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Are surge protection

power bars enough?

Discover why a surge protection power bar may not be enough and learn how to choose the right surge protection solution for your needs.

Surge protection power bars are a secondary type surge protection. Many homeowners are familiar with surge protection, but not enough actually use it in their homes. You may be wondering what surge protection is and if it is necessary. The most basic explanation is this: a surge protector prevents your electronic devices and appliances from experiencing damaging surges.

1) What types of surge protection are available?

2) How surge protection devices work?

3) Where should surge protection be installed ?

4) Why surge protection is required?

5) Which surge protector is best?

1) What types of surge protection are available?

Primary Surge Protectors – Large in size and installed where the power lines and building meet. Given its sheer size, it carries substantial power. It can also use a building’s internal ground wires to maximize performance.
Secondary Type Surge Protector – Significantly smaller in size and plugged into electrical outlets. Because they are smaller, they also hold less power than their primary surge protector counterpart. However, their compact size makes it easier to use and relocate.
Power Strip Surge Protector – A type of secondary surge protector that is a power strip. You can plug this surge protector into any electrical outlet. When there is an electrical surge, the power strip will block power to the devices.
Uninterrupted Power Supply Surge Protectors – A type of secondary surge protector that comes in several kinds and styles. It can be a power strip or one with just a single outlet. Whatever type you choose, all are battery-operated. This battery is essential as it keeps your devices powered when a surge happens. Other surge protectors cut off power to your devices, but an uninterrupted power supply surge protector kicks in when there is a surge.

2) How surge protection devices work?
Surge protection devices utilize advanced technology to divert excess voltage away from your electronics, ensuring their safety and longevity. Delve into the workings of these devices and gain insight into how they provide effective protection.

3) Where should surge protection be installed ?
Optimal placement of surge protection devices to maximize their effectiveness in safeguarding your electronics. Whether at the main service panel or individual outlets, ensure proper installation for enhanced protection.

4) Why surge protection is required?
Power surges pose a significant risk to your electronics, potentially leading to costly repairs or replacements. The importance of surge protection is crucial in avoiding these detrimental effects.

5) Which surge protector is best?
Surge protectors have several key factors such as surge rating, outlet quantity, and additional features. Make an informed decision to select the best surge protector for your specific needs.

Learn why early investment in surge protection is crucial to prevent damage to your electronics before it’s too late. Avoid future headaches and safeguard your valuable devices today. Don’t leave your valuable electronics vulnerable to damaging power surges. Ensure the longevity and safety of your electronics today with our expert insights.

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Types of Surge Protection

Leading causes of power surges are tripped circuit breakers, faulty wiring, downed power lines, and problems with the utility company’s lines. If the problem lies within your electrical system, you will need a certified electrician to review it. Here are 4 ways to protect your electronics and appliances from costly surges:

  1. Primary Surge Protectors – A whole-home system found at the entry of the power source
  2. Secondary Type Surge Protector – Typically located at the wall outlet.
  3. Power Strip Surge Protector  – A power bar with a surge protection
  4. Uninterrupted Power Supply Surge Protectors

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