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Surge & Lightning Protection

Cornelius Electrical Contractors can help keep your electricity running and your electronic equipment protected through power surges and lightning storms.

A power “surge” is a high-voltage current that can enter a home through the building’s incoming electrical, cable, telephone, and satellite wiring. Power surges can damage electronic equipment and appliances, sometimes making the equipment unusable. Many times, damage from a power surge is NOT covered in a product’s warranty.

Lightning is one of the primary causes of power surges, but it can also be caused by tree limbs hitting power lines, faulty wiring, or problems with the utility company’s equipment.

Cornelius Electrical can provide both surge protection and lightning protection to meet your needs.

Surge Protection

Surge protection, or transient voltage surge suppression (TVSS), utilizes an electro-mechanical device to redirect improper electrical surges that come through electric or phone lines. To provide adequate surge protection, it is important to understand what you are protecting and how a transient surge can affect that equipment. Only then can TVSS equipment be specified for an application so that complete surge protection is achieved.

Lightning Protection

Lightning protection is designed to give lighting strikes a safe path to the ground instead of through your building or structure. This will greatly reduce or eliminate any possible damage a lighting a strike can cause.

Keep in mind that TVSS and lightning protection are not 100% effective by themselves. These systems work together to reduce the potential for personal equipment and property damage associated with surges and lightning.

Whether you want a system that projects specific delicate electronics or a larger system that protects all of your home’s major appliances and electronics, Cornelius Electrical Contractors can help.

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