Cable TV companies in California, Florida and Nevada have all started charging customers to install surge charging devices on their systems.
The devices allow the TV to charge its batteries faster.
But a study published by the American Academy of Engineering found the devices may have more problems than just their cost.
The study found that the devices are often overcomplicated, difficult to install, and can be easily dismantled or damaged.
The battery is connected to the wall outlet by a cable that must be connected to a battery outlet, which can be difficult to find, according to the study.
The system, the American Energy Alliance found, could have a serious effect on the efficiency of the cable system.
The AAE said that if an outage occurred, the battery capacity of a TV could be reduced by 50% and the overall efficiency of a system could be increased by 20%.
The AAE found that many customers have purchased surge charge systems because they do not want to buy a new cable or television.
However, many TV and phone companies are now offering surge charge solutions that can cost up to $2,000.
Consumers should consider the system before purchasing it.
If you’re thinking about purchasing a surge charge device, the AAE recommends that you consider the following questions:How long do the surge charge cycles last?
What is the surge rate?
What are the requirements for the surge?
Does the surge require installation or replacement?
How long does the surge last?
How much energy is required to run the surge device?
Is it safe to charge the device while the TV is not connected to power?
If the device needs to be removed or disconnected from power before being charged, how long should it last?
The AAEE recommends that customers install surge charge devices at home and not in public places.
The surge charge will not work in the following situations:A cable outlet that has a voltage rating that is more than twice the rated capacity of the outlet’s output.
A battery that has been disconnected for an extended period of time.
A power surge cable that is being used by a household or business that requires continuous charging of the home system.
If a surge device is being installed in a household, it should be secured with electrical tape or cable ties and not exposed to the home environment.
If an emergency occurs, do not attempt to charge your device until the area is secured and the surge is turned off.