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I was told by a technician that I need a separate surge protector for each appliance (washing machine, dryer, etc. They have electronic boards in them). I was also told that I need a special one for appliances and not the one used for electronic equipment such as computers.

Both recommendations seem wrong. A surge should be suppressed according to the power of the surge, nothing else. However, I'm not an expert and hence this question - is either (or both) of the recommendations correct?

  • Where are you on this planet? – ThreePhaseEel Aug 15 '17 at 11:36
  • The question is about 240V. – ispiro Aug 15 '17 at 11:41
  • So, European/IEC style single phase 220V then? – ThreePhaseEel Aug 15 '17 at 11:42
  • @ThreePhaseEel Yes. – ispiro Aug 15 '17 at 11:43

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