Saturday, June 27, 2009

Surge Protectors

I was sent a question about surge protectors and whether they protect computer components, especially lap top batteries. The most important part of an electrical outlet in terms of computers is the ground. Even a surge protector uses the grounded wire of an outlet to divert spikes or surges in electrical current. Plugging a surge protector into an ungrounded outlet will not fully protect your computer system.