CyberPower's top-of-the-line home theater surge protector, the CSHT1208TNC2G has an impressive 4,350 joules of surge suppression provided by top-shelf metal-oxide varistors to go along with a place for everything in the room to plug into: 12 power outlets (4 wide spaces for wall warts), 1 into 2 phone jacks (built-in splitter for phone and fax), Ethernet in and out, and two pairs of coaxial connectors, every one guarded by all those joules.
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Pro 8 foot cord with a flush mount, right-angle plug
No problem plugging this in behind something that is right up against the wall, it only needs 3/8 in. of clearance over the outlet it's plugged into.
Pro Lifetime warranty with insurance for connected devices that get damaged
$500,000 of insurance coverage to replace devices that get fried despite being properly connected to the surge suppressor
Pro Near-instantaneous voltage clamping
The most crucial measure of a varistor like those used in surge suppresors is the time it takes to react to a surge. These varistors are rated at one nanosecond response time to overcurrent in any of the three conductors in your circuit: line, neutral or ground.
Pro Full complement of non-electrical ports
What if the surge doesn't come through your electrical circuits, but from a lightning strike to a telephone, cable, or satellite line? This has you covered for all three, so you can protect your modem, computer and cable/satellite box all with the same unit.
Pro Two different power saving modes
First, all the outlets with green covers are triggered by a relay to a single master outlet, so plug your TV into the master outlet and all the other devices only receive current when the TV is on, thwarting the standby-mode that jacks up your electric bill. A separate outlet is labeled "Always On" so you can switch the unit off and kill power to all the connected devices but one; it's great for having a lamp plugged in that can always turn on, even if you've cut power to everything else.
Pro Absolutely incredible noise filters for locations with "dirty power"
It can filter out 43 decibels of noise over a range of 150KHz–100MHz on your power waveform. Most professional grade products only offer 25-33dB in a much narrower range.
Pro One of the highest joule suppression ratings on the market
4350 joules is a ton of energy to be able to clamp down. One joule can also be described as a "watt second," the amount of energy necessary to produce a watt for a full second. So even if your setup is pulling a beefy 1450 watts, this thing can safely redirect a surge of three times that amount of electricity for a second!
Con Not the best-looking housing for all the great internal components
This is definitely something that you want tucked out of sight. Some of the units that cost twice as much are so impressive with their stainless steel housings or rack/shelf mounts that you don't mind them peeking out from behind your entertainment center--this is not one of those. Everything is plastic and kinda wonky looking.