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Old 01-29-2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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FYI: surge protector/power strip done-gone


My Belkin SurgeMaster (model # F9H600-03) randomly gave up the ghost today. It took a little trouble shooting to figure out because the power switch still glowed when it was switched on; and the short slots of the power strip showed hot with my AC tester. I pulled it out and replaced it with a different power strip.

Voila! everything works again.

I guess everything breaks eventually.

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Is it possible that the strip actually did get surged and either tripped or completely sacrificed itself?

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That is what I was going to say. Some of the better ones have a trip indicator (visual, audible, or both)
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It doesn't have a trip indicator - just the glowing toggle switch. I am not aware of any surge in the house; but it seems likely that self-sacrifice is the most likely explanation. What a hero! (SOB)
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Most surge protectors have a reset button. Does yours not?
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No RESET. Nothing except the on/off toggle.

I'm thinking of conducting an autopsy...Not plugged in, of course.


"The six-outlet Home Series SurgeStrip from Belkin offers three-line AC surge protection for your basic household electronics and home appliances. It has a 585-joule energy rating and provides a maximum spike current of 36,000 Amps. Along with six surge-protected outlets, it features a 14-gauge, three-foot, heavy-duty power cord and comes with a Lifetime $10,000 Connected Equipment Warranty."

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