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post #1 of 8 Old 07-24-2011, 10:27 PM - Thread Starter
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My plasma is mounted on the wall, I relocated the outlet so that I wouldnt have any wires hanging down. Now im wondering how I can protect my tv from surges being that I now have limited space behind the TV? I did see this on amazon.. http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-SPI...1571663&sr=1-3 .. would this help at all? My plasma is a samsung 59" 6500 series.

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Fine. Got a $5,000 warranty, so go4rit.

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Is 540 Joules enough for my tv?

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Leviton offers a surge protected outlet as well, for $30. I'm putting one into my low voltage enclosure.

I haven't read of anyone collecting on those warranties.

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Is 540 Joules enough for my tv?

Joule ratings are hard to compare because there are no industry standards. The most a Type 3 device like this is expected to see is 90J assuming there us at least 30 feet of wiring between the receptacle and the panel. The UL rating is 500V VPR and 3kA In. Should be just fine.

Just be aware that protecting the AC is only part of the problem. All conductive paths into the TV (antenna, cable, video, audio) needs to be protected. Best approach is a whole-house approach.
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I haven't read of anyone collecting on those warranties.
There are probly tons of "gotchas" in the fine prints.

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I have a protector in my equipment closet that protects all of my TVs in the house. All TV receptacles are tied back to this location and I use an inlet to provide power. Just another option since you mentioned being able to move receptacles.
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SurgeX makes a compact surge protector for flat planel displays you can mount to the back of the display if you want. I use the SurgeX XF2 FlatPak for my Pioneer plasma...

www.surgex.com/pdf/XF2-LR.pdf

or...

SA82 FlatPak http://surgex.com/products/sa82FlatPak.html

http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/q.../SurgeXXF2.jpg

http://i453.photobucket.com/albums/q...os/SurgeX1.jpg
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