What is a Surge?
Lightning can strike several kilometres away from your home and still send a sudden surge of power down the power lines and into your home’s electrical system. This can do major damage to any electrical device plugged in and turned on – eg: TVs, DVD players, computers, light fittings, microwaves, washing machines, etc. This can all happen in a matter of milliseconds.
What else can cause a surge?
Other things which can cause a sudden surge include:
- – Fault in the sub stations
- – Fallen branches on power lines
- – Fallen power poles
- – Many more situations
The Best Type of Surge Protection
To protect your home’s entire electrical system we recommend installing a protection device on your main switchboard.
In December 2014 we received a lot of calls from clients with burnt out TVs and other appliances. It was a time of high surge activity and became a time of high cost with the amount of equipment that was damaged.
With the amount of electronic equipment that most of us have in our homes now, it’s imperative to have a good quality device installed on the switchboard.
We also recommend you purchase a good quality plug-in surge diverter power board for your more expensive equipment like TVs and computers, as a secondary precaution. (You can get these from places like Dick Smith or Harvey Norman).
Protect Your Equipment
Don’t risk it. Send us an email or give us a call on 1300 191 330 for a fast quote on installing a surge protector on your switchboard.