8 Best Home Theater Surge Protectors for Different Budgets and Requirements – Reviewed for 2021

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Last Updated on December 2, 2021 by Marc Edwards

You could not believe your dashing good luck.

You just finished renovating your new home and a timely good deal online for a home theater system came by.

This is the feature-rich but costly model you have been eyeing for a while.

You bought it in a jiffy.

Delivery was prompt and setup was quick and easy.

Now what?

For most homeowners, buying and setting up their expensive home theater system is usually the easy part.

And for most of them, it ends there.

Getting a surge protector for their home theater entertainment system was probably the last thing on their mind.

And before they know it, a damaging power surge may come by and have their prized entertainment system fried beyond repair.

In my opinion, getting a home theater surge protector is really a small price to pay to protect your costly home theater system which could cost hundreds or even thousands.

Why take the risk?

Below is a list of surge protection devices that are cherry-picked by me and they offer the right type of protection for most home theater systems. These surge protectors span across different price ranges and requirements.

Take your pick and choose the one that suits you best. Below is the one I highly recommended if you do not wish to read through the long list of reviews below.

Best Editorial Recommendation

CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2 Home Theater Surge Protector 3150J/125V, 12 Outlets, 8ft Power Cord Black

CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2 grabs our editorial recommendation for the best home theater surge protector because of the few real-world benefits it offers.

Besides protecting your little ones at home with its safety outlet covers, it also comes built-in with a complete suite of surge protection for phone, network, and coaxial.

With such complete protection against harmful power spikes and transients, your precious home entertainment systems are definitely in good hands.

Most importantly, CSHT1208TNC2 comes equipped with a master switch which you can conveniently flip to switch off all connected a/v equipment and appliances when they are no longer in use. This power-saving feature helps prevent phantom loads and helps trims down your monthly energy bills.

All in all, this surge protector is undoubtedly heavy on features while being light on price – a worthy buy if you are looking for a not-too-pricey alternative to some high-end ones I reviewed below.

 


8 Best Models
Model Name
No. of AC Outlets
No. of USB Ports
Power Cord Length
Joules Rating
Our Reviews
BESTEK 10-Outlet 4000 Joules Home Theater Surge Protector Surge Protector Power Strip

BESTEK MRJ10002 Surge Protector

10

2

6 feet

4000J

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Belkin 7-Outlet Home Theater Surge Protector Surge Protector Power Strip

Belkin BE107200-12 Home Theater Surge Protector

7

0

12 feet

2320J

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NTONPOWER 15ft Home Theater Surge Protector Power Strip

NTONPOWER Home Theater Surge Protector

12

2

15 feet

4000J

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Panamax M8-AV-PRO Hi-Definition 8 Outlet Home Theater Surge Protector

Panamax M8-AV-PRO Hi-Definition Home Theater Surge Protector

8

0

8 feet

1875J

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CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2 Home Theater Surge Protector

CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2 Home Theater Surge Protector

12

0

8 feet

3150J

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Belkin Surge Power Strip Protector

Belkin BP11223008 Home Theater Surge Protector

12

0

8 feet

4320J

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Monster Home Theatre Surge Protector with USB Ports

Monster AFDS50 Home Theatre Surge Protector

8

2

6 feet

4050J

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Tripp Lite HT10DBS Isobar 10 Outlet Audio/Video Surge Protector

Tripp Lite HT10DBS Isobar Surge Protector

10

0

8 feet

3840J

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1Bestek 10-Outlet Home Theater Surge Protector Power Strip

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BESTEK 10-Outlet 6 Feet Extension Cord 4000 Joules Power Strip with USB 15A 1875W Surge Protector with Dual 2.4A USB Charging Port Desktop Charging Station, Wide Spaced Outlet for Large Plug

Equipped with 4000 joules ratings and 18 months of warranty, this 10-outlet surge protector is definitely a good fit to help safeguard your home theater system from relentless power transients and power surges.

