For more than 20 years, America's leading companies have trusted Tripp Lite's Isobar Premium surge and noise protectors to protect sensitive computer, networking and telecom equipment. With more than 14 million satisfied customers, the Isobar remains the world's #1 selling premium surge protector. Loaded with a generous combination of high quality components, near indestructible all-metal case and unique noise filtration system, the Isobar offers the highest level of protection attainable in a multi-outlet strip. Robust surge suppression circuits with sine-wave tracking offer extreme levels of protection against the heaviest normal mode surge conditions. Isobar's unique protection system combines large torroidal chokes, ferrite rod-core inductors, HF/VHF capacitors and metal oxide varistors into an exclusive isolated filter bank that removes EMI/RFI interference, even noise generated by other pieces of connected equipment. ISOBAR6ULTRAHG offers 6 high quality hospital-grade outlets arranged in one filter bank to prevent system crashes, reboots and performance problems common as noisy system peripherals are powered off and on. Surge suppression rated at 3330 joules. Widely spaced NEMA 5-15 hospital-grade outlets accommodate up to 3 large transformer plugs without blocking outlets. Diagnostic LEDs confirm power availability, line fault and protection status. Includes 15 foot AC line cord with high quality hospital-grade input plug, keyhole mounting tabs and a set of 4 child safety covers. PLUG / OUTLETS: Incorporate NEMA 5-15PHG Hospital-grade plug and 6 NEMA 5-15RHG Hospital-grade receptacles ELECTRICAL: 120V AC, 50/60Hz SUPPRESSION: AC: 140V RMS Clamping / 3330 joules / 48,000 amps FORMAT: Corded all-metal surge suppressor with transformer spaced outlets.
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.