So, you have an electrical appliance that you want to use. The easiest way to make it work is to plug it into a wall socket and turn it on. Pretty simple right-in fact, there’s barely a need to explain the process! Things become more complicated when you have multiple electrical appliances that you need to plug in, but not enough outlets to plug them into. That’s when people turn to surge protectors; it’s the best way to make sure that all of your appliances are working properly with limited outlets on hand while protecting your home’s electrical system.

When in the market for a surge protector, here are a few key things to keep in mind to ensure you are getting the best one.

Know Exactly What You’re Buying

Believe it or not, homeowners often mistake surge protectors from power strips. When shopping for a surge protector at your nearest home improvement store, it’s crucial to understand what each one does and how it benefits you. CNET states that power strips are multi-outlet, yes, strips that are simply an expansion of a typical wall outlet. While functional, they do not offer you extra protection against possible electrical issues. Make sure you are buying a surge protector that can offer some resistance against power spikes that can be expensive to resolve.

Don’t Forget the Five Keys to a Successful Purchase

There are five things to keep in mind when it comes to choosing a surge protector that suits their needs.  Lifehacker urges those in the market for a quality surge protector to choose the appropriate number of ports, consider the gear you’ll use with that surge protector, make sure the URL seal is a transient voltage surge suppressor, double check the energy absorption rating, and carefully read the warranty. 

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