In addition, this Bestek surge protector offers surge protection for both Cable/Satellite and Phone ports which may be connected to home theater peripherals and audio systems.

This versatile surge protection device that comes built with flame-retardant materials offers 2 widely spaced outlets and is also capable of protecting kitchen appliances, laptops and computers, and most everyday home appliances.

Right smacked at the center of the device is a pair of bright indicator green lights that show both Grounded and Protected status.

Unless you are looking for smart surge protection devices that offer wifi and voice control features, this surge protector from Bestek may be what you need to safeguard your prized electrical and electronics investments at home.

Bestek

Specification Table

Dimensions 11.1 x 3.98 x 1.42 inches
Net Weight 2.12 pounds (0.96 kg)
No. AC Outlets 10
No. Widely Spaced Outlets 2
Power Cord Length 6 ft
Joule Ratings 4000J
USB Ports 2
Warranty 18 months
PROS:
  • 10 Outlets (includes 2 widely-spaced outlets)
  • 4000 Joule Ratings
  • Child-friendly safety shutters
  • Protected and Grounded LED indicator lights
  • Wall-mountable
  • Coaxial cable protection
  • 15-amp resettable circuit-breaker
  • Overload Protection
  • Flame-retardant Housing
  • RJ11 telephone/fax protection
  • Flat plug close to wall and save space
  • Built-in EMI/RFI filters
  • 18-month warranty
CONS:
  • No USB-C ports

BESTEK 10-Outlet 6 Feet Extension Cord 4000 Joules Power Strip with USB 15A 1875W Surge Protector

BESTEK 10-Outlet 6 Feet Extension Cord 4000 Joules Power Strip with USB 15A 1875W Surge Protector with Dual 2.4A USB Charging Port Desktop Charging Station, Wide Spaced Outlet for Large Plug

  • 10 outlets surge protector with 4000 joules high surge protection energy rating, protect all your home, office and kitchen appliance plug-in such as TV, speakers, DVD, computer, laptop, printer, modem, lamp, refrigerator, home theater system from surge damage; dual USB charging ports with smart IC technology auto-identify your device and get it fastest charged at the speed up to 2.4A. 5V/2.4A max for each port.
  • Multiple protection: 6 feet cord and 9.5mm diameter UL listed heavy-duty cord, withstand 15A max current. Protected and grounded LED indicator lights for grounding and surge protection status.1382℉ high-quality flame retardancy material, prevent accidental fire. Lighted on/off switch with integrated circuit breaker to protect all the outlets.
  • Humanized design: mounting holes easily secure the surge protector to walls, baseboards, or furniture. 90 degree flat plug keeps cord close to the wall. Two widely spaced AC outlets accommodate large power adapters or chargers. Power switch on plug-cable end design prevents surge protector being turned off accidentally.
  • This surge protector features coaxial cable protection to safeguard cable box/satellite connections, and 1-in, 2-out RJ11 telephone/fax protection to ensure open and continuous phone line connections.

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2Belkin BE107200-12 7-Outlet Home Theatre Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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Belkin 7-Outlet Power Strip Surge Protector, 12ft Cord - Ideal for Computers, Home Theatre, Appliances, Office Equipment (2,320 Joules)

Do not be fooled by Belkin BE107200-12’s simplistic exterior design. Beyond its sleek and uncluttered design, this 2320 joules rating surge protection comes packed with decent features and surge protection capabilities.

First off, if you have always wanted to use that far-flung AC outlet in your house, this Belkin surge protector’s 12 feet power cord may be the right choice for you.

Capability-wise, this 7-outlet surge protection device offers up to 6000V of spike voltage and has a clamping voltage of 330V.

And if there is not enough, you will be glad to know that it also offers EMI/RFI filtering of 150K Hz ~100M Hz, up to 43dB. In addition to that, it comes with safety covers for all 7 outlets – a great safety feature especially if you have little ones at home.

Belkin BE107200-12 is not for you if you intend to use it for juicing up your USB gadgets as it does not come with any USB charging ports.

