Entries by sarah

Surge protection and the 18th edition regulations…

Today I would like to talk to you about Surge Protection and the 18th edition regulations…                 There has been a lot of noise in 2019 about the correct use of surge protection devices while conforming to the 18th edition so today I am going to go through […]

Lightning and Surge protection in Commercial and Industrial installations…

Lightning and Surge protection in commercial and industrial installations                 Following on from my previous post on 21st November about Lightning protection in domestic installations we move on today to discuss lightning and surge protection in commercial and industrial installations. BS7671 states that Surge Protection Devices (SPD’s) must […]

Lightning Protection in Domestic installations…

Lightning Protection in Domestic installations… Following on from my post last week about surge protection in domestic installations today I want to talk to you about lightning protection in domestic installations. Lightning Protection only needs to be installed on a domestic installation when the property is directly fed by over head power lines, or has […]

Why do we need to fit domestic surge arresters?

Surge protection has made it’s way into the Wiring Regulations over the past few years, which has left everybody questioning the need for surge protection devices, and quite rightly so.   Surges are temporary rises in over-voltage and can also be referred to as spikes. These spikes are happening all the time within a domestic […]

How to choose an SPD

Due to the changes in the 18th edition there has been the sudden appearance of many surge protection experts, so as a company with over 50 years of experience in the surge protection industry, the technical team at Surge Protection Devices Ltd would like to give you some pointers on how to choose an Surge […]

Which Device Do I Need?

Here at SPD Ltd we like to make things as simple as possible, so have made a flow diagram that will guide you through a couple of key questions to determine which device you need. This is an excellent reference tool that you can take on site with you so it’s to hand when you […]

ELEX Exhibitions Video

This year we are exhibiting at all the ELEX Exhibitions all over the country. Here are a list of dates… 14th & 15th March – Event City, Manchester, M17 8AS. Find us on stand number J76. 25th & 26th April – Westpoint Centre, Exeter, EX5 1DJ. Find us on stand number H78. 23rd & 24th […]

Lightning and Surge protection for electrical and electronic systems to the new British and European Standard BSEN62305

Recently introduced standards put equal importance on protecting the electrical installation and electrical equipment as well as the building itself. This focus is because modern electronic components are very small and sensitive to over-voltages. As technology increases, consumer’s demand that the electrical items we use get smaller, which means the components inside are also smaller. […]