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
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.
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