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Voltage protection

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by arn, Apr 18, 2005.

  1. arn

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    Wasn't sure where to put this thread so chose here in the end (feel free to move it moderators)

    What do you use for protecting your equipment? do you use something along the lines of say russ andrews power silencer block or something else? Have seen this and wondered if this would ideal?

    any thoughts?
     
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    I think you are right to go for surge protection but this looks over the top. Any AV gear that would benefit from filtering would have it designed into the power regulator circuitry. I would go for a surge protection block from Argos or the like
     
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    check out Belkin's stuff on ebay, and ebuyer...some bargains on there!
     
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    great bit of kit which i use - unlimited warranty as well

    four stage filtration cleans up dirty mains supply as well as providing surge protection

    if it dies saving your gear it is replaced free of charge

    cannot fault that :D
     
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  6. arn

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    Got to disagree here, my tv was prone to picking up mains interference and as soon i got some filters the problem stopped, unless you have bad mains i guess you can't appreciate how much it can interfere :(
     
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    I have one of those Belkin 8 way muvvers and its a great bit of kit! Real peace of mind knowing you can plug everything into it and leave everything plugged in if you go away on holiday and you don't have to worry about freak storms and lightening taking out all ya toys through the arieal or telephone line etc!
     
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    Ordered the Belkin and to be honest as long as it stops my equipment being wrecked then job done. I wouldn't want an ups as all the neighbours would be round at mine watching tv when they can't :rotfl:
     
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    If you read my posts in the links above you wouldn't say that. ;)

    Maybe you are lucky but I highly doubt that only the socket can protect your equipment from a lightning strike into the AC mains supply. But fortunately direct hits into the AC mains supply are not that common in Europe; I have seen quite a few failures of expensive power supplies for telecommunications equipment in Malaysia (one of the countries with a very high density of lightning strikes) which were inadequately protected - until the customer took our advise and installed a proper 3-stage protection. One site that got hit repeatedly always resulted in damaged equipment, afterwards there hasn't been a failure since (AFAIK).
     

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