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Old 12-14-2019, 08:58 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by westom View Post
Unplugging was never a reliable solution. Best is to not have destructive transients anywhere inside the house. Only something that does that 24/7/52 times a year is effective. Informed consumers properly earth a 'whole house' protector. If any sub needs protection, then so do so many less robust appliances.

What protects a dishwasher, clocks, furnace, dimmer switches, refrigerator, GFCIs, stove, LED & CFL bulbs, clock radios, central air, washing machine, and every smoke detector? Do you also unplug all them?

Best is to address the problem. A homeowner that does not connect a 'whole house' protector low impedance (ie less than 10 feet) to earth ground electrodes has all but invited that transient inside. To hunt for earth ground destructively via all appliances.

Damage is so routinely averted that damage is actually considered traceable to human mistakes.
We did recently have our electricity chap come and do some work for us and I’ve now been informed that he installed a whole-home protection unit at the same time. Unfortunately, whole-home surge protectors don’t protect against brownouts, which is what I am fairly sure now was the cause of the main fuses blowing in both the subs.

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