Strong thunderstorms are overwhelming, and lightning strikes are the most significant threats besides floods and other disasters caused by heavy rain.
Surge protectors are what we use to protect our electronic appliances from sudden electricity fluctuation. However, can surge protector protect the devices from lightning strikes?
The answer is, absolutely no!
Nothing and no system can protect your household electronics 100% against direct lightning strikes. If we have surge devices in your communities, then these devices can monitor the amount of voltage and help to absorb some unexpected surges once detected, but we can not expect them too much.
Daily overloaded and short-circuit protection is fine for a power strip with a surge protector, and turning all the high voltage devices off and unplugging the surge protector is the best way to avoid damage and related fire and electrical shocks during bad thunderstorms.