The CyberPower Home Office Surge Protector P600WSURC1 prevents spikes in energy caused by storms and electrical power surges from reaching your home office equipment such as laptops, small electronics, and chargers. The P600WSURC1 provides 600 joules of protection and 6 AC outlets with a single wall tap plug. The two 2.1-Amp USB ports quickly charge USB-powered devices, including tablets.
Features of the P600WSURC1 include automatic shutdown, an EMI/RFI noise filter, metal oxide varistor (MOV) technology, surge protection LED indicator (Protected), damage-resistant housing, and an anchoring screw. This surge suppressor comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and a $100,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee.
Utility power supplied to electrical outlets is sometimes inconsistent. The short-duration voltage surges or spikes that occasionally happen can damage components in electronic devices such as computers and workstations. In addition to equipment damage, irretrievable data loss may occur. In the U.S., the nominal or standard voltage supplied to household and office wiring is 120 volts. A voltage surge or spike can cause electronic components to overheat, either immediately destroying them or causing permanent damage that can lead to premature failure.
A surge protector or surge suppressor provides protection against power surges. This device is located in the power circuit between the utility power outlet and the connected electronic equipment. Surge protectors work by diverting excess voltage to the ground, allowing only the nominal voltage to travel through the wiring to connected devices. This is accomplished using a variable resistance component in the surge protector called a metal oxide varistor (MOV). Under normal voltage conditions, the resistance of the MOV is such that it remains closed. As utility voltage increases beyond nominal, the MOV resistance decreases accordingly which forces the unwanted overvoltage to ground, maintaining a constant flow of nominal voltage to sensitive electronic equipment.