Here's some helpful information about what a power surge is, why surges are such a threat, and what you can do to prevent damage to all the valuable electronic equipment that you use in your office or business.

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What is a power surge?

Surges are sudden rises of voltage in electrical circuits lasting a few microseconds.


What are some common causes of power surges?

Power surges can be caused by animal interference, downed power lines, high winds, nearby lightning strikes, traffic accidents involving utility poles, and many other types of disturbances.


Why does my company need surge protection?

Surges pose a greater threat to electronic equipment than most small businesses realize. In fact, while large surges cause catastrophic damage, small surges may only appear as a flicker of the lights or nothing at all. But for today's microchip driven electronics, the result can be disastrous.


Why does my company need surge protection over our phone and cable/satellite connections?

Surges can enter your offices through electrical wires, telephone wires, or cable/satellite lines. But a surge protection device can only provide protection on the line on which it's installed. So, any line or wire entering the office without protection is an open channel for an electrical surge.