Surge Damage Examples in Real Life and How You Can Protect Your Equipment

  • Comments: 5
  • Written on: April 12th, 2011

While many people think about surge damage during severe weather season, the truth is that surges do not have a season – they attack your equipment all year-round and you need to have surge protectors to keep your valuable electronics safe.

Today I was a guest on KMTV’s Morning Blend show where we discussed real examples of surge damage that Schrock Innovations has repaired in their Service Centers and how you can keep your equipment safe.

  1. Ways To Get Pregnant said on April 13th, 2011 at 3:36 am

    Last year my TV got destroyed during a thunder storm. Since then I’m using a surge protector for my stereo, PC and TV. The only thing is, there are so many different models out there, some are really cheap, others are quite expensive. How can I now, the equipment I’m using is really capable of protecting my electronic devices?

  2. Komodo Dragon said on April 16th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I’ve always considered surge protection to be extremely important too, especially for sensitive or costly equipment like computers. I connect an UPS to the mains and plug a surge protector in one of the UPS sockets.

  3. used tires said on May 17th, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Another great segment for your Thor! Lots of great little nuggets of knowledge that you gave. Didn’t’ know the surge protectors were measured in Joules. Pretty nice that the surge protectors that you have chirp to alert you that they no longer effective.


  4. Buy Cycling Jerseys said on May 25th, 2011 at 8:09 am

    great article Thor

    I have been using a surge protector on my computers since 2002 and never had a problem 🙂

  5. Letsearch said on August 17th, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    My business computer got fried last month by a power surge.
    I’ve now got a new PC with a UPS and surge protector box combined. The UPS cost £350.00

    But It was well worth the money, as the hassle I had with lost data was Something I would rather not repeat.

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