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Best Surge Protector For Audio Equipment

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Elaine Sutton
• Saturday, 19 December, 2020
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Show more See all customer reviews Product Description Safeguard computers and electronic devices with this reliable APC Surgeries surge protector. This APC Home Office Surgeries surge protector has 11 outlets and two USB ports.

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Show more See all customer reviews Product Description Safeguard computers and electronic devices with this reliable APC Surgeries surge protector. This APC Home Office Surgeries surge protector has 11 outlets and two USB ports.

Show more See all customer reviews Product Description Only at Best Buy Protect your valuable electronics with this convenient six-outlet Rocket fish wall power center. Its two-stage power filtration protects against surges and everyday interference, and four USB ports let you plug in tablets or phones for safe charging.

Show more See all customer reviews Product Description Only at Best Buy Protect your valuable electronics with this convenient six-outlet Rocket fish wall power center. Its two-stage power filtration protects against surges and everyday interference, and four USB ports let you plug in tablets or phones for safe charging.

For a very reasonable amount of money, you could put an almost literal firewall between your expensive (and cheap) electronics and the juice coming in from a wall socket. A surge protector throws itself into the line of fire, sacrificing its components again and again so that your devices stay functional.

The surge protector takes a hit instead of your hardware or A/V system, and it could potentially save you hundreds to many thousands of dollars, depending on what you have connected. You want to make the modest investment in a surge protector for the same reason you want to have a backup of your data: because there’s no going back after an adverse event.

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Welkin 12-outlet Pivotal (model BP112230-08) Pivoting outlets, a low clamping threshold, high durability, and a cable organizer combine to make this a great surge protector at a reasonable price. Welkin’s 12-Outlet Pivotal SurgeProtector (BP112230-08) won’t cut off power when it can no longer protect your devices, but it does offer low clamping voltage (330V on all legs).

APC’s Surgeries Performance P12U2 is our new favorite surge protector that automatically cuts power when protection ends. If you don’t need those two extra outlets and the USB charging ports, the Trip Lite TLP1008TEL remains a good pick for about $14 less.

APC Surgeries (model P11VNT3) A solid entry that falls short in a couple of choices about continuous power and clamping voltage. APC’s Surgeries is only slightly less flexible than Welkin’s offering, and it won’t cut off power to your devices unless its main line-neutral protection fails.

If you place tremendous value in design, the Austere VII Series surge protector is the most attractive device in this category. With a brushed-aluminum enclosure, polished beveled edges, and braided-fabric power cord, we haven’t seen anything else that comes close in terms of its industrial design.

Advanced features, such as USB charging For travel models, how many outlets does it have while remaining compact and versatile, in addition to everything above? Features you typically won’t find in surge suppressors such as these are alarms or networked intelligence to alert a computer (and manage a controlled shutdown), or act as an Internet of Things device, to warn about electrical anomalies or provide a status report.

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That’s changed dramatically over several decades, as utilities have cleaned up what’s delivered to homes and buildings. Depending on the age of a utility’s systems and how frequently lightning strikes occur, however, surges and huge spikes might be regular occurrences.

Electronics and all other electrically powered anything for a home or office can accept brief amounts of much higher maximum voltages, which you can logically determine must be true as modest surges are routine and electronic equipment in homes isn’t constantly failing without a surge protector ; it’s the big surges that need to be blocked. Surge protectors of the category we tested use metal oxide various (Move), a kind of circuitry that absorbs voltages above the clamping level and effectively burn away over time.

In an area with erratic voltage, your surge protector might wear out in months or a few years; on other electrical systems, it might last indefinitely. You can compare surge protectors’ durability, or the period over which the Move will remain effective, by looking at the number of joules advertised for the product.

Joules provide a rough basis of comparison that’s nearly impossible to test in lab conditions, as you’d have to simulate a variety of surges over long periods of time with multiple identical units of each model. Certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) provides assurance that the product has been independently tested.

We’ll use joules as a rough rule of thumb, as it tends to parallel differences in price and other features, too. If you have a surge protector already in place somewhere in your house or office, go take a quick glance at it and come back.

