Unfortunately no electronics plugged into your wall sockets are immune to power outages, even those connected by fiber optic cables. In most cases, a power outage won’t cause any damage to your electronic devices, but you shouldn’t count on this outcome every time the lights go out. Even if it happens rarely, a power outage could lead to your computer, phone, television, or any other device never turning on again. We’re here to help you avoid this worst case scenario with a few tips.
One of the easiest ways you can avoid damage to your electronics is by installing surge protectors throughout your property. While you may not feel the need to put a surge protector on every outlet, you should at least have one where your most expensive electronics are plugged in. In addition, make sure your power surges are still working properly after every storm or power outage.
In the rare event that even a surge protector fails to keep your electronics from short circuiting, you should have other precautions in place. For example, you could back up everything on your computer on an external hard drive. Even if your computer is unrepairable at least you won’t lose all of your important documents and files.
Finally, there is one last simple step you can take when the power goes out. Go from room to room in your home and unplug everything from your walls. You can leave a light plugged in so you will know when the power comes back on, but otherwise everything else should be disconnected.
By following these tips you can ensure your electronics always remain safe throughout a power outage. Keep checking back for more tips!