Surge suppressor receptacles

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Old 08-16-06, 05:15 PM
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Surge suppressor receptacles

I was wondering if anyone has used the surge suppressor receptacles and is there any advantage to using them over a surge suppressing outlet strip? I have seen there are different grades of surge protector outlet stips and I have heard from some people that the cheap ones don't work very well. How would these surge receptacles rate as far as protection goes compared to a quality surge protector outlet strip?

Here is a link to a picture and description of these receptacles:
http://www.smarthome.com/865130.html
 
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Old 08-16-06, 06:30 PM
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Home electronics?
Go with a QUALITY surge suppression strip.
If you do the receptical, you most likely will need a strip anyway.
 
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Based on the size limitations, most likely these are MOV-based units.

Similar discussion and resource at the thread linked below.

http://forum.doityourself.com/showthread.php?t=273868
 
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I like using the surge suppressor receptacles for fixed electrical appliances. I currently have one on the fridge and range-hood microwave. I've seen a few appliances get zapped during storms and such, and I figure $40 is a good investment for a major appliance. It seems like they work, I haven't had a problem yet. (but maybe I've been lucky!)

But I agree, for any real electronics (TV, Stereo, Computer), I'd go for the higher-end surge strips or UPS. (APC, Tripp Lite, Belkin, etc)

-Mike
 
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Thank you for your replies.
 
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These don't seem like a bargain to me. I would buy a plug in type suppressor. You can quite easily move this around from location to location and it takes up little room at the receptacle.
 
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