If you own horses and a barn, a barn fire may be one of your worst nightmares. In addition to your horses, you probably keep expensive tack in your barn too. You surely want to protect your animals and property. Rules and precautions such as banning smoking, adequate ventilation, and keeping the barn free of cobwebs, loose hay, and straw are crucial. Also, you must keep your electrical systems in good repair.
Many people have surge protectors simply because they offer convenience. They allow you to plug in multiple devices while taking up only one outlet. They increased in popularity as more and more people started adding home computers and multiple audio video components to their houses. But surge protectors do more than allow for multiple plugs.
The Real Purpose of that Power Strip
Convenience is fine, but the true purpose of power strips and surge protectors is right there in the name.