How many joules should a surge protector have
If you are considering purchasing a surge protector then you are probably wondering how many joules it will need to protect your electrical appliances. You also may be wondering what the difference is between an appliance and a fuse for a surge protector and how they all work together. Understanding how they work and why you need them can help you make a more informed decision when it comes to buying a surge protector or a fuse. It will also help you know how many joules your particular device will need in order to meet its design requirements.
When we think of power, we typically think of electric power. We use power from our homes and appliances to power our lives and the things that we love most in this world. However, there are three kinds of electricity, namely kinetic energy, thermal energy and electric potential energy. Kinetic energy is the energy that an object has moved through it; thermal energy is energy that is lost by conduction and potential energy is the energy that is not lost by conduction but instead converted into some other form.
When power surges occur, they are usually devastating. Many people have lost their lives and property, and often because the power surge was too strong. There are times when power surges can even cause injury and death. This is why protection is very important. A surge protector helps prevent these power surges from occurring. In order for us to determine just how much power protection should be installed in our homes and how often a surge should be expected, we must first understand how power surges happen.
A power surge happens when the electric current passing through a device is stronger than the power ratings set by the manufacturer. Sometimes the surge occurs when the device itself is overloaded with electrical current, sometimes the surge occurs when the device itself is out of compliance with the electrical device’s specifications. Regardless, of how the surge occurs, the end result is damage to the electrical equipment, or more commonly the integrity of the device. If the surge protection is not installed properly, then there is a good chance that your investment in the electrical device will be harmed. These damages can range from a small crack in one component to a fire.
The manufacturer specified the maximum allowable amount of electrical energy that a product can take. This maximum is referred to as the RMS rating of the product. The surge protector should be selected according to the maximum RMS of the product. If the surge protector does not have enough power behind it to handle the power surge, then there will be a gap in the electrical flow. This gap can be extremely dangerous, as any fault that occurs in a system can lead to a fire or injury.
How many joules a surge protector should have should be determined based on the type of equipment that will be protected by the surge protector. If the product is used in a system that produces power, the product should have enough power to handle the demand that the device is currently placing on it. If the surge occurs when the electrical device is idle, the product should be designed to handle the surges without any damage. Most often surge protectors that are used to protect computers operate at full capacity most of the time. They are designed to withstand large fluctuations in power which include fluctuations that occur when a computer is in use or is shut down.