Sharing the surge protector

Belkin 11 outlet concealed surge protect...
July 19, 2010 at 03:56:42
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Is it safe to plug in a window ac unit into a surge protector with electronics? I am not sure how the surge protector works....could the sudden surge when the ac kicks on ruin sensitive electronics?

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July 19, 2010 at 05:18:35
NO, do not do that. I doubt the surge protector is large enough to handle an AC unit.

At any rate you really don't even want the pull power for your computer from the same outlet as the AC unit.

If possible it would be best to isolate the electronics by connecting them to a different household circuit than the AC unit.

That may not be possible but if lights dim when the AC unit kicks on, you should try to avoid using that circuit for your electronics.

A line conditioner may be in order if the above conditions exist. Keep in mind that all surge protectors have a rating on them and are not all of equal quality.

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July 19, 2010 at 06:49:03
Thanks. I actually rented someone's apartment while they are away, just for the week, the ac is plugged into what appears to be a basic surge protector, and the lights dim when this little unit kicks on.

I got my electronics far away.

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