Didier Mignardot, Author at Schneider Electric Blog https://blog.se.com Global Specialist in Energy Management and Automation Wed, 05 May 2021 21:55:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Lightning surge protection: Two is better than one! https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2013/09/24/lightning-surge-protection-two-is-better-than-one/ https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2013/09/24/lightning-surge-protection-two-is-better-than-one/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 04:00:35 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=9158 What everyone knows. To protect low-voltage installations against power surges caused by lightning surge protection devices (SPDs) should be installed as far upstream as possible. Why? To drive the awesome... Read more »

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6 facts and fictions about lightning https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2013/08/22/6-facts-and-fictions-about-lightning/ https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2013/08/22/6-facts-and-fictions-about-lightning/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 04:00:29 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=9152 Misconceptions abound when it comes to lightning. People have preconceived ideas about what lightning is, what it does, and how to protect against it. How much do you know? Find... Read more »

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Length, the critical parameter in installing surge arresters https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2013/05/08/length-the-critical-parameter-in-installing-surge-arresters/ https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2013/05/08/length-the-critical-parameter-in-installing-surge-arresters/#comments Wed, 08 May 2013 16:00:50 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/main/?p=779 When you install a surge protector, the golden rule to bear in mind for cable lengths and clearance distances is “the shorter, the better” Length and distance determines surge arresters’... Read more »

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How to choose the right surge protector? https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2013/03/19/how-to-choose-the-right-surge-protector/ https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2013/03/19/how-to-choose-the-right-surge-protector/#comments Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:00:51 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/main/?p=770   Choosing the right surge protective device (SPD) and protective circuit breakers involves considering a wide range of parameters related to types of SPDs, circuit breaker arrangements, and risk assessment.... Read more »

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Arresting the surges in lightning strikes https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2013/02/26/arresting-the-surges-in-lightning-strikes/ https://blog.se.com/power-management-metering-monitoring-power-quality/2013/02/26/arresting-the-surges-in-lightning-strikes/#comments Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:00:19 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/main/?p=774 There is widespread ignorance of lightning protection systems, which are often inadequate or non-existent. Surge protection devices like surge protectors lies at the heart of effective, comprehensive lightning protection systems. We consider why.... Read more »

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