What Are Surge Protector Joules and How Many Do I Need?

Among the factors to consider when choosing a surge protector—how many outlets, the optimal cord length and options such as protection for a coaxial cable connection—perhaps the most important factor is the surge protector’s joule rating.


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Power Cord Jacket Types Explained

If you’ve been looking for a new or replacement detachable power cable, you might have seen an alphabet soup of abbreviations for the cable jacket type. Understanding these abbreviations will...

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Use Hospital-Grade Power Cords for Safe Connections in Healthcare Settings

Hospitals, clinics and other medical offices must adhere to safety regulations defined by the National Fire Progtection Association’s Life Safety Code to ensure safe, reliable power and help...

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Tags: Healthcare, Cables & Connectivity, Hospital-Grade Power Cables, Power Cords For Hospitals

The Importance of Smart PDUs in Cryptocurrency Mining

Bitcoin and Beyond

Bitcoin is the world ’s first cryptocurrency, described by its inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, as “a new electronic cash system that uses a peer-to-peer network to prevent...

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The Benefits of Antimicrobial Power Strips for Healthcare Facilities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate nearly two million hospital patients in the U.S. annually contract a healthcare-acquired infection (HAI), at a cost over $36 million a...

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Keep Your IP Camera Installation Up and Running Through Power Problems

For home and small business owners, installing a video surveillance system is one of the most effective ways to protect assets and deter theft. But after your system is up and running, you’ll...

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Where There’s Power, There’s a Power Cord

Even in today’s increasingly wireless world, most IT equipment requires an AC power cord.

When you installed your servers, routers or other devices, you connected the power cables and probably...

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Centralized vs. Decentralized UPS Systems

One of the first steps in choosing the most appropriate UPS solution is deciding whether to use a centralized or decentralized setup. While both have their advantages, knowing how to answer...

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What’s the Difference Between 24 AWG, 26 AWG and 28 AWG Network Cables?

When shopping for Cat5e, Cat6 or Cat6a network cables, you may notice an AWG specification printed on the cable jacket, like 24 AWG. The AWG stands for American Wire Gauge, a standardized system...

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Protect Your Fish, Plants and Equipment with UPS Battery Backup for Aquariums

One never knows when a power outage may strike, and if you own fish and other sea creatures, you should be prepared with an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) for your aquarium. Heaters,...

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How to Choose the Best Power Conditioner for a Guitar Amp

Line noise is like kryptonite to a musician. It doesn’t matter how well you jam if the music is drowned out by hums, hisses or other background noises caused by electromagnetic interference...

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