Aloha, I have a question in regards to plugging in my new 250w light. I have a surge protector(Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor) that I was hoping to plug this light into, I'm just not sure if it can properly handle the load. I will list the specs of my surge and timer and hopefully someone with knowledge can explain if it's adequate enough. I first want to plug the light into a timer that will be plugged into the surge. Does the timer need to have certain specs as well to carry the load of the light?
Suppressed Voltage Rating: UL 1449 330v
Max Load: 15A 125VAC 60Hz 1875W
125VAC 15A 60Hz General Purpose and Resistive
125VAC 1250W 60Hz Tungsten
125VAC 60Hz 1/3HP
This might seem like a dumb question, but I need to assure myself that I don't start a fire or kill my new light.I appreciate any help or guidance on this. Thank you.
your light will draw around 2 amps. This is well under the limits of your TVSS and timer.
Why are you worried about surge protecting a light? Normally this would be used for sensitive electronics.
Its a light for outside for my kids to play basketball at night. The timer is for when they forget to turn it off when they're done, as I'm in bed at that time.Thank you for answering a concern of mine.