Protect your computer and other expensive equipment with a surge protector with a cord long enough to reach areas you need it to. How it will protect these items from sudden surges of power to the equipment is: it acts as a fuse so when power does spike, the long cord surge protector stops or trips and power is shut off to the strip. Saving anything that would have received that surge of power.
For any room a surge protector with long cord option works well. This way you can reach any outlet needed with ease. Save from harm your computer, stereo, fax machine and other expensive electronics. The power is absorbed and diffuses large damaging surges. Some of the power surges can be up to 3400 joules.
The cost of the device is available in a range of prices, $15 to upwards of $65 per unit. Consider the amount of joules that can be stopped or tripped and the cost. Look at the capacity for the amount of plug-ins available. Some have a strip of 6 plug-in while others offer 10 -12 outlets. Surge protector extra long cord length can be up to 25 ft. with a heavy cord and reset button for after a surge has occurred.
Talking about energy or joules, which is the amount of energy the device can absorb. Therefore, if the protector has a higher number the more joules it can stop. Some devices can divert between one thousand joules and up to forty thousand joules on the high end. This means the joules are harmlessly dispersed into the ground instead of your equipment. Spikes in the power can happen in a second or less so quick response time is needed in the device stopping the spike. Performance reviews are available from the manufacture company. Certain safety rules apply to all devices on the market.
Selecting a long cord surge protector that will do the right job for your electronic safety is a matter of reading the product description. Make an informed choice before you purchase. Make sure it meets all the correct standards and performs up to the desired joules needed. Look at the personal needs you have and the electronics to be protected.