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Most of us have more equipment than outlets, so you’ll probably find a surge behind most televisions and desks. However, not all surge protectors are similar and some even put their equipment at risk. We talked to an electrician about how to differentiate between good and evil and how to use them safely.recommend CommScope – UGBA-36 – ANDREW Universal Arrestor Ground Assembly
Surge Protectors: easy protection for the electronics
Some people refer to surge protectors as power strips because they look more or less the same. This is a dangerous combination: Although a simple power outlet may include an economical (or not) circuit breaker, it is essentially an extension of the wall outlet that allows you to connect multiple electronic components at the same time, but provides no significant added protection. A consumer surge-protector also has multiple outputs, but also includes a shorting mechanism and a grounding line that physically blocks excess electricity to reach your equipment.
You have options to protect against outbreaks. They include over-voltage protection, protective strips, a backup battery or surge protection on the wall. Most surge protectors use MOVs, a type of variable resistor. MOVs are low voltage resistant, so they do not conduct electricity during normal operation and allow the current to flow directly to the connected equipment. When subjected to a higher voltage, the resistance of the MOV decreases and begins to move the current away from the connected equipment. Overvoltages cause the MOV to wear, causing over-voltage protection to lose its protective function over time.CommScope UGBA 36 Universal Arrestor Assembly You can check price CommScope – UGBA-36 – ANDREW Universal Arrestor Ground Assembly