Originally Posted by scottfarm
So you are saying this device is not needed and a regular surge protector with suffice.
Define surge protector. So many devices are completely different. And all are called surge protectors. Which one of so many are you asking about ... because you did not provide perspective - only used a subjective and vague term.
I don't know what you are asking because your question does not also state which anomaly concerns you. For example, those power strip protector so often found in homes do not even claim to protect from surges that typically damage appliances. They are for a completely different anomaly called a surge. In some cases, those strips create fires. And do not do anything that was discussed in a previous post. That power strip is also called a surge protector. And does nothing that the Progressive does. Which surge protector are you asking about?
Another discussed a 17,000 volt spike. A completely different device called a surge protector is for that completely different anomaly. Surge protectors discussed here obviously do nothing (do not disconnect) for that anomaly. Since that anomaly occurs in microseconds. A Progressive typically disconnects in milliseconds or seconds - long after that anomaly is done.