This week is Home Office Safety and Security Week. To celebrate, we wanted to give you some key tips for protecting your technology from electrical damages in your home office and beyond.
Ground Supply Circuit
- Many homes built within the past few decades come with built in grounded outlets. You can recognize a grounded outlet by the third socket hole underneath the two traditional
plugs. These can, however, be faulty but are easily tested with a multimeter.
Don’t Overload Circuits
- As we amass more and more devices, it is easy to try and plug as many devices into one socket as possible. However, this is also one of the easiest ways to create a fire hazard
in your home. Try and distribute devices between different sockets instead.
Use Surge Protectors
- It is important to pay attention to surge protector capacity and to not exceed it. Make sure you regularly check surge protectors for any cracks or problems and replace when
Test Power Supply
- If you are having issues with a certain socket, the problem could be coming from a lack of power supply. To properly diagnose this problem, a multimeter can be used to test the
power levels to help determine the next steps that need to be taken.
Maintain Healthy Operating Temperatures
- Each technological device has optimal operating temperatures. It is not uncommon for laptops to get overheated after long amounts of continuous use. One measure you can
take to ensure you are not putting unnecessary stress on your device is to clean the cooling fans, which can often collect dust.
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