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Teach Children Electrical Safety

Teach Children Electrical Safety

83588599_e53522d58dIt’s never too early to start teaching children electrical safety.

Did you know that about 2,400 children go to the ER every year because they stuck things like paper clips, hairpins, knives, nails, and other objects into electrical sockets? That’s an alarming statistic, and one that could easily be reduced, if only more of us were proactive in teaching our children.

Make it fun. Make it practical. Make it part of everyday living.

You don’t have to have structured lessons to impart a healthy respect for electricity. [Read more…]


FAQ 4: What are Surge Suppressors?

FAQ 4: What are Surge Suppressors?

ee surge suppressorsSurge suppressors (also known as surge protectors) are devices for protecting electronic equipment in homes and businesses. In commercial and industrial applications, where they protect entire panels, they are sometimes known as transient voltage surge suppressors (TVSS). Their main function is to limit sudden high voltage inputs (called “spikes”) and stray electrical signals not intended (“trash”) to provide “cleaner” power—i.e., steadier, more consistent voltage.

DO I NEED SURGE SUPPRESSORS?

Unless you like playing Russian roulette with your power, yes. Lightning strikes, power surges from or outside the power company, or faults within your own building can take out electronic components in TVs, computers, circuit boards in newer appliances, etc. in a heartbeat. All of a sudden, it’s “not working”—and you won’t even know what hit you. [Read more…]


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