We are definitely in thunder storm season. Two libraries have had electrical surges damage their Printer/Fax machines: one last week and a second last night.
If your library has a phone line connected directly to a fax machine or to an all in one printer (print, copy, scan & fax) we recommend you consider disconnecting the phone line from the printer during electrical storms. Â Taking this action may well prevent damage to the printer/fax and the need for costly replacement.
Use of a surge protector that has ports to isolate phone lines would add an additional level of protection from electrical spikes. Â Let us know if you would like us to evaluate your library’s phone/fax connections.