The average U.S. household has a plethora of electronic devices that are constantly connected to power sources. With all the money that’s spent on these valuable products, it’s important to protect them from things like electrical surges and power outages. Of course one of the best and easiest ways to do this is with power strip surge protectors.
When it comes to buying power strip surge protectors, CableWholesale has a variety of quality products to choose from, but there are few things you should know before making your selection. Here are three of the most important.
Know the Difference: Not every power strip is a surge protector. Most people consider them to all be the same thing, but in reality there are some that are merely extensions of the wall outlet that provide a couple extra slots. While some of these will have basic circuit breakers, they don’t offer the level of real protection power strip surge protectors do.
Know the Specifications: Even when it comes to real surge protectors the quality and service can vary. For surge protectors that means looking at the number of joules it is made to protect against. Basically, this is the amount of electrical damage a protector can absorb before it breaks down.
Another important thing to look at when browsing is the amount and output power of slots for USB cables. Many devices such as smartphones, which have an average lifespan of two years, are now charged through USB 2.0 cables. Many surge protectors now include these slots, but the amount of amps will vary. Generally, the more amps it has, the faster your device will charge, in the same way more watts in the charger chord will speed up charging for iPhones and iPads.
Know the Shelf-Life: Power strip surge protectors are important to any home, business, or office that plugs things in for power, but they do have a lifespan. In the event that your space suffers an electrical surge the surge protector will start to lose some of its joules and will eventually need to be replaced.
Check out the great selection we have to meet any and all of your surge protector needs and rest assured with our included lifetime warranty.