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wa8yxm

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Posted: 10/14/19 07:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine is installed. (Same with my autoformer) and yes I'd use it at home

Ad the neutral open at home once. cost me a computer power supply, several light bulbs. and later I had the power company mis-wire cost me the above plus all my surge strips (Sounded a bit like a fireworks display in the basement) and the blower motor on my furnace.

I'd use a surge protector on the RV at home.


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ScottG wrote:

When ever an electrical storm is predicted, I unplug the RV. That is much safer than having it plugged into anything.


When at home, and thunder/lightning starts up, I open the breaker to the RV box outside, the one in the panel in the house. I also have a breaker in the box outside, but I think either being opened will protect me from lightning. Tell me, if I am wrong, and should actually be unplugged from the outdoor box.

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MFL wrote:

ScottG wrote:

When ever an electrical storm is predicted, I unplug the RV. That is much safer than having it plugged into anything.


When at home, and thunder/lightning starts up, I open the breaker to the RV box outside, the one in the panel in the house. I also have a breaker in the box outside, but I think either being opened will protect me from lightning. Tell me, if I am wrong, and should actually be unplugged from the outdoor box.

Jerry


Opening a breaker wont give much protection. Lightening can easily jump the open switch.
Think of it this way, if lightening can jump for miles in the sky, that extra 1/4" wont help much.
Same goes for these surge protectors. They are meant for tiny, very shot term spikes. Even the inudtrial SP's will be blown to pieces with a nearby lightening strike (I've seen it).

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Thanks for your reply Scott, I trust your advice! I will unplug during future thunder storms. I've been lucky so far, no need to push it. [emoticon]

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Posted: 10/14/19 04:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We do not use the external power monitor when at home. We have a whole house surge protector.


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I have a - Clicky that I keep in my bucket with my connector,

I also have a cheaper version - clicky . That I leave plugged into my shore outlet at my house..


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Posted: 10/15/19 08:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

12th Man Fan wrote:

I use mine at home.
A lightning strike is just as likely here as anywhere.
X2 - and why not use it at home? Gave me a chance to check the output codes against the instructions - just to get familiar with them - use progressive industries products.


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I need this product as usually last many days and using also.
but how I can properly maintain uninterruptible power supplies?

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I guess I'm missing the down side to using the surge protector all the time? Mine is plugged into it 24/7 for the last 11 years no matter where I power up.


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Posted: 10/16/19 10:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a whole house surge suppressor in our breaker panel at home and also use the portable surge suppressor at all times. The portable suppressor is in the utility bay attached to an extension cord so always gets used when the extension cord is plugged in.

Lost a minor amount of electronics years ago at home when the utility had a 6kV line fall on the low voltage line. Added a whole house surge suppressor soon after.

* This post was edited 10/16/19 10:14pm by RambleOnNW *


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