Surge Protection

Surge Protection

Lightning and power surges can strike at any moment and can destroy or cause expensive damage to your sensitive electronics and appliances.  Being prepared for these unexpected surges and spikes can make a big difference in protecting your equipment and appliances.

Surge Protection

Lighting is often the cause of power surges, but other factors such as birds, squirrels and trees interfering with power lines can cause a power surge.  Construction work, demand fluctuations in your home, and auto accidents involving utility poles, and even disturbances transmitted through telephone and cable lines can have the same effect.

Proper grounding grounding can prevent most lightning damage.  All ground leads such as electric, telephone, cable TV and satellite should be connected together outside the house and share the same ground rod(s).  Surge arresters provide additional protection.  A comprehensive surge and lightning protection program can eliminate the risk of costly damage.  Complete protection should have two stages.  The first stage is a meter base surge protector.  These units shield electronics and major appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers and freezers.  The second stage includes the installation of point-of-use devices for electronics such as TVS, DVDs, microwave ovens, computers or anything that uses a microprocessor.

We want to help you shield your equipment and appliances by installing an affordable surge protector.  Steuben Rural Electric Cooperative offers a wide range of surge protective devices to meet every member's needs.  Steuben Rural Electric Cooperative has researched and found a line of surge protectors that have a good warranty, great pricing and excellent protection.

Product Line Information & Prices

  • TESCO TES-240R - $94.00 + tax
    • Description:  Hard Wire Surge Arrestor
    • Application:  Residential, Home Office & Light Industrial
    • Installation:  Wired at the buildings entry point by a qualified electrician
  • TESCO TES-240MSA - $119.25 + tax
    • Description:  Meter Base Surge Arrestor
    • Application:  Residential & Home Office
    • Installation:  Installed at the meter base by a Cooperative employee
  • TESCO TES-4PCT - $55.00 + tax
    • Description:  8 Outlet Surge Strip
    • Application:  Residential & Home Office
    • Installation:  Self Installation
  • TESCO - HOME THEATER KITS - $105.00 + tax
    • Description:  Whole House Kit
    • Includes:  TES 4PCT, TES 1PC, TES 1PT & TES 1P
    • Application:  Residential & Home Office
    • Installation:  Self Installation

Steuben Rural Electric Cooperative also offers a variety of panel surge protectors that can be installed by a qualified electrician.  Steuben Rural Electric Cooperative can also order other TESCO products to meet the needs of its members.  Please call our office at (607)776-4161 or (800)843-3414 for further details on any of the products listed above or other general questions.

**Surge Protection products are only available for sale to active Steuben Rural Electric Cooperative members.