Protect your electronics with surge protectors.
- Sticks (most common)
- Blocks (larger units)
- Rotating sockets (very handy for those larger plugs that take up two spaces on a normal power strip)
You can find surge protectors at your local hardware store, electronic stores, and all kinds of online retailers. Before you pick one, read on…
UPS BATTERY BACKUPS
I recommend you get a UPS battery backup with surge protector to cover all situations.
Surge protectors help with power surges, but not power outages. A UPS battery backup will continue to power your computer and monitor, giving you time to save your work and properly shut down.
Summary: Think of a UPS battery backup with surge protector as insurance: You hope to never use it, but will be so very happy if you ever do.