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Lightning

Lightning: Lightning can cause serious problems and extensive damage in an electrical distribution system. In addition, lightning strikes can cause intermittent supply failures. In fact, EPRI has estimated that lightning causes approximately 30% of all power outages. In addition, lightning can generate dangerously high-magnitude transient overvoltages that flow into a distribution system.

The Hershey Solution: The standard Hershey System will provide a dual layer of protection from lightning generated transients. Our system uses a lower impedance value to trap an infinite number of transients and swells thus protecting plant equipment. Furthermore, all systems are installed with lightning arresters. 

Finally, the Hershey System can be designed with the optional 1-second carry through to provide 59/60 cycles of ride-through power. 

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