SurgeLab Korea, Inc. has evolved into a leader in the Surge Protective Devices industry since their inception in 1997. Located in Daejeon City, in the Republic of Korea, SurgeLab have grown from a regional operation into a global manufacturer. They manufacture a complete line of products for medium voltage, low voltage, data/communications, commercial, din rail and residential applications.
All SurgeLab Korea, Inc. surge protection products are designed, manufactured and tested to IEEE standards C62.41-2002 and C62.45-2002. UL 1449, Surgelab make a variety of different surge protective devices.
Surge Protective Devices (SPD's)
An SPD's function is to eliminate damaging activity throughout all electrical distribution systems and equipment operations. With the use of an SPD, transients and 'noise' are reduced to harmless levels, preventing disruption of important processes. Companies can spend more time on other issues while less time is spent on service calls, which can greatly impact maintenance budgets.
How do they work
Let-through voltage is the voltage appearing on the equipment side of an SPD when an impulse voltage/current of
a defined wave-shape and amplitude is applied to the SPD. So, Let-through Voltage is a measure of the SPD's ability to clamp or stop a transient voltage. Read the diagram with the red as representative of surge voltages.
Applications for the surge protection devices include, air traffic controls, radar systems, weather stations, electronic highway signs and outdoor security cameras. These are among a handful of the critical loads that require protection from the devastating effects of transient surge events.
SurgeLab Korea was founded through R & D when Mr. SeonHo, Kim, President of the company left a previous job at KT. Mr. Kim had noticed that surge protection devices were not that effective and went on to develop methods and products that had reached a higher standard and solved the problems that he had encountered with them during his career.
With power outages suggested as an occurrence for Korea, the idea of a surge protective device also transcends the industrial context and is worthy of consideration for the home.
SurgeLab Korea has established itself with clients in Korea and has also branched to make partnerships in the U.S.A. and the Philippines as well as in Indonesia, Canada and Mexico.