Ryan Freeman

Application Engineer for the Arrester Business Unit at Hubbell Power Systems, Inc.

Recent Posts

The Evolution of Surge Protection Technology

Posted by Ryan Freeman on Jan 16, 2018 10:24:36 AM

Lightning protection devices date back to the mid 1700’s. Early technology, such as the lightning rod, originally provided protection for homes, before being adapted for use on the telegraph and electric grids.

The modern term “arrester” was first used in the mid 1800’s for simple gap devices that protected telegraph lines. These products consisted of a simple gap and could be operated remotely by the telegraph worker. 

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Topics: Arresters

11 Tips for Installing Line Arresters

Posted by Ryan Freeman on Dec 5, 2017 10:36:00 AM
  1. Follow the directions, recommended work practices and be safe when installing line arresters.
  2. Inspect the packaging and product for signs of damage.
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Topics: Arresters