Lets talk surge suppressors! Whole Home Surge Protectors That is
Computers are everywhere now a days - From the fridge to the washer/dryer, smart appliances are computers. You probably use surge strips to protect their PCs. But, you are still vulnerable to surge damage. Surge protection strips only offer limited protection to the devices connected to them. Items that are not compatible with plug strips such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, and lighting can be protected with a Whole Home Surge Protective Device.
What Does a whole home Surge Protector do?
In simple terms, a surge protector has a filter, allowing all safe electrical currents in, and prevents all irregular voltage from having an impact on your power utilities. By doing so, it protects all of your appliances from burning out, and in some cases exploding
What size home surge protector do I need?
Whole-house systems should be rated to stop a 40,000-amp surge, at minimum. Features to look for include thermal fuses, and lights or alarms that indicate when a device has taken a hit.
A power surge may last for only a few millionths of a second, but at its worst, it carries tens of thousands of volts, enough to fry circuit boards, crash hard drives, and ruin home-entertainment systems.Lightning-induced surges are the most powerful and most feared: A 200,000-amp jolt crashing through a power line will burn standard 20-amp wiring like a lightbulb filament. But a lightning strike has to be less than a mile from the house to cause harm, and in fact, most surge-related damage is not caused by lightning.Far more common, if not as dramatic, are surges caused by downed power lines, sudden changes in electricity use by a nearby factory, or even the cycling on and off of laser printers, electric dryers, air conditioners, refrigerators, and other energy-sucking devices in the home.
The damage inflicted by these minor power fluctuations can be instantaneous—but may not show up for some time.