Lightening Protection
NEW Incentive Referral Program
Issue Number 1- August, 2013

Welcome to Selk Electronics Monthly Newsletter: As a courtesy to our loyal customers please enjoy this complimentary newsletter We hope this newsletter will be informative about the services we offer, and to help you better understand some of today’s technology in your home and business.
Lightning Season is Upon Us!
Surge suppressors and UPS (uninterruptible power supply) backups are the best way to protect your valuable electronics from being destroyed our badly damaged. With surge suppressors and UPS’s you can avoid Down Time, Damage, and Data loss to your computer and sensitive electronics in your home.Make sure you have a working suppressor connected to your electronics. If your suppressor has been through a storm once before it may already be damaged, check the status indicator light on your suppressor to ensure it is in working condition.

Do You Know the Difference?

Can you tell if this is a power strip or surge protector? A surge protector functions like a power strip; it gives the user the ability to plug in multiple electronic devices, but it also serves another very important function. A surge protector will also protect your electronic devices from a power spike. A power spike is a temporary, very high increase in power that lasts for a fraction of a second. They can be caused by lightning strikes, power outages, tripped circuit breakers, short circuits and more. If a power spike occurs when a device is not hooked into a surge protector, damage can occur. However, the circuit a device is connected to is subject to a lightning strike, even a surge protector can’t prevent damage.
Because of the electrical sensitivity of computers (and their cost), it is HIGHLY advised that they are hooked into a surge protector. Pictured left is the Panamax M4-EX available at Selk Electronics for $69.99. Surge protectors do a very good job of preventing damage from a power spike. Not every device in your house needs to be plugged into a surge protector, just the expensive devices. Now, I know that for many, the coffee maker is incredibly important, but it does’t need to be plugged into a surge protector. Here are some examples of items that should be hooked into a surge protector: desktop computers, laptops, servers*, TVs, home entertainment systems (receiver / DVD player / video game systems ). For a home entertainment system, you can simply get a single surge protector strip and hook in all of your devices. In order to tell the difference between a power strip and a surge protector, you have to look for an electric rating. A surge protector will have a rating in Joules of energy, as well as the maximum voltage it can take from a power spike. If you find those numbers either on the box it came it or on the strip itself, then it is a surge protector. Also, if you have ever heard the term “surge suppressor”, it is the same thing as a surge protector; it is a device used to protect against changes in current. The bottom line is to make sure that your computers and other electronic devices are hooked into a surge protector. It is a few dollars to spend that can end up saving you thousands in the long run.
Selk Electronics Installs New Sound System

We just completed a sound project for the Clark County Fairgrounds in Neillsville. Our job was to install over 90 speakers to cover the midway, small roads and surrounding buildings. We provided an Emergency Public Address system that will allow notifications of severe weather, lost children, etc. The system took a little bit longer than we expected due to the rainy season, but the system is complete and working great. The Clark County Fair runs August 7th through the 11th.
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