Just because the signal is passing to your equipment does not always mean that an aging data line surge suppressor is still protecting your equipment. Quality commercial/industrial data line surge suppressors are designed to disrupt signal in some way when the suppressor is destroyed or severely damaged. When applying surge suppression on a job or application it is best to know how the data line surge suppressor is going to perform when it sees a surge. Is it just going to fail? If it does fail how do I know and what does that mean?
TPD commercial grade data line surge suppressors are designed to handle the maximum amount of surge energy possible for the wiring. This means that no matter how many surges come down the line the TPD surge unit will continue to protect your equipment. With up to ten year unlimited product warranties that include free suppressor replacements for lightning you can be confident that TPD data lines surge suppressors are designed to do their job. In the event the maximum energy handling level of the TPD unit is exceeded, it will fail but still protect your equipment. TPD surge suppressors are built to protect equipment in even high exposure areas such as Florida and the Gulf Coast. When a TPD data line surge suppressor fails the replacement unit is promptly shipped out free of charge under the warranty. Also, the installer will often find that the reason for the failure was a ground loop caused by lightning. This will at times lead to the installation of a TPD ground loop surge filter (TPD-GLSF).
When data line surge suppression is correctly applied it benefits both the end user and the systems integrator. Knowing that the TPD surge suppressor is protecting your equipment at all times allows the systems integrator to rule out surges as a potential issue. The benefits of a TPD whole home surge suppression solution is to eliminate surges and damage throughout the entire system. This leaves the systems integrator/trouble shooter at the point where they can use additional devices such as battery backups, voltage regulators, or isolation transformers to keep equipment running smoothly now that the potential for damage has been eliminated using TPD surge suppression.