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.
I purchased 3 Super7Tels about one year ago after my home was hit by lightning and we lost some electronics components due to the resulting surge that went through the electrical system. With the 2520 Joule rating and the Ultimate lifetime insurance this product is the best value that I could find to protect our new equipment.
This is easily the best surge suppressor on the market. The cord is a great length with an angled flat wall plug. The genius in the Super7's design is the ability to plug 3 wall warts into it without blocking any other plugs. You can technically plug in a 4th wall-wart upside down at the top plug, but it will cover up the LED indicators and possibly the power switch. The switch is slightly recessed so accidentally switching it off is minimized. It can be wall-mounted and it has surge & ground protection LEDs. The ground protection alone has found at least two AC wall plugs not properly grounded that an electrician needed to fix (which could have resulted in fire and/or death). The surge protection indicator ensures me the suppressor is still good. It is backed up by Tripp-Lite's great lifetime warranty and $75,000 lifetime insurance in the care case where it doesn't protect from a surge and equipment plugged into it fry. The size is perfect for almost any application, it is not ugly to look at, and it is built well. EMI / RFI filtering is also standard. I only wish it had two USB charging plugs (maybe in a future version). Some models even include phone or coax protection. I have purchased literally dozens of these for work & home, and not a single one has failed. This is the best surge suppressor for nearly any application!
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