IT equipment protection By Surge Protectors

How important is data to a company?  How about any electronic equipment they have?  Imagine losing both of these things at the same time.  While it may not be something you’ve considered, that is exactly what a major power surge can do.  For many businesses, this could be a major blow. Some may struggle to recover from the damage to property and loss of data.  Losing information such as customer data can result in an instant loss of revenue.  Combine that with the cost of replacing the destroyed equipment and the result is a hurdle that may be too high for some companies to clear.


Power surges can come from many different places.  Faulty wiring, improperly working equipment, and lightning can all create large surges.  Protecting against these is essential for any company.  It may be helpful to think of surge protection as an inexpensive insurance policy for valuable equipment and data.  Power surges are far more common that many realize.  When you consider the potential cost of damage from power surges with the low price of a system to protect your infrastructure, and preparation becomes the obvious choice.

How much do surge protection systems cost?

Companies can protect their system and equipment at a reasonable expense.  The first step is to install a surge suppression system.  These systems will vary based on the size and amount of equipment being protected.  Each system will have different components.  Surge protection devices (SPD) or transient voltage surge suppressors (TVSS) are terms regularly used to describe the devices installed.  They typically are individual units installed on anything with current running through it.  Power distribution panels, communication systems, heavy-duty industrial systems, or computer servers are some types of equipment that should have protection.