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How large can an power surge (electrical transient) be?

Published date: 05 March 2018

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How large can an power surge (electrical transient) be inside an electrical system?

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Electrical industry standards indicate, electrical power surges inside a building can reach levels up to 6,000 volts and 3,000 amperes, which could deliver up to 90 joules of energy.
 

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