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power surge

An oversupply of voltage from the power company that can last up to 50 microseconds. Although surges are very short in duration, they often reach 6,000 volts and 3,000 amps when they arrive at the equipment. Power surges are a common cause of damage to computers and electronic equipment. See power swell, spike, sag and surge suppression.
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The figure below shows the global Power Surge Protection Device Market share by region in 2013.
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When the power surge occurred all the details for the non-emergency transport needs for all the hospitals were wiped off our computer systems," said Mr Adrian Marsden, ambulance service acting distribution manager.
Currently, if your surge protector fails due to a power surge, it will still function as a power strip.
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Cause of Power Surge Unknown at This Time, but Will Be Fully Investigated by Utility
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