How exactly do surge protectors work?

Answer They essentially short circuit to absorb the spike. If it is severe enough, it will sacrifice itself, and you will need to replace the surge protector, or the MOV.More than likely it was power brie... Read More »

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Do surge protectors work without grounded wiring?

A surge protector without the grounded wiring will still conduct electricity, but it will not serve its intended purpose of protecting your electronic devices from dangerous and damaging surges of ... Read More »

Do surge protectors wear out?

Surge protectors can wear out over time. Inside a surge protector is an MOV (metal oxide varistor) trapping device that absorbs excessive voltage from power spikes. The life span of the MOV shorten... Read More »

Are surge protectors protecting?

On One Hand: Surge Protectors Save ComputersA surge protector is your most effective line of defense against power surges caused by storms, construction or faulty electrical work. Electrical event... Read More »

What is the cost of surge protectors?

Surge protectors vary in price depending on how big you need one to be. Some surge protectors even come with guarentee's that they will not ruin your electronics. Surge protectors run from $10 to $30.