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Thread: Surge Protectors

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    Surge Protectors

    Do you use a surge protector to protect your machine? If so what brand or type, and, do you think it is the best one for the job?

    I use a "Monster brand" but still try to unplug from the outlet if I am home.
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    All of my machines are on surge protectors. My Bernina sewing machine and serger are on a Belkin. My Singer 221 is on an APC although it probably does not need a surge protector. My iron is on a Staples. They all seem to do their job. I unplug the Belkin when there are thunderstorms in the area and unplug my Singer machine each time I stop using it; but I never unplug the Staples s surge protector. I'm no help on a recommendation. I'd just get one that can withstand the largest surge of electricity.

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    Wow, didn't know serge protectors had brands.....I just use whatever we have in the house but all of my machines and irons are on one since they make shutting everything off when I leave the room, so much easier.

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    i use surge protectors on all my machines.
    and i also unplug when not in use.

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    When buying a surge protecter I look for one that states it is for electronics, yes they may cost a little more, but then our machines are worth it, and would cost alot more to replace.
    After 2 years with the same signature I have been requested to remove it. Bye

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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble View Post
    When buying a surge protecter I look for one that states it is for electronics, yes they may cost a little more, but then our machines are worth it, and would cost alot more to replace.
    this is so true
    Nancy in western NY

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    I use surge protectors too - but I also unplug when the equipment is not in use... Just a habit that started before surge protectors were common I guess.
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    I use one for electronics, I don't unplug anything during storms, probably should. Our TV and my laptop is on a battery back up, don't need that for sewing machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brushandthimble View Post
    When buying a surge protecter I look for one that states it is for electronics, yes they may cost a little more, but then our machines are worth it, and would cost alot more to replace.
    Ditto! PLUS I always unplug machines, when not using.
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    Several years ago, our power company had two lines fall and hit each other. (tiny town). Everything not on a surge protector in town was fried. My computer had a $10 Woods from WalMart that saved it. I use them on everything since then.
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