Coupled with a lifetime warranty and connected equipment warranty, this 2.01 pounds Belkin surge protector is surprisingly affordable and is most suitable for protecting home theatre systems, home appliances, and desktop PC, laptops, and so on.

Belkin BE107200-12

Specification Table

Dimensions 5.2 x 15.8 x 2.4 inches
Net Weight 2.01 pounds (0.91 kg)
No. AC Outlets 7
No. Wide-spaced Outlets 1
Power Cord Length 12 ft
Joule Ratings 2320J
USB Ports Nil
Warranty Lifetime Warranty
PROS:
  • 7 Outlets (including 1 x wide-spaced outlet)
  • 2320 Joule Ratings
  • Safety-cover for outlets
  • Protected and Grounded LED indicator lights
  • Clamping voltage of 330V
  • Built-in EMI/RFI filters
  • Overload Protection
  • Maximum spike voltage of 6000V
  • Lifetime Warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of USB ports

Belkin 7-Outlet Power Strip Surge Protector, 12ft Cord – Ideal for Computers, Home Theatre, Appliances, Office Equipment (2,320 Joules)

Belkin 7-Outlet Power Strip Surge Protector, 12ft Cord - Ideal for Computers, Home Theatre, Appliances, Office Equipment (2,320 Joules)

  • 7-outlet surge protector power strip with 12 feet/3.6M cord
  • Safeguards computers, appliances, home theater and office equipment from potentially damaging power surges
  • Backed by Lifetime Warranty and protected by $100,000 Connected Equipment Warranty
  • Specs: 2320 Joule-energy rating, 6,000v maximum spike voltage, AC 15A, 125V, 1875W

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3NTONPOWER 12 AC Outlets Home Theater Surge Protector Power Strip

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NTONPOWER Power Strip Surge Protector Wall Mount, 15ft Heavy Duty Flat Plug Extension Cord with USB Ports , 12 AC Outlet and 2 USB, for Home Theater, Office, Desktop Computer, White (4000 Joules)

Unless you have a deep passion for white color, this white-colored 4000 joules surge protector from NTONPOWER may not be aesthetically pleasing to the eyes of many.

Versatile, heavy-duty (at 4000 joules), feature-rich, and ready for any surge protection needs you can throw at it. That’s probably the best way I would describe this 12 outlet surge protection device that is most suited for use with home theater and desktop computing equipment.

Unlike 2 of the above-mentioned competitors, this NTONPOWER surge suppressor comes with 6 widely-spaced outlets and has a master switch to conveniently shut power to all connected devices – a welcoming power-saving feature if you like.

And if you are like me who has an extremely cluttered desk (most of the time), this surge protector can be wall-mounted with its 4 mounting brackets.

Are you a gamer?

If you are, you will be happy to know that this surge protector is perfect for gaming setup – TV, gaming consoles, and accessories. No matter what kind of entertainment system you have at home or in the office, this surge protector with 15 feet long cord is definitely a worthy investment for a long time to come.

Except for the lack of safety shutter for outlets, this home theater surge protection device does not have many things I can nitpick on.

NTONPOWER

Specification Table

Dimensions 11.42 x 4.37 x 1.06 inches
Net Weight 2.4 pounds (1.08 kg)
No. AC Outlets 12
No. Widely-spaced Outlets 6
Power Cord Length 15 ft
Joule Ratings 4000J
USB Ports 2
Warranty 12 months
PROS:
  • 12 Outlets (6 widely-spaced outlets)
  • 4000 Joule Ratings
  • 2 x USB Ports (N-Smart IC technology – 5V/2.4A)
  • Protected LED Indicator
  • Overload Protection via resettable circuit breaker
  • 15 feet power cord
  • Dual screw mountable designs
  • Low profile angled flat plug
  • Heavy-duty power cable
  • Flame-retardant housing
  • FCC, RoHS, DOE (Level VI) certified
  • 18-month warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of child-friendly safety shutters might be a hazard for little ones at home
  • No USB-C ports

