When we have one (in California), we leave ours on at my work. As long as it is protected with a surge protector, I think you should be okay. Is it bad enough that you are worried about the power going out??
No, my biggest fear is my baby getting fried.. via the current..but all the plugs are on a surge protector..so I hope will be ok.. thanks so much for the quick response.. I shut it down just in case..as I was gonna do alsoo with this computer..
it is pretty bad right now..the storm..
..but all the plugs are on a surge protector..so I hope will be ok..
Many completely different devices are called surge protectors. Those located adjacent do not claim to protect from typically harmful surges. A majority will recommend it anyway because the least effective solution also has very expensive advertising.
I found the fire behind the tank in the dining room. A quick hit with the extinguisher killed the flames but the damage has been done. All my powerheads, skimmer, and MH light is dead. All the chemicals under the stand melted. and my test kits were scorched.
The fire investigator says a build up of moisture in the surge protector faild the circuit and superheated to combustible limits. ...
A harmful surge can be hundreds of thousands of joules. How much does your protector claim to absorb? Hundreds? Either it must disconnect as fast as possible. Leaving a surge connected to the aquarium. Or it takes too long to disconnect and might cause a fire. Your choice.
Others recommended it only because advertising said so. Your only solution is another completely different device also called a surge protector.