Just a suggestion --- read the warranty very carefully before you start
feeling that your equipment is protected effectively by a surge suppressor.
I had a lightning strike and because my Tripp-Lite surge suppressor was "
in-line " after the UPS instead of plugged directly into the wall outlet,
the warranty was not honored.
I lost the UPS, the surge suppressor, and a couple thousand dollars worth of
My insurance company covered most of the loss, so I came out o k, but I have
begun to believe that a lot of the " warranties " offered by various surge
suppressor manufacturers have a lot of small print in them. It kinda reminds
me of the car warranties that cover everything about the vehicle except the
problem that you actually encounter. Sounds good, and entices you to buy it,
but doesn' t live up to what it appears to promise.
My two cents worth...
Kent - K4MK
----- Original Message -----
From: "WD0M" <email@example.com>
To: "Pete Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Towertalk"
Sent: Friday, November 07, 2003 6:53 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Lightning, surge protection
> I'm interested in the Tripp Lite surge protector system (and may still buy
> one or two), but I notice that the warranty is only for an "AC power
> transient". Not sure if a lightning strike would constitute an AC power
> transient according to Tripp Lite (does in my mind) but the unit does look
> like it is fairly capable.
> At 05:15 AM 11/7/2003, Pete Smith wrote:
> >I bought a couple of very nice surges suppressor to replace ones that
> >damaged during our lightning strike in August. They are made by
> >Tripp-Lite, cost around $35 from TigerDirect, and include 3 wall-wart
> >outlets, 5 other outlets, and surge suppression for cable TV, Ethernet
> >phone, all in one unit. The specifics: Tripp Lite Protect It! 810Net
> >Surge Suppressor
> >Tripp sats they will insure equipment connected through the unit that is
> >damaged due to a surge, and will replace the unit if it is damaged by a
> >surge; since most of what was damaged here was affected by induced
> >on the computer network, phone wiring and TC cable, I think this makes a
> >very good investment.
> >73, Pete N4ZR
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
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