A Surge Protector will protect your valuable electrical equipment from surges in electrical supply. When a sudden increase in voltage occurs, such as from a lightning strike or damage to a power line, the surge protector detects the excess current and safely diverts it through the house’s grounding path.
These “point of use” or “plug-in” Surge Protectors will only work if plugged into grounded electrical outlets in locations where electrical wiring has proper grounding installed. Have your location inspected by a certified electrician if you are not certain about your wiring – this small expense is well worth the cost when compared to the possibility of destroyed electronics and other equipment or damages caused by an electrical fire.
These surge protectors are not only able to protect your growing equipment but also other household items, such as persnal computers, fridges and freezers, televisions, Hi-Fi’s, gaming consoles, etc. It is also worth mentioning that these units will not protect against “brown-outs”, where the electrical supply drops to levels lower than normal. If protection against current drops is also a requirement, then a UPS unit will be a better option.
These units are rated at 16 Amp, 250 V
Read more about how surge protection works HERE.
Also see our Contact Relays – these are used when multiple lighting ballasts are powered on with a single timer. The relay will route the current through a 30 Amp relay when the ballasts come on, so that the time does not burn out.