surge protector

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  1. Achim Eilers

    Achim Eilers Auditioning

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    A few weeks ago my house had a very bad power surge. Pretty much all electronic components got damaged like:
    - garage door openers
    - central A/C
    - telephone
    - computer
    - multiswitch behind satellite dish
    - 2 satellite receiver
    - pioneer elite receiver
    - mcintosh mc500
    - bryston 4b
    - acurus a200x3
    - 2 sony XBR TV's

    naturally after all this I'm in the market for a surge protector.
    I looked at the Monster HTPS7000 and the PS Audio Power Director any input from somebody out there or other suggestion?

    Thanks

    Achim.
     
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    Achim, it depends on what you have as a comfort level for surge protection. Please consider looking at the tweaks area for the past month or so as this was covered in great detail. In a general sense you'll have supressors that meet the first part of UL1449 and those are invariably based on MOV technology. For protection beyond that, there are the non-MOV units such as Brickwall, Adcom, ZeroSurge, SurgeX that meet the most rigorous standards of the optional part of UL 1449.
     
  3. Craig Robertson

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    based on your list of damaged components, i'd certainly look at a whole house solution to stop it at the breaker box. i took a surge at a cell site that i maintain that tripped the 200 amp main breaker, but the "whole house" type surge protector did its job, not a single thing got fried.
     
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    any idea what the nature of the surge/spike happened to be?
     
  5. Achim Eilers

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    all this happened after the heaviest t.-storm I've ever experienced in my life.
     
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    Achim, let us know how you're making out going through the archives in tweaks and if you've got questions that you need to bounce off.
     
  7. Bill Kane

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    while Achim is looking at options -- and whole house is very good -- having surge suppression in addition at the component point-of-use is the best overall path.
    Both Monster HTPS7000 and PSAudio Director are top-of-the-line units and certainly do the jobs for protection and as power plug-in centers.
    What the Monster has going for it is BALANCED POWER which has a lot to be said for it. Here's an explainer on balanced power from EQUI=TECH
     

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