Zap Cap for Business

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Keep your business moving with Zap Cap Systems® – customizable surge protection for your business

Whether you operate a major manufacturing plant, restaurant, retail store or small office, Tampa Electric's Zap Cap Systems will provide you with customized high-capacity, high-voltage surge protection to keep your sensitive electronic equipment working.

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How it works
What it protects
Features
  • How it works

    Protect your business equipment from damaging high-voltage surges with Tampa Electric's Zap Cap Systems.

    • Minimize lost productivity and revenue associated with equipment shut-downs and restarts.
    • Reduce maintenance costs for both equipment and site electrical systems.
    • Enhance the operational and service longevity of your equipment.

    Our Zap Cap Systems for businesses protects against transient voltage surges carried by power lines to your facility. It is designed to reduce surges to a safe level. Our full-service program includes a commercial-grade surge protection system, installation and maintenance.

    Our commercial surge protection devices will provide protection for all electro-mechanical and motor-driven equipment. With Zap Cap Systems, you have a choice of surge protection that meets your unique needs.

  • What it protects

    Zap Cap Systems commercial surge protection devices will shield electro-mechanical and motor-driven equipment.

    Motor-driven equipment includes*:

    • Conveyor motors
    • Drinking fountains
    • Refrigerators
    • Molding machines
    • Box crushers
    • Lifts
    • Milling machines
    • Pumps, motors and compressors
    • Elevators and escalators
    • Band saws and drill presses

    Other equipment to protect*:

    • ATMs
    • Security systems
    • Fire alarm systems
    • Backup systems
    • Telecom equipment
    • Point-of-sale equipment
    • Lighting systems
    • HVAC systems
    • Weather instrumentation
    • Programmable machinery
    • Car wash systems
    • Automated manufacturing systems

    *Additional surge protection devices may be required for certain equipment.

    Primary Unit
    Main panel surge protection device (SPD)

    The Main Panel Surge Protection Device is installed at the main panel of your business or at the sub-panel. Any expended modules or damaged units are replaced at no cost to you.

    We offer the MST Series, a modular, parallel installed SPD designed for commercial and industrial applications. Models provide 50kA of surge energy handling per phase. This rating is 5 times the energy handling of the IEEE's highest Category C location rating of 10kA/20kV.

    MST units incorporate a replaceable MT protection module that is completely self-contained. In the unlikely event of a failure, the MT module is replaceable in the field, thereby eliminating the need to remove the entire unit from service. Servicing and replacement may require a brief electrical outage.

    All models carry a 100kA rms symmetrical fault current rating making expensive disconnects and costly replacement fuses unnecessary. When replacing a MT module, the entire operating unit including all phases, all modes, the fuses and even the diagnostics is replaced. This eliminates potential weak elements that might have sustained damage or degradation during a fault event.

    The MST Series ranges in price from $30 to $40 plus tax per month depending on the model. The monthly fee and one-time installation charge are conveniently added to your electric bill.

  • Features

    Main panel surge protection device (SPD) highlights:

    • Installed in a rugged weather-proof enclosure (8.5"w x 10.25"h x 6"d)
    • Convenient replaceable module with "protection on" LED indicators
    • Response time of less than 5 nanoseconds
    • Expended modules or damaged units are replaced at no cost to you
    • Protection: L-N and N-G for Wye service; L-G for Delta service
    • MCOVs: 150, 180, 320 and 550 volts (depending upon application)
    • ETL listed to UL standard 1449, 3rd edition SPD

    You should check your Zap Cap Systems units regularly. If the diagnostic lights are not illuminated, the unit is not functioning properly and should be reported to Tampa Electric by calling 1-877-ZCAPBIZ (1-877-922-7249).

What businesses are saying

Zap Cap Systems will help your business save money and time.

Zap Cap Testimonials

"The Zap Cap Systems for Business has saved us money, time and equipment. We've continued operating when other businesses around us were down. With the frequent thunderstorms here, I can't imagine not having it."

Chris Mook
Vice President
Phil Mook Enterprises, Inc.
Franchisee of nine KFC Restaurants, all of which are protected by the Cap Systems.

Zap Cap Systems will help you protect your equipment.

"We were experiencing a lot of surge-related damage, and our surgical schedule and patient care would collapse. Since we installed Zap Cap Systems for Business from Tampa Electric, we haven't lost a minute of time."

Dr. Gerald M. Kluft
Tampa Periodontist

Zap Cap Systems can be customized to fit any business.

"We were continually shutting down several production lines because of power surges and lightning." Once the Zap Cap Systems for Business was installed, "We haven't lost any equipment. I wouldn't run a piece of equipment without it."

Larry Dunlevy
Engineer
Continental Plastics