Surge protectors

Posted Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 at 11:28 pm by: JS No Comments  

Just a quick reminder, it is very important to properly protect your electrical devices from voltage spikes.  Desktop computers are especially sensitive to this and should always be plugged into a robust surge protector.  It is also important to plug said surge protector into a properly grounded outlet, and not just a self grounding GFCI type outlet receptacle.  Failure to do so could result in hardware failure during a voltage spike.  Some power strips have a built-in surge protector, but not all of them do.  Pay close attention to the type of power strip to be used and make sure it specifically says there is a built-in surge protector.  To make sure your outlet is properly grounded you can use an inexpensive tester device, which can be found at almost any hardware store and most electronic stores.

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JS has grown up around computers and has developed a wealth of end-user experience. Technology interests include robotics, vintage video games, music gear, multimedia software, home security and Internet security.

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