Surge Protector

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  1. Cire

    Cire Stunt Coordinator

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    Good day! I'd like to know.. when you refer to surge protectors, do you refer to AVRs? And for an average 100W x 6 amp for example, would a 1KVA AVR be enough? Is it related at all or should I just look at the power consumption indicated at the back of the unit?

    Thanks..
     
  2. Bill Kane

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    What do you meanm by AVR in this case? Is this a battery back-up?
    Do you have some surge protector models you're looking at? Generally, the ones with multi plugs take up to 1800 watts power consumption on a 15-amp ccrcuit.
     
  3. Cire

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    bill.. I mean Automatic Voltage Regulator.. i'm currently using one with a 500VA capacity for television and dvd, this unit has four plugs (3 x 220volts and 1 x 110 volts) but i'm sure it won't be able to carry an additional load such as that of a receiver.
    but in this case, i'm not sure if the AVRs I refer to is the same as the surge protector which has been talked about in this forum. [​IMG]
     
  4. Bill Kane

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    Give us the make/model of your AVR.
    It has 220V configuration. What's your wall power supply there? And what receiver -- is it 110-120V or 220V such as European? (I am uncertain about Asian power supply).
     
  5. Cire

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    Bill.. my AVR is rated 1 kilo Volt-Amperes (i'm out of the country right now so i can't check the brand or model) and its source can be selected as 110v or 220v, in Manila, we use a 220v source, and hence, i'd be looking at a 220v receiver (in the very, very near future [​IMG] ).
    so then, would you say that my AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator) is the same as the surge protector refered to here?
    thanks..
     
  6. Bill Kane

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    Cire,

    Yes, a 1000VA auto voltage regulator is just big enough for a HT system at 220V (say 500 watts Power Consumption: a tv may draw 250watts, a rcvr 300watts and a DVDp 15watts at full load).

    Some AVR models have a little surge suppression features and some are better than others. I cant say more without being able to look up the model online for its specs.

    You can always piggyback a AVR into a dedicated surge protector. But I haven’t had to work with 220V so it’s a different game.
     
  7. Cire

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    thanks Bill!
    anyway, I think I know now.. the AVR keeps a steady output voltage but the surge protector simply keeps an upper limit. And this upper limit isn't dependent on the load but solely on the source. Is that right?
     
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    I am moving this to Tweaks/Connections/Accessories.
     
  9. Bill Kane

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    Cire,
    here's one company's FAQs on surge/spike protection, or what engineers call Transient Voltage Surge Suppression HERE
     

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