Current Connection: Protect Your Computer & Keep the Juice Flowing with Advanced Surge Protectors, Suppressors, & UPS

By: CableOrganizer®

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Your wireless desktop, laptop, or peripheral devices might be capable of holding a strong charge, but sooner or later, you'll have to plug it in. You shouldn’t just recharge your high-dollar equipment from an ordinary wall outlet. It’s important to use a surge protector, surge suppressor, or UPS instead with a high degree of protection. All of these protective devices work to keep equipment safe from power surges, but surge suppressors typically divert excess power, while surge protectors absorb and deflect it. A UPS is short for an uninterruptible power supply, which is essentially a surge protector that provides added protection for equipment, in the event of downtime from brownouts and blackouts. The biggest threat to your electronics isn’t the latest virus but a sudden spike of electricity flowing to the power source. An unexpected lightning strike or downed power line can easily overwhelm that line of defense, sending a fatal wave of electricity to the motherboard of your computer, for example.

A top-of-the-line surge protector or surge suppressor, on the other hand, can avert trouble. A good basic choice is one of the Tripp-Lite Surge Suppressors for Home or Office. There are currently two models available, each with multiple capabilities, including AC outlets, single-line phone suppression, between 2395 and 3345 joule rating, nickel-plated coax connectors, transformer spaces, diagnostic LEDs, connected equipment insurance, and more. These suppressors are appropriate for computers, home theater systems, point-of-sale terminals, and other items.

The Smart Strip Advanced Power Strip is an energy-saver with built-in surge protection for three lines. This strip uses less than 1 watt stand-by current draw, which offers energy savings. It also has EMI (Electromagnetic Interference) and RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) noise filtering. There’s additionally a generous connected equipment warranty protection plan.

The Tripp Lite Full Isolation Medical Grade Series UPS Systems features a UL 60601-1 listing, which is a safety standard created for medical equipment. It not only protects this intricate and expensive vital equipment during low voltage periods and brownouts but keeps it operating thanks to an Automatic Voltage Regulator (AVR) that balances out voltage fluctuations.

For maximum protection, the line of Tripp-Lite ISOBAR® Surge Suppressors just can’t be beat. Not only does the surge rating increase to a maximum of 5700 joules, but each suppressor also has a $500,000 guarantee, for the life of the product. ISOBAR® Surge Suppressors can be used to protect phones, hospital equipment, audio and video gear, 230-volt applications, and more.

Of course, many peripherals these days come with A/C adapter plugs that just aren’t power protector friendly. With bulky plastic housings, they often block the next outlet on the strip. For that we highly recommend the Power Strip Liberator. A simple design, it’s basically a grounded 1-foot extension cord that allows you to use all the outlets on any surge protector.

You’ve already made the investment for the latest technology: these surge protectors, surge suppressors, and UPS systems simply protect that investment. Think of it as technology insurance you simply can’t (and shouldn’t) live without.

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