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Surge Protection


Power surges are a common occurrence here on the Big Island. Protect your home and sensitive electronic equipment from unexpected power surges. Surges are sudden and unexpected spikes in voltage that travel throughout your home/office electrical system.

Some surges come from within your own home/office, such as turning on a vacuum cleaner or sending a document to your printer. Other surges come from outside your home, as in electric utility switching, downed power poles, cut power lines, and lightning strikes. Surges can even enter through cable televisions and telephone wiring.


However, it is relatively easy to guard against power surges by installing surge protection equipment. Surge protection equipment blocks high voltage electricity from passing further through the line. Surge protection equipment helps protect electronic equipment from voltage fluctuations in the lines, before it damages your belongings. Even the smallest surge can damage sensitive electronics, like a computer, DVD Player or big screen TV.


For example, if lightning struck a Kona area home or somewhere around it, a surge may go through the electrical system and anything that is plugged in may get “fried”, whether it is turned on or off. Homeowners inevitably have to pay out of pocket to replace these appliances and equipment.


Most homes have some type of expensive electronic equipment-for example, major kitchen appliances, computers, television sets, printers, shop tools, etc., which are all vulnerable to power surges. These items can be protected with a whole house surge protector. Additionally entertainment equipment and/or computers can be protected with a surge bar. These affordable surge protectors come with a lifetime warranty and cover up to $25,000.00 worth of appliances.


Big Island Electric, Inc. is an electrical contractor and electrical services company in Hawaii.  73-4157 Huliko’a Drive Unit #C, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740


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