New electronic equipment needs better protection

The improvements we have seen in home and workplace equipment demand an additional care level. We now need to look at ‘battery backup’ in addition to surge protection


About four years ago, I wrote an article telling you why it was essential that you have surge protection for your computer and other sophisticated electronic equipment. Several of us had taken a surge hit as a result of a lightning strike.

In the event, all three of us only had to replace the surge protection units. For two of us that was only the power bar – at a cost of about $30. For the third person, who had more extensive electronics in his barn, the cost was about $200, which was still a small price to pay to save high-priced electronic gear.

Better Farming - June/July 2012