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Introducing LED Retrofit NEMA-type Surge Protective Devices (SPD) from ABLE Power Products   The Retrofit surge line includes a Fast Plug-in SPD, a Shorting Cap SPD and a Photocontrol SPD, all equipped with an external ground wire for connection to the fixture housing, arm or pole and fits all standard 3-pin or 7-pin receptacles. Ideal for DOT’s, Municipalities, and Utilities that have identified high risk areas or troubled sites due to lightning issues or power related problems.   Surge Protection Features • 3-pin or 7-pin models available • UL 1449Read More
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Surge Protection for LED Lighting Tech Tip #2 from ABLE Power Products   UL 1449 Voltage Protection Rating (VPR) As defined by NEMA: A rating per the latest revision of ANSI/UL 1449, signifying the "rounded up" average measured limiting voltage of surge protective device (SPD) when the SPD is subjected to the surge produced by a 6 kV, 3 kA 8/20 µs combination waveform generator. VPR is a clamping voltage measurement that is rounded up to one of a standardized table of values. The standard VPR ratings include 1000, 1200,Read More
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Surge Protection for LED Lighting Tech Tip #1 from ABLE Power Products   Selection Criteria SAFETY – an important consideration in the selection of an LED Surge Protector The Problem – metal-oxide varistors (MOVs) are the primary component for protecting sensitive electronics from damaging overvoltage transients or surges. For normal operating conditions, the MOV absorbs random short duration transient currents, transforming the energy into heat. Over time the MOV breaks down and can no longer effectively dissipate the heat forcing the component to rupture and initiate a short circuit conditionRead More