Originally Posted by azrael201
Yea i'm in a hard spot. 3 failed devices which could be coincidence but I don't want to risk it after getting them all replaced/fixed. I'll start with a whole house surge protector and consider the Panamax after speaking with the electrician Friday. My TV is suppose to be done today so hopefully everything is good.
still curious if electrical could damage the panel?
I forgot to say that I do have a whole house surge protector installed which helps protect all devices in your home, I think this is a must for everyone.
Spikes and surges can damage any electronic circuit/board in a device, I am not sure if the panel has any electronic devices in it like IC's or transistors, if it does then the panel could get damaged.
Have the electrician check the usual suspects:
1. Have the whole house surge protector installed. You should still have a surge protector power strip that your devices plugs into in case you have an appliance in the house causing the surges/spikes.
2. Check all AC outlets for proper wiring and ground, this is a simple test device that gets plugged into the outlets.
3. Check your AC voltage to make sure it is not low, low voltage can damage electronics and a surge protector does not help with that.
4. Run you sensitive electronic devices on a dedicated circuit if possible, do not have any appliances connected to that circuit, appliances can cause surges and spikes. Besides large appliances even small appliances can cause problems including shavers, hair dryers, electric tools, burglar alarms, cordless phones, heaters and tankless water heaters.