This is an extremely well made, durable, quality product, unlike any other brand or model at this price point. This model and better at Tripp Lite cut off power if the surge protector becomes compromised. For under $35 you can even have models with an audible alarm on top of that before they even begin to fail. Think about this... In a bad storm, you often have multiple lightning hits. Most brands and types of surge protectors keep functioning as mere power strips after being damaged, and with no warning whatsoever! That second hit will then fry all of your equipment and even void your original warranty, leaving you completely out of luck and with no recourse. This model also has good line filtering for when other appliances like HVAC or those needing high startup power create voltage spikes and interference for home theater and sensitive electronic equipment. Most computer and electronics failures are due to a series of many repeated spikes rather than single direct hits. You can go five dollars cheaper but it is only foolish to risk it. This model is absolutely the best made and best bang for your buck. It will handle anything plugged into it that draws less than 15 amps simultaneously. I personally own 7 of these for everything less than my home theater setups and can not recommend them more highly. However, this model can indeed handle a home theater system no problem. The only electric/electronic device in my home not on a Tripp Lite is my toothbrush, because the outlet is too close to the sink and a safety risk. I do not work for Tripp Lite nor am I getting paid for this review. I'm an Electronics Engineer who lives in the Midwest where there are frequent storms and would like to save you from future regret at having made simple mistakes with your own devices trying to save 5 dollars somewhere else. You can't find better surge protectors below this model. Anybody worth their salt in my field knows that Tripp Lite surge protectors are the best made, bar none.
Before buying this one, I spent a lot of time comparing different brands and models. This won hands-down for its outlet layout, warranty, and importantly, its joule rating. Many seemingly good surge protectors are weak in the latter area, which is one of the most important to consider when it comes to actual protection of your devices. This one excels. Have been using it for more than a year now, and it has performed perfectly. Would definitely buy again.
I bought a drum room for my garage and needed a power strip with a long cord to reach inside of it. Didn't even realize there were power strips with this long of cord and this was the only brand that did that I could find. Works great and very pleased with it.
I travel to several different locations and I can not verify the stability of their electrical systems. This product give me reassurance I need to travel with confidence. It has paid for itself 100 times over, due to a power surge at a local office. Everyone who did not have their laptop connected to a power surge basically fried their equipment. Fortunately for me, I had my little travel buddy and my brand new laptop was spared. Thanks for great product.
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