While having coffee with a client friend he mentioned that the portable, remote modem that was used for his vacation property Internet connection had “gone duff”. (Englishman for intermittently working). The help desk at Bell suggested that he upgrade to the new, improved model. The help electrician drinking his coffee suggested the duffness was caused by power spikes on the rural electrical system at the vacation property, and they were sneaking past the panel mounted surge protector. No point installing new equipment until the spike issue was solved. The solution? Install a surge protected outlet right at the modem’s connection point. Levition makes a permanent install surge outlet that is Tamper Resistant, available in both 15 and 20 amp models, and in all popular colours. We were able to pick the power supply up from the GFCI outlet at the kitchen island (where my friend likes to compute) and satisfy the Electrical Safety Authority Code requirements as well.
As we rely more and more on sensitive electronics in our daily routines we must take the steps to protect them.