Surge Protector

Surge Protector, Electronics Charging Station

Surge Protector, Electronics Charging Station, 6 Outlet 2 USB Port Wall Adapter with Safety Indicator Lights -Green


The Surge Protector product I purchased yesterday specifications

Electronics Charging station: our wall mount protector converts a
Grounded and protected indicator lights: Office + style wall mounts are equipped with two LED lights. ETL listed: our wall mount electric surge protectors are tested to ensure they comply.

About Surge Protectors

Electronics have a power supply and it takes incoming wall current 110 volts. The surge protector then filters it for noise, and converts it into whatever the device needs. This should be enough to protect the appliance. Phone and cable lines spike as well. There are surge protectors that have connectors that help to prevent the spikes from wires such as phone and cable lines.

Surge Protector Warranty

Some surge protectors offer a warranty (up to a certain amount) on the gear connected to the protector. For example, in the US, one Belkin model has a $300,000 Connected Equipment Warranty, and states: “If your electronic equipment is damaged by a surge, spike, or lightning strike while properly connected to this power strip, we will repair or replace it, up to $300,000.”
You’ll probably never need it, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to have it. Belkin has similar warranties in effect for other products, but they vary by region.

portable power strip

a portable power strip might prevent marital friction, and/or invoke bliss from travel companions. Most hotels and hostels have few accessible outlets, yet everyone has multiple devices that need recharging. Most portable power strips add two to three additional outlets, plus offer direct USB charging

Operational Specs

Surge protectors don’t operate instantaneously; a slight delay exists. The longer the response time, the longer the connected equipment will be exposed to the surge. However, surges don’t happen instantly either. Surges usually take around a few microseconds to reach their peak voltage, and a surge protector with a nanosecond response time would kick in fast enough to suppress the most damaging portion of the spike.

Therefore, response time under standard testing is not a useful measure of a surge protector’s ability when comparing MOV devices. All MOVs have response times measured in nanoseconds, while test waveforms usually used to design and calibrate surge protectors are all based on modeled waveforms of surges measured in microseconds. As a result, MOV-based protectors have no trouble producing impressive response-time specs.

Slower-responding technologies (notably, GDTs) may have difficulty protecting against fast spikes. Therefore, good designs incorporating slower but otherwise useful technologies usually combine them with faster-acting components, to provide more comprehensive protection.

FitBit Heart Rate Study – For Healthy Living

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, Black, Large


Interested in trying out the fitbit in an effort to improve current health status.

Being a previous garmin  user I am now interested in trying the Fitbit Heart Rate wristband. The fitbit Heart Rate offers a website and mobile app for ios, Android and Windows 10. It cam be synced to smart devices via Bluetooth or uploaded to a computer running Windows or macOS using the Bluetooth USB dongle. Users have the ability to log their food, activities, and weight, to track over time and can set daily and weekly goals for themselves for steps, calories burned and consumed, and distance walked. Calories in versus calories out is more accurately measured when app users keep their tracker on. However, the app can be used without a tracker to measure calories on a lifestyle app. The app offers a community page where users can challenge themselves and compete against other users. The social element anticipates an increase in motivation, finding that users take an average of 700 more steps per day when they have friends on the app. Users can choose to share their progress pictures and achievement badge. Fitbit Company Site:

Try walking 10,000 Steps with the FitBit

Aim to take 10,000 steps a day. In one study where men reduced their daily steps from about 10,000 to less than 1,500 (without changing their diet), their visceral (belly) fat increased by 7% after just 2 weeks.
Try to walk everywhere within a reasonable distance. Walk to work, school, or the grocery store if possible.
Get a pedometer and try to increase the number of daily steps you take.
Take stairs instead of elevators; walk instead of driving.
Stand up and walk for 30 steps every 30 minutes. If you have a sedentary job, consider getting a treadmill desk or stand-up desk.