I've got 2 computers whose CRT monitors, one 15 inches, the other one around 22", are sitting right next to each other. Both computers and both monitors are plugged into a single power strip that's plugged directly into a wall socket. Whenever I switch one on, the other one flickers momentarily. I originally thought that this was a harmless phenomenon, but so far I've had to replace the second monitor twice. I took one of the broken monitors to a local electrician and he said that the power supply had failed and managed to fix it for me, and I suspect that it's the same deal with the other broken one.
I remember reading something a long time ago that said that when CRT monitors are switched on they draw a lot of power. Is there any truth to that? Could that be what's killing the monitors? If it is, what sort of equipment should I invest in to keep this from happening?