Power at Work: Surge protectors – peace of mind at a reasonable cost

For anyone with electronic equipment in their home or farm, these devices provide cheap insurance against power surges caused by lightning strikes


Many of you now have a computer and an internet connection. I’ll bet that most of you also have a surge protector on both the input hydro and telephone lines going to your internet system. The surge protection is often built into the power bar that you have sitting next to your system. In fact, you might not even know that it is there if it has not been “fried” yet.   

Better Farming - January 2009