Data and Power Surges

Power surges are one of the most common dangers to computers and other electronic equipment. Although they are virtually unavoidable, appropriate surge suppression can mitigate their impact.

With exponentially increasing amounts of data captured, monitored and relied upon by businesses across all industries, these electrical surges and spikes – especially as related to data  – can have a major impact on any company’s bottom line.  The impact can include lost revenue and productivity, damaged data, and even legal repercussions.  Surge protection systems are increasingly an integral component of commercial and public facilities.

The majority of voltage spikes or surges are actually caused by problems inside the facility where the equipment is located.  The remainder originates externally – most commonly at the local electric company.  Given the range of potential causes, surge suppression devices (SPDs) should be installed in a tiered manner – starting at service entrances, placed secondarily at distribution panels, and then finally at the physical device level.

Are you doing everything you can to prevent data disruptions or loss in your facility?

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Are you ready for lightning season?

Each year, the National Weather Service conducts programs during Lightning Safety Awareness Week to educate the public about personal and home safety. This is also an excellent reminder to re-evaluate the surge protection in place for your business. Is all of your critical hardware and data protected with the appropriate surge suppression devices? Do you have backup SPDs on hand to quickly replace any sacrificed during a power event?

Lightning can generate electric surges strong enough to damage electronic equipment quite a distance from the actual strike. It can travel through the electrical, phone, plumbing, and radio/television reception systems. Whether from a surge, transient, a spike or just “dirty” power – your facility may be vulnerable to power problems that can result in costly hardware repairs, lost revenue from downtime and significant data loss. Not to mention the impact on your reputation when your systems are down, and you can’t provide products or services on schedule.

Edco Surge Protection products are well known for their reliability and cost effectiveness. Call us now for assistance with the appropriate surge suppressors to protect your crucial data and equipment (941-355-8822). We have experienced personnel and licensed electricians available to help you select the properly rated surge protection devices you need to protect your business or facility. Don’t let your productivity suffer due to power disruption.

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