As we build a more reliable, more resilient energy system for Puerto Rico, it is important to understand the effects that power fluctuations can have on personal belongings such as electronics, appliances, and equipment. Power Surges are sudden rises in voltage that last for a short period of time – these surges are higher than the average current in your electrical system and can be damaging to electronics and appliances in your home.
To protect your equipment from power surges, follow the helpful tips below to keep your electrical devices safe and ensure that prevent potential safety hazards in the future.
No, not all power strips offer voltage surge protection meant to safeguard your equipment. Follow these tips to help you choose the right surge protector:
A surge protector can last between 3 to 5 years, but they do become worn out when they endure strong power surges. We recommend that you replace them every 2 years to protect equipment from damage due to voltage fluctuations.