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The Dilemma of Surge Protection vs. Overvoltage Scenarios: Implications for Low-Voltage Surge-Protective Devices

Published

Author(s)

A. Mansoor, Francois D. Martzloff

Abstract

The application of surge-protective devices in low-voltage systems faces the dilemma of providing effective limiting against surges while not attempting to limit the temporary overvoltages that do occur in a power system. The paper illustrates this dilemma with specific scenarios and presents recommendations for reconciling these two requirements through adequate design and more explicit standards.
Proceedings Title
Proc. 8th Intl. Conf. on Harmonics and Quality of Power (ICHQP)
Conference Dates
October 14-16, 1998
Conference Location
Athens, 1, GR

Keywords

fault current, standards, surge-protective device, temporary overvoltage

Citation

Mansoor, A. and Martzloff, F. (1998), The Dilemma of Surge Protection vs. Overvoltage Scenarios: Implications for Low-Voltage Surge-Protective Devices, Proc. 8th Intl. Conf. on Harmonics and Quality of Power (ICHQP), Athens, 1, GR, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=28503 (Accessed March 3, 2024)
Created September 30, 1998, Updated October 12, 2021