by Brianna Crandall — May 9, 2018 — The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published a new white paper that provides an overview of electrical and electronic equipment surge susceptibility, NEMA VSP 1-2017, Susceptibility of Electrical and Electronic Components to Surge Damage.
According to James Moellmann, director of Standards/Application Engineering at MVC–Maxivolt, and chairman of the NEMA 05VS, Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices, Technical Committee:
This white paper helps the electrical community — engineers, consumers, and technicians — understand the various transient conditions to which electrical and electronic equipment may be subjected. The intent is to create awareness and offer guidance based on real-world testing on protection that will be helpful to preventing problems with products.
Covering low-voltage power, control and communications systems, NEMA VSP 1-2017, Susceptibility of Electrical and Electronic Components to Surge Damage, is available as an electronic download at no cost on the NEMA website. NEMA also offers related information on low voltage surge protective devices and related surge protection products.