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    Default General UPS and AVR discussion

    I will say that I've had clients with horrible wiring in their buildings that would fry power supplies like candy. I got them to put new noise filtering surge protectors between their devices and the wall. It cured the short life spans every time.

    Just remember that most surge bars once they've absorbed all of the spikes they can, will turn into nothing but glorified power bars. I almost always swap my surge protectors out every 5 years even if the protection LED is still lit, and as soon as I notice the LEDs flickering at all, since that means they've been hit by a surge often.

    Does the location you live at suffer from brown outs? Lights dimming randomly?

    Edit: They'd often put their computers and displays on UPSs, but smaller electronics like routers and laptop blocks, would go bare into the outlet. One guy would blow a router every 3 to 6 weeks.

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    I find the Tripp Lite Isobar Ultra series can take a beating; and they do have 240V units
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    How old is your bar? Does it have any noise filtering built into it?

    Cheap surgebars are cheap for a reason.

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    I included the circuitry for the TripLite as one can see they do much more than absorb the spike, they also reflect it back out; in this way they can cope with much bigger spikes.

    I have over 20 units at home as even the washing machine has electronics inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamefoo21 View Post
    How old is your bar? Does it have any noise filtering built into it?

    Cheap surgebars are cheap for a reason.
    Bro... bro.... NOTHING is better than a Tripp-Lite ISOBAR. NOTHING!

    (I'm not kidding. It's the only strip I use/endorse/sleep-with)

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    Wow...

    and I thought I was a TripLite isobar ultra fanatic ;-)

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    Those Tripplite bars aren't cheap. I've got a bunch in use. They are nice units and they've got some real heft.

    Though they still absorb some of the surge and the smaller surges. Though I think once they've been saturated they self destruct and cut power. Which is far safer than the cheapos that turn into power bars and it's up to the user to notice before a surge fries the connected devices.

    I've got a Monster power bar sitting on my washer... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamefoo21 View Post
    How old is your bar? Does it have any noise filtering built into it?

    Cheap surgebars are cheap for a reason.
    i read surgebar as sugarbear for some reason. must need glasses. my surge protector was $50 from office depot like...10 years ago or something. seems to be ok. i have a 60" plasma, a stereo receiver, a pc, and a ps4 on it. so far so good. i don't really have lightning in san diego though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    i read surgebar as sugarbear for some reason. must need glasses. my surge protector was $50 from office depot like...10 years ago or something. seems to be ok. i have a 60" plasma, a stereo receiver, a pc, and a ps4 on it. so far so good. i don't really have lightning in san diego though.
    Wow! $50 from Office Depot is expensive. Does it have a trip/reset button or a status LED? If not, I wouldn't trust it after 10 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    Wow! $50 from Office Depot is expensive. Does it have a trip/reset button or a status LED? If not, I wouldn't trust it after 10 years.
    it has a green glowing "protected" light. it even lets you run your coax cable and ethernet cable through it so lightning is blocked from every angle. it had a very high "joules" rating iirc. it was their best one that i could find.

    P.S. this is now a surge protector gore thread. post your worst.

    P.S.S. apparently it was a staples brand

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