An electrical surge guard protects your sensitive electronic equipment from power surges caused by lightning strikes and unstable power grids. Thunderstorms tend to occur toward the end of the day during the summer. You may look out your window one minute and see blue skies, but the next minute, you may see a lightning storm. There are times when you cannot unplug every electronic device when there is a power surge. If the electricity in your home is disrupted, you may damage your expensive electronics. Electrical Surge Guards protect your electronics from damage. Power surges can cause your electronics to lose valuable data if you don’t have an Electrical Surge Guard installed.
The performance of electronic equipment in your home can be adversely affected by both internal and external power surges. External surges of power can be caused by breaking power lines, causing lightning to strike utility equipment, or bursting transformers. You will not see visible damage from a power surge to your electronics, but you may see rust in them. The most common power surge happens inside the house. During the use of your hair dryer, when lightning strikes a transformer, for instance, a surge of five or ten volts to thousands of volts can occur. Hundreds of power surges occur every day within computers without being noticed. An external surge is an electrical surge that occurs outside the home. External and internal surges are both possible. Interruptions of the flow of electricity are followed by their restoration, resulting in surges in electricity. Surge protectors help prevent damage to your microprocessor. Electricity is diverted to and from appliances like air conditioning units or refrigerators when they operate. These voltage fluctuations can cause damage.
For most electronic devices with microprocessors, surge protectors are mandatory. In order to prevent damage during a storm, surge protectors should be connected to desktop computers, laptops, televisions, gaming systems, and cell phones that are charging. Despite the fact that items like coffee pots and alarm clocks seem like they are the most important to protect, surge protectors are not necessary in your home. It’s a good idea to use surge protectors on all electronics to prevent damage, but they’re only needed on items with sensitive microprocessors.
Your surge protector’s ability to withstand future power surges decreases with every surge it absorbs. For example, a 1,000-joule surge protector can withstand a 1,000-joule surge or ten 100-joule ones. It is not possible to display the amount of protection that a surge protector provides in joules. When surge protectors are plugged into devices, they will not be affected by surges flowing downstream. Your electronic devices won’t be zapped by excess voltage since metal oxide varistors divert excess voltage to the ground. At some point, the surge protector will need to be replaced. An LED light indicates whether the device is still protecting your electronics in most models.