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How often are supposed to replace your surge protectors?
Posted by: Not up to date ()
Date: December 06, 2018 03:23PM

I’ve got three at home. One that’s about 15 years old, one 12 years old and one 8. Am I supposed to replace them periodically? Do older ones use up more electricity than older ones?

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Re: How often are supposed to replace your surge protectors?
Posted by: Happy Holidays ()
Date: December 06, 2018 03:38PM

Not up to date Wrote:
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> I’ve got three at home. One that’s about 15
> years old, one 12 years old and one 8. Am I
> supposed to replace them periodically? Do older
> ones use up more electricity than older ones?


Test them once a year. If they don’t trip....you have the answer.

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Re: How often are supposed to replace your surge protectors?
Posted by: 10ish years ()
Date: December 06, 2018 03:43PM

They're so cheap on Amazon I just replace them if they look old and ugly.

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Re: How often are supposed to replace your surge protectors?
Posted by: 'power strips' ()
Date: December 06, 2018 04:50PM

If you are serious about protecting your tv/computer buy this https://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-1500VA-900W-CP1500PFCLCD-PFC-Sinewave-UPS/dp/B00429N19W/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_txt?ie=UTF8#customerReviews

Also 'power strips' are not 'surge suppressors'

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Re: How often are supposed to replace your surge protectors?
Posted by: Not up to date ()
Date: December 06, 2018 05:17PM

'power strips' Wrote:
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> If you are serious about protecting your
> tv/computer buy this
> https://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-1500VA-900W-CP15
> 00PFCLCD-PFC-Sinewave-UPS/dp/B00429N19W/ref=cm_cr_
> dp_d_rvw_txt?ie=UTF8#customerReviews
>
> Also 'power strips' are not 'surge suppressors'

While we’re on the subject, how often are you supposed to replace those?

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Re: How often are supposed to replace your surge protectors?
Posted by: Up to date ()
Date: December 07, 2018 04:46PM

I test mine to make sure they are still good before replacing them. Take a butter knife or fork and stick it in the socket while they are turned on. If you get electrocuted, they are still good.

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Re: How often are supposed to replace your surge protectors?
Posted by: Rule of thumbs ()
Date: December 07, 2018 04:56PM

Not up to date Wrote:
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> 'power strips' Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > If you are serious about protecting your
> > tv/computer buy this
> >
> https://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-1500VA-900W-CP15
>
> >
> 00PFCLCD-PFC-Sinewave-UPS/dp/B00429N19W/ref=cm_cr_
>
> > dp_d_rvw_txt?ie=UTF8#customerReviews
> >
> > Also 'power strips' are not 'surge suppressors'
>
> While we’re on the subject, how often are you
> supposed to replace those?

Every two years is what is usually when you are advised to toss em out, but really, I think they are still efficient for five. Technology changes and using old power strips isn't cost efficient when pairing with newer technology.

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Re: How often are supposed to replace your surge protectors?
Posted by: Shower Test ()
Date: December 07, 2018 05:03PM

Up to date Wrote:
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> I test mine to make sure they are still good
> before replacing them. Take a butter knife or fork
> and stick it in the socket while they are turned
> on. If you get electrocuted, they are still good.

This way is not accurate. You should hold it under the shower.

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Re: How often are supposed to replace your surge protectors?
Posted by: Trump hooker test ()
Date: December 07, 2018 05:05PM

Give it the Trump hooker test. Pee on it.

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