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Computer Surge Suppressor
By Dave Rongey
Summary: This article explains what surge devices are available and how they can help protect your computer and electronic devices.
Computer Surge Protection Devices to Help Protect Your Electrical Devices
Computer Surge Protection Devices
Outlets and Plug Strips that have built in Surge Protection. In many cases, a small investment in surge protective devices can prevent losses due to power surges.
Surge protection devices provide the assurance you need to safeguard your computers and electronic devices, as well as your home and family.
Plug Strips with built-in Surge Protection
|Isobar Surge Suppressor
Premium surge, spike and line noise protection
|Ideal for premium protection of personal computers with peripherals, network and CAD/CAM/CAE workstations, internet working accessories, telecommunications systems, point of sale equipment, audio/video and home theater systems in any home, office or industrial application.
Surge Protection Outlet
|Modern offices and residences present an array of costly and disruptive electrical problems. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) estimates that economic losses caused by power disturbances represent more than 1 percent of the U.S. GDP, literally billions of dollars annually. The financial risks for residences can run into thousands of dollars.|
|Among the most common and critical problems are brief over-voltage disturbances commonly called surges or voltage transients. Though some surges are caused by lightning, NEMA estimates that 60-80% of surges are created within a facility, usually by devices that switch power on and off, for example Heating and Air Conditioning systems. Surges can damage, degrade, or destroy critical microprocessor-based equipment common in today's businesses and homes.|
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wires!The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.
The Quickest Way to Check for Faulty Electrical Wiring!The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.
Strip Off Wire Insulation without Nicking and Damaging the Electric Wire!The Wire Stripper and Wire Cutter
My absolute favorite wire stripping tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and this is the tool I use to safely strip electrical wires.
This handy tool has multiple uses:
The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
The end of the tool can be used to grip and bend wire which is handy for attaching wire onto the screw terminals of switches and outlets..
The wire stripper will work on both solid and stranded wire. This tool is Very Handy and Easy to Use.
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