Power Protection (Surge Protectors) Research

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  1. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    does anyone know somewhere I can research surge protectors that actually tests them with surges. I know its impossible to replicate actual lightning or anything close to it, but for example this surge protector claims to protect up to 6000 joules, where as all the others listed barely get above 3500 joules, is there any way to find out if it can protect more than the others or up to its claimed power if Im going to be paying for the extra protection?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812120413
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    They test this sort of thing using Tesla coils. It's pretty accurate, considering the massive loss in voltage that a lightning bolt suffers while traveling through the house wiring towards your computer.
     
  3. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Any good surge protector will work if the lightning shot is in the distance.

    None of them will survive a direct hit to your home.

    Get the one with the best features.

    I've got a Kensington, and IBM and one from Monster Cable.

    I like the Kensington best because I can fit adaptors on each plug if I need to.

    This is the model of Kensington that I have.


    http://www.mwave.com/mwave/viewspec.hmx?scriteria=3854664


    Best one going imo. Better grab one fast though.

    That model is being phased out for a friggin round one, lol.
     

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