What You Need to Know About Surge Protectors

Posted on: February 22, 2018

Lets face it, the average home contains more appliances than actual outlets. Due to the increased technology many homes will usually make up for this with power cords and surge protectors. Though surge protection is a key part in keeping your appliances and electronics safe, not all are created equal. When it comes to choosing the surge protection you’ll need there is a lot to consider. To make the best purchase for your home, here’s what you need to know:

It’s Not a Power Strip

One of the first thing you need to realized about surge protection is that they are different than your regular power strip. A power strip is designed to add more ports to your outlets, allowing you to plug more devices in. A surge protector is specifically used to protect your devices such as your computer, TV and any large electronics against a sudden power surge.

Know Your Needs

When it comes time to add surge protection in your home, you’ll want to know what you are purchasing,consider the amount of ports you’ll need as some can supply up to 12. You also want to take a look around your house and decide what you’ll be using it for. The more powerful the equipment, the more powerful the protection you’ll want.

Know The Features

Not only do you want to check the plugs, you’ll want to check to make sure you are spending your money on a surge protector that will actually protect your equipment. Check your labels to be sure they are certified and look into the warranties offered with each brand.

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