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Determine What You Need: Some Typical Configurations

 

As we stated in the very first article in this series, protecting your equipment from damage by power problems really has no one-size-fits-all solution. A large part in determining the level of protection you need depends on the individual scenario. Here are some typical equipment configurations as well as suggestions of possible levels of protection.


Home Theater, Audio/Video and Satellite Systems - Surge Protection

SUPER7COAX, by Tripp Lite
SUPER7COAX

For protecting your Home Theater System from power surges, Tripp Lite's SUPER7COAX is a great choice. With 7 individual outlets, it's perfect for accommodating your TV, cable receiver, DVD player, gaming console and surround sound/stereo system all at the same time, on the same surge protector, with outlets to spare! Some of its features include:

    • Outlets - 7 outlets, including 3 transformer outlets.
    • Coax Protection - A set of coaxial F connectors to protect your devices through a single satellite or cable line.
    • Joule rating of 2,160.
    • 2 separate LED lights indicating that the users devices are "Protected" and that the wall outlet is "Grounded" so the unit can function properly.


Home or Office PCs and Audio/Video Systems - Surge Protection

TLP808TELTV, by Tripp Lite
TLP808TELTV

For protecting your home or office computers from power surges, the TLP808TELTV model surge protector, by Tripp Lite, is the unit for you. Not only does this device have multiple power outlets and coax protection, its also got space for modem, fax, or telephone line connections. Some features of this unit include:

    • Outlets - 8 total outlets, including 3 transformer outlets.
    • Coax Protection - A set of coaxial F connectors to protect your devices through a single satellite or cable line.
    • Joule rating of 2,160.
    • 2 separate LED lights indicating that the users devices are "Protected" and that the wall outlet is "Grounded" so the unit can function properly.
    • Tel/Modem Protection - 3 built-in jacks (one input jack, two output jacks) for total surge protection for modem, telephone, or fax connections.


Home or Office PCs - Surge Protection & UPS Battery Backup

AVR750U, by Tripp Lite
AVR750U

For protecting your home or office computers from power surges with the added security of battery backup, Tripp Lite has the AVR750U. The benefit of having a battery backup when your location loses power means your unsaved data isn't immediately lost. Users will have a minimal amount of time to quickly reach a stopping point with their work and save any data before properly shutting down their systems.


A great choice for connecting all of your equipment (computer, monitor, modem/fax, printer and peripherals), this unit also has Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) power conditioning to maintain a smooth running environment for your equipment during brownouts and overvoltages. Some features of this unit include:

    • Outlets - 12 total outlets, including 4 transformer outlets. 6 are UPS outlets while the other 6 are surge-only outlets.
    • 750VA/450 watt UPS output capacity.
    • Estimated Battery Runtime - 44 minutes for a desktop computer consuming 80 watts continuously. 10 minutes at 50% load (225 watts). 3 minutes at 100% load (450 watts).
    • Tel/Modem Protection - 3 built-in jacks (one input jack, two output jacks) for total surge protection for modem, telephone, or fax connections.
    • With AVR, this UPS backup automatically boosts/reduces input voltages as needed within the voltage range of 83 to 147V.


IT Room UPS Backups

SMART2200RMXL2U, by Tripp Lite
SMART2200RMXL2U

For protecting your servers, network and telecommunications equipment and to maintain continuous operation through blackouts, brownouts, voltage fluctuations and surges, the best solution for you may be the SMART2200RMXL2U, which is a 2,200VA line interactive UPS system.


This unit is a 2U rackmount or tower form factor with an installed depth of only 19 inches and has the option for expandable battery runtime with optional external battery packs. Some additional features of this unit include:

    • Outlets - 8 total outlets.
    • 2200VA/1600 watt UPS output capacity.
    • Estimated Standard Battery Runtime - 16 minutes at 50% load (800 watts) & 6 minutes at 100% load (1600 watts).
    • With AVR, this UPS backup automatically boosts/reduces input voltages as needed within the voltage range of 83 to 145V.
    • Front panel status LEDs with load level and battery capacity display.
    • Less than 4.5 hour battery recharge rate from 10% to 90%