How does a surge protector work?

Answer Surge protectors contain a semiconductor device that in some ways is similar to a special kind of fuse which constantly monitors the incoming voltage for "spikes" of very high voltage which, if not... Read More »

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If I plug a surge protector into a surge protector, do I get double the protection?

Incredible! What a load of crap! Alpha sector of a circuit breaker???The only answer I can agree with, says he's an electrical engineer, but the reason I agree with him is because he's basically ... Read More »

Which surge protector is the best?

The Isobar Tripp Lite is one of the best on the market. I used to install them in remote mountain top communications sites where they had to work and stand up to an electrical source that was subj... Read More »

What is a surge protector?

A surge protector--commonly referred to as a power strip--is a device that protects electronic equipment such as televisions, appliances, computers and home theater systems from unregulated electri... Read More »

Do you need a surge protector for LCD TV?

I'd be a good idea, but it isn't necessary. On the off chance that there is a power surge and the surge protector on your house doesn't work it will protect it.