CLEAN~VOLT™ uses a unique varistor technology that gives it the ability to handle large volumes of energy combined with industry-leading connection speeds. In recent times this reaction level was called clamping, but now the term more commonly used is VPR (voltage protection rating). Tests for reaction time are represented by a half cycle waveform of 120v. RMS. The “peak voltage” would be 169v representing one full half waveform, not to be confused with the Full waveform (peak to peak 338v). The best performance levels found with other surge protection devices pre-fusing mandate was clamping of 330v on the half-cycle 120v RMS waveform. Since fusing to keep the end-user safe from fires, these clamping levels are now referred to as VPR and range from 600v – 900v on a 120v RMS half-cycle waveform.
NEMA has determined that 80% of the surge dynamics in your electrical system are created within the “peak voltage.” Also, equipment manufacturers state within their owner's manuals “Connected equipment has a 10% +/- tolerance of RMS voltage”. These are 2 main
reasons you require an SPD that has the ability and robust nature to participate within these levels without degradation.
The difference between CLEAN~VOLT™ and other surge protection devices begins with the varistor. CLEAN~VOLT™ uses a patented varistor technology atypical of ‘MOV’s.’ In the event of a surge above 132v on a 120v (RMS), CLEAN~VOLT™ acts as a path of least resistance for the surge dynamics that try to enter the system or are generated within the system. This affords the system an acceptable environment for your electronics & electrical devices to operate.
CLEAN~VOLT™ attracts surge dynamics with no degradation from day to day operation unless the discharge threshold is exceeded within an 8 x 20 micro pulse waveform during a large catastrophic event (determined by CSA original C62.1 lightning arrester standards). In the event of a catastrophic surge, CLEAN~VOLTs™ patented varistor is designed to pass enormous amounts of surge energy like a lightning arrester.
As an added benefit to our extremely fast-acting technology built-in initially to keep
tolerance levels of 10% +/- RMS during a catastrophic event, this same speed has been shown to improve power quality. With the number of electronics we rely on for our efficiency and automation strategies, energy surging has been and continues to be a compounding problem.
The electrical community has been led to believe that surge protection technology does not affect power quality. That is a correct statement. How can you impact power quality if your SPD does not participate within the fundamental waveform?
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