Surge Protection for Convenience Stores

OVERVIEW

Today's increased reliance on very sensitive electronics makes surge protection an important topic for Gas Stations. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety study found that $26 billion dollars was lost due to non-lightning power surges. In addition, there are about 25 million lightning strikes in the US each year that cause between $650M to $1B in losses according to the Insurance Information Institute, State Farm©.

This page discusses how to best protect equipment which might be used for various operations and processeses within the Gas Station. Each section will conclude with a Surge Protective Device (SPD) Protection Point which identifies where and what SPD to use.

Main Panel | E-Stop | LED Canopy Lighting | Outside POS | Fueling Dispenser |

Recommended SPDs for Main Panel

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector Model #Link
Main Panel / Service Entrance277/480Vac MP200-277Y
CommunicationRS232/RS485 DS220S-12DC

Recommended SPDs for E-Stop

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector Model #Link
E-Stop120Vac MLPXUVG-277S

Recommended SPDs for LED Canopy Lighting

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector Model #Link
VFD_PF750Series LED Lighting120-277Vac (2W+G) MLPXUVG-277S

Recommended SPDs for Outside POS

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector Model #Link
VFD_PF750Series Outside POS120Vac (2W+G) DS72US-120S/G DS74US-480D
VFD_PF750Series Fueling DispenserRS232/RS485 DS220S-12DC DS74US-480D

Recommended SPDs for Fueling Dispenser

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector Model #Link
VFD_PF750Series Fueling Dispenser120Vac (2W+G) DS72US-120S/G DS74US-480D
VFD_PF750Series Fueling DispenserRS232/RS485 DS220S-12DC DS74US-480D