The Surgex protectors are pricey, but I've managed to acquire some off that
dreaded internet auction site for a fraction of retail.
You have to be patient, but occasionally a NIB unit will come available and can
be had for $100, or even less.
I have found that the models that are designed like most consumer surge
protectors -- that is, a box of outlets on the end of an extension cord -- tend
to be pricier because, I suppose, they are the easiest to deploy.
The best buys are the ones in NEMA utility boxes designed to protect an entire
15- or 20-amp circuit. The rack-mounted ones favored by the pro audio crowd
also tend to go for less.
I first was alerted to the Surgex units when mentioned on this forum a year or
so ago, and it's taken me several months to accumulate all the ones that I
think I'll ever need.
Just don't be put off by the auctions that start out at list price or
thereabouts. Bide your time and bargains can be had.
--- On Mon, 1/3/11, Pete Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> So our choice is what basically? Spend $200-700 per
> surge protector, or
> use none at all?
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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