Surge Protection

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stayathomedad
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Surge Protection

Post by stayathomedad » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:51 pm

OK, so since my house was hit by lightning I have been on a bit of a surge protection kick. I am wondering if the outlets that have built-in surge protection protect the rest of the circuit following that outlet; like the GFCI ones do. Also, how does that work with putting a surge protected outlet along with a GFCI outlet? I don't want to put anything in the circuit that would interfere with and potentially cause unintended consequences; like disabling the GFCI protection.

Maybe next time lightning hits it won't kill everything from the sprinkler system to a nightlight... :x

Thanks in advance!!!

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Shannon
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Re: Surge Protection

Post by Shannon » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:54 am

Your bets bet is installing a whole panel surge protector to protect everything.
The only outlets I know of that have built in surge protectors are some power bars and that SP only protects things plugged into that bar.
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