Different Types of Surge Protection

A surge protector is a device or appliance meant to protect electronic appliances from sudden voltage spikes especially in alternating current (AC) circuits from being overloaded by too much voltage. Voltage spikes are also known as “screams” or “jumps,” and are quite common on electric circuits. A sudden voltage surge can quickly and easily damage a device or appliance and it may even be electrocuted. Therefore, a good surge protection device is essential to prevent this sort of thing from happening.

Choosing an Ideal Surge Protection Device

There are several different kinds of surge protection. One kind is the so-called “smart” surge protection, which automatically activates the protection when voltage is detected to be too high. The smart surge protection uses the positive or negative charge on certain circuits to detect if the load is exceedable. If the load is detected, then the circuits are protected by the surge protector joules. However, one disadvantage of using these surge protection joules is that the batteries used can deteriorate overtime because of the frequent usage of these protective circuits. However, there are also some newer generation surge protection products available that use rechargeable or disposable batteries.

Another type of surge protection device is the whole house surge protection or UPS. This is a portable device that can cover all of your home electrical needs. It can protect your television, computers and even the various appliances and gadgets that you plug in to your home. You can use a whole house surge protection unit to protect all of your appliances from surges when they are working individually. The only disadvantage of using the whole house surge protection unit is that it can be bulky and expensive to install, it can be too small for some circuits, and it does not have a back up battery in case of a power outage.

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