Originally Posted by bob caldwell
Aren't a lot of pedestal units a 1 time use item?
Any protector that is 'one time use' is best entitled a scam. A protector must perform its function and remain functional. As even applies to protectors for lightning. We are not discussing that completely different device that is also called a protector. But even those protectors must remain functional after each event.
Grossly undersizing a protector to fail on any first anomaly gets naive consumers to recommend it. That increases profits. And is dependent on superior protection that is already inside every appliance.
Different devices (all called protectors) are for different anomalies. All must remain functional in order to perform a useful function.