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#1 of 5 JeremyR

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Posted January 20 2010 - 04:16 PM

I currently have the following hooked up to my surge suppressor.

Samsung 30 Inch Slimfit CRT TV
Panasonic DMP-BD60 Bluray player
Toshiba HD-A2 HDDVD
Xbox 360
JBL E250 Northridge 12 inch subwoofer
Onkyo TX-SR805 A/V Receiver (130W x 7)
Dish Network HDDVR


This weekend I will be replacing my Slimfit with a Panasonic 42 inch Plasma TV which I assume will probably draw less power than the Slimfit.

But my question is, with all of this nice equipment, is this surge suppressor adequate?  I spent about $45 on it on sale a couple of years ago.

http://www.apc.com/products/apcav/products/index.cfm?action=detail&base_sku=PR11T3V2


The thing that concerns me, is that it doesn't have network connections for my Blu-ray player, or my Xbox 360 which are both hooked up to my DSL Modem directly.  

I looked at this product:

http://www.monstercable.com/productdisplay.asp?pin=5317

It certainly costs more (though has fewer outlets).  Am I going to gain anything from something like this?  It only has one network cable.  Or would I be just as protected if I bought a better surge suppressor for my computer and ran the phone line through it before it reached my modem?  


I know this is alot of questions, but I also used to have my power flicker in my office in the other room sometimes if I had alot of stuff running, though I haven't noticed that in probably 6 months.  Is that dangerous for my equipment, and should I consider a voltage stabilizer?  The cost is certainly prohibitive, but if I'm doing long term damage, I'm willing to consider it.  Thanks in advance, sorry for all of the questions.  


#2 of 5 JeremyR

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Posted January 20 2010 - 04:31 PM

Would something like this give me alot better protection, and protect me from the power flickering out? 

http://www.amazon.com/G5Blk-9-Outlet-G-Type-Rack-Mountable-Conditioner/dp/B0028RCZSS/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1264051793&sr=1-7


Or perhaps, I could use something like this to just hook up my A/V Receiver, TV, and Sub to to provide the maximum protection to those items that are most expensive?  This price isn't probably out of my reach?  

http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-LC1200-Conditioner-Protection/dp/B0000512LA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1264051911&sr=1-1



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Posted January 20 2010 - 11:18 PM

Parts Express had a closeout on a Phillips surge protector for 59.88. 

www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=129-120




#4 of 5 JeremyR

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Posted January 21 2010 - 04:58 AM

Thanks for the link, I will check into that.  I still don't think that will help me with the flickering of the lights, though again I haven't noticed that in a while. 

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Posted January 21 2010 - 05:45 AM

This looks like an interesting option




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