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ThinkstockThe class of surge protectors reviewed here rely on Move (metal oxide various) to absorb excess voltage. Older surge protectors were typically designed around the concern that computers had spinning hard disk drives (HDDs) inside, and that it was better to lose surge protection and keep providing power than to drop AC power when protection had failed.

I confess that I only learned this in 2016; I checked mine, and had to replace one a few months later when that light suddenly disappeared. That’s the biggest choice you’ll face, and we considered it in the six surge protectors we brought in for testing.

We’ve provided a sentence about warranties in each review, just so you’re informed, but don’t count on collecting unless you’re a good record keeper. Because you can plug so much power into a multi-outlet device, it’s very easy to overload the thing into which you’re “daisy-chaining” the surge protector, which can cause product failure or even an electrical fire.

You can use one of those clever 3-to-2 adapters that I know too well as the owner of an old house, in which only about half the outlets were ever upgraded to modern standards. Some surge protectors have an LED that lights up if it’s not, or you can purchase a cheap plug-in detector from a hardware store.

If you don’t follow the guidelines spelled out for plugging your surge protector into the wall, you can damage it void the product warranty and any damaged-items protection that comes with it. Maybe you're an old hand at the home theater game and just made a substantial upgrade to a digital projector, perhaps a 4k 3D LED TV, or you're from the unique breed of Audiophile out there.

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Either way, your next question after basking in the glow of the marvelous picture and brilliant sound of your new equipment should be “How do I keep this protected and in good working order for the next 10 years or more?”. While other surge protectors have useless features like a glowing volt meter on the front, our product line is straight forward (even utilitarian).

All it takes is one lightning strike or power surge to permanently damage, if not destroy, your equipment. Be smart and protect all your gear with one of these excellent surge protectors. The Amazon Basics 12-Outlet Power Strip SurgeProtector features 12 outlets, 6 on each side, that will protect your gear from power surges and spikes.

The power strip features a 4,320 joule rating, LED lights to indicate when your devices are protected and your wiring is properly grounded, sliding dust covers, and wide-spaced outlets for ease of use. I will probably buy more of these in the future to replace other older surge protectors that I have,” said Amazon user Wesley.

The Welkin 12-Outlet Power Strip SurgeProtector features a flat plug for those hard-to-reach outlets, a 4,156 joule rating, and an alternative choice of either having seven or eight outlets evenly spaced out to house your equipment’s power sources. “I bought a bunch of these in 2015 to use with various electronics throughout my house including expensive computers and TVs.

We had a number of appliances broken due to the surge that were plugged directly into wall sockets, but I am happy to say every device we had plugged into a Welkin power strip survived and is still functional,” said Amazon user Matthews Fanning about the strip. The APC 11-Outlet SurgeProtector features either 8 or 11 outlets, as well as inputs for coaxial cables and a phone line/DSL splitter for data line protection.

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Amazon user Steve L. Richter says the saved his devices during a lightning strike. “I had purchased 7 of these, and approximately 2 years later had a massive surge from lightning and all seven protectors blew out.

Get 3420 Joules of surge protection in this low profile surge protector power strip. “The unit looks and feels high quality and the spacing on the plugs is nice.

The plug end isn’t an angled one that fits tight to the wall, but it’s not a bad thing” says Amazon user Daryl. The power strip features a 2,880 joule rating, dust covers for unused outlets, and two LED bars to display power and protection status at a glance.

“I had a mix of various brands of surge protectors used throughout my house, all with similarly high Jules level in protection. The Informatic Smart Guard IG2240-IMSK will quite literally protect your entire house.

The Informatic Smart Guard IG2240-IMSK features a state-of-the-art thermally protected metal oxide variety surge protection technology, replaceable modules, both type 1 and 2 surge protection for mounting at service entrance, utility meter or other branch panel locations, and tamper-proof Module doors. “It was easily installed by my electrician and is now attached to the wall in my garage at the service panel.

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Now the entire house is protected to include my expensive AC (high efficiency Trade heat pump) as well as my Chevrolet Volt that is charged by a 240 volt charger in my garage. Although a neighbor told me the last lighting storm here toasted his TV, we didn't have problems,” said Amazon user Luke.

