Question from Shelby: I bought a new computer the other day.
The salesman told me I won’t need to plug it into a surge protector because the power supply automatically protects it from over-voltage.
Is he right? [Read more…]
Question from Ana: I bought a new iMac from Best Buy a couple of years ago.
I also bought a surge suppressor to go with it because the salesman said it would prevent the computer from being damaged by lightning.
We had a thunderstorm last night and our power went off. It came back on a couple of hours later but now my TV, dishwasher and iMac are all dead. None of them will do anything when I turn them on.
My question is, do surge suppressors really work?
Question from Jeannie: Hi, Rick. I live in an area that’s prone to frequent electrical storms so I’ve always been fanatical about keeping my electronic stuff plugged into surge protectors.
But I heard the other day that surge protectors can go bad after a while. Is that true? [Read more…]
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Most everyone has lost at least one appliance or electronic device due to a power surge or lightning strike at some point.
But a quality surge protector can help protect your valuable equipment from damage during the next one (and believe me, there WILL be a next one).
For maximum protection, it’s essential that you choose the best surge protector for the device(s) in question. [Read more…]
If you travel a lot you probably know what a hassle it is to have to carry a bulky surge protector and a bag full of chargers for your mobile devices along with you.
Yet in our ultra-connected world they are a necessity.
Well, I have found a great solution in the Poweriver Mini Travel Surge Protector and USB Charger. [Read more…]