Surge Protector – Piece Of Mind!
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Surge protectors are a special type of home power board that will protect your appliances from electrical surges and irregularities in power supplies. Standard surge protectors look like regular power boards. They sit between the wall outlet and your appliance. Once your appliance is plugged into the power surge protector it will be protected from surges, brownouts and blackouts. Uneven power supply and blackouts can be just as damaging as a power surge. Regular power boards offer no protection.
Power surge protectors are a quick and easy way to protect your appliances. For instance a computer connected to surge protector not only protects the computer from damage it also protects your files; loss of data can be a major setback not to mention the downtime while your computer is repaired. Using an outlet surge protector will solve this problem. Surge arresters, another name for surge protectors, are available in various sizes from a single socket to six and eight socket surge protectors. Some units come with connections for other devices such as telephone lines and network cabling. While it is rare to get a surge through a telephone line it does happen, more often than you may think, so if you want to keep your telephone or modem router alive then a surge board with a telephone or network connection is ideal.
If your computer use is critical you may consider using a battery backup surge protector. Surge protectors with battery backup act like normal surge arresters in that they stop any damage to your devices but they also have a battery that will keep your devices running should the power cut out. The batteries can range from a few minutes to many hours. If you work on a computer and hate the thought of losing any work you may want a unit with a small battery backup that will enable you save your work and shut down the computer after a blackout has occurred. If access to your computer is critical you may want a larger battery that will enable you to use your computer for several hours when the electricity is probably going to be back on.
Choosing to buy your surge protector online is a great idea. Buying from a store can be expensive and salespeople will often pressure you into buying something without your fully understanding what it is or if it is suitable. That's where this web site is useful. Surge protectors can be notoriously expensive; buying online will typically save you at least 30% or even up to 50%.
Using your new home surge protector is easy just treat it like a normal power board and plug in anything you don't want damaged.
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