How do I select the right surge protectors vs. a power strip?

First, not all power strips have surge protectors. If you’re not worried about electrical appliances or equipment being harmed by a sudden surge of electricity, a normal power strip will work fine. However, look for the words “surge protection” on the packaging of power strips if you have expensive electronics that you want to protect from surges (which can easily damage or ruin the delicate circuitry of electronics such as TVs, computers, stereos, etc.).

Think about the electronics you want to protect and make sure you choose the best surge protector to fit your needs.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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