Protecting your FingerTec Terminals from Lightning Strikes & Power Surges

Thursday, March 01, 2012 FingerTec 1 Comments

A Power surge, often called a transient surge is a rapid, temporary increase in voltage. This will cause an increase in the electrical potential energy, which can increase the current flowing to your wall outlet.

Electronic devices including the FingerTec terminals are extremely sensitive to power surges. In other words, anything that is plugged into a power outlet during a fluctuation of power is capable of being damaged. The best way to prevent damage to the FingerTec terminals is to take protective measures before any power surges:
  1. Use a surge protector power strips to connect to the FingerTec terminals.
  2. Plug the FingerTec terminal into an uninterruptible power supply (UPS). This device is a surge protector, which also acts as a battery backup that will provide power for an extended period after a power outage.
  3. Contact your local power company to install a complete surge protector at your electric meter. These meter-based protectors provide the best protection against power surges for all electronics and appliances.

Additional Tips:

  • Use more than one anti-surge protector device against power surges.
  • Hire a qualified electrician to install the built-in surge protector if the surge protector power strips are not feasible. 
  • Unplug any electronics and appliances, if you suspect a surge during a storm.
  • Use only UL-rated surge protectors and replace them as soon as the warranty ends or as needed.

Written by Vincent

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