It’s a story you probably have heard but never wanted to experience. A farm in the middle of a field is a prime target for lightning to strike, and that’s exactly what happened to one rabbit farmer In North Carolina on a particularly dark and stormy night. One perfectly placed lightning strike took out his farm’s motors, computers and all the equipment he depended on to meet the day and night needs of his rabbit farm.
Unfortunately, the farmer’s story happens more than you might think. Because a barn usually stands tall and alone in a field, it attracts lightning. Palmer Generator has received more calls for similar problems in the past two years than all the previous years in business combined.
The consequences can cost more than you might imagine. For instance, if a power surge takes out a controller on a generator, the part alone could cost from $500 to $3,800 depending on the generator – plus labor and travel charges.
The good news is that a Palmer Generator can provide the perfect solution to keep this horror story from happening to you. A specially designed surge protector device can be installed on the side of your electrical panel to divert excess electrical power and protect your whole house, farm or business.
This surge protector (AKA SurgePOD™) is customized for your home or business, and you can count on it to divert excess power to grounded, protected equipment. You’ll find the gauges simple to read and interpret. (Green means good, and red means you need to replace it.) It costs about $300, including installation.
No one can accurately predict where or when lightning will strike, but should lightning strike or an electrical surge happen, the SurgePOD™ can safely divert excess power and keep it from cooking your devices. It works with indoor or outdoor applications, protects electrical systems and equipment up to 600 Vac, and carries a 5-year warranty.
Scary stories are fine…as long as they aren’t about you. Give us a call and let’s talk about what’s needed to customize and protect your home or business.