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What isthe proper amount of joules you would needs in a surge protected powerbar for my laptop, modem and a floorlamp?

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  • ritar2006 Jul 28, 2008

    Thanks guys or gals , very helpful to a non techo, who is learning

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The more the better. This rating determines how much of a surge the bar can surpress, not the load you are putting on it.

Here is a very good article, a bit long, but there is a paragraph about this rating.

http://www.avdeals.com/classroom/powerprotectionarticle.htm

Generally, floor lamps do not need surge protection, unless they have some kind of fancy electronic control.

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