NTONPOWER Power Strip Surge Protector Wall Mount, 15ft Heavy Duty Flat Plug Extension Cord with USB Ports , 12 AC Outlet and 2 USB, for Home Theater

NTONPOWER Power Strip Surge Protector Wall Mount, 15ft Heavy Duty Flat Plug Extension Cord with USB Ports , 12 AC Outlet and 2 USB, for Home Theater, Office, Desktop Computer, White (4000 Joules)

  • [Power for All]: One desktop charging station with 12AC Outlets plus 2 built-in N-Smart IC technology (5V/2.4A) USB ports that detect your devices automatically and deliver the fastest charging speed for multiple devices simultaneously; suitable for workstations, home theater systems, kitchen appliances office devices and more. 6 Widely Spaced AC Outlets for Larger Adapters.
  • [4,000 Joule Surge Protection & Grounded Protection]: The 3 prong flat extension cords multiple outlets provide 4000 joules of surge protection to prevent voltage spikes from damaging your electronics. The Protected LED indicates that surge protection is available. Resettable circuit breaker to provide overload protection.
  • [Surge Protector with Long Cord & Flat Wall Plug]: The white surge protector 15 ft cord gives you the flexibility to reach distant outlets and hard-to-reach places. The right-angle plug easily fits in tight spaces like behind furniture, desks or anything which is close to the wall not allowing you to use the standard Plug.
  • [SPACE SAVING]: White extension cord wall mount has holes on the back and 4 mounting brackets on each corner for wall-mounted options, so you can install this USB power strip in various applications, including workbenches, desk, wall mounts, floor mount, under counters, dorm room & more, saving desktop space for you.

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4Panamax M8-AV-PRO 8-Outlet Home Theater Surge Protector Review

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Panamax M8-AV-PRO Hi-Definition 8 Outlet Surge Protector

If you have been looking for a dedicated surge protector to help safeguard your home theater systems, this Panamax M8-AV-PRO may be the right one for you.

The features that come with Panamax M8-AV-PRO are truly optimized for home theater entertainment systems, continue reading as I explore a few of the awesome capabilities of this Panamax surge protection device.

First off, if your entertainment systems have been suffering from pops, hisses, hums, or visual artifacts among other common contaminated power symptoms, the Power Cleaning, and Filtration feature will help eliminate all of them – leaving you with enhanced audio and visual experiences.

I especially like the AVM (Automatic Voltage Monitoring) features which help to monitor and guard against incoming line voltage that may cause damage to the connected entertainment equipment.

M8-AV-PRO also helps protect equipment against prolonged over/under voltages (which may be common for old buildings) by disengaging the power source and only connecting back when safe voltage quality resumes. And if you need any better, you will have to look into getting power line conditioners.

This home theater surge protector that comes with a limited lifetime warranty is definitely not cheap by any means. However, it is definitely a small investment if you own high-end home entertainment systems at home and/or are looking to optimize both the visual and audio effects of your home entertainment systems.

Panamax M8-AV-PRO

Specification Table

Dimensions 12 x 5 x 1.75 inches
Net Weight 3.5 pounds (1.58 kg)
No. AC Outlets 8
No. Widely-spaced Outlets 8
Power Cord Length 8 ft
Joule Ratings 1875J
USB Ports Nil
Warranty Lifetime Warranty
PROS:
  • 8 Outlets (All widely-spaced)
  • 1875 Joule Ratings
  • Eliminates voltage irregularities
  • Patented AVM (Automatic Voltage Monitoring) circuitry – monitors incoming line voltage
  • Eliminate common symptoms of contaminated power source
  • Coaxial and Satellite Line Protection
  • 12 Volt Trigger
  • Telephone/LAN Line Protection
  • Hi-Definition Ready
  • Low Clamping Level at 260V
  • UL991 Electronic Safety Circuit
  • Lifetime Warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of child-friendly safety shutters might be a hazard for little ones at home
  • Lack of USB ports

