What is Surge Protection?

The most expensive surge protection is not having any!

What is surge protection

Lightning Surge Protection / Voltage Spike Protection / Load Shedding Protection

A surge protector or surge suppressor is an appliance or device designed to protect electrical devices from voltage spikes. A surge protector attempts to limit the voltage supplied to an electric device by either blocking or shorting to ground any unwanted voltages above a safe threshold.

Household surge protection is not only easy to install; it is a cost-effective method of safeguarding your expensive household appliances and electrical equipment from irreparable damage.

Surge protection will safeguard your expensive electronic equipment against the numerous power surges, Brownouts, Blackouts and load-shedding episodes we are experiencing on sporadic and unpredictable basis, then you are sadly mistaken. LCD/LED TV’s, Dual DStv Decoders, standard antennas, DVD Home Theatre Systems, HiFi Surround sound systems, to mention a few of the many electronics that are found and could be vulnerable in a home. Some are accessible through the electrical wiring and some also through the aerial or antenna.

Furthermore, our insurance service providers in South Africa are not always that accommodating when it comes to claiming for damages to expensive electronic equipment caused by issues related to erratic power supply. It is safer to equip yourself with Surge Protection for your home.

It therefore cannot be stressed enough how important Surge Protection is, as it will shield your equipment against all those surges and dips that we are experiencing – especially as load shedding has become a common occurrence in the lives of South Africans.

Invest in lightning protection

A direct lightning strike with no path to follow will use any available path, such as electrical wiring not designed to handle lightning, metal plumbing pipes, or metal gas system lines. Your best bet for stopping lightning damage in its tracks is getting an Africa Surge Protector.

Install surge protection devices

Lightning strikes on or near a power line or utility service are a frequent cause of power surges. Point-of-use surge protection devices (SPDs), combined with a good grounding system, should protect your electronic and electrical appliances from most electrical surges.

Bottom Line - There really is no reason not to get a lightning surge protector.