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Offline Peggy

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Speaking of Surge Protectors...
« on: Dec 24, 2007, 01:41:34 AM »
I've got a lot of old Lockergnome newsletters piled up.....

Here's some surge protector safety tips from the folks at :

Be sure you are not overloading the circuit. Know the capacity of the circuit and the power requirements of all the electrical items plugged into the power strip and into all the other outlets on the circuit, as well as the light fixtures on the circuit.
A heavy reliance on power strips is an indication that you have too few outlets to address your needs. Have additional outlets installed where you need them.

Understand that a surge suppressor only protects the items plugged into it, not back along the circuit into which it is connected.

Surge suppressors can manage the small surges and spikes sometimes generated by the turning on and off of appliances.
They may even protect against a large surge generated from outside sources like lightning or problems along the power lines to the office or house. In the event of a large surge or spike, the surge suppressor is a one-time-use protector and will likely have to be replaced.

Consider purchasing surge suppressors with cable and phone jacks to provide the same protection to your phone, fax, computer modem, and television.

Not all power strips are surge suppressors, not all surge suppressors can handle the same load and events. Be sure the equipment you buy matches your needs.

:) Peg
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