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What are Surge Protectors?

A surge protector is designed to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes or electrical signal dropouts. A surge protector regulates the voltage supplied to an electronic device by either blocking or by shorting to ground voltages above or below a safe threshold. To protect your electronic equipment against surge damage, you need to install a surge protection device within fifteen feet of that equipment. Although your property is grounded, electronic equipment, and other electrical devices may not be fully protected against surges of electricity that enter your home.

There are different levels of surge protection, and it all depends on how much protection you want in the event of a power spike. What is surge suppression? When your house is hit by electricity, the energy released into your home by the bolt of lightning will seek the path of least resistance to ground. Since all electronic circuits contain multiple points of ground while being plugged right into the wall, they're going to be a candidate for path of least resistance.

Other Types of Surge Protection

Surge suppressers are designed to handle the smaller surges which can occur hundreds of times a day in a typical home's wiring when devices with motors, such as hair dryers, refrigerators and water pumps, are turned off. A power strip (also known as an extension block , power board , plug board and by many other variations) is a block of electrical sockets that attaches to the end of a flexible cable (typically with a mains plug on the other end), allowing multiple electrical devices to be powered from a single electrical socket.

Benefits of Surge Protectors

Surge protectors protect your electronics from power surges in your electrical system. Surge protectors act like an electrical sponge of sorts, absorbing excess voltage. Surge protectors are inexpensive insurance for costly electrical devices.

Anybody who has invested heavily in the technology in their home should spend the time to find out what type of surge protection is necessary. Surge control is important because even small surges or spikes can eventually destroy or affect the performance of expensive electronic equipment, such as HDTV’s, Gaming Consoles, Blu-Ray DVD players, and any Home Theater Components.

Shopping with MODIA.COM we understand all aspects of Protecting your Home Theater Investment. Let us help make your shopping for Surge Protection a pleasure. You can Call, E-mail, or Chat and one of our Home Theater Experts and they will gladly assist you selecting the best Voltage Protection for your Home Theater System.

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