recessed surge protector

corona13

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http://www.smarthome.com/48409.html

anyone used one of these. Want something recessed for a LCD which will be wall mountedand my projector, which will be cieling mounted.

Does anyone know of any other recessed/in-wall surge protectors? I'm not looking for an on-wall/external type unit.

thank you!
 

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Panamax is the only one I know of. I have used it a lot. It doesn't provide that much filtering, just surge. Furman also makes one, but it is the same unit as they are owned by Panamax.
 

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Ive never used that model. Do you need filtering? Do you have room for a three gang box, and can you do without a recessed outlet? I think the answers to those questions will let you know which model you need.
 

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I do have room for a 3 gang box
, I couldn't even tell you what filtering is
and my wife would say I/we could do without the whole home theater experience
.

I am more confused now than I was 30 minutes ago...


thanks for your help! I'm gonna go with the monster as even though I do not know what filtering is, I've heard it is necessary
 

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It seems to have more filtering but yet you don't know what it is????
Filtering cleans up the incoming voltage from the inside/outside line, which is notoriously dirty, i.e. has RF/EMI noise from appliances or spikes and surges or even less than 120 V whenever something else either inside or outside your house presents a greater load than the lines can handle. This kind of "dirty" power can kill sensitive electronics over time. Filtering removes this "dirt".
 

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thank you, that helps!

yeah, it said in the desciprtion, "filters pwer." I assumed that meant it filterd the power.

thank you for that...180 is a lot for on in-wall surge protector, though. I've found some others for 40 made by leviton.
 

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