Saving Your Appliances from Load shedding

Are you tired of load shedding destroying your electrical appliances? Chances are you may have already experienced the harmful results of these powerful surges on your appliances. Here are a few ways to protect your appliances from load shedding.

Disconnect your appliances

Protect your appliances by unplugging them directly from the plug source whenever they are not in use. An appliance that is not plugged in cannot be damaged by a power surge and it is also a great way to conserve energy. Power surges that damage appliances usually occur when the power come backs on after being gone.

Invest in surge protectors

Invest in surge protectors You should invest in buying a surge protector for your electric mains board, as well as surge protector plug adaptors, these are very common and can be found at any hardware store. They help because if the power levels spike above an acceptable level, the surge protector diverts the excess energy into its grounding wire. Surge protectors should be installed by a certified electrician.

Use surge protecting power strips

The most efficient and least expensive solution for protecting appliances is plugging them into a power strip with a built-in surge protector. These power strips are equipped with a fuse that is designed to fail in the event of a voltage spike, cutting off power to your appliances and protecting them.

Earthing wires

Earthing is used to protect you from an electric shock. It does this by providing a path (a protective conductor) for a fault current to flow to earth. It also causes the protective device (either a circuit-breaker or fuse) to switch off the electric current to the circuit that has the fault. Considering the amount of load shedding we face and how detrimental it can be to our appliances it is better to take precautions for it beforehand.