No matter urgent any electrical repairs seem, it’s never okay to attempt to handle them on your own. Trying to take care of electrical problems without professional training is extremely dangerous. If you or someone else aren’t hurt during your attempt, there’s still a chance that you’ve left something undone that poses a huge risk to you, your home, or your family. In fact, faulty electrical wiring is the number one cause of house fires in the Canada, according to the National Fire Protection Agency. So in order to make sure that your home is safe, always rely on a professional for any electrical services.
Surge protectors use a variety of methods to disrupt a voltage spike that may ruin your electronics at your home and business. The two types of methods are known as shorting and blocking. Blocking is achieved by having an inductor oppose the change in current caused by the massive voltage. Shortening is when a capacitor opposes the large change in voltage, or when a voltage threshold is met via a spark gap, spark gaps, metal-oxide varistors, Zener-type semiconductors, and discharge tubes.
Although surge protection is not technically necessary, they do serve a purpose as they help prevent exposing your electronics and other devices to spikes in voltage supplied to them especially during lightning strikes.
Surge protection helps protect devices in your electrical system from large voltage spikes that can damage electronic devices.
Surge protection is widely used to protect computers and other expensive electronics. If it is installed on the main lugs of a building it will help protect all devices in the electrical system.