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Surge Protection

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:06 pm    Post subject: Surge Protection Reply with quote

All electronic equipment that plugs into a wall socket needs protection without it your computer equipment will likely be damaged by the surges, spikes, sags and brownouts that afflict our electrical systems in one bug rush or gradually eating away at your electronics. The answer is Surge Protection, this is a device that sits between your PC and the electrical mains, a surge protector regulates the current to connected equipment by either blocking or shorting to ground any unsafe voltage. Most Surge Protectors are in a strip or box form, surge protectors have several power outlets to plug into. Better versions will also have at least one data outlet to protect a telephone, fax machine or modem as these are also in danger from a nasty surge of electricity through a phone line, surges, spikes and sags occur daily. Many are virtually unnoticeable, but inevitably, some stronger power pulses will cause damage either immediately or over a period of time. I have all my Computers Surge Protected and the cost of Surge Protection is a lot less then having to replace Motherboards, Ram, Graphics Cards etc. So if you have 1 Computer or 10 do invest in a Surge Protector.

Example of a Surge Protector (click on image to enlarge)

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