What Does a Power Conditioner Do?
A power conditioner has several functions, but its main one is to provide clean electricity to sensitive electrical equipment. Its functions include noise filtering as well as surge protection. Some power conditioners also supply Ethernet, cable and phone line conditioning. Their main function is to clean all signals so that there is no interference on the line. With the result your network operations are more reliable, modem is improved and due to better quality cable TV feed, the quality of audio and video home theater systems is superior.
A power conditioner eliminates line noise and frequent disconnections of the modem which can lead to hampering data transfer speeds. With the help of internal filter banks, the power conditioner can eliminate interference and control and eradicate any kind of disturbance.
The noise suppression rating of a power conditioner is expressed in decibels or db. If the db rating is high, the quality of noise suppression is high too. Every device should state the db rating on it.
The ‘joule’ rating of the power conditioner indicates the amount of protection it can give the equipment. A joule is a measurement of power which a watt-second needs to survive. A higher joule rating can therefore fight the electrical surges better and faster by absorbing higher watt-energy.
High grade power conditioners are a worthwhile investment, because they come with lifetime guarantees. Computers and home theater systems can then be well protected from electrical surges and the clean power provides high-class audio and visual experience. You have to spend about $100 to acquire a fine grade power conditioner with all the important features and a noise suppression rating of 60 db.
A power conditioner is often called a line conditioner, because it can regulate voltage as well, and is used regularly in industry, where an uninterrupted flow of electricity is required. But the householder often does not include voltage regulation. Expert electricians can provide you with more helpful information on power conditioners and install this device in your home or office.