What are the issues related to whole house surge protectors? Do they
work well (or at least as well as the cheap surge strips that most
people use? Can they eliminate the use of individual surge protectors
at various locations throughout the house? Is there a problem using
surge strips (for use of additional receptacles) if you have a whole
house surge protector? What is the proper way to do the wire in a
whole house surge protector? What do you need to look for in
purchasing one? Can you recommend any particular brand/model? Does
more money buy a better unit?
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I posed a question on this newsgroup about replacing my old two prong
non-grounded receptacles. One suggestion was to use GFI receptacles
to deal with the safety issues. One helpful respondent said:
I'm wondering if GFI's on the old two-wire system combined with a
whole house surge protector would effectively deal with the issues of
safety and surge protection.
On 24 Aug 2003 03:43:56 -0700, email@example.com (David Jensen) wrote:
Do a search here with the keys words "grounding" and "rod". There
have been some good, long threads discussing whole house protection
and proper grounding (half the issue). These devices will help
stop catastrophic surge. Note that if you want protection
against minor power fluctuations that you really need a UPS
for any devices you want to protect.
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