[lug] Aging Surge Protectors

Timothy Klein teece at silverklein.net
Fri Aug 27 11:45:47 MDT 2004

On Friday 27 August 2004 11:01, Gordon Golding wrote:
> This might come through twice - having trouble with email.
> I'm putting in some servers and client workstations - somebody just
> said that as surge protectors age, they lose their capacity to
> protect.
> Has anybody ever heard this?

This is true, from my reading.  Something in the unit is consumed with 
use (don't remember what).  Some high end designs try to tell you 
when they fail, some really high end models use a more permanent 
design (the kind that clicks like mad -- it bleeds off current with a 
capacitor.  The standard ones shunt to ground, which can actually 
damage modems).  Cheaper models work for a time, and then fail 

This is all from imperfect memory.

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