Many of us have surge protectors in our homes, mostly out of convenience. Outlets can be limited, especially in smaller or older homes, and so we use surge protectors to provide power to our electronics. Did you know, though, that surge protectors do much more for us than providing extra outlets? They can prevent an electronic shortage from spurts of electricity that go beyond the voltage limits.
Power surges are short electricity bursts, and the stronger they are, the more likely they can cause damage to electronic devices. Surge protectors have circuit boards inside of the units that regulate the voltage levels. They absorb much of the power, so that it does not transfer to your appliances.
These are some of the top causes of power surges:
Surge protectors can not only divert any unusually high surges, diverting the energy and avoiding damages such as a fire. Your investments, including refrigerators, dishwashers, and laundry units will also be protected from damage. So, not only does it provide convenience by opening up more available outlets to you, but they can also save you money in the long run, as you have the control to power on and off multiple devices with only a flick of the switch.