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11-21-2011, 10:05 AM
OK, so I have a Cyberpower 1500 UPS for my two DVR's and two EHD's. I like keeping those items on battery backup for the HDD's sake, and that CP will run 100 minutes just powering those 4.

What i need, is a good recommendation for a surge protector for my 64" plasma, Marantz AVR, HSU subwoofer, and Oppo 93. When I wall mount my display this week and move my center channel out of a cubby hole, it frees this spot in the center of my stand, for a rack style.

Here are the ones Ive been looking at, help would be loved :) Panamax M4300-PM 9 Outlet Clean Power Level 2 - Black: Electronics (
Panamax M4300 $329
15 amp with 4 high current plugs; 1650 joules
M5100 $429
15 amp, 2 high current plugs, 2310 joules
M5300 $529
15amp, 2125 joules, 2 high current APC H15BLK AV 1.5kVA H Type Power Conditioner: Electronics (
APC H15 $240
15amp, 5270 joules, 2 high current Belkin AP41300fc10 PF60 PureAV Home Theater Power Console - Black: Electronics (
Belkin PF60 $180
not sure on amp, 7114 joules, 2 high current plugs

11-21-2011, 10:13 AM
I'm going to stay out of this one. As a EE, I have some strong opinions, but this is more a religious issue.

11-21-2011, 10:14 AM
Aw, cmon now!

My first thought is to just get the APC and fuggett about it.

11-21-2011, 10:22 AM
Consider plugging the TV and the Oppo into the surge only side of the UPS as they require relatively little power and the power demands don't fluctuate much.

For the stuff that's usage sensitive, I'd compare everything with the Belkin as it is relatively cheap and it has the highest joules rating (the only thing that counts for surges). I'm not sold on all of the noise filtering stuff.

11-21-2011, 11:41 AM
I dont put much faith in "filtering" as well. The Panamax seem a bit pricey, and the APC H15 has stellar reviews. The Belkin is $50 less, I just dont know much about them.

11-26-2011, 07:32 AM
Has anyone considered the A/V UPS from Monoprice? It's only $187.65

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11-29-2011, 09:36 AM
Has anyone considered the A/V UPS from Monoprice? It's only $187.65

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Probably a good one, but not that many VA at 1000. My local Costco is selling the Cyberpower 1350AVR for $90. Seems like a good deal, but I'm not familiar with them. Anybody know anything about them?

11-29-2011, 09:38 AM
I do not. Real happy with the APC H15 so far.

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