and you can buy surge protection devices for TVs and AV components that will offer some help with reverse EMF from high current motors as they turn on and off. None of these will protect you from lightning. You unplug such items when you're home and storms are around. You keep fingers crossed when you're away for the day. If on vacation you unplug the same devices that you would in a storm.
Help! Just moved to Jersey and already witnessed a lightening storm that shut everything down momentarily. Happened to be backing up old tower(have new one), and glad new one wasn't up. Here's my needs breakdown:
3 tvs w/ dvd players; 47', 42', 32'.
tower w/ 2 monitors 1.5t HD/8G memory WIN7
laptop - 8G HD/6G memory/wireless all in 1 printer/ WIN7 /IPad
Multi- unit phone (base + 2)
stereo - 6 components (large - old school - Technics)
i intend to bundle them as you see them (tvs seperate). Have Central AC/Fan/Heat that surges (AC) when turned on/when it wants to.. Verizon is due Monday and I'm ready to reschedule until I work out this problem. Don't want to rush out and just buy something. I'm pretty savvy but this is giving me a headache. A little help please. Thanks.