Originally Posted by oppopioneer
I would hope maybe you would show some integrity and practice what you preach, pull those surge protectors out of your home and rely solely on a Whole House Surge Protector because as you said >>>>>
So there is hypocrisy and inconsistency in what you preach and what you actually live by.
Not so. Gee, you really like to take a simple statement and twist it to fit your argument and jump to unwarranted conclusions. My reference to the power strips was only intended to show that MOV based equipment lasts a long time when properly sized, and when it does fail, doesn't necessarily result in a fire or shock hazard. The two point-of-use surge protective devices I have in my house right now are in use simply because I needed a couple of power strips. I had them before I moved into the house. There is nothing particularly sensitive on either one. Almost everything in my house is protected solely by the whole-house system, including my HT gear, alarm system, computers, miscellaneous TVs and audio gear, microprocessor controlled appliances, etc. All that gear survived the effects generated on the electrical grid when a cross-bar on a high voltage trunk failed resulting in the high voltage lines shorting together and blacking out tens of thousands of customers, and the subsequent re-energization of trunk when repairs were done. Others I know of were not so fortunate because they lacked adequate surge protection.
Not only that, I have mentioned cases in which a point-of-use surge protective device might be warranted. It just happens that many residences, including mine, don't need them.
Well, you have descended back to insults and rhetoric again instead of arguing facts, so I am outta here...