MODERN AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCH COMPONENTS ARE HIGHLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FAILURE CAUSED BY TRANSIENT VOLTAGE
• Transient voltage is inherent to AC power systems. Modern automatic transfer switches (ATSs) contain sensitive components that are highly susceptible to damage caused by transient voltage.
• Voltage monitoring control boards and control power supplies commonly fail due to damage caused by transient voltage. These failure modes result in ATS inoperability.
• Proper application and installation of suitable surge protective devices is a proven solution to these common failure modes.
• Preventing these failure modes mitigates system downtime, reduces maintenance expenses, and enhances overall system reliability.
Individuals and businesses use automatic transfer switches (ATSs) in critical locations requiring both normal and emergency power sources. Reliable operation of the ATS is essential in ensuring uninterrupted power delivery to important electrical and electronic equipment.
Modern ATS utilize sensitive electronic controls to monitor power and initiate switching between power sources. Transient voltage presents a persistent threat to modern ATS components. Properly applying and installing suitable surge protective devices eliminates this threat and significantly enhances ATS reliability. Download our PDF to continue reading.