Why does my surge protector keep clicking?
Similarly, you may ask, why does the light flicker on my surge protector?
The ubiquitous power strips used in every type of home or office have a tendency to flicker caused by the slow deterioration of the indicator light. The blinking is confined to the light itself; it doesn't affect the strip or the AC power available at the sockets.
Also, why does my surge protector keep shutting off? Some power strips have built-in surge protection and some come with a circuit breaker that shuts off the power strip if it's overpowered by too many connected devices. This helps prevent a power surge that could fry your pricey laptop, smartphone or flat-panel TV.
Then, how do I know if my surge protector is bad?
There's no surefire way to know if your surge protector is bad, but some come with warning lights that indicate you need to get a new surge protector. Since a surge protector's job is to absorb additional energy instead of passing spikes of current to your valuable electronics, it absorbs electrical damage over time.
What makes a clicking sound?
Belts, Joints and Supports. Many of the support systems on a car can cause a clicking noise if they malfunction or wear out. Damaged CV joints make a pronounced clicking noise when accelerating or making sharp turns. Additionally, a loose serpentine belt can cause a clicking sound.