New Ground Protector Fills a Missing Gap in the Power Quality Equation

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Alltec Corporation’s Ground Transient Protector (GTP) works like a “check valve” for equipment level electronics. The GTP inhibits surges from looping back through the ground conductor to damage sensitive equipment such as circuit boards, controllers and data storage devices.

Ground Transient Protector

Ground Transient Protector

GTP technology protects valuable equipment
from surges, pulses, spikes and transients that are caused by lightning strikes and other
power surges found in most facility grounding systems.

The Ground Transient Protector installs in series with the ground wire, directly into the device that needs protecting and eliminates surges from those ground lines. GTP technology protects valuable equipment from surges, pulses, spikes and transients that are caused by lightning strikes and other power surges found in most facility grounding systems.

Many manufacturer’s power conditioning products only offer normal mode protection (line to neutral), resulting in no protection on the ground line side. Another consideration when shunting a high voltage transient to the ground is that the surge becomes bi-directional along the ground line. Not all of the transient energy goes to the ground; a large part can flow up the ground wire and enter valuable equipment, resulting in costly damage to systems and loss of productive time. GTP prohibits high voltage surges from becoming bi-directional and keeps them away from sensitive/critical electronics and other equipment.

The GTP is a passive filter that works by opposing changes in electron flow on the ground wire. This slows the damaging rise and fall time of a transient voltage waveform rather than clipping it off, controlling frequency rather than amplitude. This is the first filtering device that has been UL Recognized to go directly on the ground line of electronic equipment to prevent disruptions in operation. This device does not replace surge protection. It works in compliment with Surge Suppression Devices, addressing ground transients that common mode surge technologies do not.

Altec Corporation’s Ground Transient Protector is the world’s first UL and CE approved filtering device that is designed to safely install in series with the ground line of electronic equipment. When installed correctly, the GTP will not allow harmful transient voltages to pass through the ground line and interfere with the DC logic bus of electronic equipment; providing a reliable solution that has been missing from the power quality equation.

Alltec Corporation is the global leader in the design, manufacture, and installation of lightning protection, grounding systems, and surge protection devices. As Solution Providers for an Energized World™, they offer a comprehensive facility protection approach to solving the world’s most difficult lightning, grounding, and power quality problems.

Alltec Corporation
64 Catalyst Drive
Canton, North Carolina 28716 USA
Phone: +1 828-646-9290
Toll Free: +1 800-203-2658 (U.S. & Canada)
Fax: +1 828-646-9527
http://www.allteccorp.com
pr(at)allteccorp(dot)com

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