electronic surge arrester

electronic surge arrester

[i‚lek′trän·ik ′sərj ə‚res·tər]
(electronics)
Device used to switch to ground high-energy surges, thereby reducing transient energy to a level safe for secondary protectors, for example, Zener diodes, silicon rectifiers and so on.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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