power when not using for the summer

freebird77 Posted By freebird77, Jun 3, 2008 at 9:11 AM

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  1. freebird77

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    Hi P61 owner here. Was wondering if I should pull the plug on the stove for the summer? Its off, of course, but I see the light is still on the computer board. Should I unplug the electric cord from it, or wont it hurt to leave it pluged in year round? Thank you.
     
  2. tinkabranc

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    We have alot of thunder storms here in the summer so we leave
    the stove unplugged for the season so lightning does not mess with the
    electronics on it. Normally, the stove is on a UPS during the winter but
    we use the UPS for other things during the summer instead.

    Otherwise, it probably makes no difference leaving it plugged in all summer.
     
  3. Wet1

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    As stated, by leaving it plugged in you risk damage (although the risk is low), plus you'll have a small electrical draw. Given the choice, you're better off unplugging it since it won't be used for months.
     
  4. kzad

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    I always unplug mine....
     
  5. BrotherBart

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    Sure. Why pee away electricity. It wasn't plugged in in the shipping crate was it?
     
  6. begreen

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    Pull the plug. Sudden power variances and storms over the summer can destroy electronics (and they are expensive $$). The less exposure the better.
     
  7. mjbrown

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    thanx for the info folks...just went and unplugged mine.i dont really want to ruin the investment i made.

    mike
     
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