We now provide a surge protection kit that can be fitted to any of our consumer units to meet Amendment 1 of the 17th Edition.
The surge protection devices in the kit offer type 2 protection to the BS EN 61643 standard, to ensure conformity with the current edition of BS 7671.
Amendment 1 of the 17th Edition requires electricians to conduct a risk assessment of properties to see if they require surge protection.
When you consider that many homes have a lot of sensitive electronic equipment, such as TVs, Hi-Fis, PCs and printers that would be adversely affected by a voltage surge, then the need for such devices increases.
Transient overvoltages are not just caused by a direct lightning strike, a nearby strike, within a kilometre, can cause substantial damage. Other causes can be fluctuations in the power supply or from equipment such as microwaves or showers being switched.
Our surge protection kit can prevent the spread of overvoltages in electrical installations and protect the equipment connected to it. It is characterised by an 8/20us current wave.
To gain a greateer understanding of Surge Protection and our Surge Protection Kit & Devices download a copy of our Guide to Surge Protection Devices.