruction and failure can have a substantial impact on business and home devices – Using Surge Protection devices in your consumer unit can help mitigate failures. Atlas Electric are the leading electrical company in the Chester area providing our own Surge Protection Devices fully installed.
Many of the causes for the above can be traced back to internal and external power surges which are vastly overlooked when designing new electrical systems.
Electrical compliance is now becoming more aware of the risks of these surge events more detailed legislation is expected to be put in place in the near future alongside the existing BS 7671:2008 amendments.
Installing a Surge Protection Device on the incoming distribution board is the best preventative measure a company can make to avoid hardware failures and their associated risks to business.
What do Power Surges Affect?
Small power surges degrade electrical equipment and large surges often require equipment replacement and/or maintenance.
Examples of equipment affected:
- Air Conditioning
- Fridges and Freezers
- Washers/Other Motor Driven Appliances
- IT equipment (EPoS, Servers, PC’s)
- Telephones and other small factor devices charging
What are Surge Protection Devices?
A surge protection device protects electrical devices from voltage spikes, limiting the voltage supplied to an electric device by either blocking or by shorting to ground any unwanted voltages above a safe threshold.
Installing one SPD (Surge Protection Device) at the main distribution panel in either your business or home can ensure that your equipment is protected with the safest and most reliable technology available.
For larger facilities there are options for further enhancements to SPD’s including monitoring systems and surge counters.
Effective transient voltage suppression equipment (Surge Protection Devices) can double or triple the life of electrical and electronic equipment.
Voltage optimisation is the practice of installing systems that reduce the voltages and therefore energy usage for businesses – saving costs through regulation of the power supply.
As per the Electrical Safety, Quality and Continuity Regulations 2002 the declared low voltage supply in the UK is 216v – meaning that a reduction in the average 242v form the main supply can be conformably achieved.
Examples of commercial equipment and domestic that can benefit from Voltage Optimisation:
- Portable Electronic Devices (Phones, Laptops)
Contact us for more information on Surge Protection and Voltage optimisation