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Surge suppression?

In the past year, I've had two occasions where electronics bit it after power outages caused by thunderstorms: an HP printer and a TEAC receiver. Fortunately, both were under warranty. Unfortunately, the bad parts were on backorder for several months (what's the point of a warranty if they leave you without working equipment for months? Lame.)

Any EE's out there have any recommendations on what I could do to prevent this sort of thing from happening in the future? I've got all my stuff plugged into generic surge suppressors already, but apparently that's not cutting it.

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3 comments to Surge suppression?

  • After losing my hard drive, I bought a USP. I’d bet they would work for stereos, too.

  • I’m working with a line-conditioning UPS. Went for a hefty one with true sine wave, etc.

    The whole house has brownouts and flickers and the equipment on it has kept running without issue.

    It’s not a cure-all, but it will avoid lots of issues.

    Just be sure to take the “I need a new battery” warning beeps seriously. Otherwise, it will generate it’s own brownouts and flickers the next time it decides to test the battery. Which most of them do. Automatically. Without warning. Scaring the crap out of me as my PC hard rebooted.

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