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Power surges, surge protectors and lightning strikes

  • Transient activity is believed to account for 80% of all electrically-related downtime.
  • Lightning accounts at least 5% of Insurance claims and costs an average of $13,000 per occurrence.
  • Effective transient voltage suppression equipment can double or triple the life of electrical and electronic equipment.
  • Transient Voltage Surge Suppression is the most immediately apparent, and the most cost-effective, means of improving your power quality.

Surge protectors and lightning strikes

  • All surge protectors still let threw power up to 330 volts or more. Anything connected to a surge protector still uses 250% the power requirement when there`s power surges.

  • They not offer protection against surges for appliances and electronics not connected to a surge protector. All small electronics and appliances not connected into a power bar suffer the effects of full power surges.

  • According to industry standards, power line surges inside a building can be up to 6,000 volts, and 3,000 amperes, and deliver up to 90 joules of energy. Including surges from external sources. Surges and even high-voltage spikes cannot happen over 90 joules. Home owners have no protection of anything but regular spikes.

  • Any surge protector offering protection over 90 joules is extra for nothing, a gimmick. You will never get a surge more than what a power line surge maximum is in a building.

Indirect and direct lightning strikes:

  • Typically destructive surges are hundreds of thousands of joules. Surge protectors can offer no protection against indirect or direct lightning.

  • Most lightning surges are not actually the result of direct lightning strikes....they are most often "induced" onto conductors as lightning strikes near the power line. On a 1/2-mile length of transmission line this is equal to a 56,000-volt transient--and it didn't even touch the line!

  • If you are hit with more than 90 joules it is because your transformer failed and the high voltage will follow the path of the least resistance to the ground, passing threw electrical wiring and any electronics connected to the power supply until it is dissipated.

Power surges

You get power surges all the time.

All electronics use 120 volts power and all appliances and electronics are tested and their life expectancy are based on 120 volts power.

Any power surges reduces the life expectancy by up to 32%.

The most common power surges:

  • Switching on and off of motors in all electrical equipment can regularly cause power surges up to 2,500 volts depending on the motor.

  • Surges over 1000 volts occur many times a day since they are caused by normal equipment operation.

  • A motor with a faulty winding, commutator, or other insulation faults can produce a continuous stream of transients exceeding 600 volts!

  • Small surges won't leave any outward evidence, so you may not even be aware they're happening - even though they occur dozens or even hundreds of times each day.

Another common source and maybe the most worrisome:

  • Not commonly known, is neighboring houses and businesses.
  • You share a transformer with other users and surges generated on their premises will be seen at your electrical main.
  • They could have tripped circuit breakers, old appliances like refrigerators, air conditioners or even be using old commercial equipment.

Any surge that they produce you consume.

Other externally generated transients power surges:

  • Overburdened power grids can generate powerful surges through normal utility operations as they switch between sources or generate "rolling surges" when power is momentarily disrupted or generate a power outage.
  • Switching of facility loads, opening and closing of disconnects on energized lines, switching of capacitor banks, re-closure operations and tap changing on transformers can all cause power surges.
  • In this power-hungry computer age, utility power systems are often pushed beyond their capacity, resulting in unstable, unreliable power for consumers.

Effects of surges on light bulbs, electronic equipment and motor


Power surges causes early failure of all types of lights. Incandescent lights fail because of premature filament failures. Effective transient suppression will make your bulbs last 4 to 6 times longer.

Electronic Equipment Damage: 

  • Anything containing a microprocessor is especially vulnerable - the tiny digital components are so sensitive that even a 10-volt fluctuation can disrupt proper functioning.

  • Microprocessors are found in hundreds of consumer items, including TVs, cordless phones, computers, microwaves, and even seemingly "low-tech" large appliances like dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerators.

  • They produce equipment shutoff, errors and memory loss. The effects on vulnerable electronic systems can include loss of data and burned circuit boards. Low-level power surges won't melt parts or blow fuses, but they can cause "electronic rust," gradually degrading internal circuitry until it ultimately fails.


  • Motors will run at higher temperatures when transient voltages are present. Transients can interrupt the normal timing of the motor and result in "micro-jogging". This type of disruption produces motor vibration, noise, and excessive heat. 

  • Motor winding insulation is degraded and eventually fails.

  • Motors can become degraded by transient activity to the point that they produce transients continually which accelerates the failure of other equipment that is commonly connected in the facility's electrical distribution system. Transients can cause early failures of electronic motor drives and controls. 

What we offer

There are products of different quality on the market but they offer protection and quality that is by a long margin, inferior and almost useless.

ARMUR modules let threw a maximum of 130 volts, with-in the allowed 10% tolerance of the prescribed voltage for all your electronics to works.

There is nothing like it in the market. Top of the line, revolutionary new technology. Any other top of the line surge suppressor can only cut to 180 volts ( it was the theoretical lowest limit possible for 120 volt power lines).

You will never have any voltage over 130 volts nor will you ever be charged for excessive power use ever again and will help double or triple the life of electrical and electronic equipment.

Guaranteed savings on your yearly Hydro bill from 8% to 20%.

Increase life expectancy of all electronics by up to 32%.

Our modules are approved and certified CSA : Meaning that the characteristics previously described by ARMUR are 100% guaranteed.

The ARMUR units passed all the tests of the UL and, even more importantly , the standards IEEE/ANSI. Those tests have an international value and worth and come certify without a doubt that our units will act as our specification show.

Our standards as well as the use of silicon carbide components are the principle elements that place ARMUR without a doubt in front of ALL competition.

Protects against lightning.

Had a reaction speed of less than 1 nanosecond.

ARMUR product has a lifetime warranty and transferable.

Respects governmental objectives in energy consumption reduction.

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