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Why does the surge protector shut down randomly by itself when there is no power

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December 3, 2012 8:19:50 PM

Why does a surge protector that has been working fine for years suddenly start turning off by itself several times a day when everything else in the house does not lose power and is fine? And, more importantly, what can we do about it?
December 7, 2012 5:22:59 PM

Surge protectors wear out over time. Each surge will reduce its effectiveness until it is pretty much is worthless. It may be that there is a MOV in it that is intermittently shorting out. I would replace it as it isn't giving you any protection at this point.
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