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Here is a few tips to look for in a good surge protector:
1. Response time should be less than 1 nanosecond.
2. Energy absorption/dissipation should be at a rating of 600 joules or more.
3. Clamping voltage should be 330 V to 400 V. Generally, a clamping voltage more than 400 V is too high.
4. Get one with a an indicator light that tells you if the protection components are functioning. All MOVs (Metal oxide varistors (MOV) are semiconductors that protect electronic components and systems from transient voltages) will burn out after repeated power surges, but the protector will still function as a power strip. Without an indicator light, you have no way of knowing if your protector is still functioning properly.
5. Get one that has self test function. A button you push to test it.
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