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    have a 4x4x8 grow tent with 4 1000 gtmar lights i know prob overkill with 125 scrubber and blower and an oscilating fan .have 6 photo plants and 5 regular flower flats for spring in tent . is just a regular surge protector, enough for this setup or should i get a certain kind of surge protector ty

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    Damn good question teardown, I don't know but others here will
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    Soil grower with coco/perlite mixed in
    indoor/outdoor grower
    1 4x4x8 tent -veg.& flower - 2 viparspectraR450 =400watts from the wall they say?
    1 3x3x6 tent- seedlings veg t-5, CFL 54watt w/reflector for clone station. And 2 viparspectar 450r for veg. lights do to poor build with drivers bloom lights go out so no flowering.

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      Originally posted by teardown View Post
      have a 4x4x8 grow tent with 4 1000 gtmar lights i know prob overkill with 125 scrubber and blower and an oscilating fan .have 6 photo plants and 5 regular flower flats for spring in tent . is just a regular surge protector, enough for this setup or should i get a certain kind of surge protector ty
      Since you are only drawing a little over 500 watts you should be good to go electrical wise.

      If you want to add a SPD to protect your lights just go with a name brand such as Tripp-Lite.

      MJT

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        I've had a regular surge protector loaded a little over 1000W and had no issues. Not to say it wouldn't happen but I think you'll be fine if you're only around 500W like MJTECH said. I never looked at mine but they should have a power rating somewhere on them or on the box/manual if they have one.

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          Originally posted by dphipps1020 View Post
          I've had a regular surge protector loaded a little over 1000W and had no issues. Not to say it wouldn't happen but I think you'll be fine if you're only around 500W like MJTECH said. I never looked at mine but they should have a power rating somewhere on them or on the box/manual if they have one.
          SPD's are not rated in watts, with residential SPD's the rating they carry is the amount of power that can shunt from hot/neutral to ground and or neutral.

          Since residential SPD's are intended to be used with standard 120VAC 15 Amp outlets that should be designed to handle 1800 watts through them, 120v * 15a = 1800 W.

          MJT

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