Standards for ICT Surge Protectors

March 7, 2019
8:00  -  8:40 am

Establishing and updating standards for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) surge protectors and protective circuits is an important aspect of surge protection, particularly as advanced electronic equipment has become more susceptible to surges.  Standards for the design and performance of SPDs (Surge Protection Devices) for mitigating surges is the purview of the IEEE Power and Energy Society Surge Protection Devices Committee WG 3.6.7, which was established for this purpose.  The standards developed include the latest technology and information for surge protectors and protective circuits used in ICT networks, including smart grid data networks.  This presentation will highlight the standards published by this group, which are:  IEEE Std C62.36TM Test Methods for Surge Protectors and Protective Circuits Used in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) circuits, including Smart Grid Data Circuits; IEEE Standard C62.43.0TM Guide for Surge Protectors and Protective Circuits Used in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Circuits, Including Smart Grid Data Networks – Overview; and IEEE Standard C62.55™ Guide for Surge Protection of Power Feeds to Remote Radio Heads (RRH).  In addition there is a standard in development titled PC62.43-1 Draft Guide for Surge Protectors and Surge Protective Circuits Used in Information and Communication Technology Circuits (ICT), Including Smart Grid – Part 1 Applications.