Selecting Protection Equipment

Selecting the right surge protector can be a challenge for even an electrical engineer, to say nothing of a homeowner who doesn't know Ohms law from L.A. Law. However, the following steps can simplify the process.

The first thing you'll want to do is match the solution to the problem you are experiencing. For example, surge protectors will help keep equipment from being damaged, but will not stop the flashing digital clock problem.

What's more, buying a surge suppressor that only protects the electrical system of a computer will not protect it from surges coming through the phone line into the modem. By conducting a sensitive equipment inventory of your home you can determine what needs to be protected and how to protect it.