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Surge protection for subwoofer located away from main area

Discussion in 'Configuration & Setup' started by bmwuk, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Need a small surge protector for my recently ordered subwoofer along with the Outlaw OWA4 receiver since it will be away from the main area.

    Looking at the Tripp lite 2 outlet power strip or even the direct plugin one. Thoughts or suggestions?
  2. rammisframmis

    rammisframmis Well-Known Member

    Why do you need a surge protector? Can't you just plug the subwoofer into your regular outlet?
  3. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    Amazon, or if near you, Altex Electronics.

    and in Black!

    Altex locations - the one in Houston doesn't appear far.
  4. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Yes I have a regular outlet. But don't I want to be concerned about the two items getting fried?
  5. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Those are exactly the ones I was looking at. For $12.99 a month I'll let Amazon deliver. That drive may be a little much relative to convenience of delivery
  6. rammisframmis

    rammisframmis Well-Known Member

    There is actually little chance of "frying" anything with typical voltage surges, and if you're afraid of things like direct lightning strikes, a puny power strip surge protector isn't going to do much except add to the ashes. To protect against lightening, you need more industrial strength protection, and even then lightning is not going to be stopped all the time. Almost all electronic devices these days have switching power supplies anyway (not to mention they usually have their own surge-absorbing device), and they can withstand over 260VAC since they need to operate at that voltage limit in European countries. So even if your line voltage were to more than double, the output of the power supply would be the same normal voltage.

    Switching power supplies are becoming ubiquitous because of mandates that specify efficiency and maximum standby power consumption, which is less than 1 watt.

    That said, if you just need a power strip and surge protection comes along for the ride, then go for it.

    In my system, I don't use a single surge protector.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2018
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  7. bmwuk

    bmwuk Well-Known Member

    Okay thank you. But now that I give it thought I will soon have some lamps on that end of the room for my girl's desks so I probably do need to expand the outlets with a power strip.

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