surge protector


surge protector
noun
electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current
Hypernyms: ↑suppressor, ↑suppresser

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noun also surge suppressor
: an electrical device that moderates power-line surges to prevent damage to attached electronic devices (as a television or computer)

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a small device to protect a computer, telephone, television set, or the like from damage by high-voltage electrical surges.

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surge protector UK US noun [countable] [singular surge protector plural surge protectors]
a piece of equipment that is used for protecting computers from damage caused by a sudden increase in electrical power
Thesaurus: computer equipment and partshyponym

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noun, pl ⋯ -tors [count]
: a device that prevents an electrical surge from damaging electronic equipment

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • surge protector — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms surge protector : singular surge protector plural surge protectors a piece of equipment that is used for protecting computers from damage caused by a sudden increase in electrical power …   English dictionary

  • surge protector — surge pro,tector noun count a piece of equipment used for protecting computers from damage caused by a sudden increase in electrical power …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • surge protector — surge′ protec tor n. cmp elo cvb a small device to protect a computer, telephone, television set, or the like from damage by high voltage electrical surges • Etymology: 1980–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • surge protector —    See surge suppressor …   Dictionary of networking

  • surge protector — a small device to protect a computer, telephone, television set, or the like from damage by high voltage electrical surges. * * * …   Universalium

  • protector — n. a chest; surge protector * * * [prə tektə] surge protector a chest …   Combinatory dictionary

  • surge suppressor — noun electrical device inserted in a power line to protect equipment from sudden fluctuations in current • Syn: ↑surge protector, ↑spike suppressor, ↑spike arrester, ↑lightning arrester • Hypernyms: ↑suppressor, ↑suppresser * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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