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EN Surge Protective Device
surge arrester  
device that is intended to protect the electrical apparatus from transient overvoltages, divert surge current and to limit the duration and frequently, the amplitude of the follow-on current; it contains at least one non-linear component

[SOURCE: IEC60050-811:1991, 811-31-09]

TC/SC:82Terms     Info     Publications
Published in:IEC 62257-1, ed. 3.0 (2015-10) Terms     Info
Reference number:A.146

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