Surge Protection

Your electricity and electrical appliances are so much a part of your life; you hardly think about them - until there’s trouble. Trouble comes in the form of power surges caused by such events as lightning strikes, cars colliding with utility poles, limbs falling on electrical lines, and demand fluctuations within the home. Any of these occurrences could send uncontrolled electrical surges into your home’s wiring and damage the appliances you depend on. A power surge can come into a home through any wire including antenna lines, telephone wires and television cable lines. A home power protection device can help eliminate the risk of costly and inconvenient damage caused by power surges through the main electric service. Whether the disturbance is natural or man-made, small-scale or catastrophic, today’s sophisticated protective systems can make your equipment more dependable than ever before. Many power-surge problems in a home can be associated with improper wiring and grounding. Grounding must adhere to the requirements of the manufacturer’s local code, and the National Electrical Code (NEC) - for safety as well as for proper operation of any surge protection system. Commonly overlooked problems include improperly grounded main disconnects and circuit devices. NEC recommends that multiple grounds (such as those at telephone and CATV service entrances, satellite poles and dishes, metal well casings, and antenna towers) be bonded together to reference a common ground. Contact your local building code authority about proper grounding requirements. To help defend against voltage surges entering your home and doing damage, a meter adapter can be installed between your meter and your house by Ozark Electric Cooperative for a monthly fee of 4.75$. Your whole electrical system is buffered from major power surges and your “white” appliances are covered by a Limited Product Warranty. Note: this does not cover your well pump. Plug-in protection devices which you can purchase at a local dealer and install inside your home or business yourself are highly recommended to provide a second buffer for sensitive home electronics against surges inside your home and large surges that may get past the first stage meter adapter. Together, these two stages of surge protection help prevent disturbances from outside and inside the home. ©2014 Ozark Electric. All Rights Reserved Contact WebMaster

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Mt. Vernon


P.O. Box 420

10943 Hwy 39

Mt. Vernon, MO 65712

Hours 7:30am - 12:00pm

Then 1:00pm - 4:30pm     Mon-Fri

Ozark Electric Cooperative Inc.



P.O. Box 1050

2007 James River Court (Hwy AA)

Nixa, MO 65714

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Cape Fair


P.O. Box 287

7928 State Hwy 76

Cape Fair, MO 65624

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