Wall Surge Protector

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  1. buggyboo

    buggyboo New Member

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    I live in a mobile home and I have a wall surge protector where I plug my tv and cable in. It is pretty old. I just noticed the green light is fluttering, blinking. The red is solid. Is that the protector or my outlet? Thank you.
     
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    Each one is different, but often, if the red is illuminated, it is a failure. It should be marked, but may not be all that easy to read. On mine, there's a green one that says all's okay, and a red one indicates a fault. Some also check the wiring, and will indicate red if there's no, or a poor ground connection.
     
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  4. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    It is bad and needs to be replaced.

    Red indicates the MOV is shorted or is leaking...
     
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  5. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    if its leaking badly, put a drain pan under it. (sorry, could not "resist" that). I need to learn how to conduct myself after Coronas (light). LOL
     
  6. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    That is Very funny.

    I went to Mexico and they told me "We do do not drink that, we sell it to Greengo's" I could not help from laughing while we had another shot of Tequila, That they do not buy. I was a Greengo and I was buying.

    After a few shots, They were talking English.

    They are good people...
     
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    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    Yah, Jose Cuervo is a friend of mine too
     
  8. DonL

    DonL Jack of all trades Master of one

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    I think that is a song. Not sure who sung it.

    Can You sing it ???
     
  9. BobL43

    BobL43 DIY Senior Member

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    It was Shelly West who sung that, and I can, only after about 3 shots neat. I'm a cheap date, the ladies have it easy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySdRUWYJhsk
     
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