Any recommendation for a surge protector (strip with a cord that plugs
into wall) for a refrigerator (touch control panel on door) and a
touch control Samsung washing machine (as separate appliances)?
I know I asked and looked for a clothes dryer surge protector earlier
and I conclude there isn't any that will plug into wall. As a result
I may later do a whole house surge protector.
If it matters I can get the make/model numbers for the washing machine
and refrig but meanwhile, what joules, etc.. is a good number to go by
when shopping for surge protectors?
The whole house protector is probably the best option but I bet most
fridge failures are caused by brown outs and power blinking on and
off, not surges. If you are trying to restart that compressor into a
head from the last blink, it will lock.
I would suggest a whole house.
You can also buy inexpensive suppressor plates that just plug into wall
outlet. Some have multiple outs, just make sure it has enough amps.
Probably $10-15 .
As far as quality strip suppressors, I'm partial to tripplite.
You can also do this..
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
I would not have a MOV based surge protector in my home unless it was
in a METAL housing, not a PLASTIC housing.
MOVs across a power line can fail in a spectacular flame and I
wouldn't count on a plastic box to contain that.
This includes plastic surge protected outlet strips.
THe MOV needs to be in metal.
UL1449 listed surge protectors made since 1998 are required to have
thermal disconnects for overheating (failing) MOVs. You should only buy
UL listed ones anyway. (Seems like some UPSs are not listed under UL1449.)
This is a good application for a protector at the service panel.
On Saturday, November 3, 2012 1:05:13 PM UTC-7, Doug wrote:
I'm about to purchase a 30 AMP surge protector from Camping World (or somep
lace cheaper, it's listed at just under $60.00 at Camping World)for my drye
r. I have replaced the circuit board three times and was about to do a whol
e house surge protector until I had the "eureka" moment: it dawned on me th
at I used a 30 AMP, 3 prong surge protector cord for my trailer, which was
exactly what I needed for my dryer. Plug my dryer cord into the 30 AMP surg
e cord, then plug into my wall. All for under 60 bucks.
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