Tripp Lite's TLP706TELC surge suppressor offers complete AC and phone line surge suppression for comprehensive protection of workstations, desktop PCs, telecom systems and other sensitive electronics. High-grade AC surge suppression shields connected equipment from damage and performance problems due to transient surges. Set of RJ11 telephone line suppression jacks protect dial-up and DSL modem lines, fax machines, cordless phones and more. Integrated child safety covers. TLP706TELC offers 7 total outlets, 6 foot cord with a space-saving right angle plug and diagnostic LEDs to warn of wiring problems and suppressor damage. Heavy grade AC suppression rated at 1440 joules shields equipment from surges and line noise. Black suppressor housing with keyhole mounting tabs lets offers convenient protection of desktop computer equipment and accessories. $50,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance (USA and Canada Only). PLUG/OUTLETS: Input: NEMA5-15P/Output: 7 NEMA5-15R/6-ft. AC line cord ELECTRICAL: 120V AC, 50/60Hz, 15A (Requires NEMA5-15R wall receptacle) FORMAT: Corded multi-outlet strip with 3 transformer spaced outlets SUPPRESSION: AC: 150V RMS Clamping/1080 joules/400V UL1449 Let-through Phone: Single telephone line surge suppression (RJ11 jacks, 2 wire, 1 line).
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.