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Advice on surge protectors please

by Zihuadeb @, Seattle, Sunday, November 05, 2017, 09:53 (12 days ago)

Help! There are so many choices. What Joule rating would be the best choice for Zih? Any recommendations brand, model and rating?

Thank you

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Advice on surge protectors please

by moonbird1 @, Sunday, November 05, 2017, 11:11 (12 days ago) @ Zihuadeb

Talk to Manuel Salvador Amero Gonzalez @ PISCINAS,EQUIPOS E INSTALACIONES.
TEL.755 554 9848 or CELL.O44 755 557 0480. Manuel installed a 2/phase surge protector
at our house about 9 years ago. He designed and built it and its still works great.
Manuel can also speak english very well.

Colin Austin

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Advice on surge protectors please

by Zihuadeb @, Seattle, Sunday, November 05, 2017, 13:10 (12 days ago) @ moonbird1

Thank you, I will give him a call.

Advice on surge protectors please

by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas, Sunday, November 05, 2017, 15:46 (12 days ago) @ Zihuadeb

I have a desktop PC and I wanted surge protection and some time to shut it down in case of a power failure. Bought a UPS at Commercial Mexicana, not large capacity but in case of power failure It give me about 20 minutes to do a normal manual shutdown. It has surge protection also.

In U.S. I had a fancy model that had surge protection and also a USB input that would shut down the PC during a power failure after saving all my work.

Personal opinion: If you want only surge protection you already have protection if you power cable has a "box" between the AC plug and the input cable to the PC. For further protection you can buy a simple plug in power strip with surge protector built in. OK if you don't leave the computer unattended but if you have a PC that needs needs sometime to shut down then you need a UPS. With laptop your internal battery will hold you long enough to do a manuel shutdown.

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Advice on surge protectors please

by Zihuadeb @, Seattle, Sunday, November 05, 2017, 16:45 (12 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

Thank you, better understanding now.