Surge Protection

With the sophistication of electronic equipment in the home today, in many situations, surge protection could prove beneficial for your investment.

What is a surge?

Voltage surges are short periods of high voltage or spikes of electricity ranging from several hundred to several thousand volts that occur through power lines, telephone lines, TV antennas and cable TV lines. Even when the equipment is turned off, high voltage surges can destroy sensitive electronic equipment and damage major appliance motors. Lower level surges can slowly wear down microprocessors over time, causing computers and other equipment to fail unexpectedly.

What causes a surge?

Surges can be caused by things outside or inside of the home. Lightning, bad weather, ice, birds, animals, neighbors using heavy equipment and accidents involving power poles are examples of outside sources of a surge. Faulty wiring, loose connections, poor grounding, operating heating and air conditioning systems, and switching on and off large motors or large appliances can all cause variations in the voltage from inside of your home.

Do you need surge protection?

If you have a computer, you probably realize just how sensitive it is to voltage drops or spikes. An unprotected computer that experiences a surge or increase in voltage can lose not only its data entry if not saved, but might damage that unit beyond repair. Computers are just one of the appliances that need surge protection. If you decide you need surge protection, Randolph EMC is the place to start. Listed below are three protection packages offered by REMC.

 

REMC Surge Protection Packages

PackageIncludesPurchaseLease
1

Meterbase/Power

Meterbase Unit

TS-1200 (2-plug unit)

$230$6.50/mo.
2

Meterbase/Power (Telephone or Cable)

Meterbase Unit

TS-1200T (2-plug unit with telephone)

or

TS-1200V (2-plug unit with video)

$240$7.50/mo.
3

Meterbase/Power (Telephone or Cable)

Meterbase Unit

TS-1200T (2-plug unit with telephone)

TS-1200V (2-plug unit with video) 

$315$7.50/mo.