Why You Should Replace Old Surge Protectors

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July 23, 2022

Your power surge protector is too old. I’m just going to confidently say that because it’s probably true. Most people keep surge protectors for far too long, and they become a fire hazard. Really they’re little more than power strips anymore.

And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, you should hit up the top story. We’ll get into the nitty gritty details and show you why you should replace at least some of the power surge protectors you THINK are protecting your expensive electronics. Oh, and keep an eye out for the horrifying photo I provided for the article. It’ll shock you (pun intended!).

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