Shutting off the power strip

Asked by Carol
Pellston, MI

If I shut off the power to strip to TV and computer, do I risk it being affected by brown outage or lightening strikes if the surge protector is not on? I'm not techy at all, so maybe with that you can understand my concern. Thanks:)


Sean Lintow Sr

Answered by Sean Lintow Sr

Naperville, IL

SLS Construction & Building Solutions

February 18, 2014

In short no - you are still protected though if you are hit by a direct strike it could theoretically overload the strip. When you buy said surge strips they will tell you what the are rated for - generally the more expensive the more it can handle. With that if there is a lot of lightening activity & you are worried, you can also unplug the strips from the wall

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