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surge protector

a small device to protect a computer, telephone, television set, or the like from damage by high-voltage electrical surges. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for surge protector
  • The surge protector panels shall be designed to allow for adequate space for a wire connection and surge protector replacement.
  • In addition, the surge protector shall have the capability of removing high energy surges and shall block high speed transients.
  • If you do not have one, buy a power surge protector and plug all power inputs off of it.
  • Use a surge protector for your computer and plug the protector directly into an outlet.
  • Use of a high quality surge protector may help protect your electronic equipment.
  • Get a high quality surge protector for all of your computer equipment.
surge protector in Science
surge protector  
A device, typically portable and containing its own electrical outlets, used to provide regulated electric power for other electric devices. Surge protectors get their power from standard household or industrial electrical sources and contain circuitry that prevents damaging or disruptive spikes or surges in the source voltage from reaching the devices plugged into them.
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