We earn commissions from purchases you make using the retail links in our product reviews. Great read--- I just add the triplet single to the plug for both my Re-fridge and dishwasher..... because of all eh electronic in them..........

I have a special rider on my homeowners insurance for my HT and photo equipment. The bestsurgeprotector is the one that has lifetime warranty for anything connected at full value. The day my £50 Welkin surge protector blows (unlikely) I get a free upgrade of my entire HT.

Saying that a surge protector is best because it cuts off power once the surge protection wears off is kinda dumb. If you could turn the auto-shutoff feature on or off, that would be fantastic, but if you can't, I think a light indicator is a better option for most situations. Also, its 2017.

A 2.1A USB charger doesn't really qualify for fast charging any more (especially when it's combined across multiple ports). The bestsurgeprotector is the one that has lifetime warranty for anything connected at full value. The day my £50 Welkin surge protector blows (unlikely) I get a free upgrade of my entire HT.

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I was about to post about most surge protectors carry warranties if your product is damaged and connected. Or is it one of those things where they are so many steps you have to follow that you are basically never getting coverage for your gear if something happens.

Saying that a surge protector is best because it cuts off power once the surge protection wears off is kinda dumb. True, because everyone always pays attention to a warning light...and the equipment still runs.

For a strip, it makes sense to shut down because it demands attention when it happens. It is better to be interrupted because of an equipment killing surge shuts down the suppressor than have it run with a light.

Surges act that way also, there can be a string of electrical problems down the line and if they are high enough to blow the protection, the next several surges will happily blow up your gear as that light glows. For whole house protection, I would prefer a loud alarm since I don't make it a habit to hang out in the garage and check my breaker panel.

The bestsurgeprotector is the one that has lifetime warranty for anything connected at full value. The day my £50 Welkin surge protector blows (unlikely) I get a free upgrade of my entire HT. Saying that a surge protector is best because it cuts off power once the surge protection wears off is kinda dumb.

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If you could turn the auto-shutoff feature on or off, that would be fantastic, but if you can't, I think a light indicator is a better option for most situations. True, because everyone always pays attention to a warning light...and the equipment still runs.

For a strip, it makes sense to shut down because it demands attention when it happens. It is better to be interrupted because of an equipment killing surge shuts down the suppressor than have it run with a light.

Surges act that way also, there can be a string of electrical problems down the line and if they are high enough to blow the protection, the next several surges will happily blow up your gear as that light glows. For whole house protection, I would prefer a loud alarm since I don't make it a habit to hang out in the garage and check my breaker panel.

If the issue is that a light won't work for most people (I can agree w/ that in a lot of situations), then there are other options, such as sound. I can't remember off the top of my head and I threw it out, but I think it was the welkin with the rotatable sockets on the side mentioned in the article.

I can understand the strategy of picking up a cheap surge protector and just replacing it as needed every couple years. I ended up going the polar opposite route of picking up the very best power conditioner/ surge protector that I could afford, and I've never looked back.

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I've been using a Sound Application CF-X for approximately 10 years in my main system with excellent results. It retailed at a ridiculous $5K with the accompanying Machine Delta power cord, but I was able to pick it up slightly used for just under $1K.

The unit can safely handle 6 kilowatts of power, well beyond the rating of a standard 15-amp circuit breaker. A bank of eight various follows for voltage spike suppression and protection.

A 23-step stage filter bank of high-quality capacitors, mainly film and foil types, is used to provide a near-zero impedance pathway for both transverse and common mode noise. The primary emphasis, however, is on transverse mode EMI and RFI rejection.

Did I mention the several pounds of Cascade Audio dampening compound used internally, or that all soldering is performed in an inert argon gas environment to eliminate the formation of surface oxides?” “All of this leads me to present the Sound Application CF-X as the perfect solution for the filtration of EM and RF noise (EMI and RFI).

It is designed to provide an extremely low impedance capacitive shunt to ground for EM and RF energy over a bandwidth from 10 kHz to 2.5 GHz. I'm not aware of any competing models that can claim a bandwidth beyond the megahertz range.

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The problem with surge protectors is that they only work once and are fried, it's the second surge that destroys all the equipment and the warranty from the surge protector reads “it worked the 1st time”get homeowners insurance for insurance, not a surge protector.

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