Surge protection is becoming more and more important due to increasing digitalization. On the one hand, because the sensitivity of intelligent devices, systems, and infrastructures is growing, and on the other, because cloud communication and the exchange of process data are playing an increasing role.
The new surge protection devices of the type VPU IoT AC combine the functions of a powerful surge protection with those of an intelligent IoT device. This enables important functions to be monitored. Including the device status in real time, the number of overvoltages, the status of the protective earth connection, the history of temporary overvoltages (TOV), replacement recommendations, and much more.
The smart surge protection can be implemented directly in an existing WLAN infrastructure and connected to a cloud system. In this way, important process data of the device can be monitored regardless of location – e.g. the number of overvoltages.
Condition monitoring of all important parameters takes place in real time. By evaluating the data, future maintenance measures can be planned efficiently. This increases system availability.
The powerful technology guarantees a discharge current up to 50 kA. Operation is possible up to 315 A without an additional pre-fuse. This saves components and installation time.