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Surge Protection Anthology, Part 7 - Mitigation techniques

To download separately the individual papers, listed below:

The pdf files of each individual paper are generally large, as indicated in the [xx MB] accompanying the filename abbreviation (which is the hyperlink) and the complete paper title in the following chronological list. Knowing which paper is of interest to you, as motivated by a seemingly interesting title, you can go directly to that one paper. To speed-up your scrolling within a paper, each pdf file includes thumbnails and bookmarks palettes. The bookmarks show the section headings and the figure numbers.

File hyperlinkPaper titleDateMB
Typical homeSurge suppression in a typical home wiring system(1963)[1.0 MB]
Surge capabilitySurge withstand capability of various devices(1963)[0.5 MB]
Evaluate 1963 SPDsEvaluation of commercial surge suppressors(1967)[2.3 MB]
Super alphaGE- MOV varistor – The super alpha varistor(1972)[1.8 MB]
PercéeUne percée dans la conception des parafoudres (In French, click Sakshaug, below, for original English source)(1976)[0.7 MB]
Coordination 1976Surge voltage suppression in residential power circuits(1976)[1.2 MB]
Repetitive surgesThe effect of repetitive surges on overcurrent and overvoltage protective devices(1983)[0.9 MB]
Matching environmentMatching surge protective devices to their environment(1985)[1.2 MB]
Winning RematchVaristor versus environment: Winning the rematch(1986)[1.2 MB]
Lower not betterSelecting varistor clamping voltage: Lower is not better!(1989)[0.5 MB]
Divert surgesDiverting surges to ground: Expectations versus reality(1991)[0.4 MB]
TVSS compatibilityCharacterization of TVSS from a system compatibility perspective(1992)[1.1 MB]
Repetitive swellsThe effect of repetitive swells on metal-oxide varistors(1992)[0.9 MB]
SRE linkAn important link in whole-house protection: Surge reference equalizers(1993)[0.8 MB]
Gapped arrestersGapped arresters revisited: A solution to cascade coordination(1998)[0.9 MB]
DilemmaThe dilemma of surge protection vs. overvoltage scenarios: Implications for low-voltage SPDs(1998)[0.7 MB]
Lingering legaciesLingering lead length legacies(2002)[0.3 MB]
Black boxes ICLPBlack Boxes, Blind Spots, and Disconnectors: How not to test SPDs(2004)[0.3 MB]
Monitoring SPDsMonitoring of surge-protective devices in low-voltage power distribution systems(2004)[0.4 MB]
TOVs on SPDsTOV Effects on Surge-Protective Devices(2005)[143 KB]

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Also see under "Protective Devices" and  "System Protection Techniques" of Part 6 for additional papers


SakshaugA new concept in arrester design [An IEEE SPDC seminal paper](1977)[1.5 MB]
End UserSurge protection of end-user equipment(1995)[0.1 MB]
GE-MOV SagaThe GE-MOV saga – Retrospective1972-2004[2.1 MB]
Created November 20, 2015, Updated September 26, 2016