Aug 07, 2022
The Best Surge Protectors to Protect Your Electronics
A surge protector is a gadget that plugs into an outlet, permitting you to plug different devices directly into the unit as opposed to the wall. If a lightning strike or hazardous electrical events causes the power streaming throughout your home to spike, the surge protector blocks the additional voltage to save you from harmed or obliterated appliances. In this article, HomeOps Electric gathered the best surge protectors in the market and will go over the advantages of each one. If you’re looking for the best suitable surge protector for you, keep reading.
Overall Best Surge Protectors
- APC Performance SurgeArrest: When it comes to the factors of surge protection, the best overall is indicated to be this one. It’s known to meet high safety testing standards and has a high joule rating that lets us know it can absorb abundant amounts of surge energy in its lifetime before it fails. It also has an additional feature that cuts out power to your electronics immediately if the original protection wears out. This way, if other power surges happen after the protection is gone, your devices won’t get damaged. A feature we’re sure all customers will love is that this surge protector carries a variety of different ports. The options can vary from traditional three-prong outlets, an ethernet line, and a telephone cable port. Unfortunately, USB ports are not included in this surge protector.
- Belkin Pivot Plug Surge Protector: Normally, it’s not possible to plug in multiple outlets at once into a surge protector if the ports are placed too close to each other. This surge protector has been designed in a way where there’s one main row of ports down the middle and four other ports placed perpendicular on both sides. With ports available for 12 devices plus a coaxial cable and fax line, customers will be satisfied if they’re looking for a surge protector with lots of room. Like the APC Performance SurgeArrest, it can withstand many powerful surges compared to other products. Unlike the SurgeArrest, power surges can continue to flow once the protection wears down. However, a warning light indicating the loss of protection will turn on to warn you. Consult with a certified electrician to determine if this surge protector is suitable for your home.
- Philips 6 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip: This very budget-friendly surge protector is the best option to use for low-risk devices that won’t overload on power. One feature that other competitors don’t carry is its ability to shut off automatically. So, while other surge protectors would continue to run unprotected during power surges, the Philips 6 Outlet will shut down and save your electronics.
The Best Pick
It can be hard to pick the best surge protection from all the different brands and models of surge protectors out there. It might even take a while to narrow down your options to a few. With the help of an electrician, you can start to limit your options by labeling certain factors you’re looking out for. Call HomeOps Electric if you’re having trouble with shopping for surge protectors and we’ll gladly help.