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Raycap Inc., a Morrisville, N.C.-based manufacturer of transient voltage surge suppression modules and systems, has introduced lightning protection upgrade kits for several types of wind turbines. Utilizing Raycap's Strikesorb surge protection device (SPD) technology, each upgrade kit replaces failed DIN rail SPD components, thereby enhancing the lightning protection systems of existing wind turbines, Raycap explains.

Depending on the severity of a lightning strike, a surge can propagate through a wind turbine system and destroy critical equipment, such as generators, power converters, low- to medium-voltage power transformers and control electronics. Because of typically long repair times, loss of revenue from a lightning strike can be as high as $50,000 a month, the company adds.

Providing protection from direct lightning strikes up to 200kA, Strikesorb upgrade kits can sustain multiple lightning strikes and power surges without requiring maintenance.

For more information, visit raycapinc.com/strikesorb

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