Protect Your Garage Door Opener with a Surge Protector

Protect Your Garage Door Opener with a Surge Protector

If you want to protect your garage door opener from power surges, the Tripp Lite 3 Outlet Surge Protector will provide the best protection for the ac power line on your opener or any other equipment you have in the home. The Tripp Lite Surge Protector offers reliable ac line surge suppression with a 660 joule rating that conforms to UL 1449 safety standards. Two LED’s show power and protection status while the Lifetime Limited Warranty provides $5,000 of coverage for any equipment damaged by a power surge.

If you are one of the unlucky ones to have a power surge come through your home, then you know the inconvenience and devastation it can cause. Lightning strikes close to home can send extreme power surges all over the home that will damage every appliance and GFCI outlet you have. The modern day garage door opener is no exception.

Garage door openers today have circuit boards everywhere. They are located in the motor head hanging from the ceiling, the wall button on the inside of your garage, and the safety entrapment sensors at the bottom of your garage door that prevent you from closing the garage door on people and pets. Installing a surge protector at the outlet where the garage door opener is plugged in provides the first line of defense against power surges.

Many times when a power surge comes through the home it is the external parts of a garage door opener that get damaged. The reason for this is the main circuit board located in the motor hanging from the ceiling usually has some type of surge protection built into the board. The protection is very light and mainly covers random fluctuations in power from damaging the board. A power surge will run through the garage door opener ac line, through the circuit board, and down wires connecting the wall buttons and safety sensors. In the event of a larger surge, everything in the garage door opener and connected to it with physical wire usually gets damaged.

By adding the Tripp Lite 3 Outlet Surge Protector, you prevent power surges from ever entering the garage door opener in the first place therefore protecting all parts that are susceptible to failure due to a surge. This adds an additional layer of protection for a very inexpensive cost providing you piece of mind. Replacing your garage door opener can cost over $400 with labor which is a significant cost.

Protect Your Sprinkler Controller from Power Surges

In many homes, the sprinkler controller is plugged into the same outlet in the ceiling as the garage door opener. By purchasing the Tripp Lite 3 Outlet Surge Protector, you can plug your garage door opener in as well as the sprinkler controller. This will protect you from having to replaced another expensive device in your home if a storm rolls through sending power surges through the lines.

Protect Your Water Softener Transformer and Control Board

Another appliance in the garage that is commonly plugged into the ceiling outlet next to the garage door opener is the water softener transformer. The reason for this is many homes don’t have wall outlets in the area where the water softener is installed. By installing a surge protector at the ceiling outlet you can plug the transformer in and provide protection to another very important appliance in your home.

Great to Protect all Appliances in the Home

The Tripp Lite 3 Outlet Surge Protector is great to use everywhere in the home. You can use  it to protect everything from refrigerators to home theater equipment. One thing to keep in mind is once you have had a large power surge in the home, the surge protector has done its job. A surge protector is a sacrificial piece of equipment that will most likely need to be replaced once it has provided maximum protection through a power surge. This is an important thing to remember when trying to protect you valuable equipment.

Wan’t to Protect the Whole Home Against a Power Surge?

A great first line of defense to protect everything in your home against a power surge is to install a whole-home surge protector in your main electrical panel. The Eaton Ultimate Surge Protector installs inside your main electrical panel and provides protection where a power surge would enter your home. This is a great first line of defense if you have a household that is full of computers and and modern day appliances. It is recommended you hire a licensed electrician to install a surge protector for your main electrical panel.


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