I understand surge protectors and the equivalent for a whole house. But...
In another post someone mentioned that lightning is not the same as a surge. (or its a truly massive, immediate surge).
Are there whole house minor and massive/lightning surge protectors?
Will some of the same do whole house brown-out protection?
brown-outs can be as damaging as surges and perhaps a bit more stealthy over time.
I presume a brown-out protector would reduce the juice to zero so units aren't damaged by lo-v?
finally, on average it seems like whole house protectors are in the $800 range yes? Is installation more _convenient_ ie less $ if done when a gennie is installed at the same time? Seems like it would be...
Hah! which begs another question: if the brown-out occurs, and the protector reduces juice to zero into the panel -- does the genny then kick on? Whoa, and is the protector in-between the genny and panel too? or is a 2nd unit needed? wow, this is getting very circular, sorry & thanks if you can help. B