Surge Protection to Protect Your Investments! - Electrician Services

Scotty Electric Electrician Service Surge Protection Services

Our Services Include:

  • Whole House Surge Protection
  • Sub Panel Protection
  • Pump/AC Equipment Protection
  • Surge Strips
  • Surge Outlets
  • Cable TV Surge Protection
  • Phone Line Surge Protection
  • Structured Media Surge Protection
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies
  • Media Center Power Supplies
  • Ground Integrity Testing
  • Complete Grounding Systems
  • Lightning Protection Systems

A Scotty Electric electrician can diagnose any possible issues and provide a practical solution. Scotty Electric provides surge protections and other electrical service throughout the Tulsa and Greater Tulsa Area.

What causes power surges and power spikes?

Power surges and power spikes can occur at any time, not only when the power is restored after an power outage. Electrical Surges and power spikes can also result from lightning strikes, downed electrical power lines, and possibly your own appliances.

Why should I install special surge protection for my house?

With the expanded use of complex electronics and expensive computers and electronic equipment found in so many of today’s homes, the protection of one or more surge protectors is a definite necessity. A Scotty Electric electrician can diagnose any possible issues and provide a practical solution.

Don't fuses and circuit breakers protect against electrical surges?

No they do not. Fuses and circuit breakers (thermal and magnetic) respond to heat from currents caused by faults within the home. They don't provide protection of your household appliances and electronic equipment from surges and spikes that come from outside the home. A Scotty Electric electrician can diagnose any possible issues and provide a practical solution.

Is it just my computer that needs protection?

No. Any microprocessor device is vulnerable to damage or disruption and should be protected. You will also want to be sure to protect all phones, as a person can be seriously injured while talking on a phone during a storm.

What is a transient?

A brief (sometimes one second or less) spike or dip in electrical voltage (strength) or electrical current (flow).

These brief spikes can have disastrous effects on your sensitive electronic equipment. They can be caused by any sudden increase or decrease in power, such as high load electrical appliance around your house. This is why it’s essential that all electronic be connected via a surge protector – not doing is severely impacting the life expectancy of your equipment.

What does the Whole House Surge Device protect?

The whole house device is the first stage, heavy-duty filter for power line disturbances. It will assist in protecting your household items such as freezers, Refrigerators, dryers, washers, dishwashers, trash compactors, air conditioners and electric stoves.

How do I protect all my devices?

We recommend a dual stage approach to protection against harmful surges. We recommend both stages in order to adequately protect your house form the danger of surges. The first stage is the whole house device that is installed at the service point entry, your electrical panel. This protects most of your major appliances.
The second stage is the plug-in surge suppressor strips. We recommend and provide smaller surge suppression strips to protect your smaller appliances and sensitive electronic equipment. As long as you have both stages you are getting the best protection available.

How long will my protection devices last?

Under normal operation, the devices will operate for many years. The devices have been engineered by an industry leading manufacturer. A world class test facility assures maximum design efficiencies, and a factory following ISO 9001 process controls, assures maximum accuracy, quality, and dependability.

Cheap Surge Protectors, What's the Difference?

As with just about everything, there is a high end and a low end to surge protectors, and you typically get what you pay for. Low-end surge protection units offer very little protection, and the circuits in the protector are prone to quick failure.

For quality protection, the first thing you want to look for is a surge protector that is rated by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), which offers you the assurance that the unit has been tested and rated to meet certain standards. Any UL-listed product will be labeled as a "transient voltage surge protector," which means that it meets or exceeds a set of minimum standards.

Surge protector performance is rated three ways – clamping voltage, response time and energy absorption. The first, clamping voltage, tells you what level of voltage surge has to occur before the surge protector activates and diverts the excess voltage to ground. With this rating, the lower the voltage number is the better the surge protector will perform – it takes less of a surge to activate it. For good protection, especially for computers, look for a protector with a clamping voltage of less than 400 volts.

Response time is the amount of time it takes for the surge protector to respond to the surge. Obviously, a fast response time is important, so look for a unit that will respond in one nanosecond or less. Surge protectors are not made to last forever, so the third rating, energy absorption, indicates how much energy the unit will absorb before it fails. For this rating, look for a unit rated at 300 joules or better, up to around 600 joules for even better performance

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