[RndTbl] Power bar/surge suppressor

Rob Guderian rob.guderian at gmail.com
Mon Jan 29 10:12:15 CST 2018

Some surge suppressors say on the box that they 'guarantee' it, and
make it sound like they will replace your equipment if it fails to
suppress the power surge. I haven't read one in years, but I believe
they do have a limited amount of time they [would/might/should] be
willing to honour that guarantee.

Advice: Look for it if you're buying one. The cheaper ones definitely
don't have one, the better ones should.

On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 3:10 AM, Trevor Cordes <trevor at tecnopolis.ca> wrote:
> On 2018-01-28 Kevin McGregor wrote:
>> Hey, what's the prevailing opinion on power bars with built-in surge
>> suppressors? How long do they last? Should they be replaced every,
>> say, 5 years?
> Never heard of a lifespan for those things.  I'm an APC partner I'm
> sure that they would have been blasting that in all their emails and
> "APC Currents" mag, etc, all the time if that had been the case.  Also,
> would make their lifetime warranties on their good surge bars a bit
> silly.
> The only thing I've ever heard is replace them after a lightning strike
> nearby or nasty surge.
> Then again, you made me think about it and perhaps the passives in
> these things could wear out with old age??  I'm pretty sure there's no
> electrolytic caps in them ;-)  and there's not much heat generation,
> so all the other passives that could be in there should last like 30+
> years like 80's computers have.
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