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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 376 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Product that can only be tested in a catastrophe

    Posted
    Garythinks
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    This product, a relatively sophisticated surge protector, is easy to integrated into an electronic system, which is exactly what I did. It is highly rated to protect numerous electronic devices against strong power surges that can seriously damage the equipment. Such surges may actually never occur. But if one does, it will typically occur during a thunderstorm. The desired and expected function of the protector is preventing serious damage to electronic equipment, such as, a TV set and/or a DVD player, by absorbing the surge of electricity before it can damage the equipment. The downside, of course, is that one does not really know whether one's equipment will, in fact, be protected from such serious damage until an actual power surge occurs. Obviously, that surge will be the critical moment, and there is no way of predicting when or if it will occur. Indeed, as I said, it may never occur. Therefore, the device, the surge protector I purchased and installed, is simply a de facto insurance policy against possible damage to my very expensive electronic equipment. Buying this product is akin to purchasing and installing a smoke detector, buying a fire extinguisher, or putting on your seat belt. Obviously, this makes a review of the product, before the occurrence of a power surge, rather difficult to write and actually be helpful to other consumers. I could say that if there is a surge, and the protector prevents damage to my electronics, I will give it five stars. On the other hand, if there is a surge and my equipment is still destroyed, I will give the protector the fewest possible stars. That being said, I can honestly tell you that I sleep better knowing I have this surge protector integrated into my equipment. I suppose that is what we call "peace of mind". Not using a good surge protector is, in my opinion, irresponsible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Panamax 8 outlet conditioner/protector

    Posted
    FiremanDude

    I used this to protect & supply my home theatre system on the advice of my BB salesman and I am happy that nothing happened to my system. I am disappointed that one day for no specific reason, it just stopped supplying power. There were no recent storms or power failures in the area, and it worked the night before, so I was a little puzzled when it failed to turn on my system. I called and naturally, it was "just" out of warranty. I purchased it approx 14 months earlier for about $120.00. I could've spent more for a "super" surge protection/conditioner system to the tune of $200.00, but I don't have alot of components on my system and my salesman said "you should be fine with this one". If you want to protect your investment, then start here. Upgrade to the highest level you can afford and do some research on what you want protecting your system. I went with "good enough" and it almost cost me albeit, this protector, was the only failure and hopefully did what it was designed to do.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not A Looker, But It IS Getting The Job Done!

    Posted
    whysoblu
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    About a month ago we had some really bad lightning storms. Nothing on our home was struck, but the cable box rebooted. Well what I thought was an innocent reboot was actually lightning riding the coax into it and it fried the HDMI cable from the box to my AV receiver and it fried the port on my receiver too. That stunk! So I searched for either an affordable UPS or power line conditioner. Several members of a online AV forum highly recommended this one. Setup was very easy, it covers coax cable and warranties your equipment. What more can you ask for? Oh yeah! It didn't break the bank either! I hope it works when I need it the most!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protector for devices so far

    Posted
    msmith
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    We had an in-home consultation done for new electronics, however this is the one item that was not discussed. When the gentleman came to install all of our new products, we had an extremely old surge protector. Per his suggestion, we purchased this surge protector (he had it with him) and it is certainly more up to date than our last one. It accommodates a lot of products and having the plugs in a few places made it easy to plug everything in. We've had it for a few months now, but luckily we haven't had any storms which is obviously the only way to truly test it...but so far so good!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No Surges Here!

    Posted
    BSHullabaloo
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    Hey, look. I bought a new Samsung Series 8, a Bose Solo, and an Onkyo receiver, then hooked it all up with a PS2, PS3, PS4, Wii U, SNES, N64, Gamecube, AppleTV, and a modem, and recently added an SNES Classic and a Switch. You better believe I'm gonna invest in a solid surge protector! The surge protector itself is great, alternating outlets on top and on the side of the unit, giving you plenty of space for bulky plugs. It also has optional wall mounts if you want to anchor it (or just get it off of the floor). Definitely the best I've bought to date.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    Posted
    Jamie
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    This product works as intended and would get 5 stars if not for poor design. All of the plugs should to one direction instead of having some go up and some go sideways. This makes it very difficult to store behind TV stands when you want to push the stand back as far as you can into the wall. If you have an area at the bottom of your stand where you can put this under it then you'll be fine. But if you don't, you may want to consider a different product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Protection

