While living in rural areas, I've depended on multiple Tripp Lite Line Conditioner products to keep -all- my electronics safe, especially from brown outs and local lightning strikes. Now that I'm living in the city, I've switched to this less elaborate surge protector, since my line conditioners have not given any "alarms" in the 2.5 years, I'm here. So, I'm very pleased to be protected - with less expense. The one downside: I'm -still- confused by the -red- LED which indicates that everything is okay! This conflicts with -everything- previous, so I've had to read the instructions over-and-over again - to be sure (and, !'m still not - to be honest!). However, since I use my line conditioners at other sockets, I was able to test out the new socket in question - to confirm things are, indeed-- alright. I stay with Tripp Lite because I believe they have rock solid technology, since everything hooked up to them have been exceptionally long lived.
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.
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