NIST logo

Publication Citation: What Are the Lights on Your Surge Protector Telling You

NIST Authors in Bold

Author(s): Francois D. Martzloff;
Title: What Are the Lights on Your Surge Protector Telling You
Published: August 01, 1998
Abstract: Surge-Protective devices (SPD) applied in low-voltage ac power circuits should be provided with appropriate means to disconnect a failed SPD from the power system and provide a clear indication of the SPD status. This objective has not been consistently applied by manufacturers, as shown by an informal survey of off-the-shelf devices. More specific and clear standards are needed to overcome the present ambiguity.
Citation: Power Quality Assurance Journal (publ. Intertech Intl., Inc.)-9
Issue: 4
Pages: pp. 68 - 73
Keywords: ;circuit-breakers;failure modes;fuses;surge protective devices;Underwriters Laboratories;
Research Areas: Metrology and Standards for Manufacturing Systems and Data
PDF version: PDF Document Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (5MB)