What causes a power surge?
The most common types of power surges are caused by either downed power lines from a storm or a lightning strike.
What is the purpose of a surge protector?
A surge protector absorbs high inrush current from a power surge rather than transferring it through to your plugged in electric items.
Types of surge protectors
There are two types of surge protectors:
Whole house surge protectors that are installed in or beside your electrical panel.
Strip surge protectors otherwise known as power bars that only protect devices that are plugged into them.
Who should have a surge protector?
You should consider getting surge protection for your home if you have expensive electronic devices throughout your home ex. phones, computers, laptops, tablets, other smart devices etc...
Having surge protection could save you thousands of dollars.
How we can help?
If you are in the Victoria BC area and looking to have a whole house surge protector installed, contact Oceanvolt Electrical and we would be happy to protect you.