How can you tell if the MOV's have failed? I expect that most of mine are
probably like that.
You should be able to order some from say Mouser and replace them
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Brindle" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <email@example.com>
Sent: Monday, 03 January, 2011 4:12 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: WHOLE HOUSE SURGE SUPRESSORS
> Wouldn't it be feasible to simply open up the existing three-way
> devices and remove the two legs that are undesired?
> I note that the older power strips I have seem to all have failed MOVs
> that need to be removed anyway.
> Jack Brindle, W6FB
> On Jan 3, 2011, at 1:01 PM, Paul Christensen wrote:
>>> Thanks Paul (and Jim). I knew I had read about all this before,
>>> So our choice is what basically? Spend $200-700 per surge
>>> protector, or
>>> use none at all?
>> I would definitely install a whole-house SPD solution at the service
>> entrance. Then, only consider single-mode SPD devices (e.g.,
>> SurgeX) on
>> branch circuits.
>> Right now, I'm only using a whole-house protector. All 3-mode MOV
>> previously used on my branch circuits were hauled away with the
>> trash. I'll
>> add single-mode SPD devices as time (and my budget) permits.
>> Paul, W9AC
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