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Panamax - 8-Outlet Power Conditioner/Surge Protector - Black

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Learn more about Magnolia Premium Installation Keep your home theater equipment safe with this 8-outlet surge protector that features an 1875-joule rating and cable, satellite, antenna, telephone and network line protection to protect components from power spikes and surges.

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (141 out of 142)

Features


1875-joule rating

Absorbs a high amount of energy to adequately protect your equipment and prolong the life of the unit.

8 surge-protected outlets

Including 4 balanced double L filtration circuits and 4 high current outlets to protect all the equipment in your home or office.

Automatic Voltage Monitoring

Protects equipment from prolonged over or under voltages by disconnecting the power and reconnecting it when safe power returns.

Protect or Disconnect circuitry

Disconnects AC power to your equipment in the event of a large power surge.

Line protection

Shields equipment from electrical surges that travel over cable, satellite, antenna, telephone and network lines.

8' cable

For easy placement.


Customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised if you have grounded power

    Posted
    ColtraneWasGod
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    The basic question to ask about a power distributor/power conditioner/ surge protector is "Does it do its job?" The answer here is a qualified "yes." I only have a few quibbles. First, be aware that the electronics loss or damage warranty provided with this product covers you only if you have grounded power. That's not surprising, as surge protectors in this price range simply pass off to the ground the excess energy that a surge provides. If, however, like me, you live in a place like San Francisco where most homes do NOT have ground circuitry, you are not going to be able to reap the benefits of this unit's surge protection and you won't have warranty coverage for your products that die in a surge. That's not a criticism of this unit per se, but anyone buying in this price range should be aware of the limitations of entry-level surge protection technology. Second, another product of this unit's price point is that it only offers eight outlets. It used to be easy to find units in this price range with ten outlets. (That's what I need and the unit that this one replaces -- destroyed in a power surge -- offered ten outlets at about this price point.) Now, however, it seems that manufacturers are economizing at his price point by providing a smaller number of outlets. Third, and most importantly, the design of this unit makes it unfriendly to those who have a lot of wall warts or similar power adaptors. Half of the outlets are on the side of the unit, not on its top, and its short form factor makes the side outlets usable only for power cords if you want the unit to lie flat on the floor or wall as intended. In my case, because I had so many adaptors and because the outlets on the top of the unit are placed so close to one another, the workaround was standing the unit on its side between my tv cabinet and the wall, so that the side with the power cord outlets faces upwards and thus can be used for adaptors that otherwise would not fit if the unit were flush with a floor or wall. Once in place, the unit doesn't seem to have a negative impact on television image, system sound, or power stability. So, all in all, this does what it's supposed to do, more or less, as a power distributor and conditioner and, if you can ground it, I assume it also will work well as a surge protector.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gives peace of mind

    Posted
    ScubaPro
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I know the importance of having good surge protection with electronic components, but was at first a little skeptical on the power conditioner piece and what it could do. After asking several of my friends who work as sound engineers and DJs, who all convinced me that clean power made all the difference in their work, I took their advice and got this. Well, I think it really does seem to make a difference! Aside from the fact that I wish it had a few more outlets, music and video now seem "noise free" and if it's solely as the result of this unit, hey I'll take it! I haven't had a chance to test any of its' extreme surge protective qualities and hope I never have to. So, while this is an expensive addition to an already expensive system, I think it's worth it for the peace of mind if you have high end AV equipment like I have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Importance of a Clean Current

    Posted
    Donald
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Before I purchased this product I consulted with a few friends of mine in the electronics field. All agreed that: 1) the electrical current provided by utility companies is guaranteed noisy & irregular and 2) electronic devices AND appliances will operate better & potentially longer when given a clean current or a pure wave. Although I cannot perform my own independent tests confirming their statements or all what the manufacturer claims, I still feel better about using this product for my computer & peripheral devices because what they say makes total sense to me. BTW, the next time I'm near my Best Buy store, I intend to purchase another Panamax for all my entertainment devices since a Magnolia rep did a power strip comparison for me.....and I definitely HEARD the improvement in audio response when using this particular item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Compact & Reliable

    Posted
    RSTinAZ
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have a rack mounted Panamax unit for my home theater system. However, in the bedrooms, where I have "stand-alone", wall-mounted TVs, I use this Panamax because it easily mounts on the wall behind each TV. I am a proponent of this particular model because it conditions the power and also shuts down in low-voltage situations. Voltage spikes can obviously damage equipments but, low-voltage conditions can be just as devastating. I think a power conditioning unit is always better if your budget allows for it. Years ago, a Panamax power conditioner saved thousands of dollars of connected equipment from a spike that destroyed non-connected devices. Ever since, I've been a believer and only rely on Panamax.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Overall very good

    Posted
    anchak
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Reviewed the specs closely on this item prior to purchase. Specs were as good or better than many of Panamax products, including the digital display conditioner/surge protectors. Did not have room for an additional component, but the single network connection offered on this device does not allow connection to amp and another device such as a Blu-Ray player, or Satellite box. Very happy with the specs, and the 8 AC receptacles are divided equally between larger power (hi-amperage) devices (outlets 5-8) and the smaller devices such as Sat Receivers, DVD players etc. The spacing of the AC outlets are good as well and allow for larger plugs that some devices require.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Odd warranty policy

    Posted
    GJTJR
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    If you purchase this unit from any one other than an "approved" vendor it invalidates the warranty. We had a local installer provide the unit for us but when we read the warranty info we found that he wasn't considered an "approved" vendor, so we had to return it to him and buy it on line (as no one local but the installer sells it but he's not "approved") from someone that Panamax approved. The whole thing left us with an uneasy feeling about the product, but we can now prove we purchased it from an approved vendor, so hopefully if it fails and there is any component damage, we are covered...hopefully...I hope...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Working fine, plugs are not moveable

    Posted
    MLKRI
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    The specs on this unit are good and it is working fine for our setup. Of course unless we have a system wrecking spike we won't know fully. But we don't wish for that. The thing I want to make clear is that the plug areas are not moveable. The design and photo make it look like the sides might be twistable so odd shaped plugs could fit better. They do not move. However, we do have some block style plugs and everything fit fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    Posted
    Cosmo1956
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    I just bought an LG OLED display and I wanted a high quality surge protector / power conditioner for it. I couldn't justify the more expensive component-type power conditioners, nor do I have a place to put it. So based on the reviews, I purchased the Panamax 8 outlet surge protector. I mounted it to the wall behind the display. So far it has met all of my needs and has performed flawlessly.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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