Safeguard Your Systems with Weidmuller’s VARITECTOR Surge Protection

In today’s interconnected world, electricity fuels our daily operations, from industrial machinery to household electronics. However, amidst the seamless flow of power lies a lurking threat: voltage surges. These unpredictable spikes pose a significant risk to sensitive equipment, potentially leading to costly damages and downtime. At BPX, we understand how critically important it is to safeguard your systems against these unseen electrical adversaries. That’s why we’re pleased to introduce Weidmuller’s VARITECTOR surge protection range.


VARITECTOR surge arresters offer consummate protection across various domains, ensuring the seamless operation of your devices and infrastructure. Here’s why they’re essential in both industrial and domestic settings:

Comprehensive Protection: The VARITECTOR range caters to diverse applications, including power distribution, electronic equipment, data interfaces, renewable energies, and more. Whether you’re managing a complex industrial setup or ensuring the reliability of your home electronics, VARITECTOR has a solution tailored to your needs.

Efficiency and Reliability: With VARITECTOR, you don’t have to compromise efficiency for protection. These surge arresters eliminate the need for additional backup fuses up to 315A, streamlining your electrical system while ensuring robust defence against voltage surges. Tested rigorously and meeting international standards, VARITECTOR products guarantee reliable performance in any environment.

Versatile Portfolio: Weidmuller offers a comprehensive portfolio of surge arresters, including Type I, Type II, and Type III variants. Whether it’s shielding against lightning strikes, combining robust surge protection with intelligent monitoring or mitigating sudden equipment switches, VARITECTOR provides complete protection against a wide range of surge threats.

Following on from the latter, when considering surge protection for your electrical system, it’s essential to understand the differences between Type I, Type II, and Type III surge protection devices:

Type I: These surge arresters are typically installed directly under the incoming breaker. They are designed to withstand high-energy surges, such as those caused by lightning strikes. Type I surge arresters are recommended when there is a risk of direct lightning strikes, especially in buildings with lightning protection systems installed on the roof.

Type II: Similar to the Type I variant, Type II surge arresters are also installed near the incoming breaker. However, they are more commonly used in situations where there isn’t a specific risk of direct lightning strikes, in an electrical panel for example. Type II surge arresters provide protection against transient overvoltages caused by internal factors or indirect lightning strikes.

Type III: Unlike Type I and Type II surge arresters, Type III surge arresters are installed in parallel with sensitive loads, such as computers, printers, and other electronics. These surge arresters provide localised protection, safeguarding individual devices or equipment from transient over voltages that may occur within the electrical system.

Following on, now that you are aware of the different types of surge arrestors, you might be wondering – does BPX have stock available?

Stock Availability: We are pleased to announce that we have stock of all types of Weidmuller VARITECTOR surge protection devices, ready to be deployed to safeguard your systems against voltage surges.

Competitive Pricing: We understand that investing in surge protection is a critical aspect of maintaining the longevity and reliability of your electrical systems. That’s why we offer competitive pricing on Weidmuller VARITECTOR products, ensuring that you get top-notch protection without breaking the bank.

Click here to view our stocked VARITECTOR range or get in touch with your local BPX representative today to learn more about our stock availability and pricing on Weidmuller surge protection devices.

Safeguard your systems and ensure uninterrupted operations in the face of electrical chaos.⚡

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