You’ve just spent a crapload of moula $$$ on the latest TV. Television, home entertainment system or computer. Did you know a surge of electricity can kill your valuable equipment in a millisecond? Power surges are extremely common.
They can be caused by lightning, downed power lines, or just from starting up a machine at a nearby industrial area. They can strike at any time, and cause terminal damage to your gadgets. If they aren’t protected they can be fried instantly.
But what are the odds of a lightning strike?
There is over 25,000 lightning strikes that hit the ground in the Sydney Metro are every year! And each strike can send a voltage spike easily across 5km of power lines. So yet it’s pretty common problem!
On top of the “Normal” voltage problems in out electricity network are almost a daily occurence. Things like brownouts, blackouts, temporary voltage drops and local ‘dirty’ power will, over time, damage your electronics. These things all contribute to gradually weaken electronic components. Then one of these things will be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
Surge protectors keep your electronics safe and the voltage regular. They do this by ensuring that any excess voltage is removed before it reached your appliances.