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cougar28

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Posted: 10/13/19 07:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While plugged in at your home do you always use your surge protector?
I can see why to always use at campgrounds because of lots of things there. High demand on power causing low voltage- high voltage-bad wiring-etc etc. But at home those are not near as likely to happen. Just curious what other do.


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If mine was portable, I would not use it at home.


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My home is fairly new and good wiring. I do not use it at home.
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We don't keep ours at home but did a few years ago. Had another service panel and box installed.
Everything was fine on our end. We moved a couple miles away.We have lost two TVs a bunch of light bulbs, a radio, an I think something else due to surges from people hitting poles, lightning hitting sub station, and transformers and other causes.
Yes I would use one.

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I use mine at home.
A lightning strike is just as likely here as anywhere.


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We do but mainly to monitor Amps used, but as someone said lightning would be another reason.

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When ever an electrical storm is predicted, I unplug the RV. That is much safer than having it plugged into anything.

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I vote with down home and ScottG. Use it or unplug.

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During a lighting storm always unplug. There's not a surge protector that going to help with a lighting strike. With a close lighting strike it will just flash over the surge and get what your trying to protect. Remember lighting has extremely high voltage and amperage.Don't rely on the surge protector.

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