Power disturbances

The need for surge protection products has increased dramatically and is expected to grow in the years ahead. Today’s businesses rely on computers and computer systems to support transaction activities essential to the success of the business. If the computer is down, most activities stop. The business comes to a grinding halt. Power irregularities such as surges and spikes create performance problems for the systems handling essential transactions and sensitive information.

Prime Technologies offers solutions to satisfy your protection requirements: Lightning and Fluctuations in utility power (caused by grid switching, for example) are often assumed to be the main sources of power disturbances.

However, the overwhelming cause is actually equipment, such as motors, and appliances, turning on and off. Even simply switching lights on and off will cause electrical surges. In fact, it is estimated that 65% of all transient surges are generated from Inside Sources, while only 35% come from Outside Power Supply!

As of September 30,2009 ANSI/UL 1449 3rd Edition replaced UL1449 2.5.

Surge Protective Devices (SPDs) manufactured after September 30, 2009 need to meet ANSI/UL 1449 3rd Edition. Any products manufactured before this date may still be sold as UL1449 2.5 compliant product.

Due to increased use of electrical devices in residential, commercial and industrial markets, ANSI/UL 1449 3rd Edition was adopted. Electrical components in devices such as computers, security systems, home theater systems and factory equipment are susceptible to transient overvoltage and can create significant downtime, equipment replacement and costly repairs. As a result, “surge protectors” will now be known as “Surge Protective Devices” (SPD) and are classified into Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3 SPDs.

Type 1: Permanently connected SPD which is intended to be installed between the secondary transformer and the line side of the service equipment.

Type 2: Permanently connected SPD which is intended to be installed on the load side of the service equipment overcurrent device.

Type 3: Cord connected SPD which is intended to be installed at the point of use.

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The next generation surge protection technology.

Rayvoss® transient voltage surge suppression (TVSS) systems have been designed and manufactured to provide the ultimate in protection for telecommunication, IT, automatic control infrastructure and sensitive electronic equipment in general.

Strikesorb®, the high surge capacity protection element found inside Rayvoss® SPD’s systems, repetitively absorbs and dissipates the excess energy of lightning strikes and power surges, without performance deterioration or signs of aging.

Contrary to the conventional protection devices using parallel visitors or silicon diodes, Rayvoss® and Strikesorb® can sustain multiple successive lightning hits. Rayvoss® and Strikesorb® offer this while providing complete and uninterrupted protection without requiring maintenance – even under harsh environmental or poor power quality conditions.

Rayvoss® and Strikesorb® have been successfully installed in thousands of sites worldwide, protecting telecommunication, defense, industrial and governmental infrastructure from the hazardous effects of surges.

Tested to be the safest on the market, Strikesorb modules and Rayvoss systems are designed to absorb and dissipate the excess energy of repetitive lightning strikes and power surges without performance deterioration.

Superior performance. Uninterrupted protection. No problems.
Raycap surge protection devices provide safe, uninterrupted protection up to 200kA per module without requiring maintenance even under harsh environmental or poor power quality conditions.
There is a wide range of applications for our Rayvoss TVSS protection systems such as: power plants and windmill generators, broadcasting stations, oil refineries, industrial enterprises, data centers, office & commercial buildings, hospitals, airports, radar and air traffic control and aviation communication centers, defense installations, wireless rural telephony networks, fuel & gas storage facilities, mines, microwave radio relay stations, CATV networks, industrial controls & automations, antenna towers, and high end residences.
Our Rayvoss TVSS, equipment withstand 4000 Amps clamping current and above!

In an effort to satisfy the testing requirements of NEMA LS1 for maximum surge current ratings above 200kA per mode, tests are performed on individual modules or on components within the TVSS device. This is not in compliance with the NEMA LS1 definition of the maximum surge current rating. Extremely high ratings cannot be tested on a complete TVSS unit since few independent laboratories have the capability of producing the required 8/20us test waveform beyond 200kA. Some manufacturer publications continue to suggest that devices rated 250kA or above are necessary for adequate protection at service entry. An effective evaluation of TVSS performance requires an investigation of test reports and only reports demonstrating that tests were performed on a complete unit are legitimate.

Actually our Rayvoss TVSS systems could be installed behind a clamping current of 4000 Amps, class L Time delay fuse at available fault current of 200kA.
We do not have competition at the moment. Our TVSS is the best product in the market by far.

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Rayvoss TVSS surge suppressors are unsurpassed in protecting sensitive electronic equipment from damage causing transient surges that are injected on AC power feeds regardless their source.

Transient threats generated by lightning activity, utility switching operations, power factor correction, and from other electrical loads are eliminate by the Strikesorb suppression components utilized by the Rayvoss Surge suppression system.

Rayvoss and Strikesorb SPDs offer the following desirable attributes:

Strikesorb and Rayvoss fully comply to the recent changes of UL1449 2nd edition safety standard, effective February 9, 2007
High current handling capability, Low let-through voltage, safe and maintenance free operation technology with thousands of installations worldwide. The Strikesorb-40 and Strikesorb-80 modules have successfully passed the 3-cycle testing at available short circuit currents of 65kA rms and 85kA rms respectively. This enables Strikesorb to be integrated within panel boards, switchboards, switchgear, motor control centers, etc., without conducting additional UL testing. The unique, fuse less design of the Strikesorb module allows direct installation on the bus bars precluding the need to install additional fuses or interconnection wires.

Strikesorb-40 and Strikesorb-80 modules have also been successfully tested according to UL1449 at available fault current of 200kA with an upstream fuse of 4000A.

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