220v Power conditioning / UPS

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For those who have a PGXL at 220v, do you use and what do you recommend, for surge protection and/or UPS?

Ken WC6Y
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Mack McCormick, Elmer

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I use a whole home surge protector. Your power company can assist with the installation.


Alpha Team
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The Square D units that fit in a 1/2" whole is a Electrical box work very well, I don't use a UPS here on the AMP because the Peak Amperage draw is so high and to high for a lot of UPS's that are small enough to fit in the Shack and I REALLY don't like running the Modified sign wave inverters in most UPS's on my HAM equipment. 

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I got one of these off EBay
DEXICON LC2KVA (2Kw) but I think
You would need one much Higher
For the PGXL at Least 4Kw to 5Kw
Maybe DEXICON has higher Power
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Whole house the way to go but if you don't have room in the breaker box they make units that fit in a 1)2" knockout and bolt to the main bus via wire. I have that, come to think of it, it's been awhile I'm probably due to replace it. Thanks for the reminder.
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My solution to amp protection is to us a double pole contactor (i.e. relay). I remove power to the amp when I'm not using it and can remotely engage/disengage the contactor. It's not as nice as a surge protector since it doesn't provide protection while I'm using the amp, but the amp is off most of the time so the odds are in my favor, and I could avoid using the amp when electrical storms are predicted. The contactor coil is 110v which I'm controlling with a Sonoff 4 Ch Pro. (I use the other contacts for 6400M remote on/off, and controlling 110V normally on and 110V normally off, so all 4 relays are useful for the shack.)
Warren - K6WKW