20$ surge protector with 200$ cables
How does that 1.37 inches stop what three miles of sky could not? Take a $3 power strip. Add some $0.10 parts. Hype it as a $25 protector. Or sell the exact same circuit for $150 from Monster Cable. Same thing.
What happens when that 1.37 inches absorbs a typically destructive surge of hundreds of thousands of joules? Some example:
http://www.westwhitelandfire.com/Articl ... ectors.pdf
http://www.nmsu.edu/~safety/news/lesson ... orfire.htm
No problem. It’s buried behind an expensive TV. You will not see sparks and flames. Therefore it is not dangerous.
Where is a numeric specification for protection by that 'recommended' protector? It’s called a protector. That proves it provides protection? Of course not. But when English majors replace scientists, then the logic proves itself.
Effective protection means massive surge energy does not even enter a building. All appliances contain surge protection. Anything that scam protector would do is already inside the TV. But a surge that might overwhelm that internal protection must be earthed before entering the building. Or it can create those scary pictures. Effective solution means only one properly earthed protector for everything - and no Monster Cable profit margins.
Is your science promoted by retail salesmen - or by someone trained in reality? If a salesman was honest, he could post numeric specs that claim protection from each type of surge. But that protector makes no such claim. No problem. It’s called a surge protector. That proves it must provide surge protection. A so the myth and scary pictures live on.
Solutions for no damage even during direct lightning strikes have existed for 100 years. This topmost protector violates those well proven principles. No problem. Retail sales describe it as a protector. That proves it must provide protection? Nonsense – which is why this same protector circuit is also sold by Monster Cable.