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Surge Protection Anthology
Launch Page Part 6
Tutorials, Textbooks, and Reviews
Surges Happen!

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Many of the papers included in this Part 6 were presented to disseminate the same subjects and concerns that were then emerging among different audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Consequently, when placed next to each other, some might appear redundant. Collecting all of them - the very purpose of an anthology being to make them all available - might create for you a feeling of déjà vu, so that I offer this explanation in advance.

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Category File hyperlink Paper title Date MB
Lecture Handouts Transient seminar Transient overvoltage protection seminar 1979 3.2
Undefined real Transient overvoltage protection in the undefined real world environment 1979 0.8
Electrical protection of cellular radio sites
1983
1.3
Line conducted disturbances - Origins and control
1984
3.8
Word-searchable file of Lecture Handouts
2004
0.3

Category File hyperlink Paper title Date MB
Protective Devices
Metal-oxide varistor: A new way to suppress transients (B/W)
1972
0.6
Metal-oxide varistor: A new way to suppress transients (full color)
1972
3.1
Transient overvoltage protection: The implications of new techniques
1981
0.6
Lightning and NEMP transient protection with metal oxide varistors
1982
1.1
Surge suppressors and clamps
1986
0.7
A glimpse at long-term effects of momentary overvoltages on ZnO varistors
1989
0.5
What are the lights on your surge protector telling you?
1998
0.8
Lingering lead length legacies
2004
0.5
Word-searchable file of Protective Devices papers
2004
0.1

Category File hyperlink Paper title Date MB
Site Surveys
Power quality site surveys: Facts, fiction, and fallacies
1988
1.5
Power quality measurements: bringing order out of chaos
1988
0.7
Monitoring power quality
1990
1.6
Systems and instruments in site surveys
1990
3.3
No joules for surges: Relevant and realistic assessment of surge stress threats
1995
0.6
Surge recordings that make sense: Shifting focus from voltage to current measurements
1996
0.4
Surge recordings that make sense: Joules deposition: Yes! - "Joule content": Never!
1997
0.8
The fallacy of monitoring surge voltages: SPDs and PCs galore!
1999
0.8
Some enlightening case histories on lightning damage
2000
1.6
Word-searchable file of Site Surveys papers
2004
0.5

Category File hyperlink Paper title Date MB
Standards Reviews
A guideline on surge voltages on AC power circuits rated up to 1000 V
1979
0.7
The development of a guideline on surge voltages in low-voltage AC power circuits
1979
0.8
A consensus on powering and grounding sensitive electronic equipment
1986
1.0
A standard for the 90s: IEEE C62.41 surges ahead
1991
0.9
Standards : Transnational aspects
1991
0.4
Power quality work at the International Electrotechnical Commission
1997
0.4
The Trilogy update of IEEE Std C62.41
2000
0.6
New IEEE standards foster next-generation system compatibility
2002
0.7
Word-searchable file of Standards Reviews papers
2004
0.3

Category File hyperlink Paper title Date MB
System Compatibility
Performance criteria for power-system compatibility
1992
0.7
Characterization of TVSS from a system compatibility perspective
1992
1.1
An important link in whole-house protection: Surge reference equalizers
1993
0.8
Consumer power quality problems: Troubleshooting by telephone
2002
2.0
Word-searchable file of TVSS Compatibility papers
2004
0.3

Category File hyperlink Paper title Date MB
System Protection Techniques
Surge protection techniques in low-voltage AC power systems
1979
1.3
The coordination of transient protection for solid-state power conversion equipment
1982
0.9
Lightning protection of roof-mounted solar cells
1983
1.0
The protection of industrial electronics and equipment against power & data line disturbances
1964
2.0
The protection of computer & electronic systems against power supply and data lines disturbances
1985
2.8
Lightning and surge protection of photovoltaic installations - Vulcano and Kythnos
1989
1.6
Protecting computer systems against power transients
1990
0.6
Update on a consumer-oriented guide for surge protection
1999
0.9
Word-searchable file of System Protection Techniques papers
2004
0.4

Category File hyperlink Paper title Date MB
Transient Control Levels
Transient control levels: A proposal for insulation coordination in low-voltage systems
1976
0.2
Transient Control Levels: A better way to voltage ratings in power converter applications
1976
0.6
Transient control level philosophy and Implementation - Part I: Reasoning behind the philosophy
1977
0.5
Transient control level philosophy and implementation - Part 2: Techniques and equipment for testing
1977
0.9
Transient Control Levels: A new concept licks an old telco problem
1977
0.4
Transient Control Level test generators
1977
1.2
Word-searchable file of Transient Control Level papers
2004
0.3

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Annex A
Contributions to IEC Joint Working Group

(Unpublished)

Overvoltage protection: Principles, postulates and perceptions
1994
0.1
Revisiting reality checks on the surge environment
1995
0.2
Surge protection of end-user equipment
1995
0.1

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Annex B
Surges Happen!
Surges Happen! Surges Happen! - How to protect the appliances in your home (NIST Special Publication 960-6) 2001 1.8

Category File hyperlink Paper title Date MB
Annex C
US Patents

Patents Perspective Patents and perspective on surge protection for low-voltage circuits 2004 2.5

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