Feel the Surge

Sweet summer time! It’s kind of different this year, but soon it will all be over. With summer comes thunderstorms. With thunderstorms comes lightning.

Myself, I love watching storms. I always think of the scene from Caddie Shack. Bill Murray being a caddie in a raging storm, saying “don’t think the heavy stuff’s gonna come down for quite a while.”

With all the electronics in our homes these days, one lightning strike can damage thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment.

To combat this, Intermatic has Surge Protection for a single device or the entire house.

For point-of-use:

The IG112463 Type 3 Point-of-Use Surge Protective Devices (SPD) are designed for heavy industrial use with 3 modes of surge protection (L-N, L-G, N-G). Features a 15 A re-settable breaker and #14 AWG SJT power cord with molded plug. CSA certified to ANSI/UL 1449, 3rd Edition.

For whole house:

The IG1240RC3 Series Surge Protective Devices (SPD) are designed for a variety of applications. A green LED indicator provides status of protection. Trusted, state-of-the-art TPMOV® (Thermally Protected Metal Oxide Varistor) surge protection technology eliminates the potentially hazardous failure modes that are commonly associated with standard MOV technology. Type 1 applications include outdoor installations before service entrances and utility meter cabinets. Type 2 applications include installations after service entrances. CSA certified to ANSI/UL 1449, 3rd Edition.

For HVAC:

Power surges are the silent killer for home appliances and HVAC equipment. Most homeowners protect their electronics, but leave more valued equipment unprotected. Surges can wipe out equipment and leave you searching for answers. Search no more. The easy-to-install AG3000 Surge Protective Device (SPD) is the perfect add-on for HVAC equipment. A green LED indicator provides the status of protection. Trusted, state-of-the-art TPMOV® (Thermally Protected Metal Oxide Varistor) technology eliminates the potentially hazardous failure modes that are commonly associated with standard MOV technology. UL Listed to ANSI/UL 1449, 4th Edition.

So the next time lightning strikes, be protected.

~Woody

When I was a kid, we didn’t hang the TV on the wall!

LOC-CMK70Televisions have certainly changed over the years. I remember when I was a kid, the TV was a huge piece of furniture. If something went wrong with it, a guy would show up with a huge box of vacuum tubes and start changing them until the grainy black and white picture came back to life.
We had 3 or 4 stations, not including UHF channels. I use to love Sunday morning on channel 44, watching Bob Luce’s Wrestling with the Bruiser and the Crusher!
Now TV’s are about 1 inch thick and mount right to the wall. Problem is, how do you hide all the cables for power and signal?
The Pass & Seymour CMK70 In-Wall Cord & Cable Power Kit is the answer.

LOP-CMK70-2• Simple installation: Do-it-yourself kit allows for neat and easy installation in under 30 minutes with no electrician or hard wiring involved.
• Pre-wired all inclusive kit: All parts and tools needed for installation are included in the kit, including a pre-wired power cable.
• Hide low voltage cables: Perfect for hiding low voltage cables such as HDMI and other component wires.
• Kit Includes: 2 power grommets with a 54″ harness, 6′ power cord, hole saw and fish tape.

LOA-CMK70-BCMK70 FAQ

~Woody