Electrical catastrophes: Do and don’t of surge protector

Electrical hazards are always catastrophic whenever it happens such as electrical shock, arc flash, explosion, and fire. Surge protectors protect our devices and appliances from getting damaged by electricity.

Using a surge protector one has to follow certain rules to properly use the surge and safeguard your appliances, rules as:


  • Allows placing your surge in an open or visible place so that you can monitor the indicator on the surge in case of any fault.
  • Count the ports on the surge, when buying make sure you get the one with a USD fast-charging port.
  • Buy a certified surge protector they ensure the protection of your appliances and also check for warranties.
  • Make sure that when buying a surge, you look out for the joules on the surge protector. The higher the joules on a protector the more protection is assured.


  • Power surges should not be overloaded; every surge has its standards wattage that determines the types of appliances to be plugged into it.
  • Make sure you differentiate a power surge from a power strip. Don’t buy the other in place of the other.
  • Keep surges in very dry surfaces to avoid dampness getting into it and causing shock.
  • Don’t plug multiple surges in a chain to gain more surge length or ports (daisy-chain). This affects the surge protector and increases the risk of disaster.

For more information or assistance during normal business hours, call or e-mail TPS at the phone number above. You can also complete and submit our Service Project Inquiry form.