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There’s a really satisfying feeling about being able to plug in multiple electronic devices simultaneously to streamline your work processes. But when a power surge strikes, you can get taken off-line – and find yourself in need of some new appliances – very quickly. Surge protection is essential for your home and office. Below, we’ll go over what exactly a power surge is, what surge protection is, and four ways to safeguard your home, and more importantly, your office with surge protection devices.

What is a Power Surge?

A power surge occurs when there is a surge in electrical voltages, typically lasting 1 top 30 microseconds with voltage reaching more than 1000, coming into your home or office. For reference, in the US, most appliances operate on 120 volts of power. Anything that’s plugged in at the time of a power surge can be damaged and have a loss in performance.

What is Surge Protection?

Surge protection is just what is suggests; a tool used to protect any device, called a surge protector, that’s plugged in at the time of a surge from getting damaged or destroyed. Surge protection and surge protection devices are incredibly important, especially in your office, because it prevents damage to all your machines and allows you to work and operate your appliances safely.

Four Ways to Surge Protect Your Office

To protect your office from power surges, you can:

  1. Use and understand power serge devices
  2. Install a main service panel surge protector
  3. Buy an uninterrupted power supply device
  4. Invest in equipment breakdown insurance

To learn more about how to safeguard your home and office, or if you experience a power surge and need the services of an electrician, contact Tap and Sons Electric Inc. today! We offer 24 hour residential and commercial electrical services and are always standing by for your electrical emergencies!