Whole House Surge Protectors

Best Devices for Whole House Surge ProtectionDo you have a question about whole house surge protection devices? Dolce Electric Co schedules a local in-office electrician Mesa AZ homeowners can consult with free of charge. Our local Mesa AZ electricians will answer all of your questions about power surge protectors; they have been voted “best in Mesa” and would be proud to earn your vote too. They will recommend the best surge protectors to safeguard your home while steering you clear of the questionable ones that don’t meet our standards. If you have an interest in a whole house surge protector give our local Mesa electricians a call today; you’ll be happy you did!

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What is a Surge Protector?

A surge protector, or suppressor, is a device that blocks a sudden damaging voltage increase by sending it away from your electronics and into the ground.

Sudden voltage increases are commonly referred to as electrical surges and spikes. They are fast and unpredictable increases in electricity that travel through the wiring in your home. Without a power surge protection system, both can cause substantial damage to any computer, appliance or piece of equipment that has electronic components.

The difference between an electrical spike and an electrical surge is that a spike lasts for 2 nanoseconds (billionths of a second) or less compared to a surge that by definition lasts for 3 nanoseconds or more. While longer exposure to increased electricity would logically cause greater damage, the force of the excess electricity is an equally damaging factor.

There are two types of surge protection devices. They are whole house surge protection devices and power strip surge protectors, which we will later be referring to as primary and secondary “point of use” protection.

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Point of use power strip surge protectors only work when plugged into grounded outlets. Homes built without electrical grounding (2-prong outlets) provide no path to ground for power strip types to dispense the excess voltage. Whole house surge protection devices on the other hand, still work at 100% efficiency in homes that were built without internal grounding. This is because a spike and surge protector that protects an entire home functions at the main circuit breaker box and utilize the much larger main grounding wires that are required by both APS and SRP.

So what is surge protection? Simply put, it is a safety device that guards the investment you have made in your electronics by preventing the peak safe electrical energy from surpassing a damaging threshold.

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