Does a Power Strip Provide Enough Protection?
You have likely seen a surge protector on a power strip. A surge protector monitors the voltage running through it. If the voltage suddenly spikes, it redirects the electricity away from devices and cuts the power. Surge protectors contain metal-oxide varistors (MOVs), which absorb excess electricity, preventing it from frying your appliances and devices. However, power strip surge protectors only provide limited protection. They cannot protect all the electronics in your home, such as light fixtures and other appliances that cannot be plugged into a power strip, like major appliances that require 240-volt outlets.
How Do Whole House Surge Protectors Work?
The whole house surge protector installation by Mr. Electric of Chapel Hill protects every device in your home, from your lights to your television. While a whole house surge protector functions similarly to a power strip surge protector, it offers more comprehensive protection. There are many different brands and types of whole-house surge protectors. No matter which you choose, you will need a licensed electrician to install it effectively.
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