Think of a surge protector like an insurance policy. You hope you never have to use it, but you’re very glad you have it when you need it. Very large surges, which are primarily caused by lightning and temporary interruptions resulting from storm damage, occur infrequently. They may occur a few times a year or as often as 40 times, depending on the area. However, normal equipment operation may cause surges over 1,000 volts multiple times per day.
The sensitive microprocessors and other components integral to the electronic devices commonly found in the medical industry are highly susceptible to fluctuations in electric current. Given the multiple possible sources of power surges and uneven power flow in today’s electricity distribution system, a better-safe-than-sorry approach makes the most sense, especially since the investment required is relatively modest.
Surge protectors not only prevent harm to the device itself, they protect against catastrophic loss of data stored on hospital backup, sensitive medical imaging equipment or ultimately, loss of life. They also protect against the loss of productivity that we so cherish with the advancement of technologies in the medical field. And, of course, surge protectors save money by eliminating the need to replace equipment damaged by excess voltage.
Surge protection is important to all networks, but it becomes vital for successful emergency assistance required in medical applications. Whether your surge protection requirements are for medical communications, imaging or radio surgery, critical electronics depend on the experience and resources of Lightning Master Corporation for AC, DC, data line and power conditioning protection solutions.
Surge protection is important to all medical device companies large and small by providing superior RF protection for critical medical applications. Lightning Master leads the industry in hospital grade RF surge protection devices and grounding technology. Network site audits are also available through our technical services group to ensure that both equipment and communications networks are efficiently and safely grounded for optimum performance.
Whether your surge protection requirements are for medical communications, imaging or radio surgery, critical electronics depend on the experience and resources of Lightning Master’s patented designs engineered for low voltage let through and superior RF performance.