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cougar_apc
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Surge protector

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/22/2007


Instructions say not to plug the APC into a surge protector or powerstrip. Why can this not be done? I see no reason that it will not work and help protect.


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dirtfoot_apc
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Re: Surge protector

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/23/2007


Electric Codes, Fire Codes, and UL codes all generally say that surge strips and other 'temporary' devices must be plugged into permanant outlets. In other words, surge strips, extension cords, and UPSs should always be plugged directly into a fixed, or hardwired outlet in the wall. I'm not an expert on these codes myself, but some googling of codes, and daisy chaining surge protectors should bring up more resources than you will care to read.

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dirtfoot_apc
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Re: Surge protector

This was originally posted on APC forums on 8/23/2007


Electric Codes, Fire Codes, and UL codes all generally say that surge strips and other 'temporary' devices must be plugged into permanant outlets. In other words, surge strips, extension cords, and UPSs should always be plugged directly into a fixed, or hardwired outlet in the wall. I'm not an expert on these codes myself, but some googling of codes, and daisy chaining surge protectors should bring up more resources than you will care to read.