Fw: Load-Center Surge Suppressors


From: Walter Amos (waltk8cvamosqrp@earthlink.net)
Date: Thu Apr 03 2003 - 07:28:03 CST

I took a close hit last year and everything with a surge suppressor ( some
home brew ones with MOVS ) survived, the one TV on the kitchen table just
plugged into the wall gave up the ghost.

I don't think anything will survive a DIRECT HIT !

I still try and disconnect everything during a thunder storm. Both antennas
and ac plugs!

Walt K8CV Royal Oak, MI.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tim Groat" <tcgroat@earthlink.net>
To: "Low Power Amateur Radio Discussion" <qrp-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2003 8:48 PM
Subject: Re: Load-Center Surge Suppressors

> I've been using a Square-D "Surgebreaker" suppressor in my main panel the
> past nine years. This fits into a standard 2-pole breaker position and
> has a wire to the neutral bus. It only fits in Square-D panels, of course.
> I also use the typical outlet strip suppressors for the radios, computer,
> etc. as a second level of protection.
> Results: no news is good news. That's with above-average surge exposure
> (rural area, overhead power lines, moderate thunderstorm frequency). But
> there's been no direct hits (so far).
> No interest in Square-D, not to be used as professional advice, anecdotal
> evidence isn't proof, your mileage may vary.
> 72,
> --Tim (KR0U)
> >"Charles W3KC" <w3kc@starpower.net>:
> >
> >Any of you folks have any experience with subject devices? Considering
> >installing one in the main service breaker panel in an attempt to provide
> >measure of transient surge protection for the whole house (radios,
> >appliances with microcircuitry, etc.).
> >72 de Chas W3KC

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