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Noise. A survey of the growing electromagnetic noise levels. Part 1. Power line related noise. How to protect your electronic equipment from voltage transients and other problems.
AUDIO AMATEUR 1/1985 [Jan 1985] (v.16#1) pg. 7

Failsafe line protection with Power Pro. A surge protector with AC line cutoff built into it. Features either a manual or automatic line reset. Uses MOVs for line voltage clamping.
AUDIO AMATEUR 3/1990 [Aug 1990] (v.21#3) pg. 26
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 2/1991 [Apr 1991] (v.22#2) pg. 71
Added Info AUDIO AMATEUR 4/1992 [Dec 1992] (v.23#4) pg. 36

Spikes. Pesky voltages transients and how to minimize their effects on a computer.
BYTE Nov 1977 (v.2#11) pg. 54

Keeping power-line pollution out of your computer. How to make your own transient suppressors by adding MOVs (metal-oxide varistors) and EMI/RFI line filters to power strips.
BYTE Dec 1983 (v.8#12) pg. 36
Added Info BYTE Jul 1984 (v.9#7) pg. 54

Low-cost, fast-acting devices you can build to protect a computer modem, fax machine, telephone answering machine and computer from electrical damage (transients and surges).
COMPUTERCRAFT Apr 1992 (v.2#4) pg. 52

Serial-port surge protector. This two-chip build-it-yourself circuit provides serial-port ground isolation and surge protection.
COMPUTERCRAFT Aug 1992 (v.2#8) pg. 42

Protecting your computer from power-line disturbances.
COMPUTERS & ELECTRONICS Oct 1983 (v.21#10) pg. 34

Kill the glitch witch. How to protect your computer from destructive line transients and voltage spikes.
COMPUTERS & PROGRAMMING Jul-Aug 1981 (v.21#4) pg. 49

Tips on protecting your computer modem from electrical spikes on the telephone line.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Dec 1987 (v.43#12) pg. 102

Build a surge protector for your antenna rotator control cable.
CQ. THE RADIO AMATEUR'S JOURNAL Nov 1995 (v.51#11) pg. 30

Unit prevents line voltage surge.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Jan 1963 (v.6#1) pg. 108

Fax/modem protector. Protect against errant transient voltage induced in telephone lines by electrical storms, etc.
ELECTRONICS NOW Dec 1992 (v.63#12) pg. 43
Added Info ELECTRONICS NOW May 1993 (v.64#5) pg. 14
Added Info ELECTRONICS NOW Oct 1998 (v.69#10) pg. 5

Inrush current limiter. Protect sensitive electronics from startup power surges with this stand-alone or embedded soft start circuit.
ELECTRONICS NOW Dec 1992 (v.63#12) pg. 47
Correction ELECTRONICS NOW Mar 1993 (v.64#3) pg. 16
Added Info ELECTRONICS NOW Sep 1993 (v.64#9) pg. 14

How three MOVs (metal oxide varistors) are wired to completely protect an AC outlet from power surges.
ELECTRONICS NOW Nov 1997 (v.68#11) pg. 8

Power line spike absorber circuit.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Mar 1966 (v.75#3) pg. 88

How to protect your electrical equipment from lightning by installing an arrestor in your panel box.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #226 Feb 1982 (v.32#2) pg. 66

A look at home devices containing sensitive electronics and how to protect them from power surges.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #316 Mar 1991 (v.41#3) pg. 18

Things to do to reduce the chances of damage to electronic equipment caused by either a lightning strike or a surge in the power supply. Safety tips to follow during an electrical storm.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #338 May 1993 (v.43#5) pg. 10

The power line interface. This article takes you through the AC line interface of a typical piece of audio equipment. Provides practical suggestions to achieve optimum performance and safety in anything you build that plugs into the wall.
GLASS AUDIO 6/2000 (v.12#6) pg. 26

Protect your wiring and appliances with a lightning arrester (surge supressor). How to install such a device on your service panel.
HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1987 (v.12#6) pg. 20
Added Info HOMEOWNER Dec 1987 (v.12#10) pg. 4

Surge protection. How to protect computers and electronic equipment from damaging effects of electrical spikes and surges.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1984 (v.1#2) pg. 64

A computer system power controller which includes surge-spike protection. Lets you individually turn on/off your computer and peripherals from one central location. Est. cost: $62.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1985 (v.2#5) pg. 42

Build your own voltage-surge protector.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #89 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 118

Eliminate data loss. Simple circuit, usable with any microcomputer, will help prevent outages due to power line disturbances. R-F filter and surge arrestor will handle up to 80-watts. Est. cost: $8.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Apr 1982 (v.20#4) pg. 81

Using 130-volt varistors to protect light bulbs from excessive AC voltages which shorten their life.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Oct 1990 (v.7#10) pg. 26

Protect your equipment with the power block. Build a six-outlet surge suppressor that offers all the protection and features of expensive commercial units.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 37
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1992 (v.9#5) pg. 3

Lightning and the radio listening post. Lowdown on lightning and how to protect your valuable radio equipment. Looks at power-line surge suppressors, antenna protection, telephone protection, etc.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1994 (v.11#5) pg. 44

Tip on installing MOVs directly on wall outlets to provide local surge protection.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1995 (v.12#11) pg. 77

Configuration of three MOVs provides protection against power surges.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] May 1996 (v.13#5) pg. 73
Added Info POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1997 (v.14#1) pg. 59

Protecting home appliances and equipment from electrical power surges and spikes. An overview of various options.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Mar 1999 (v.16#3) pg. 39

Zap-proof your home. Suggestions on installing surge protectors and power back-up systems for a house.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Jan 1998 (v.2#6) pg. 18

Powerline transient suppressor protects electronic equipment from RF interference, line transients, and powerline surges.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1983 (v.54#9) pg. 57
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1984 (v.55#3) pg. 10
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Apr 1984 (v.55#4) pg. 14
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1984 (v.55#5) pg. 20
Added Info RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1984 (v.55#6) pg. 23

Tip: Protect AC equipment from power-line surges by installing one or more MOVs (Metal oxide varistors).
RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1985 (v.56#5) pg. 101

Saving your delicate electronic equipment. How to use MOV's (Metal Oxide Varistors) for surge protection.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1985 (v.56#10) pg. 8 (ComputerDigest)

Curing electromagnetic interference. Part 3. How to head off interference before it enters your electronic equipment. Also, how to deal with power-line transients.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1986 (v.57#2) pg. 71

Protecting your computer modems from lightning strikes.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1986 (v.57#6) pg. 10 (ComputerDigest)

How to control power-line transient voltage surges (spikes) and other power-line interference in solid-state devices.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Aug 1986 (v.57#8) pg. 81

Spark-gap capacitors. What they are and how they work to protect TV sets from voltage surges.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Nov 1988 (v.59#11) pg. 13

Controlling an inductor (such as a relay or motor coil) using a solid-state device requires special protection techniques. Three transient (spike) suppressor circuits shown.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1991 (v.62#9) pg. 67

Suppressing the surge. Advice on the basic things to look for when choosing a surge suppressor.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #812 Feb 1997 (v.93) pg. 50