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Power conditioners under 100

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bruce Chang, May 21, 2002.

  1. Bruce Chang

    Bruce Chang Second Unit

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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.
     
  2. 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.
     
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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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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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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