Your Electrician San Diego Explains The Importance of Surge Protection
A surge protector is a special device that is designed to protect your electronic gadgets and devices from unexpected changes in electrical current. A surge suppressor will either short the power down to a usable ground voltage, or stop electricity in its tracks. You are probably familiar with the type of surge protection that is found in many power strips, which are labeled as such. Surge protection is a very important aspect of owning electrical devices, and it can greatly improve both your own safety and the usable life of any electronic item.
How They Work
Any type of electrical device, especially one that has a circuit board, can be damaged by a surge, fluctuation or spike in electrical current. For the most part, surge suppression is used to protect important, delicate devices in your home such as computers, home theatres, washers, microwaves, dryers and others. These surge suppression systems help stop these dangerous surges from ever reaching your devices so that they can continue to work in the way that they were designed to work.
Other Benefits of Surge Protection
In addition to protecting your devices from strong, potentially catastrophic power surges, they also protect them from incremental damage as a result of small power fluctuations that occur in every home across the country. This is one of the main reasons that many homeowners are having their electrician in San Diego install a whole house surge suppression system. This type of surge protection protects your entire home at the circuit breaker, to ensure that you receive consistent, clean power to all of the devices in your home. Whenever this type of system is installed by one of our technicians at Green Electric Solutions, and used in conjunction with power strip surge protection devices, you can rest assured that your devices are safe and secure.