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Old 03-20-2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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How to find the home appliance joule?


Hello all,

I need to know the way to find out the joule for my home appliance.
But I cannot find it through the user manual attached in this post.

Can someone give me an easy solution for this?

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/prod...rType=Consumer

The reason I need to know joule is as follows:
I have purchased this http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F9H100-CW
1-Outlet Home Series SurgeCube that supports up to 885 joules.
But I am not sure whether this protector fits my model.


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There should be a label somewhere on the refrigerator (perhaps inside) that lists its power consumption. But I've never heard of surge protection for a refrigerator - it's mainly for electronics.

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I think that, if you check further, you will find that the joule rating on the surge protector is the amount of energy that the protector can handle related to the surge and is in no way related to the energy consumption of your appliance,
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As others have already told you, I see no reason for a surge protector, except maybe the whole house type, being needed for your appliance, but if you are really concerned about it, you should contact the manufacturer via customer support and ask them about it.
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Hello all,

I need to know the way to find out the joule for my home appliance.
But I cannot find it through the user manual attached in this post.

Can someone give me an easy solution for this?

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/prod...rType=Consumer

The reason I need to know joule is as follows:
I have purchased this http://www.belkin.com/us/p/P-F9H100-CW
1-Outlet Home Series SurgeCube that supports up to 885 joules.
But I am not sure whether this protector fits my model.
the joule rating does not refer to the appliance or whatever you are hooking up. The joule rating is the amount of energy a surge protector can absorb, say from a lightning strike, without failing. So you therefore will not find any such rating for your appliances. Also as others have stated surge protectors are not really used on appliance.
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