blackhole- Protecting against power surges
I’ve been spending some of my time off moving, which is to vacation what a state prison is to a five-star hotel.
Still, rooting through two decades’ worth of electronic detritus, trying figure out what to keep and what to throw out can be instructive.Here’s one lesson I learned quickly: the devices that are supposed to protect your computer and other sensitive equipment against electronic damage might not be doing their job.
In fact, of the two dozen power strips with surge suppressors that I unearthed around our old house as we packed up for the move to a new one, only three still sported lights showing that their protective circuitry was active.
This is particularly important in places when thunderstorms, power outages and brownouts are all too common.All can result in power surges that can fry the insides of your electronic equipment.
So let’s talk about how to keep that equipment safe