April 3, 2018
Surge protectors may need to be removed from the same room that you are working in, if they are plugged and supplying power to an appliance (i.e. lamp). My body voltage levels are much higher with my surge protector inside my room, even though I am 8-9 feet away from it – the reason is likely my old metal bedframe (taking up ~5 feet width between myself and the SP) conducting the electric fields/current from the SP to my desk and my body – notably though, it was ~1 foot from the frame and the frame is ~6 inches from my desk, and I am 3 feet farther away in my chair.
WHY FIX?: Excessive body voltage makes it hard to think clearly and perform complex mental tasks while working, such as reading dense academic texts – the irritation, pain, inflammation, and perhaps neural synapse inhibition make sustained and memory-absorbing reading difficult.
SOLUTION: Put surge protector outside room – even though nothing else changes, including an ungrounded lamp (no 3rd prong) still plugged in on a floor 2+ which is only 1-2 feet from the metal bedframe too (little space available), my body voltage drops significantly while at my desk and I can feel my body’s inflammation/irritation reduce. Of course it reduces even more when I turn the lamp off and unplug the whole cord chain plugged into a farther away room, but no other way to get light on a higher floor. I have read about creating a grounded 3-prong lamp, but personally I am just going to move to the 1st floor and see if body voltage reduces when my lamp is properly grounded.