HomePlug devices have surge protection circuitry built in. It's usually either 4kV or 6kV of protection which is the level of protection you get from those home user surge protectors. The reason the surge protection is built-in is that some of the cheaper surge protectors are made using techniques that will block the HomePlug signal.
I have read that the NetGear XE102 PowerLine Ethernet adapter cannot be used on a Surge Protector Outlet. Does this mean that the equipment ($2000 computer) connected to this device will fry if lightning strikes?
Or will the XE102 sacrifice itself, serving the role of the surge protector and save my $2000 computer?
Is there a surge protection device / plug-in in the works to protect expensive equipment (computer)?
Or do we have to unplug the Ethernet cable after each use to protect our $2000 investment???
Thank you in advance.