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Recommend a low cost surge protector.

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.
 

Towen7

Well-Known Member
Staff member
Moderator
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).
 

Flint

Dog Faced Pony Soldier
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.
 

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:

I imagine you could plug a $12 power strip directly into it and, for surge protection only, you'd be set.
 

topper

Well-Known Member
Batman said:
Maximo said:
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.




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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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