Surge boards


  1. Posts : 11,062
    Windows 10 Pro version 22H2 0n one desktop and running Window 11 Pro 22H2 on unsupported desktop
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    Surge boards


    Am looking at buying a new surge boards and I am wondering if my supposition that the higher the joule rating is the better the board .


    Any advice most appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
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    Joule rating is certainly a factor, but you can easily find all sorts of posts on the Internet about how wonderful or useless any given surge protector is........pretty much like religion. Few minds have been changed.

    Take your pick about which you care to believe..........whichever lowers your anxiety the most that is consistent with your budget. Then be prepared to be told how foolish you were to buy it when you could have bought this other thing over here instead.

    I'd hope you would pay no attention at all to the "guarantee" or "warranty" claims about how they will pay you for ruined equipment if a surge gets through. The chances of you recovering a dime are near zero due to the loopholes in the warranty. But it's a selling point and you might bite.

    I see they are marketed in Oz with the name "Monster". Yet another way to convince you---like that "Vengeance" or "Dominator" RAM you may own. I'd guess you can't find a surge protector under the name "Candy-ass".
    Last edited by ignatzatsonic; 26 Aug 2020 at 19:33.
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  3. Posts : 99
    Windows 10 Home Version 22H2
       #3

    ignatzatsonic said:
    Joule rating is certainly a factor, but you can easily find all sorts of posts on the Internet about how wonderful or useless any given surge protector is........pretty much like religion. Few minds have been changed.
    Take your pick about which you care to believe..........whichever lowers your anxiety the most that is consistent with your budget. Then be prepared to be told how foolish you were to buy it when you could have bought this other thing over here instead.
    In light of your comment: would it be true to say that any surge protector is better than no surge protector?
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  4. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #4

    retexan599 said:
    In light of your comment: would it be true to say that any surge protector is better than no surge protector?
    I have no idea.

    Talk to an electrical engineer---or at least someone online who says they are.

    Then decide whether you choose to believe them.

    Or walk across the street and get a second opinion from another "authority" or "expert".
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  5. Posts : 11,062
    Windows 10 Pro version 22H2 0n one desktop and running Window 11 Pro 22H2 on unsupported desktop
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks for the replies I think I will just get one with the highest joule rating I can find
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