These surge suppressors protect electronic gadgets and appliances from sudden voltage fluctuations or low-level spikes.
They come in different types and sizes.
Price & Availability
Types of Surge Protectors
Wall-Mount Surge Protectors
Wall-mount surge-protectors are compact in design and great space savers. They feature one to four ports. They do not have a power cord and usually plug directly in to the AC power outlet.
Power Strip Surge Protectors
Power strip surge protector guards have multiple ports from six to twelve in number. Their power cord is usually long for flexibility.
Whole House Surge Protector
Whole house surge suppressors are connected to the main electrical panel of a building or a house. They are designed to protect all electrical devices in the entire house or building.
What To Consider When Buying Surge Protectors
Wall-mount versus Power Strip Surge Protector
If you are looking to protect one to two devices, then a wall-mounted protector will be appropriate. For multiple devices, surge protection power strip with multiple ports is an ideal choice.
Type of Equipment
Devices come with different protection needs. Check to ensure that the surge suppressor has been designed to meet the amperage requirements of your device. Choose the ideal surge-protector recommended for the equipment that you intend to protect.
Number of Ports
Surge suppressors have different number of ports. Large designs have up to 12 ports while smaller units have one to two ports. Before buying a surge-protector, take into consideration the number of appliances you intend to protect.