Power Surges

It’s inevitable that at some point your facility will experience a power surge. A power surge, is just as it sounds; a sudden change in the electrical conditions of the circuit. These changes result in a burst of energy. These surges may only last milliseconds but they can range from an over voltage of hundreds to thousands.

Business Week estimates that power surges result in $26 billion a year in equipment repair, lost time and replacement costs. It is estimated that 60%-80% of power surges are caused by the facility housing the equipment. The remaining percentages of surges are caused by external forces. These external forces can include local power system problems and lightning strikes.

Virtually all modern day businesses are at risk for power surges. As most companies operate some type of computer, industrial or telecommunications equipment. How can you protect against power surges? The first and most basic protection a facility can provide for itself is the use of surge protectors at the points where power is received to the facility from external sources. Install and add surge protection for individual pieces of equipment. Keep communication lines and low voltage lines away from power cables within the facility and when possible have them cross at right angles.  There are many ways to ensure that your facility is not impacted by a power surge both internal and externally.

In the event you do experience a power surge you can have severely damaged electronics, motors and telecommunications equipment. These events can result in costly repairs and sometimes even require replacements if the over voltages completely destroy some sensitive components. Don’t let your facility feel the negative impacts of a power surge. Protect your investments by properly securing your equipment with surge protection. In the event you are impacted by a power surge remember that Global Electronic Services is here to help you. We offer repair services for 50-60% the cost of new and with our free 24-48 hour rush service. We can get your facility back up and running quickly.  Be sure to visit us online at gesrepair.com or call us at 1-877-249-1701 to learn more about our services. We’re proud to offer Surplus, Complete Repair and Maintenance on all types of Industrial Electronics, Servo Motors, AC and DC Motors, Hydraulics and Pneumatics. Please subscribe to our YouTube page and Like Us on Facebook! Thank you!