Many of you probably remember watching the movie Ghostbusters growing up. Chances are, you remember being TERRIFIED of Gozer, the female ghost famous for zapping the Ghostbusters with lightning and transforming into the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man to terrorize the city of New York.
While it is highly unlikely that a ghost that shoots lightning from her hands will come and wreak actual havoc anytime soon, there is something equally as electrifying that could cause significant damage to businesses and equipment all over. Power surges can cause thousands of dollars of damage to equipment, so we want to help your company be prepared in case of emergency.
What exactly does a surge protector do, and how does it help protect my computer system?
Take this example shared by Aaron Mehrley, our Corporate Vice President of Service here at Les Olson Company. Recently, he emailed us to share an experience one of our great clients in the St. George area had when their equipment was saved by one of the Advanced ESP surge protectors we provide with every new device installation. Mehrley states, “Jeff Olsen, one of our Senior Technicians, was called onsite to repair a device that had experienced a terrible power surge. Fortunately, the device was connected to an ESP Digital QC surge protector, which saved their machine! After having done its job remarkably well, Jeff replaced the surge protector with a new one, and the MFP worked perfectly. No circuit boards, fuses or parts needed to be replaced. Without an advanced surge suppressor in place, this could have been a very costly repair and could have led to the necessity of replacing the machine.”
The images below show the surge protector that the company was using. If the equipment was simply plugged into a power strip, it would not have been protected. Without these surge protectors, this could have been their equipment!