Founded in 1937, CITEL is a Paris based worldwide leader in the surge protection market. CITEL is importantly also the clear leader in the emerging market for SPD’s protecting outdoor LED lighting. Australia with its climate and its predominantly overhead power distribution network is particularly vulnerable to surge events be they induced by lightning or network switching.
So why is this an issue? LED’s and their related electronic components are inherently susceptible to the above mentioned conditions. There is much to learn in this arena:
What happens during a lightning strike? Why do I need lightning protection? What is the technology?
What is an SPD?
Where do I install the SPD?
Answers to these and many other related questions will be available when you accept this invitation as you will be meeting two of the experts in this industry.
Christian Macanda, Citel Product Manager -
Christian Macanda has thirty years experience in the field of surge protection. At CITEL he is in charge of an extensive product range covering industries including AC (mains supply), PV (solar), Telecomms, Data and RF networks.
He is a member of the French Standards organisation AFNOR, the European Standards body CENELEC and sits on various IEC Surge Protection Committees.
Jacques Niclause, CITEL Sales Director -
Jacques Niclause is responsible for a worldwide sales at CITEL and sits on the main CITEL board in France. His management duties extend to CITEL India, CITEL Russia and he is a Vice President of CITEL China.