Standard Specifications for Surge Protectors Used in Low- Voltage Data, Communications, and Signaling Circuits
|Publication Date:||11 September 2009|
This standard applies to surge protectors for application on multiconductor and coaxial, balanced or unbalanced, data, communications, and signaling circuits with voltages less than or equal to 1000 V rms, or 1200 V dc. These surge protectors are intended to limit voltage surges, current surges, or both.
This standard is not intended to cover individual device components. Installation of all surge protectors (SPDs) must be in conformance with the requirements of applicable local and national electrical codes. Specifically excluded from this standard are protectors for low-voltage power circuit applications.
The surge protectors covered by this standard are to be tested by means of the connections or terminations that are used when the surge protector is installed in the field. For surge protectors that are intended to be used with a base or connector, that base or connector shall be part of the tests.
The tables of typical performance values of this standard provide a means of comparison among various surge protectors. They also provide a common engineering language beneficial to the user and manufacturer of surge protectors used in low-voltage data, communications, and signaling circuits.