Posts Tagged ‘surge protection’

The SPD industry : their real job? Putting the competitors down (testimony)

June 4th, 2013 | 2 Comments | Posted in Electrical distribution, Others
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Mason, one of the members of the community did send us his testimony of his work experience in a surge protection devices company. According to Mason, the industry spends a lot of time putting the competitors down. Will you agree with his point of view and the 6 lessons he’s learned from this experience?

Over the past year I’ve been in charge of updating our company’s boiler plate specification for surge protection devices (SPDs) also called Transient voltage surge suppressors (TVSS). Meeting with several product reps it became very difficult to separate the sales hype from the important facts.

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Additionally, I was really turned off by the vendors themselves. While it is standard practice for a company to differentiate itself from its competitors by their features, it is rare that the competition is explicitly named.

The SPD industry took it one step further as the reps actively discredited their competitor’s products going so far as to point out failings and misdirection in their competitors literature while handing off their own. It seemed they spent as much, if not more time, putting the competitors down. This negative tactic left such a negative taste in my mouth I dreaded having the discussions and meetings.

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Surge protector in switchboards > 50kA ?

June 14th, 2010 | 22 Comments | Posted in Electrical distribution
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I would like to share a problem I face when I have to install a surge protection device type 1 in high power electrical switchboard. I already asked this question on another blog, and I’m trying to get more feedbacks from electrical engineers.

The situation is very “unconfortable” for me as a quality provider, because if a short-circuit of high value happens, though luckily probability is low, it would mean very serious safety risks …

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Surge protector in switchboards > 50kA ?

February 21st, 2010 | 14 Comments | Posted in Panel Building
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Lightning striking the Eiffel Tower (1902)

Lightning striking the Eiffel Tower (1902)

I would like to share a problem I face when I have to install a surge protection device type 1 in high power electrical switchboard.

The situation is very “unconfortable” for me as a quality provider, because if a short-circuit of high value happens, though luckily probability is low, it would mean very serious safety risks …

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Surge protection devices: how to choose them?

October 20th, 2009 | 7 Comments | Posted in Electrical distribution
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As everyone knows, surge protection devices or surge protective devices (SPD) protect electrical equipment against overvoltages caused by lightning. That said, it is not always easy to distinguish between the various technologies or know which to choose.

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Lightning risk management

July 27th, 2009 | 6 Comments | Posted in Electrical distribution
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Lightning protection is nowadays clearly moving from Benjamin Franklin age to a more scientific approach. This is in particular the case for the lightning risk management
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