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Hi

Our house is on a 2 phase power supply. One phase has a surge
protector, the other hasn't. The one that doesn't have a surge
protector does not have anything of value connected to it. However, it
seems to blow an extraordinary amount of light bulbs compared to the
other. Is it worth getting a surge protector or is there some other
thing we should be looking at?

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Check voltage

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Could be open or intermittent neutral. Check for wild voltage swings on
either hot leg as loads are connected/dropped. If you even suspect
probs with neutral, call utility ASAP, and ask that they check it out.
Been there.

Sorry, but it's single-phase. With center-tap as neutral. What I'm
talking about is probs with
connection from your house neutral line to the center-tap on the xfrmr.
J

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On 24 Apr 2006 05:30:48 -0700, "PromisedOyster"
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Hi

Our house is on a 2 phase power supply. One phase has a surge
protector, the other hasn't. The one that doesn't have a surge
protector does not have anything of value connected to it. However, it
seems to blow an extraordinary amount of light bulbs compared to the
other. Is it worth getting a surge protector or is there some other
thing we should be looking at?



imho:

It is strang that your house only has a surge protector on one phase.

What type of surge protector is it?

As for bulbs, most bulbs are rated for 120v, and give an average life
expectancy. If you have a higher voltage, it really wears out the
life of the bulb. So you might have to start using heavier bulbs, or
switch over to florencent bulbs.

later,

tom @ www.NoCostAds.com

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