Panamax M8-AV-PRO Hi-Definition 8 Outlet Surge Protector

Panamax M8-AV-PRO Hi-Definition 8 Outlet Surge Protector

  • Premium Filtration
  • Coax/Sat Protection
  • Telephone/LAN Line Protection
  • AVM (Automatic Voltage Monitoring)
  • Surge Protection
  • Protects equipment against prolonged over/under voltages by disconnecting the power and reconnecting it when safe power returns
  • Power Cleaning and Filtration eliminate loss of detail, pops, hisses, hums, visual artifacts and other common symptoms of contaminated power

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5CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2 12-Outlet Home Theater Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2 Home Theater Surge Protector 3150J/125V, 12 Outlets, 8ft Power Cord Black

Make a guess – what is the one thing that makes surge protection devices attractive?

Well, for most folks, it is the price and value they get in return. CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2 is one home theater surge protector you will derive great value from for its modest asking price.

You won’t find a whole lot of features like programmable timer control, or wireless voice controls with this CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2 because it is primarily designed to do one thing well and that is to protect the home entertainment systems.

If you own home theater equipment, A/V systems, gaming systems, or even other consumer electronics like Blu-ray players and modems at home, you can rely on CSHT1208TNC2’s 330V clamping voltage to safeguard them from damaging power surges triggered by storms, faulty power grids, or transients, and more.

This 3150 joules surge protector offers holistic surge protection for home entertainment equipment via its network, phone, coaxial ports, features you do not usually get at this price range. If you have satellite TV receivers or broadband modems at home, you will love the 2 pairs of gold-plated RG6 coaxial connectors. 😍

Cyberpower is one brand that always makes a solid appearance on my recommended power protection product reviews and this CSHT1208TNC2 model is no exception.

If you are tired of little ones at home poking their tiny fingers into receptacles of power strips, you will be glad to know CSHT1208TNC2 comes with solid safety covers for all 12 outlets.

If you do not need so many outlets but still need protection for your home theater systems, you may want to check out Cyber CSHT706TC which comes with 7 outlets offering 1950 joules ratings.

CSHT1208TNC2 comes with a limited lifetime warranty and is a small investment when it comes to protecting your prized home theater systems that are worth hundreds or thousands of dollars.

CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2

Specification Table

Dimensions 12.4 x 4.9 x 1.7 inches
Net Weight 2.1 pounds (0.95 kg)
No. AC Outlets 12
No. Widely-spaced Outlets 4
Power Cord Length 8 ft
Joule Ratings 3150J
USB Ports Nil
Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty
PROS:
  • 12 Outlets (4 widely-spaced outlets)
  • 3150 Joule Ratings
  • 8 Feet Power Cord
  • Child Safety Cover
  • RJ45 (Network) Protection
  • Cable/Satellite Protection
  • RJ11 (Telephone/DSL) Protection
  • 15 Amp Circuit breaker
  • Overload Automatic Shutdown
  • Clamping voltage at 330V
  • EMI/RFI Noise Filter
  • MOV (Metal Oxide Varistor) Technology
  • Impact-resistant housing
  • LED Status Indicator lights
  • Wall-mountable
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of USB charging ports

CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2 Home Theater Surge Protector 3150J/125V, 12 Outlets, 8ft Power Cord

CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2 Home Theater Surge Protector 3150J/125V, 12 Outlets, 8ft Power Cord Black

  • 12 Surge Protected Outlets with Safety Covers, 4 Widely Spaced to safeguard your home theater equipment from damage caused by electrical surges
  • 3150 Joules of Surge Protection, 8 FT Cord with Right Angle 45 degree offset NEMA 5 15P plug; LED status indicators and keyhole mounting slots
  • Data line protection with RJ45 ports for networking and RJ11 ports for telecommunication devices such as phones, faxes, modems, and DSL lines
  • 2 pair gold plated RG6 coaxial connectors protect cable/satellite TV receivers and broadband modems
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty with $500,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee

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6Belkin BP11223008 12-Outlet Surge Protector Review

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Belkin Surge Power Strip Protector - 8 Rotating & 4 Stationary AC Multiple Outlets - 8 ft Long Heavy Duty Extension Cord Flat Pivot Plug for Home, Office, Travel, Desktop & Charging Brick, 4320 Joules

If pivoting outlets is your thing and you have a genuine need (space-saving purposes) for them at home or in the office, this Belkin BP11223008 is worth considering despite its rather hefty price point.

