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Deborah Jennings-Conner

Deborah Jennings-Conner is an associate managing engineer at Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Office. She has 12 years experience in product safety testing at UL and is the primary designated engineer for UL 1449, Standard for Safety for Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors and UL 1363, Relocatable Power Taps. She is also primary designated engineer for the categories Surge Arresters, Surge Arresters, 1000 V and higher, Surge Arresters, Classified for Use in Specific Equipment and Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors/Panelboard Modules Classified for use in Specific Equipment. Deborah Jennings-Conner holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.


The Propagation of Surge Protective Devices

Do you have a computer sitting on your desk? If so, chances are you have a surge protective device under your desk. As the use of products vulnerable to transient voltage surges and spikes continues to increase, the propagation of surge protection devices continues to increase. This article will focus on several types of surge protective devices, what they are, how they are tested, and the importance of markings, instructions and proper usage of the devices.