Power Surges Can Damage Laboratory Equipment and Invalidate Results
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Zero Surge Inc.
944-T State Rte. 12
Frenchtown, NJ, 08825
Press release date: March 13, 2006
Zero Surge offers 100% surge protection / 0% failure series mode filters.
Frenchtown, NJ (March 13, 2006) - Laboratories worldwide, whether they be R&D, chemistry, or medical research or testing, all have one thing in common - expensive, sensitive equipment and instruments that need care and protection. Although the labs may differ in what they test and measure, they all contain intricate testing and measurement equipment that is vulnerable to the unpredictable power on which it relies. Understanding that extending the life and reliability of any electronic device or instrument starts at the plug, Zero Surge, the leading manufacturer of patented series mode surge removal filters, offers unparalleled powerline surge protection that can be effortlessly integrated into any laboratory setting.
Nothing less than 100% surge protection with 0% failure should be considered for important laboratory applications; for that, turn to Zero Surge. For over 16 years, Zero Surge's patented products have been providing unequalled, unfailing powerline surge protection for a number of industries. For laboratories featuring servers and other interconnected computing devices as well as advanced test and measurement equipment, Zero Surge's power quality filters are especially suitable, ranging from the economical 2R-Series, featuring two outlet units, to the more fully-featured 8R-Series, with eight outlets and a built-in circuit breaker to prevent overloading. Zero Surge offers 15 and 20 amp rack mount units for systems integration in rack mounted setups or 1U modular units if mounting is not required.
"Without protection from powerline surges, laboratory professionals are playing a game of chance with their equipment investment and the quality and credibility of the work and research conducted in their labs," noted Rudy Harford, Chief Engineer of Zero Surge. "There are numerous options available for protecting equipment and data from power surges; however, the decision to leave such valuable and important aspects of any laboratory to an inferior solution could be a costly one," concluded Mr. Harford.
Unlike the competition that shunts excess surge energy to the "ground" wire and utilizes tiny, inexpensive metal oxide varistors (MOVs) to divert surge current, Zero Surge's power quality filters perform as a tranquilizer on the surge current and absorb even the most destructive strikes, dissipating them harmlessly over the neutral wire, repeatedly. In addition, Zero Surge's non-MOV filters preserve ground wire integrity, which when used with servers and network systems, can help eliminate unwanted and annoying interference that can corrupt data. MOV-based surge suppressors have a history of overheating and causing fires. When hit with powerful surges, MOVs have been known to explode, and they deteriorate with use, completely losing their effectiveness with no outward sign of the degradation. Ensuring an added level of confidence, Zero Surge units don't wear out, and each one comes with a 10-year limited warranty and a Lifetime Service Agreement.
Zero Surge's series mode power quality filters are available for purchase online at www.zerosurge.com or by calling 1-800-996-6696.
Zero Surge Inc. manufactures non-degrading power quality filters, certified by UL for safety, endurance and performance. In business since 1989, the company's patented filters eliminate the surge damage and equipment loss often experienced with sacrificial MOV (metal oxide varistor) type surge suppressors. Zero Surge Inc. has over 50 models accommodating a wide range of applications. Corporations, medical operations, universities, ocean vessels, the U.S. military and government, manufacturing plants, banks, utilities, and homeowners are just some of the customers relying on Zero Surge filters. The products do not contain sacrificial MOVs which wear out with use, can fail, and have caused fires.