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Update on a Consumer-Oriented Guide for Surge Protection



Francois D. Martzloff, T. S. Key, D. Nastasi, K. O. Phipps, J. May


Caught among contradictory stories on the need for surge protection as well as unsupported anecdotes of surge-related failures found in some editorial advertising, the typical consumer is in a quandary on how to est allocate personal resources to protect the expensive electronic equiment found in a modern household. To help provide some answers to the quandary, a team of experts had previously developed a basic engineering Recommended Practice on surge protection of residential electronics. The value of the theoretical concepts presented in the Recommended Practice is illustrated by two case histories where such concepts were not applied. In addition,
Proceedings Title
Proc.Intl. Conf. on Power Quality - End-Use Applications and Perspectives-PQA
Conference Dates
May 1-3, 1999
Conference Location
Charlotte, NC, USA
Conference Title
PQA '99 Conference


grounding practices, lightning surges, surge mitigation


Martzloff, F. , Key, T. , Nastasi, D. , Phipps, K. and May, J. (1999), Update on a Consumer-Oriented Guide for Surge Protection, Proc.Intl. Conf. on Power Quality - End-Use Applications and Perspectives-PQA, Charlotte, NC, USA, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created May 26, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021