Check out this Belkin surge protector, good?

Matt_Smi

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I am looking for a nice quality surge protector for my HT, I want to spend under $100 and first looked at monster. I found a decent one for $80 (link below); it has a respectable joule rating of 1850, “clean power” line filtering, 8 outlets and a lifetime product warranty with a 150,000 connected equipment warranty. I then recently checked out Belkin and found a unit that I can get for $60 (link below as well), that has a joule rating of 4720, line filtering, 10 outlets and also a lifetime product warranty and an unlimited connected equipment warranty. While both units seems good the Belkin is cheaper and has a much better joule rating, but does Belkin make quality products? Could I feel pretty confidant that my gear is protected from most surges short of a lightning strike plugged into that unit? BTW the reason the unit is so cheap is because Belkin recently came out with a new model, it seems to have the same specs but sells for around $100, so I figure that the older model is a better deal at $60. Please check both of them out and let me know what you think, along with Belkin and their surge protectors in general, thanks.


Monster surge protector
http://www.monstercable.com/power/pr...er.asp?pin=592

Belkin surge protector
http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProdu...duct_Id=130739
 

James W. Johnson

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Since money is an issue for you then I suggest going with something cheaper , I was using one of these along with a cheaper power strip before I upgraded to a Monster unit,
http://www.cyberpowersystems.com/surge880.htm


BTW don't expect any significant surge protection from any of these units, those 100 billion dollar warranys are in place just because of the low odds that a power surge strong enough to take out your equipment will ever happen.
 

Chu Gai

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Yes, it'll be fine. The extra joules basically means that your unit can withstand more surges than one with a lesser rating.
 

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I have that Belkin surge protector. I got the newer model (I think) from Microcenter for about $70-80 with 10 outlets.

So far I like it a lot and it looks great. I can't say the power conditioning made the "picture and sound cleaner" like it claims although you can't really expect it to unless you are seeing any power interference beforehand.
 

Ryan Leemhuis

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Belkin is a quality brand. They just choose not to mark up there prices to the "monster" level
 

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