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Ok i'm new into this.
i got a new system (power amp Rotel 1095 , receiver , CD player , PS3 ,TV).
what kind of surge protection i need ?

i went to Radio Shack and lowes and saw many kinds of surge protection.
Are those good enough ? if not then what is the minimum i need ?

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Do you own your house? If so, I'd look into a whole house surge unit from Leviton, Eaton, et al., that connects into the breaker box.

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Ok i'm new into this.
i got a new system (power amp Rotel 1095 , receiver , CD player , PS3 ,TV).
what kind of surge protection i need ?

Depends on what the power is like where you live. If you live in an urban area, you probably need no added surge protection. If you live in a suburban or rural area, you may need surge protection to guard against near hits by lightning. Then you need a a whole-house surge protector that is usually installed by an electrician.
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A good place to start is with a basic understanding of suppression and its application to residential equipment.

http://www.eaton.com/Electrical/USA/...TVSS/index.htm

Click on the above and go to the Products Aids section....then click on Guides to Surge suppression.

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thanks for the info , good stuff.

i do own my house , and i do live in suburban area. So sounds like i need a "house system", So i will probably go that route .

Maybe i will get a simple surge power strip as temporary solution.

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