In modern day living, electronic devices form an essential part of our day to day lives, we rely on them for pretty much everything.

Nine times out of ten the first thing I reach for at 6 am is my phone, normally to silence the alarm before it wakes up the children or even worse our dog! The devices in many homes are used for communication, entertainment, working from home, controlling the heating, internet and if you’re my teenage son his bedroom lighting, apparently it's hard work getting up and walking two step to press a switch.

The more we rely on these devices the more we need to protect them. Especially the internet router, a life without internet would probably cause a whole hep of problems, the kids would need to learn to play outside again for one or even worse actually talk to face to face, so the risk of power surges coming into your home need to be addressed. 

A power surge can cause irreparable damage to electronic devices, this is where surge protective devices come into their own. So, read on if you want to find out a bit more.

What is Surge Protection?

Surge protection is a protective device that safeguards electronic devices from sudden voltage spikes that can occur in the power supply. A surge protector works by diverting the excess voltage away from your electrical devices.

So why should I have a surge protective device installed in my fuse-board? 

  1. It will protect your devices, everything from that new iphone to your washing machine. Power surges can cause irreparable damage to your electric devices, resulting in costly repairs or even worse a trip to the shop to buy a new one.
  2. They can stop house fires, a spike in older wiring can cause over heating which could lead to a fire. (Don’t forget to check those smoke alarms weekly to make sure they are working correctly).
  3. They can save you some money by protecting the devices in your home.
  4. Peace of Mind: Knowing that your electronic devices are protected from power surges can give you peace of mind, especially during storms or power outages. With surge protection, you can rest easy knowing that your devices are safe from any sudden voltage spikes.

Surge protections comes in a few different forms, the most common up to now has been the extension leads with this feature included, but now it become an electrical regulation that pretty much every home needs to have one installed at the incoming of the electrical supply to the property, whether this be as a stand-alone device or built into the consumer unit.

Surge protection is an essential investment for anyone who owns electronic devices. It protects your devices from power surges, prevents fire hazards, saves you money, and gives you peace of mind. With different types of surge protectors available, it is easy to find one that suits your needs and budget. Don't wait until it's too late – invest in surge protection today to protect your valuable electronic devices.

If you need advice or want to know more contact JJB Electrical, your local, trusted electricians in Cheshunt or give us a call on 01992 276 087