Surges at home: statistics

A surge is an increase in the voltage of the electrical network and It can cause damage to the installation and electronic equipment in your home. In the United States, electric shock claims to insurance companies were estimated to be $909 million. This amount claimed comes from 78,000 users only.

Compared to the previous two years, this represented an increase of 21.2%.

About 2,000 storms coexist simultaneously in the world and about 100 lightning bolts strike on Earth every second.

The month with the highest probability of electric discharge is: July

In April 2018, 36.749 lightning strikes were registered in 13 hours in India.

TOP 10 Devices affected by electrical damage

  1. TV
  2. Refrigerator
  3. Ceramic stove
  4. Washing machine
  5. Dishwasher
  6. Oven
  7. Air Conditioning
  8. Heater
  9. Extractor hood
  10. Microwave

The top 10 devices affected by electrical damage represent 92% of the electrical devices in homes.

TOP 10 states with the most lightning strike claims (USA)

  1. Florida
  2. Georgia
  3. Texas
  4. Los Angeles
  5. Alabama
  6. North Carolina
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. Tennessee
  9. Virginia
  10. South Carolina

Atmospheric electrical discharges (lightning), faults or switching processes (earth contact or short circuit) can cause transient surges.

Phase imbalance (breakage of the neutral conductor), faulty connection of the neutral conductor or faults in the transformer substations can lead to permanent surges.

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