Many times, as we have been using a device for a long time, we think that we know what is best for it, but this is not entirely true. Television is a clear example of this, this device has been with us for many years and as a general rule we master its use, but it should be noted that there is a fairly common mistake and one that many people make.
Saving is an objective that all families set themselves, and controlling the consumption of different electronic devices is a good way to reduce spending. However, there are times when this can be counterproductive, such as turning off the television directly from the power strip.
It is true that so this appliance does not consume, but this common practice has several harmful consequences for our television. And today we tell you some reasons why you should do it.
Turning the television on and off through the power strip can expose it to electrical current spikes that could damage components internal. Electronic devices are designed to be turned on and off individually, and using the power strip as a main switch can generate fluctuations in the current negatively affect the device.
Turning on a television means a boot process in which the components are gradually initialized. If power is cut off abruptly and repeatedly, this process could be interrupted, which could lead to problems with startup and TV performance in the long run.
In line with the reason above, it is important to note that modern electronics are based on complex circuitry and delicate components. Frequent switching on and off from the power strip can accelerate the wear of these components, what could lead to a shorter shelf life TV and other connected devices.
Updates and maintenance
Like all other electronic devices, televisions often require firmware updates to improve performance and fix problems. These updates are usually done automatically during downtime so if you turn off the television through the power strip, you could be preventing these updates from being carried out properly.
Therefore, instead of using the strip as the main switch for the television, it is preferable use the remote control or the on/off button on the device itself. In case you are concerned about energy consumption you can use the energy-saving functions that more and more devices have.