Surge protection products are a device or an appliance which is designed to protect your electrical devices from any voltage spikes in alternating current circuits. A voltage spike typically lasts between 1 and 30 microseconds and the transient event may reach over 1,000 volts in total. All of your electrical appliances could be vulnerable to power surges and if they are strong enough the surge could cause permanent and irreversible damage by melting the plastic or frying the circuits, which is why it’s very important to use the correct surge protection device for your end use. A normal surge protection will pass the electrical current along the provided outlet to a number of electrical devices which would be plugged into a power strip. If the voltage were to rise above a normal and acceptable level then the protector will divert this additional electricity or energy into an outlet grounding wire. This grounding wire provides a pathway for the electricity to follow, away from your devices. A surge, or spike in electricity can be caused by a number of things, from lightning strikes to using high power devices such as an air conditioner as the compressor and motor within needs a lot of energy to switch off and back on.
At Electricbase we are proud to work with industry leading manufacturers and suppliers of surge protection products, such as Hager. This means that we can offer high-quality surge protection kits and equipment at extremely competitive prices.
Our range includes the Hager VM02SPD Surge Protection Kit Type 2 and the Hager JK102SPD Surge Protection Kit Type 2.
For your other earthing and lightning protection needs we have a wide and varied range of earth clamps, earth rods & pits and earthing accessories.
Because of safety concerns it’s extremely important to choose the correct surge protection product for your project, please always contact a professional before purchasing.
If you cannot find the item you require for any reason or are unsure of which product would be best please don’t hesitate to contact your local branch team, whose details can be found using our branch locator. If you require a personalised quote for these or any other items please use our quote form.