Less Service Calls with Surge Protectors

One of the best preventive measures for your copier and other important office equipment is the use of a quality surge protector.  Many people confuse the fancy power strip they buy at a store with a true surge protector.  A power strip is not one!  I’ve yet to see a store bought power strip type surge protector be equal to a commercial grade surge protector.   In the old days it didn’t matter much because copiers were analog and could be very forgiving.  However, today copiers and MFPs are Digital and much more sophisticated.  This means they require steady clean electricity.  A fluctuation in power can throw a code causing you to spend money on a service call.  An actual power surge could wipe out an expensive board.  This isn’t going to change because everything is getting more sophisticated and connected. It’s like cars in the old days when they were simpler and we could even do our own work on them.  Nowadays cars are more electronic and computerized and we can’t do our … [Read more...]