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    Default Can you answer the questions and write comments about my surge protector ?

    Hello.
    I have a cheap surge protector. Can you write a comment about it whether it is nice one or CRAPPY one ?
    Can the LED of it, show the MOV status whether it is working or malfunctioned ?

    I have another one in my living room. (The same one.) The LED doesn't glow. So, did the MOV actually malfunction ?

    The manual says: "You must use surge protector with a wall socket which has ground wire." My wall socket doesn't have ground wire. But the MOV also doesn't have a contact with grounding. Does it matter having grounding or not in this situation ?

    Yesterday, I had a problem with electricity. HDD rpm a bit lowered and after that, it returned the actual 7200 RPM. Also my PC restarted itself. When I looked to the street, I saw the all street lights are turned off. (Probably voltage fluctuation or something.) But PC works now without a problem. So, did my surge protector covered the PC or not ? (PSU: Seasonic S12ii 620W)

    Here are the images about my surge protector:





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    Seems like nobody interested in surge protectors.

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    Honestly I didn't even see this thread until you bumped it.

    Too busy right now to pick it apart, though. Maybe later.

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    Hey, I think I can help you. Will take a look at it right before Christmas, so stay tuned
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    This is what a good surge protector looks like inside (Tripp Lite isobar ultra); much more than just MOVs. A clever surge protector doesn't just absorb the pulse, but also reflects it back out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Overclocked View Post
    Here are the images about my surge protector:

    Why has the LED got two resistors on it? And the rails should be 0V (neutral) and 230V (live)

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