Surge Protection and Line Filtration

RX Series Power Conditioning

AC power conditioning removes surge and spike hazards and contamination that can damage, degrade and disrupt performance of electrical and electronic equipment, including switchers and digital signal processors.

Such power disturbances are present in two general categories with respect to the AC power line. Normal Mode refers to any current between line (hot) and neutral. That circuit is most prone to conducting damaging high voltage surge transients from lightning or man made sources. Common mode relates to any current on the ground (i.e. between safety ground and line or neutral). Why is ground line interference important? Read more.

Isolation Grade Performance

Juice Goose RX Series products use a patented Hybrid Filter Technology to clean up both normal mode (between line and neutral) and common mode (between neutral and ground) noise without contaminating the ground line. Many popular power conditioners are less effective on normal mode and provide  little or no protection from common mode interference. "Series mode” protection circuits are not designed to protect against common mode disturbances on the ground line.

The Hybrid Filter Technology includes components that act as a low pass filter which reduces high frequency interference. Other components absorb or divert high speed, high energy normal and common mode surges that can cause immediate or eventual damage to electronic components. Energy impulses as great as 6,000 volts are reduced to no more than 10 volts between hot and neutral and only 0.5 volts between neutral and ground.

The RX Series circuit also protects against structural wiring problems. Relays in the RX Series unit prevent operation in conditions of incorrect hot, neutral or ground wiring connection or in the event of dangerously high voltage. If this unit is plugged into an outlet that is not properly wired - if hot, neutral and ground are not properly connected - power will not pass to the receptacles and a light on the front of the unit will indicate a wiring fault. Therefore, a functioning ground connection is required to operate any RX Series product. This same safety measure functions when incoming voltage exceeds 150 volts. In this over voltage situation the unit will not pass power to connected equipment.

Juice Goose RX Series power protection technology is particularly valuable because it works against common mode (ground line) as well as normal mode events. While common mode surges and disturbances don’t typically cause catastrophic damage, they can result in operating failures and improper performance of digital processing equipment.

Compared with the low operating voltage of processor logic, a power anomaly of  even 1 or 2 volts on data lines or logic ground can cause problems. That’s why the RX Series products have a voltage surge  let through of only 1/2 volt between neutral and ground. These products also protect against more dramatic events. Connected equipment is safe from surges up to 6,000 volts at 3,000 amps on hot, neutral and ground.


Proven Results

RX Series vs SurgeX? We performed the tests and published the results. Read more.

 

Applications

In addition to static power distribution models, the RX Series protection is available in a CQ Series sequencer. Read more.

...and an iP Series web controlled power unit Read more.

 

 


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