Care & Maintenance Ideas for Friendlier Electronic Equipment - Part I
By: F. J. STIFTER
How to keep your Hi-Tech equipment Operating at peak efficiency without Interference or Disruptions?
General Introduction to the Problem
Does it ever seem your entire office or plant is a slave to Electronics?
AC Power and Lightning
Commercial AC Power is the one interference source most often cited as
responsible for electronic equipment disruption and damage. In spite of this
apparent awareness, even simple, reasonably priced preventative medicine is
seldom taken to assure clean, trouble free equipment operation until problems
High performance Filter/Suppressors are available in 125, 125/250, 250 Volt and
various 3 Phase configurations. Virtually all industrial, commercial and home
situations can be accommodated with high performance protection, either in
plug/socket or wire-in configuration.
An electrical discharge (lightning bolt) establishes a large, moving magnetic
field that often induces damaging - disruptive transients, surges and
interference in power, modem/phone, video and network lines or cables. Lightning
discharge between clouds, or a hit miles from your location can cause problems.
To better grasp obstacles facing successful electronic equipment installations,
basic definitions are provided. These terms are regularly used by Power
Conditioning engineers and are often seen in the literature.