Preparedness / Protection for your electronic equipment with a quality surge protector is a form of ‘modern survival’ ;)
I want to share with you what I have determined to be a very high quality choice for effective surge protection (not the cheap protection that you might find in your typical ‘power strip’).
I have been using this brand for years, and I can attest to the fact that my various electronic equipment has not blown up through the fiercest of thunderstorms!
(Hopefully I didn’t just jinx myself.)
Okay, enough teasing. You want to know what it is?
In case you haven’t noticed the picture above (this one is used for my Router and Modem),
It’s the Tripp Lite isobar Ultra Surge Protector:
Why is this surge protector a great choice?
While you can certainly pay more for a surge protector, this one is THE most well reviewed and fits a reasonable price point. The main selling point for me was their extreme confidence to include a $50K insurance if equipment gets damaged!
Here are some technical specifications sourced directly from Tripp Lite:
– Lifetime Limited Warranty and $50,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance covers any connected equipment damaged by a power surge. Yes, you read that right.
– 3330-joule surge suppression rating (135,000 Amps!). Reduces 6,000-volt test surges to harmless levels under 35 volts.
– 3 built-in isolated filter banks, large torroidal chokes, ferrite rod-core inductors, HF/VHF capacitors and multiple layers of metal oxide varistors to block interference.
– Removes EMI/RFI interference up to 80 db.
– AC Suppression response time less than 1 nanosecond!
– 12 Amp resettable circuit breaker.
– Diagnostic LED’s indicate it’s present state.
– Metal housing, can also be mounted to wall.
– Right angle plug keeps it tidy.
Protect Valuable Electronic Equipment
I currently use three of the Tripp Lite isobar Ultra’s.
1. My Internet Modem and Wireless Router
2. TV / DirecTV satellite box / Roku / DVD player / Stereo receiver
3. Garage door opener (believe it or not, it has a microprocessor board in it)
Note: This is the Tripp Lite model that I used for the garage door opener:
Tripp Lite Isobar 2 Outlet Surge Protection
Consider surge protection for the following:
– Printer / Scanner
– Desktop Computer
– Appliances with electronic circuits
– Network equipment
– A/V equipment
If the electronic equipment is worth more than the surge protector, especially if it’s worth a lot more, I would consider getting a surge protector. There are lots out there, and Tripp Lite (no affiliation with us) is a very good brand choice.
Do you have ‘dirty’ power or occasional power surges or drop outs? Do thunder & lightning storms frequent your region? You better get some surge protection…