Power conditioners under 100

Bruce Chang

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What are you some decent power conditoners under $100. My voltage ranges from 115 to 118 and I need more outlet anyways.
 

Bill Kane

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Bruce,
you aint gonna get a "power conditioner" under $100, but you can get a nice SURGE SUPPRESSOR.
Your voltage appears normal, so long as you dont get power line voltage sags to 80VAC or suffer surges from outside interferences.
I like for everyday, no-nonsense, mainstream use the TrippLite Isobar6 for ~$60 or less. Also comes in 8 and 12 outlet.
Moving up, you get into true Power Conditioners which may be voltage stabilizers or isolated transformer voltage regulators. They cost.
Balanced Power Technologies sells 120VAC units from $800 to $1100. Here's one REVIEW
Another is the Monster HTPS7000 for $1149, both balanced power and surge suppression.
PS Audio's Power Regenerator and Furman units also work on voltage regulation, IIRC.
 

Bill Kane

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Bruce, that Power Werks unit is designed for professional stage application; it's basically a Surge Protector (not a power conditioner as it calls itself). I've not heard about it in a home entertainment system ap.

But it has no terminals for your coax cable, which need to run thru a surge protector, too.

And it looks sorta bulky. The TrippLite I like cud sit on the floor behind your entertainment center/rack.
 

Jason-Pro

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ive got a panamax max 4300 got it for my birthday its prett nice. i think they are like $140 or so just a surge supressor tho.
 

Chu Gai

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Bill, according to Triplite's site they do say they have batteryless power conditioners. A search on Pricewatch.com indicated some that would be in his price range. I don't know about the nature of the conditioning though, but for that matter, when i emailed Monster, I didn't get too much information either.
 

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