Part Number 50240-MSA
Leviton’s Surge Protection Devices
Surge Protective Devices from Leviton can be used individually or as part of a coordinated application strategy, to protect sensitive electronic equipment, in industrial, commercial and residential locations, from the stress and degradation inflicted by voltage transients. Leviton Surge Protection Devices are compliant with UL 1449 Standards. Leviton’s outstanding Surge Protection Devices divert damaging voltage transients, or surges, away from electronic equipment. Transients are diverted away from sensitive micro circuitry, providing protection against catastrophic failure, costly downtime and data disruptions.
Leviton’s Meter Socket Surge Arrester Adapter
This device offers residential power users a way to reliably and economically protect their homes against external transient surges that enter through the home’s service entrance. It offers a quick, cost-effective turnkey solution to the problem of transient voltage surges which can cause malfunctions in sensitive electronics. Type 1 Surge Protective Devices are typically mounted on the line side of the main service entrance. They protect against external surges caused by lightning or utility capacitor bank switching.
The device installs quickly and easily at the meter base and provides protection of up to 50,000 peak Amps of surge current per mode. Offering a higher energy capacity than multiple small MOV configurations (where energy capacity is limited by the weakest MOV in the chain), it is designed for 120/240 volt single-phase ringless or ring-type meters and is available with spring-loaded, high-pressure, copper-plated contacts.
How to Implement an Effective Surge Protection Network
In order to achieve optimum protection for your equipment, it is essential to utilize a distributed approach to surge suppression. That is, you’ll need to install surge protective devices (SPDs) that knock down high-energy transients at the building entrance and/or sub-panel so that they’re manageable for the smaller SPDs that protect PCs and other equipment at point-of-use. Leviton offers a comprehensive selection of devices that will allow you to implement the most effective surge protection network possible.
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