I'm pretty good with electric and how it works but i'm no professional. I have been getting mixed opinions from users and professionals on whole house surge protectors. My questions are as follows:
1. My understanding is whole house surge protector goes on your circuit panel to prevent surges entering your home such as lightning. Do you still need individual surge protectors on your items such as Tv's, receiver's, appliance's and etc...or is the 1 surge protector on the circuit panel enough?
2. Which whole house surge protector do you recommend and have used?
3. Is there different ways of installing a whole house surge protector?
My theory is you need both because one prevents entering the house while the individual one prevents localized surges such as devices turning on and off like a vacuum or ac unit.
Some say the one by the circuit panel will prevent localized surges which i don't see how that is possible? Does anyone know exactly what the right answer is?