The Importance of Surge Protectors

An interesting thing happened late last week.  As you may know, I work from home.  Last week we had some problems with the power coming into the house.

The power line runs through a neighbor’s tree before it gets to our house.  The line had been resting against a branch. Over the years the wind moving the branch had turned it into a kind of saw. The branch movement had sawed through one of the strands of the power line.  The result was that some areas of the house had too much power and others didn’t have enough.

Our answering machine bit the dust.  The garage door opener almost caught fire.  However my computer is fine and dandy because it was on a surge protector.

Protect your computer with a surge protector.  You never know when you’re going to need it!


  1. Could you please recommend one? Which is the one that you use?

    I am wanting to get one so that I can turn it all at the end of my work. If I don’t the modem and router keep going all night. And with the cost of everything going up and up every little savings helps.

  2. Hi Tony – I’m not an expert on which surge protector is the best. Sorry.

    I can tell you that I’ve spotted some surge protectors for entertainment systems at Sam’s Club. Our TV is also in the electronic graveyard in the sky due to the power spike. So I plan on buying the entertainment surge protector to make sure that doesn’t happen again.

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