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a circuit breaker (G.E.) that has surge protection built in? I would like to run a new circuit or two to my computer equipment and this seems like it would be the best/uncluttered way to have surge protection on them. Thanks, Joe
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You know, your computer equipment draws about as much power as a desk lamp. Why do you want separate circuits? It isn't an air compressor or a table saw.
You can't really avoid the clutter with all the cables and shit. You can hide the cables, and while you are hiding them, hide the surge protector too.

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Yes. The ones I've seen protect all branch circuits in the panel, not just what's connected to the load of the surge suppressor breaker. Here are examples from Siemens:
http://www.sea.siemens.com/reselec/product/rzcbtvss.html http://www.sea.siemens.com/reselec/product/rzcbsa.html
Doug
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If you really want to protect the computer, install a UPS (uninterruptable power supply). It keeps a steady voltage going to the computer and kicks off input if it goes too high or too low as well as surges that a surge protector would catch.
Tom J who has ups on all electronics
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A breaker for a single circuit? No. Whole house protector? Yes.

Yes UPS's are great. Just be sure to but a good quality unit. Cheap ones don't have good enough surge protection.
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