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Protecting Sensitive Electrical Equipment in a Mission Critical Environment

PDU Cables now Offers a Line of Ground Bonding Kits to Combat Electrical Disturbances and Electrical Noise Related to Surges in Transient Voltage.

Minnetonka, MN, April 24, 2013 --( PDU Cables, a division of Engineered Products Company, has introduced a complete line of ground bonding kits, including custom lengths and multiple lug options, to increase reliability and efficiency of data center electrical equipment.

Lightning strikes 40-50 times a second, nearly 1.4 billion times a year. According to insurance industry data, improper grounding of communication systems leads to $500 million per year of damage to property and/or equipment due to lightning.

The purpose of a grounding system is to create a low impedance path to earth ground for electrical surges and transient voltages. Lightning, fault currents, circuit switching and electrostatic discharge are common causes of surges in transient voltage. An effective grounding system minimizes the detrimental effects of these electrical surges, which include degraded network performance and reliability and increased safety risk.

While minimum grounding requirements are designed for personnel safety and fire prevention purposes, according to the IEEE, the typical AC third prong ground is almost never sufficient to prevent damage to network equipment. Best practices, according to TIA-942, require each rack to bond directly to the grounding grid or common bonding network, directing current away from sensitive electronics.

If you are looking to reduce outages and increase uptime in your mission critical facility, then utilizing PDU Cables ground bonding kits will make your job easier.

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About PDU Cables
PDU Cables manufactures and distributes power-distribution cable assemblies used by more than 5,000 data centers in North America. Known for its industry-leading innovation, PDU Cables was the first independent cable-assembly company to introduce colored conduit, to acquire UL Listing, and to offer the Power Cable and Equipment Configurator™ for documenting connections and specifying the correct under-floor power cables. Electrical contractors install PDU Cables’ factory-fabricated UL-listed cable assemblies to save time and labor, and reduce overall project costs.
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