Help protect your router and other electronic devices from lightning strikes and other types of power surges by plugging these devices into a surge protector.
SURGE PROTECTOR VS. POWER STRIP
Although surge protectors look very similar to power strips, the two are different.
Power strips act only as an expansion of a wall outlet, allowing more devices to reach power. They typically have a small circuit breaker, but power strips are not designed to protect from power surges.
Surge protectors provide the same features as power strips; they still allow users to plug in multiple electronic devices. But surge protectors reduce the chance of power surges and spikes damaging your electronics. Point-of-use surge protectors generally cost between $20 and $40, with higher-priced models able to absorb higher surges.