Going around installing a surge protection device for every piece of equipment in your house is no small feat. Think for a moment. You would probably come up with your computer and your audio video devices but there are several appliances that are connected to a power outlet, from your washer and dryer to the microwave to the vacuum cleaner, I can go on and on. All these devices are vulnerable in case of a power surge. The answer is a complete whole house surge protection strategy. BESST Engineering, Queensland recommends a 3-stage surge protection for your precious home.
Direct Strike Lightning Protection
Lightning conductors or lightning rods are installed on the top of a house or building. In the event of a strike, the conductor would send the excess energy to the ground. As part of residential lightning protection system, BESST Engineering provides Prevection lightning terminals that are fully capable of mitigating the hazards of a lightning surge.
Surge Protection Level 1
These devices protect against externals power surges such as those caused by lightning or when your local power grid switches loads. They can be installed at the point where power enters your house from the utility supply. BESST gives you Gatekeeper surge diverters for installation at the service entrance of your building, in the main switchboard. There are heavy duty versions available depending on your power supply and requirements. Experienced electrical contractors at BESST Engineering, Brisbane can advise you on choosing the one that is right for your house.
Surge Protection Level 2
The protective devices at level 2 are installed where the main line branches out into various circuits inside your house. The advantage with this level of protection is that they protect your house from internal surges which can be caused by devices that switch power on and off such as a thermostat. Gatekeeper LITE surge diverters and surge Filters from BESST Engineering, Queensland are ideal for protection from transients for your sensitive electronic equipment. The modular design, internal fusing and long service life makes them ideal for Class I and II Cat B & C applications.
Surge Protection Level 3
These protection devices most of you would be familiar with. Examples are power strips that are used at point of use, where a device is plugged into a power outlet. Most people only use these and think they have protected their house but the reality is actually the opposite. As you can see, we have put them at level 3. These devices only work as part of a comprehensive protection plan and not as stand-alone devices.
Hire An Expert
Handling electrical equipment is no child’s play. Only skilled electrical contractors such as Batterham’s Electrical Switchboard Services and Trading, BESST at Queensland should be called upon to install whole house surge protection equipment to ensure peace of mind.