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    For me it is the clever part of reflecting part of the surge back out and not just trying to absorb it all; also the metal case, I worry that a plastic case will melt or set on fire.

    Read some place that more than half of electronic failures are due to surge; if so a surge protector is a very important investment. I include the garage opener, washing machine and fridge as well as the more obvious PC etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyGURU View Post
    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)
    There might be one more you may use, I've actually never heard of the ISOBAR until now (which is helpful to me because I love finding new/quality products).

    I have a Canadian Company I use for my professional surge suppression that has thus far worked out for me.

    https://www.hammfg.com/electronics/o...trips/surge/zt

    These things are so heavy duty, that when they reach EOL you could alternatively use them as a boat Anchor.

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    The similarities are scary; although the ZT seems to use gas discharge tubes
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    The similarities are scary; although the ZT seems to use gas discharge tubes
    I honestly thought the same thing when I saw it. I do believe that the Hammond ones are made right here in Guelph, ON. But for all we know they copied some of the design (or maybe it was a joint venture).

    Either way they are high quality, and thus far very much worth the money.

    It's what I Have for all the items I don't have on a UPS (Which are few and far between).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stormchaser View Post
    I do believe that the Hammond ones are made right here in Guelph, ON.
    Real expensive on Amazon.com

    https://www.amazon.com/Surge-Protect...acturing+surge
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashiekh View Post
    It's a lot cheaper up here. And I have a corporate account so that helps as well.

    Crazy what Amazon has it listed for, though not the first time I've seen that happen.

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    The Isobar has a neon lit switch, and the light wears out over the years; I ended up replacing the switches on mine (I have a lot), as the flickering was annoying.

    The occasional unit has a 12A resettable fuse, but most are 15A

    I wonder if yours includes filtering coils
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    i ended up with this power conditioner/surge protector. how did i do? my neighborhood has more power outages/brownouts than surges but i do see the light flicker when the fridge motor goes off so i thought total protection was the way to go.

    https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-LC...ripp+lite+1800

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    Great unit, but I am a cheapskate and might have gone for the APC unit, although the surge protection is a lot less.

    https://www.amazon.com/APC-LE1200-Au...t_sims?ie=UTF8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    i ended up with this power conditioner/surge protector. how did i do? my neighborhood has more power outages/brownouts than surges but i do see the light flicker when the fridge motor goes off so i thought total protection was the way to go.

    https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-LC...ripp+lite+1800
    I will be completely honest here , and please note that this is my own personal opinion. I would have spent the extra cash and got myself personally a SMT series of UPS from APC (or its online equivalent from whatever manufacturer you prefer).

    A pure line conditioner will not save you if the power goes out (Brownouts/full outages) where as a UPS will. And an Online UPS will generally speaking ensure clean power to your device at all times.

    My thoughts at least,

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