by vickiannette 09 Dec 2019

Does everyone use a 'surge protector power board' with their sewing/embroidery machine? I never have, but wondering if I need to. PS Merry Christmas everyone xx

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by jowat 10 Dec 2019

I have one on my computer/printer, sewing machine and TV/box and DVD player. I live in Sheffield and when it was flooded some years ago the floods hit the power station and the surge protector saved my computer as I was working on it at the time the station blew. Well worth having one on expensive electrical items.

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by vickiannette 10 Dec 2019

Thankyou everyone. Merry Christmas to you all.

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by theduchess 09 Dec 2019

And always buy one that has the most jules.

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by stork 09 Dec 2019

Yes, I use one for my sewing machines and I do not leave them plugged in when not in use.

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Sewmum1 by Sewmum1 10 Dec 2019

I too unplug my machines from the wall as soon as I am done using them for the day.

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by sewtired 09 Dec 2019

Yes, my machine and computer are hooked up to a battery back-up surge protector at all times. I've also been told that to protect my surge protector, I should turn it off and unplug it when I'm not using my machines. I rarely think to do that, except during a ferocious thunder storm. As others said, get a reliable one.

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by AuntAnnie 09 Dec 2019

Yes! and for another reason than just protection. I have used a battery back-up/surge protector unit for my computer for many years and have a sufficient number of "slots" to include my embroidery machine (although I'm not sure how much stored power would be needed to complete a design).

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by graceandham 09 Dec 2019

Yes and if your surge protector line light is blinking, the surge protection is ruined and you now have a multi-plug extension cord.

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by sharonleekesner 09 Dec 2019

Yes, surge protector with battery backup.

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by fabricfairy 09 Dec 2019

My son is a Bernina Tech , ans always tells everyone to run their machines on , Surge Protector, I have all mine connected to them .

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by mrskiki 09 Dec 2019

Yes all my machines are on surge protectors. And you should invest in good ones, not a cheapie from wherever. Hugs. Nan

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by asterixsew Moderator edited 09 Dec 2019

Yes I do.
The make that I have has a guarantee for having expensive bits of stuff on the end of them like our embroidery machines should anything go wrong. I have tried to find out more details but at the moment a unable.

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by marianb 09 Dec 2019

Most definitely I have them on all my machines. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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by Sewmum1 09 Dec 2019

Definitely! Our machines are worth too much to risk not using one and it would be more hassle than the cost of a surge protector to be without a machine if something happened. So for peace of mind it is worth investing in one.

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by pennifold 09 Dec 2019

ALWAYS!!! Vicki, love to you and Merry Christmas to you, love Chris

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vickiannette by vickiannette 10 Dec 2019

And to you too Chris xx

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by parkermom 09 Dec 2019

I do. We live in a rural area, and sometimes our power blinks or fades. I feel safer with the surge protector.

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