Surge protection for your Traeger

GrillMeister

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Howdy,

I just picked up on of these at Amazon for $11.40. I bought it because the Ironwood 885 has loads of electronics in it and It's a cheap insurance policy from getting fried in a storm. If you have an Ironwood or Timberline it would be a good idea to protect it with some kind of surge protector.

  • 1440 Joules surge protection energy rating
  • 7 outlet surge protector power strip
  • 6 foot power cord with flat-end 90 degree space saving plug
  • Recessed power switch and keyholes for wall mounting
  • Lifetime warranty and $50,000 connected-equipment protection policy

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Surge suppressors are a great idea. I have one in my Electrical panel which protects all of my electrical circuits. It is cheap protection for all electronics.
 

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Honestly, if it's not plugged in, nothing will happen. Just unplug it, as many don't run it while it's storming. But a good idea if you do. I would rather spend the extra money on a true UPS with surge protection, so my custom smoke programming is not lost when the power dips or drops. Or I have to restart my grill when the power drops. It doesn't take much juice to keep it running once ignited.
 

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Spend the money on a whole house surge suppressor which will protect your entire house. I bet most of you have more expensive flat screens than what the Traeger is worth lol.
 

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Hi...its always good to use the surge protector. But in my view even if you put in a full suite of SPDs at every level of protection, there may well still be transients that make their way into the installation and cause damage (including fire) ... there are no cast-iron guarantees.
What is a definite, is that if you have incoming conductive services such as copper telecomms lines, then for the SPDs to work properly, you need to cover those as well as the incoming power.

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Howdy,

I just picked up on of these at Amazon for $11.40. I bought it because the Ironwood 885 has loads of electronics in it and It's a cheap insurance policy from getting fried in a storm. If you have an Ironwood or Timberline it would be a good idea to protect it with some kind of surge protector.

  • 1440 Joules surge protection energy rating
  • 7 outlet surge protector power strip
  • 6 foot power cord with flat-end 90 degree space saving plug
  • Recessed power switch and keyholes for wall mounting
  • Lifetime warranty and $50,000 connected-equipment protection policy

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Sam's Club puts this APC 2-Pack on sale every so often (ranges from 33% - 50% off), so I buy multiples of them when they go onsale and use them everywhere in the house ... they have flat plugs for the wall outlets, which makes it easy to plug them in behind furniture ... the 2nd unit in the pair has a couple USB-A connectors, making it convenient to charge devices as well ...


I use APC UPS's throughout the home to provide battery backup to the Router / Wireless Access Points & Switches in the main wiring closet, as well as on all Computers, DirecTV Receivers, etc., throughout the home ... essentially, if it has spinning rust (internal hard drive), or any kind of storage (SSD), I prefer the chance to gracefully shutdown if/when there is a power outage ... and when we have brownouts, all I hear are the sounds of the UPS's switching over without disruption ...

As a Costco fan, I really wish they would go back to offering APC products ... one of the only reasons I have maintained a Sam's Club membership since they closed so many locations ...
 

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