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New NEMA White Paper Highlights Surge Susceptibility for Electrical Components

03/5/2018 8:00PMSign-up to receive press releases.

ROSSLYN, Va.—Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published a new white paper that provides an overview of electrical and electronic equipment surge susceptibility, NEMA VSP 1-2017 Susceptibility of Electrical and Electronic Components to Surge Damage.

"This white paper helps the electrical community—engineers, consumers, and technicians— understand the various transient conditions to which electrical and electronic equipment may be subjected. The intent is to create awareness and offer guidance based on real-world testing on protection that will be helpful to preventing problems with products," said James Moellmann,  director of Standards/Application Engineering at MVC–Maxivolt, and chairman of the NEMA 05VS, Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices, Technical Committee. 

NEMA VSP 1-2017 is available as an electronic download at no cost on the NEMA website.


The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 370,000 American jobs in more than 6,100 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $124 billion in shipments and $42 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.

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