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Recommend a low cost surge protector.

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by Maximo, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Maximo

    Maximo Well-Known Member

    Preferably a component style, but basicaly I need a decent surge protector to protect my gear. Unless anyone here can recommend a whole house surge protector.
     
  2. Towen7

    Towen7 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

    Like a lemming I've just followed the forum's standard advice and use Tripp Lite exclusively for my HT stuff. Probably overkill but so far no problems.

    HT10DBS in the living room. I paid ~$80 on buy.com several years ago.
    Isobar4Ultra (x2) and a OMNI1500LCD in the HT room. (I don't recall where I got the Isobar 4's but they were ~$30 and I got the UPS on eBay).
     
  3. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Famous

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  4. Flint

    Flint "Do you know who I am?" Superstar

    Any surge protector works. I speak from experience, my house was struck by lightning once and every single electronic device plugged into any form of surge protector, no matter how cheap, survived - well, the power supplied survived. My Ethernet network was fried, my phone lines were fried, and my CRT TVs and computer monitors were fried (from the EMP).

    The $100 tripplite noise filter did no better than the $5 Walgreens brand power strip I purchase as a socket expander, not for surge protection.
     
  5. Botch

    Botch I.Y.A.A.Y.A.S! Superstar

    I use an APC on the majority of my components but it's not "low-cost".

    However, my in-wall TV needed something separate and I got this:
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    I imagine you could plug a $12 power strip directly into it and, for surge protection only, you'd be set.
     
  6. topper

    topper Well-Known Member

    ******
    I have thiis same console model (HT810ISOCTR) from Tripp-Lite
    (information at a glance) ~ and it takes up very little space, and works fine.
    Picked it up on sale for only slightly less than Parts Express is selling it for.

    recommended . . .
     

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