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Boston Lightning Rod Co., Inc. in Dedham, MA, is your resource to stay safe from lightning strikes. We strive to provide our clients with helpful information that will give them the education they need to make the right choice when deciding on lightning protection.

Let’s start with some of the basics.

What is a Transient Voltage Surge Suppression (TVSS) System?

Transient surges, impulses, or spikes are temporary rises in voltage and electrical current that can occur from a lightning strike. They are high energy (measured in the thousands of volts), short duration (1-10 microseconds) voltage spikes that disrupt, damage, or destroy electrical systems or equipment.

What is a TVSS System?

TVSS Systems are devices which are designed to do two things: provide a place for transient current and voltage to go to equalize and to absorb or divert any excess energy to anywhere but the protected load. TVSS Systems are designed to be reliable, effective, and durable to a point where they can repeat this process hundreds of thousands of times without fail.

How does TVSS Help You?

Electricity runs everything: phones, computers, everything. All of these devices need some kind of surge suppression system to keep things running smoothly. That is where TVSS Systems come in. These systems supply only the necessary amounts of energy, and send any excess away from your devices and into the ground.

The Specs

Our TVSS units for AC panel applications are UL 1449 2nd Edition Listed, UL 1283 Listed and CE Certified. They are listed as TVSS and Secondary Surge Arresters. All units are designed and built in the USA in a modern ISO 9001 manufacturing facility. These units have both component level thermal fusing and patent-pending internal circuit board mounted over current fusing.

The multi-stage hybrid network, all mode design, and circuit encapsulation offer the lowest “Let through Voltage” in the industry, and Boston Lightning Rod can offer both internal and external designs in many styles and options. The voltage range is 1 to 4160V with peak surge ratings of 90 to 900KA per phase.

Our Warranty

Our TVSS Supplier, Surge Suppression Incorporated, warranties all these units for a period of 25 years from the date of installation. In other words, if a unit should self-sacrifice in doing its job, it will be replaced free of charge for 25 years. Our warranty gives the term “cost effective surge protection” an entirely new meaning.

For more information about our TVSS systems, or to schedule your own personalized installation appointment, please contact Boston Lightning Rod at 800-992-3466.