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Old 07-05-08, 05:41 AM
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Doing some remodeling and would like to put in a surge protection outlet. would like to get rid of boxes on floor. Saw some in stores a few years ago but can not find any now, Anybody know where I might get some Thanks
 
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I like to get specialty receptacles on ebay. Hospitals are always doing renovations and they can't re-use the high quality stuff, including the surge protection ones.
 
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Surge protection devices have a limited life depending on the number and intensity of surges they have had to absorb.
I would not recommend buying this type of equipment used.
Surge protection is a multitiered application when installed properly.
For some good info:
http://www.surgeassure.com/?search=APT
 
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that's all true

Originally Posted by dezwit View Post
Surge protection devices have a limited life depending on the number and intensity of surges they have had to absorb.
I would not recommend buying this type of equipment used.
Surge protection is a multitiered application when installed properly.
For some good info:
http://www.surgeassure.com/?search=APT
You COULD do a test using a 600volt power supply and a series resistor, and a voltmeter. This would easily tell if the unit was completely blown and verify the clamping voltage. Even this test won't determine if all the MOV's are healthy in a parallel system.
 
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Most electrical supply places will sell surge protection receptacles. Or do a Google search and find a retailer online.

Note though that these receptacles are comparable with probably a $15 or $20 surge power strip. For critical (expensive) loads (home theater, computer, etc), you should really still invest in a good surge protector ($50-$70), UPS ($150-$300), or some of the higher end surge/spike protectors. It all depends on how much 'insurance' you want and how much you originally paid for your equipment!

For what it's worth, here's where I bought some of mine...
http://www.smarthome.com/865131.html
 

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