What is Surge Protection?

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Surge protection is built into Lexuma UK power strips to ensure safe and efficient charging. What precisely is surge protection?


To understand what surge protection is, we must first learn more about the term "surge." A power surge, also known as transient voltage, occurs when the voltage in a flow of electricity rises dramatically above the designated level. The standard voltage in conventional household and business wiring in the United States is 120 volts. A surge protector prevents the power strip from harming your electronics if the voltage climbs above 120 volts.

When something enhances the electrical charge in the power lines, power surges occur. This raises the electrical potential energy, which raises the current flowing through your wall outlet. Lightning is arguably the most well-known source. When lightning strikes near a power line, the electrical energy can generate millions of volts of electrical pressure.


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If the surge or spike is large enough, it can cause serious harm to gadgets. When a wire is subjected to excessive electrical pressure, the wire warms up and bursts in the same way. Even if the increased voltage does not harm your equipment right away, it will put additional strain on it and wear it down over time.

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A conventional surge protector distributes electrical current from the outlet to the power strip's various electrical and electronic devices. The surge protector diverts the extra electricity into the outlet's grounding wire if the voltage from the outlet surges or spikes — increases above the acceptable limit. With clever load detection and surge protection, the Lexuma XStrip USB power strip is a good example. This power strip safeguards your home equipment by preventing over-current and overheating.