This Standard presents general considerations for the electrical protection of telecommunication facilities serving electric supply locations. This standard contains material which is common to the 487-family of Standards (i.e., dot-series) including fundamental theory, basic electrical protection concepts and designs. In general, special protective measures, handling procedures, and administrative procedures are necessary to provide electrical protection against damage to telecommunication facilities and equipment, maintain reliability of service and ensure the safety of personnel.This standard presents general consideration for special high-voltage protection systems intended to protect telecommunication facilities serving electric supply locations. This standard contains material common to all of the 487-family including basic theory and fundamental electrical protection concepts and designs.
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