Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: This surge protector OK??

  1. #1
    HDJ Platinum Club Member gadgtfreek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    22,642
    Thanks
    1,599
    Thanked 2,963 Times in 2,298 Posts
    Rep Power
    29

    Default This surge protector OK??


    While sitting here watching the power blink during the Nor'easter we are having, it dawned on me to wonder how my PS was doing (the first flicker took it out and it shuts itself down until I physically press the power button).

    I have a APC Backups for the HDDVR, and the TV, Denon, Sub and BR player are connected to this guy. I've always trusted APC, but was just wondering if its an on par unit for protecting my gear from power flickers

    http://www.amazon.com/APC-Type-Outle...8069474&sr=8-1
    RIP STEVEN 12/26/2013
    65" VT50 / BDP-S6200
    X4000 / Outlaw Model 7125
    Klipsch RF82 II and RC62 II / Hsu VTF-15H (2)
    Directv HR44-200 / TiVo Roamio

  2. #2
    FATHER TIMELESS ImRizzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Eastern End of Long Island NY
    Age
    70
    Posts
    29,034
    Thanks
    546
    Thanked 1,534 Times in 1,274 Posts
    Rep Power
    37

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by elwaylite View Post
    While sitting here watching the power blink during the Nor'easter we are having, it dawned on me to wonder how my PS was doing (the first flicker took it out and it shuts itself down until I physically press the power button).

    I have a APC Backups for the HDDVR, and the TV, Denon, Sub and BR player are connected to this guy. I've always trusted APC, but was just wondering if its an on par unit for protecting my gear from power flickers

    http://www.amazon.com/APC-Type-Outle...8069474&sr=8-1
    You should do a search on ebay I bought my Monster power strip 149.00 at bestbuy 45.00 on ebay new in packaging
    Sent from my Fisher Price touch&talk~using ITouchmyself II

    Sony XBR 929 ~ Sony XBR8, Denon 3311CI, Mirage V2 speakers w/S10 Sub, Oppo 93, Darbee-5000, SA8300DVR, Harmony 1100 ~


  3. #3
    HDJ Platinum Club Member gadgtfreek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    22,642
    Thanks
    1,599
    Thanked 2,963 Times in 2,298 Posts
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    I already own the APC I linked, bought it about a year ago. I'm not really in the market, just wondering if it was a good one. I spent about $120 on it new, so I'm sure it's on par with the Monster (I used to buy Monster but switched to APC because I feel they have Sony type pricing)
    RIP STEVEN 12/26/2013
    65" VT50 / BDP-S6200
    X4000 / Outlaw Model 7125
    Klipsch RF82 II and RC62 II / Hsu VTF-15H (2)
    Directv HR44-200 / TiVo Roamio

  4. #4
    FATHER TIMELESS ImRizzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Eastern End of Long Island NY
    Age
    70
    Posts
    29,034
    Thanks
    546
    Thanked 1,534 Times in 1,274 Posts
    Rep Power
    37

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by elwaylite View Post
    I already own the APC I linked, bought it about a year ago. I'm not really in the market, just wondering if it was a good one. I spent about $120 on it new, so I'm sure it's on par with the Monster (I used to buy Monster but switched to APC because I feel they have Sony type pricing)
    APC is excellent I bought Monster on Ebay only because I was a MONSTER product whore
    this is the APC on ebay now
    http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-APC-1000VA-H...item3efa1730ea
    Sent from my Fisher Price touch&talk~using ITouchmyself II

    Sony XBR 929 ~ Sony XBR8, Denon 3311CI, Mirage V2 speakers w/S10 Sub, Oppo 93, Darbee-5000, SA8300DVR, Harmony 1100 ~


  5. #5
    HDJ Platinum Club Member gadgtfreek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    22,642
    Thanks
    1,599
    Thanked 2,963 Times in 2,298 Posts
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Thanks, I always knew the backups were, just wasnt as sure about the SP.

    How long should you use a SP before replacing it (I've usually bought a new one with every tv)?

    Thats a nice looking APC on ebay.
    RIP STEVEN 12/26/2013
    65" VT50 / BDP-S6200
    X4000 / Outlaw Model 7125
    Klipsch RF82 II and RC62 II / Hsu VTF-15H (2)
    Directv HR44-200 / TiVo Roamio

  6. #6
    FATHER TIMELESS ImRizzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    The Eastern End of Long Island NY
    Age
    70
    Posts
    29,034
    Thanks
    546
    Thanked 1,534 Times in 1,274 Posts
    Rep Power
    37

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by elwaylite View Post
    Thanks, I always knew the backups were, just wasnt as sure about the SP.

    How long should you use a SP before replacing it (I've usually bought a new one with every tv)?

    Thats a nice looking APC on ebay.
    I've used mine for 3 years now, I think the rule of thumb is" replace if you've survived a power surge or failure".
    Sent from my Fisher Price touch&talk~using ITouchmyself II

    Sony XBR 929 ~ Sony XBR8, Denon 3311CI, Mirage V2 speakers w/S10 Sub, Oppo 93, Darbee-5000, SA8300DVR, Harmony 1100 ~


  7. #7
    HDJ Platinum Club Member gadgtfreek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    22,642
    Thanks
    1,599
    Thanked 2,963 Times in 2,298 Posts
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Did some reading. Looks like 1-2 years is the recommend, because they give up a little everytime they are hit.

    I guess when you figure the price of all your gear, $100 every 24 months is not bad.

    I think I may invest in a new UPS for the 55" lcd, and a new SP for my gear.
    RIP STEVEN 12/26/2013
    65" VT50 / BDP-S6200
    X4000 / Outlaw Model 7125
    Klipsch RF82 II and RC62 II / Hsu VTF-15H (2)
    Directv HR44-200 / TiVo Roamio

  8. #8
    HDJ Platinum Club Member gadgtfreek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    22,642
    Thanks
    1,599
    Thanked 2,963 Times in 2,298 Posts
    Rep Power
    29

    Default


    Ok, so UPS's have lower joule ratings, so would you get a good UPS then have it hooked into a surge protector?

    The hits tonight took out my protection light, which means the APC C3's protection is used up and I need to buy one anyway (I mean what are the odds??).

    How is this guy (780w UPS) for the tv and hddvr
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/APC+-+13...&skuId=9307797

    And this for the rest of the stuff

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Monster+...&skuId=9281635


    I'd plug the UPS into the Monster SP, so it would have the 3240 joules of the monster.

    Sound like a good idea? I know the Monster SP would be fine for the tv too, but I'd ASSume its best to have the tv on a UPS.
    RIP STEVEN 12/26/2013
    65" VT50 / BDP-S6200
    X4000 / Outlaw Model 7125
    Klipsch RF82 II and RC62 II / Hsu VTF-15H (2)
    Directv HR44-200 / TiVo Roamio

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •