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.
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.
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.
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.