Surges can compromise the integrity and operation of electronic devices.
Thanks to the different hardware components, the SmartWave drivers ensure a longer life to power supply units and, as a consequence, to the connected lighting fixture. Specifically, the SmartWave technology provides protection against surges and electrostatic discharges (through the ESD, ElectroStatic Discharge protection component), that are the main cause of malfunctioning of the lighting system. The SmartWave drivers can work with input voltages up to 7kV, a value that is seven times higher than the minimum protection value provided for by applicable regulations. They are tested with discharges that reach 30 kV, whereas the minimum value provided for by the CEI EN61547 standard is 4 kV for contact discharges and 8 kV for air discharges.