[RFI] Surge suppressor distance from panel

Cortland Richmond ka5s at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 11 09:10:35 PDT 2010

My guess is, current limiting. Might catch fire or worse if the source is
too stiff.  Is it UL (or other safety lab) marked? Sounds like a recall
waiting to happen.


> [Original Message]
> From: Pete Smith <n4zr at contesting.com>
> To: RFI List <rfi at contesting.com>
> Date: 4/11/2010 11:19:45 AM
> Subject: [RFI] Surge suppressor distance from panel
> I just ran across something I'd never seen before in the specs for a 
> surge suppressor (brand not important).  It said "DO NOT install this 
> device if there is not at least 10 meters (30 feet) or more of wire 
> between the electrical outlet and electrical service panel."  Why?
> -- 
> 73, Pete N4ZR

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