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Can I use a surge protector or power strip?

Yes and no. No, you can not use an everyday power strip or surge protector as the amperage/wattage is too much for most residential products that are available.  

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You can purchase a 2,000 watt UPS surge conditioner from Finnmark Designs for $799.00. However, if you were to experience a surge that damaged your power supply in your infrared sauna the cost to replace the power supply is only $450.00.  

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You can also opt to purchase a whole home surge protector. These can be purchased from $300 to $1,000+ depending on the model. Plus installation. Do they work? We personally have had mixed results. A great example is a customer that lives in Florida. A lighting bolt occured within 100 yards of her home. She had a whole house surge protector but the surge wiped out her sauna, TV, Laptop and Fridge.  

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In conclusion, plug your sauna directly into the wall. We also recommend you purchase and have a new outlet installed. A new power supply from Finnmark Designs is $450.00 if you experience a large surge. The cost for a high wattage UPS or whole home surge protector is double/triple that cost.