Surge Protectors

It is always a good idea to have a good surge protector connect to any electronic devices. Lightning produces a very high-voltage, short-duration pike that is incredibly destructive to electronics: the voltage can reach 50,000,000 (fifty million) volts!!

The average lightning bolt is 6-8 miles long and can travel 25-40 miles horizontally prior to turning down toward the ground. Lightning strikes on earth about 100 times every second. There are at least 100,000 thunderstorms across the US.

Do you contact your laptop to a surge protector? With today’s technology more and more people have laptops than desktops for the convenience and no bulky wires. But what you don’t know is that you should protect your laptop by connecting it through a surge protector.

Features of a good surge protector:

  • * Cover lightning strikes (some do not)
  • * Offer insurance/warranty to cover loss of property attached to equipment.
  • * Meets the UL 1449 specifications (look for the UL label)
  • * Includes an indicator light or series of lights

The following is an attention-grabbing article that all should read.

“Surge Protector Prevent Tragedy In Lightning Strike”


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