Surge Protection for Irrigation Systems

Center Pivot System

OVERVIEW

Today's increased reliance on very sensitive electronics makes surge protection an important topic for Agricultural Irrigation applications like Irrigation Systems utilizing Center Pivot Systems. 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 your Irrigation System and all associated components like Main Service Panel, Power Cabinet, Controller Cabinet, Tower Box, and Sensors.

Selecting SPD for Irrigation Systems

NEC/NFPA 70 require that Surge Protective Devices (SPDs) shall be UL1449 Listed. This means selecting a surge protector is easier than it has ever been. There are only a few choices available for SPDs that are UL Listed for any of the most commonly used surge standards including UL1449 5th Edition, UL497B, and UL497E.

Main Service Panel | Power Cabinet | Controller Cabinet | Tower Box

Recommended SPD for Main Service Panel

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector
Model#
Link
Main-Panel Main Panelboard480Vac MDS750E-480D MDS750E-480D

Recommended SPD for Power Cabinet

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector
Model#
Link
Power-Cabinet-AC Power Circuit480Vac
Power Input
DS74US-480D DS74US-480D

Recommended SPD for Controller Cabinet

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector
Model#
Link
Power-Cabinet-AC Power Circuit480Vac
Power Input
DS74US-480D DS74US-480D


120-240Vac
Power Input
DS72US-240T/NN DS72US-240TNN

12-24Vdc
Power Output
DS220S-24DC DS220S-24DC

4-20mA${ITEM_LINK#1870}<-No Item, #1870 DLA-24D3${ITEM_LINK#1870}<-No Item, #1870 DLA-24D3 v.2

Recommended SPD for Tower Box

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector
Model#
Link
Irrigation-Tower-Box Power Circuit120Vac
Power Input
MLPXUVG-277S MLPXUVG-277S

Recommended SPD for Field Sensors

LocationEquipmentSystemSurge Protector
Model#
Link
Irrigation Sensor Transducer4-20mA${ITEM_LINK#1870}<-No Item, #1870 DLA-24D3${ITEM_LINK#1870}<-No Item, #1870 DLA-24D3 v.2

Field Sensor4-20mA TSP15M-P-24D3 TSP15M

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