What Do Surge Protectors Do?
If you need to protection your gear against a sudden surge in power, which can damage your appliances or equipment, then you need to consider installing a surge protector. Before you dive in and grab the first surge protector you see, let’s take a look at some of the differences in the types that are available, for installation in your Brisbane home.
So what exactly does a surge protector do? Good question, and depending on what type of surge protector you are installing or using, the answer can be quite different. For starters, a powerboard with a built in surge protector is something that may help with a small surge but in big surge like that you could experience during an electrical storm, they can be next to useless.
What Types Of Surge Protectors Are There?
Surge protectors that offer greater protection are usually mounted on your switchboard or meter box. The level of protection they offer varies according to the total amount of joules they are equipped to handle. A surge protector with 1,000 joules offers protection for ten consecutive power hits of 100 joules or a single blast of 1,000 joules.
Some surge protectors come with a warranty for what they guarantee to cover in the event of a serious power surge. The Belkin surge protector for example has $300k warranty for connected equipment. The warranty simply states that if a power surge, spike or lightning strike damages your equipment while plugged into the power strip they will cover damage up the amount of $300,000. Stating they will repair or replace the damage equipment.
One thing you need decide when it comes to surge protection, is do you want to have this protection at the point of use or is it necessary to have the protection over the entire circuit (your whole house, for example). If this what you want to do, then you need to have a qualified electrician install a surge arrester to protect all the appliances in your home. So give us a call today and we can help you with all your electrical needs.