All the surge protecting power strips I've ever seen use MOVs as
well...although some are much better than others and some include RF chokes and
such for RFI.
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> In an article in a mid 90's CQ magazine Publication (the equipment source
> book), it was pointed out that
> single MOV's held up better than the so called power strips with built in
> protection. I seem to recall that in several instances a single MOV with
> either a PC or transceiver on it let the equipment survive whereas one of
> the strips did not.
> I try to provide both a UPS amd MOV on all my PC's and use a PC on my
> transceivers. Even tho I may have some of the equipment on a power strip. I
> even have a couple of spares for future use. Most MOV's have a blinking or
> steady light built in. The write up with the MOV say to check them often.
> If one with a blinking light goes out (when plugged into the AC) or one with
> a steady light starts blinking the manufacturer says the MOV should be
> This should not be the only protection as the MOV helps with static
> electricity during storm build up. The measures as out lines by Tom W8JI
> are really the first line of defense.
> 73 Dave K4JRB
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> 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
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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