    Posted
    003mur
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    Want expensive computers, equipment related to computers that is expensive protected. Then at a minimum pick up this surge protector. With a lifetime warranty if your equipment is hooked up properly to the protector how can you beat that for a warranty. Panamax will insure your equipment awesome stuff. Read the directions when the surge protector is being installed. Media equipment any of the panamax protectors are a must have to protect hi end equipment. These protectors are great!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does Everything I Needed It To Do

    Posted
    BbGRRM
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    This was used by the Geek Squad for the installation of the LG OLED TV I purchased. It was mounted between the TV and the wall. It fits just fine. I was able to plug the TV, an HD antenna , and my Amazon Fire TV into it; all hidden behind the TV, still have outlets available for expansion. The installation looks great and all of my items are well protected. The price was good for the quality. This was recommended by the Geek Squad. I recommend it, no problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    meets product expectations

    Posted
    Danny
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    I purchased this surge protector strip because my last surge protector had diminished the electric feed on some outlets and was affecting the operation of my desktop computer and monitor. The design on this surge protector incorporates transistor technology and promises to last much longer than my old protector. Once I plugged everything into the new surge protector all the problems I had with the computer and monitor were solved.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for TV and accessories

    Posted
    EGAA
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    I was hesitant to get such an expensive surge protector, but I like that I can plug the coaxial cables through it for added protection. There are plenty of outlets as well. I was told by a salesperson in store that Ethernet cables can be run through it too; however, after opening it I think it only supports telephone lines. Either way, it has worked great for protecting my TV, internet modem, gaming console and accessories.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Protection for My New TV

    Posted
    Jpeg95387
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    I knew I would need an upgraded surge protector for my new LG 4K Ultra TV. Was not sure what to get and counted on the expert advice of the Best Buy advisors on what would be best for my TV. This was recommended as all around, mid price range.I bought the Panamax 8 Outlet Surge Protector. So far, I am very pleased with it and feel confident that I have a higher quality to protect my equipment from power surges.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great power surge protector.

    Posted
    Thomas
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    The Panamax eight outlet power conditioner/surge protector has been a blessing. It protects my new television from a surge in electricity. Our home had been hit by lightning and it had damage the electrical wiring. The surge protector will protect us from future lightning strikes & will protect our new television in the future.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent protector

    Posted
    Carrie
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    I like this protector for the number of outlets and the way they are set up. One row across the top and another on the side which makes it easy for plugs to fit. It also has other connectors which I don’t use. The only way it could be better is to have a few usb slots. Because it handles more than one power surge it is definitely worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it is ment to do!

    Posted
    HALOROCKS
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    Good bang for buck. Filtering within unit does help, removed low freq hum in my setup, confirmed. When comparing to units that cost a bit more and a lot more > $500, this has the same amount of filtering and freq bands of filtering. If your not pulling > 15 amps, this is perfect. If you are, spend the $ to get a larger unit. I have three of these, two in my main AV setup alone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Panamx surge protector is the best

    Posted
    Timmiek
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    The geek squad recommended this brand surge protector for my new home theater system. It mounts to the wall and keeps all my components running. When you spend a lot of money you want to ensure you have the best equipment to protect everything in case of a electrical spike or outage. This does the trick

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to

    Posted
    Jlara1123
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    I went to best buy to purchase a cheap surge protector power strip. The sales guy convinced me I needed this expensive model to protect my tv and gaming system. I'm not sure I'd buy it again only because of the price but maybe I just don't understand if it truly Better than a cheaper version. I've never actually heard of anyone's tv getting ruined by a power surge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great outlet/surge Protector for the price.

    Posted
    Cyote14
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    When I was purchasing my new Samsung TV I asked about surge/suppressors because mine was about 15 years old. The sales associate told me they should be replaced about every five years. He recommended this model and I have been very happy with the amount of outlets and coax in/out's that I had plenty of room for all of my equipment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surge Protector

    Posted
    Scotty
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    The Geek Squad recommended replacing my old surge protector and added that they should be replaced every 4 to 5 years. Purchasing a very expensive big screen TV also motivated me to indulge in the purchase in order to protect the new investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the extra money

    Posted
    Nintendofan
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    Many people think that all power surge protectors are the same, with small electronics I agree however this is used with my home theater and definitely worth the extra money to protect the investment. Works great, haven't had any issues with power surges and equipment works flawlessly. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hard to plug in cables

    Posted
    JoeC
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    Haven't had any surges in my house while using this so the only thing I can note about its performance is the fact that it is difficult to plug cables into the outlets on the side. Other than that, my experience has been fine so far. Little pricey for a surge protector and I have no idea if it's really worth it

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend