Surge Protector for OOMA

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Surge Protector for OOMA

Post by Tampaite » Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:01 am

Can someone recommend a good surge protector for OOMA?

Should I buy one with Phone/Ethernet/Coaxial Protection or a regular one?

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Re: Surge Protector for OOMA

Post by ktinca » Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:45 am

I plug my Ooma Hub, Cable Modem and Router into an APC UPS (back up power supply) which is both a surge protector for power and phone line. I got the cheapest one, a APC 350VAC one, which is around $40. I've seen the discontinued APC 325VAC for $20.

The advantage of a UPS
1. Surge protector
2. Backup Power Supply if during power outage.

Power usage:
a. Ooma Hub 15W
b. Cable modem 12W
c. Router 8W
edit: The APC web site indicates a 20 min run time with a 35W load for this UPS model.

Service/Equipment: Ooma Core / Hub & Scout installed February 2010.
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Port request: 2/21/2010
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Re: Surge Protector for OOMA

Post by bluechalk » Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:10 am

The APC 350 is rated at 365 joules surge protection. You can do much better with a standalone surge protector. For example the Belkin BE112234-10 will protect against much larger surges, up to 4156 Joules.

The voltage protection rating is also important. The lower the better. Unfortunately, that Belkin supressor is rated at 400v. I've seen others that protect for any surges above 330v.

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Re: Surge Protector for OOMA

Post by tommies » Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:06 pm

I just bought a Cyber Power CP850 AVRLCD at Fry's for $75 before $15MIR.

Currently on UPS are cable modem, router, and ooma telo (in the basement). It has both coaxial and RG11/RG45 protection. I have the cable line going into the 850 before feeding the modem, and also the phone line from telo going to the 850 before feeding into the house wiring.

The spec. says estimate running time is 1min. at full load, and 7min. at haft load. In my situation, it said (the LCD) ERT is 91min. I'll be very happy if it last haft of that 91min.

Remember we take a calculated rist with voip, no internet -> no phone. So extra juice for the modem and telo will help when the power is down due to increment weater. You'll be appreciated that.

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Re: Surge Protector for OOMA

Post by Tampaite » Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:32 pm

Thanks everyone. Right now, I have plugged the OOMA device onto a belkin 6 outlet surge protector.

Its rated for 600joules but its voltage capacity is at 300v so I will have to buy another one.

I will also investigate getting a UPS. :D

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