Tripp Lite's HTSWIVEL6 Home/Business Theater Surge Suppressor provides high-performance protection--1200 joules--stopping damaging surges and filtering disruptive line noise so components perform at their peak! You can see and hear the difference: sharper, crisper video; deeper, fuller audio and longer component life spans. Perfect for small home/business theater installations: high-definition TVs, satellite and A/V receivers, DVD/CD players and more. 6 outlets, 1-line coaxial protection and 1-line tel/modem protection safeguard an entire home/business theater system. $50,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance coverage (USA and Canada only). Includes two diagnostic LEDs, 6 ft. gold coaxial cable and 6 ft. phone cord.
What is the main culprit of electrical surges?
Electrical devices that require lots of power to operate. Depending on the wiring of your Studio or Production suite, you may notice at times that your lights flicker when powerful devices turn on and off, e.g. your air conditioner. When these devices are switched on, they demand a lot of electricity, which puts a lot of strain on the grid and can cause surges.
When should you use a surge protector?
All the time. The real question is really which devices you should connect to a surge protector. You don’t need a surge protector for your desk lamp or your standing fan, but you do want a surge protector for expensive devices that have intricate microprocessors, like computers, DVR's, LED/LCD monitors, power amps, Studio Lighting, Powered Nearfield Speaker monitors, etc. Think of it this way: if there was an electrical surge that destroyed all of the devices connected to your outlets, which lost devices would pain you the most? Plug those into a surge protector. It’s better to be safe than sorry.