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What To Do When Surge Protectors Do Not Work

Power Surges and Power Conditioning: Surge Protection for Your Home, UPS or Uninterpretable Power Supplies or Battery Backup Units.


Power Quality and Surge Protectors

Electrical Question: In the past several years, despite having surge protectors on every outlet in the house I am renting, I have ruined two computer monitors, three hard drives, two sub woofers (one of which started making thumping noises and then pouring out smoke), and some rechargeable batteries, which literally melted.

What would you recommend?
I don’t want to ruin any more expensive electronic equipment, or risk my safety.
I greatly appreciate your help!
Hilary

This home electrical repairs question came from: Hilary, from Penasco, New Mexico.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical troubleshooting question Hilary.

Power Surges and Power Conditioning

Surge Protection for Your Home

Power Quality and Surge Protection is a popular topic that is very misunderstood, let me explain:

Surge Protection for Power Quality Issues

UPS or Uninterpretable Power Supplies or Battery Backup Units

Check Your Home or Renters Insurance Policy

More about Surge Protection and Power Conditioning
Power Quality and Surge Protection – Part 1
Power Conditioner Power Quality – Part 1 – How Surge Protection and Power Conditioning Will Hep Protect Your Home.

Power Quality and Surge Protection – Part 2
Power Conditioner Power Quality – Part 2 – What Surge Protection and Power Conditioning is and How will it Benefit My Home.

Power Conditioning for Power Quality
Power Conditioning for Power Quality Means Protection for Your Valuable Home Electrical and Electronic Devices.

Using Testers to Identify Electrical Problems
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Testers to Help Solve Electrical Problems

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Types of Electrical Testers


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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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One Response to “What To Do When Surge Protectors Do Not Work”
  1. Douglas says:

    I feel that this is of such vital information for me. I am studying your article and very glad that I found it. I have been looking for information about normal applications to help protect my home. The site is great, the articles are really great.
    Excellent task, Cheers, D.

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