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#364201 - 01/18/12 10:27 PM Surge suppressors.
dakkon Offline
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I was wondering what kinds of units you guys have your equipment plugged into.

Right now i am using a no-name product... When i was in the Navy, we would use 500$ 12outlet surge suppressors. I am NOT willing to spend that much cash on a surge supressor..
I have always though that tripp lite was one of the best brands.. Does anyone here have one?
http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-ISOBAR8...3449&sr=8-1

I also came across this one, with a built in watt/amp/voltage meter.
http://www.amazon.com/P3-International-P...3470&sr=8-7

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#364204 - 01/18/12 10:53 PM Re: Surge suppressors. [Re: dakkon]
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Plugged straight into the wall, Alex.
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#364205 - 01/18/12 10:56 PM Re: Surge suppressors. [Re: JohnK]
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APC Smart-UPS here.
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#364209 - 01/18/12 11:07 PM Re: Surge suppressors. [Re: Ken.C]
dakkon Offline
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John, do you have one of the "whole house" surge suppressors that go into the breaker pannel?

If you don't.. wouldn't you view as that being a little risky?

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#364213 - 01/18/12 11:36 PM Re: Surge suppressors. [Re: dakkon]
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No, and little enough not to worry about.
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#364222 - 01/19/12 12:13 AM Re: Surge suppressors. [Re: JohnK]
terzaghi Offline
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I use an APC xps1500 or something. I think I got it for $140 on sale. It has a built in battery back up which used to run my tv, network adapter, and Xbox so I wouldn't lose my game if the power surged or went out. My new tv is a plasma and I think it uses more power than my old one, especially on startup, so I have plugged in to the surge only outlet on my APC.


Edited by terzaghi (01/19/12 12:14 AM)
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#364227 - 01/19/12 12:39 AM Re: Surge suppressors. [Re: terzaghi]
jakewash Offline
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I use a Belkin PF60 for my HT.
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#364237 - 01/19/12 01:36 AM Re: Surge suppressors. [Re: jakewash]
SBrown Offline
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I have a Panamax M5400-PM for my system.

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#364244 - 01/19/12 07:54 AM Re: Surge suppressors. [Re: dakkon]
alan Offline

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dakkon,

Unless you are out in the boonies, with frequent power outages, brownouts and the like, there is no requirement for using these devices (as JohnK pointed out). If you want the psychological reassurance that your equipment is better "protected" by using one, I suppose there's no harm.

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#364245 - 01/19/12 07:55 AM Re: Surge suppressors. [Re: SBrown]
CatBrat Offline
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I'm using a Monster surge protector/power conditioner. I've planned on installing a whole house surge protector, but never got arount to it yet.

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