Lightning Protectors for Computer

@Kylalynn (1773)
South Africa
December 19, 2006 5:05pm CST
Does this product really work? Most people I know do not have one. They are not so expensive and the ones I have seen just look like an electric plug. Can you let me know if they are necessary and how do they work?
3 responses
@blitzzz (129)
• India
20 Dec 06
I don't think lightning protectors are necessary for computers. I don't use any protectors for my computer. But it is good to use for your television...
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@Asylum (48165)
• Manchester, England
20 Dec 06
Surely if you use one to protect your television then you are aware of the obvious benefits. These benefits apply just as much to a computer, especially since a computer has more delicate and surge affected parts than your television does.
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@Kylalynn (1773)
• South Africa
13 Mar 07
Good response, thanks I agree.
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
20 Dec 06
you have to have it, or you may pay a lot if your computer stop working...
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@Kylalynn (1773)
• South Africa
13 Mar 07
I have bought one for the computer. If anything happened to my computer I would be lost.
@Asylum (48165)
• Manchester, England
19 Dec 06
A surge protector stops the computer from receiving too high a voltage if the power supply fluctuates momentarily. This is done by directing excess current to the earthing system rather than allowing it to pass to the equipment. These are not essential, but I have always used one with my computer, television and hifi equipment as a matter of form. The damage that can be caused by a surge of power could be very expensive, so with this type of equipment it is foolish not to spend a little extra to be safe.
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@Kylalynn (1773)
• South Africa
13 Mar 07
I have never had lightning protectors for tv's etc. But I have put one on my computer.