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Spikes are fast, short-duration electrical transients in voltage (voltage spikes), current (current spikes), or transferred energy (energy spikes) in an electrical circuit. The voltage spike is known as the surge. It is generally known as a surge, or transient is a subcycle overvoltage with a duration of less than a half-cycle of the normal voltage waveform. A surge can be either positive or negative polarity, can be additive or subtractive from the normal voltage waveform, and is often oscillatory and decaying over time.
In easy language, surges are known as an overvoltage spike or disturbance that can damage, destroy, or degrade electronic equipment in any home or factory. The duration of the surge is in microseconds (one-millionth of a second).
For example, in a 120 V AC electrical system, a short impulse less than one millisecond greater than 240 V would be a surge. In a 480 V AC system, a short impulse greater than 960 V would be a surge
When you switch on or off of any device it will produce a surge but it is negligible compared to the lightning and during power generation grid switching.
A surge protector is an appliance made to protect your devices from voltage spikes. It’s designed to keep unwanted voltages away from your electronic devices.
Yes, you can use the device without surge protection, but your electronic device’s life will be shortened due to fluctuation in the voltage fluctuation. When the surge is too high (voltage is very high) there is no guarantee for the survival of the device.
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