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With expensive televisions, stereos, and computers common in today's residences, I am frequently asked about surge protection to guard against equipment damage. This is especially important in the mountainous area where I live, as it is prone to heavy lightning storms. But although lightning produces the heaviest surges in an electrical system, it is not the only source. In some areas, power spikes are generated by the utility itself. And within a home, smaller but more frequent spikes and surges may be caused by switches, motors, or solenoids kicking in and out. Over the years, I have developed a surge suppression system that can handle both the large power spikes induced