Most people who are into digital photography download their images onto computers at one point or another. This means it’s a good idea to use a surge protector or surge suppressor if you’re using a lot of electrical equipment in your digital photography work.
Surge protectors are appliances that are designed to protect electrical devices from things such as voltage spikes and power surges.
It may be a little complicated to explain how they work specifically, but basically, a surge protector’s job is to try and regulate the amount of voltage that reaches an electronic device by blocking completely or shorting to ground voltage above a safe threshold.
The protector basically takes the brunt of the power surge before it gets to your other components. These are useful items to have as they are aimed at protecting your electrical devices against things such as lightening strikes. This is important as power surges and lightening may easily damage or destroy electronic equipment.
Sudden changes in the voltage being delivered to the device may also cause it to lockup and you could lose your photography work.
Although your digital camera works on batteries you may find yourself using electricity for downloading your images onto a disk or computer and for recharging batteries among other things. Surge protectors come in assorted shapes, sizes and styles. They can range in price from about $25 to several hundreds.
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