Although this 4320 joules surge protector only protects coaxial and phone lines from power surges, it is more than sufficient to provide protection for home theater systems.

One thing to note is that Belkin BP11223008 comes with an oversized MOV (Metal Oxide Varistors) which essentially helps to absorb excessive electrical surges and it comes with robust housing to protect the internal circuits from impacts and fire hazards.

Belkin BP11223008 offers a decent clamping voltage of 400V but pales when compared to CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2 that comes with 330V. When it comes to clamping voltage, the lower the better and the standard is to not exceed 400V.

At one glance, it may seem like this Belkin surge protector is definitely a close contender to CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2. But if you were to compare in terms of price and features, CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2 is still my top choice for a home theatre surge protection device.

And just like CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2, Belkin BP11223008 does not offer any USB charging ports and does not come with any safety cover for its 12 outlets.

Unless you have a real need for rotating outlets and have no small kids at home, CyberPower CSHT1208TNC2 is definitely more price-friendly and better value for money in my opinion.

Belkin BP11223008

Specification Table

Dimensions 3.97 x 1.1 x 11.4 inches
Net Weight 2.45 pounds (1.11 kg)
No. AC Outlets 12
No. Rotating Outlets 8
Power Cord Length 8 ft
Joule Ratings 4320J
USB Ports Nil
Warranty Lifetime Warranty
PROS:
  • 12 Outlets (includes 8 pivoting outlets)
  • 4320 Joule Ratings
  • 8 Foot Heavy Duty Power Cord
  • Clamping voltage at 400V
  • Durable Impact-Resistant Housing
  • Protected and Grounded status indicators
  • Overload Protection
  • EMI/RFI Noise Filter
  • 1-in, 2-out RJ11 telephone/fax protection
  • Coaxial surge protection
  • Lifetime Warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of child-friendly safety shutters might be a hazard for little ones at home
  • Lack of USB charging ports

Belkin Surge Power Strip Protector – 8 Rotating & 4 Stationary AC Multiple Outlets – 8 ft Long Heavy Duty Extension Cord

Belkin Surge Power Strip Protector - 8 Rotating & 4 Stationary AC Multiple Outlets - 8 ft Long Heavy Duty Extension Cord Flat Pivot Plug for Home, Office, Travel, Desktop & Charging Brick, 4320 Joules

  • Surge Protector Multi-Outlet Power Strip: Power everything on your desk with a single compact surge-protected extension cord. This reputable power cord offers 12 AC outlets with surge protection for charging your computer, laptop, phone, camera, and more. One charging station for a clutter-free desk.
  • Compact Space-Saving Pivot Outlet: Developed with rotating outlets to allow extra room for large AC adapter and charger bricks. The cord-management system keeps cables organized. The slender design with an 8 ft/2.4-meters long heavy-duty cord makes it ideal for home offices, workstations, and game rooms.
  • Power Bar with Phone Line Protection: Featuring a 1-in-2-out RJ11 telephone or fax protection to ensure open and continuous phone line connections. It also provides coaxial cable protection to safeguard cable box and satellite connections. The damage-resistant housing protects circuits from fire, impact, and rust.
  • Reliable Product and Service: Purchase with confidence as it is backed by a lifetime warranty and protected by a 300,000 dollars Connected Equipment Warranty. Check out the full specs: 6,000 volts maximum spike voltage, 15A AC (4 stationary outlets, and 8 rotating outlets), 125V, 1875W, and 150K Hz – 100M Hz EMI/RFI Noise Filter.
  • Safeguard Your Devices and Appliances: The electric strip has a 4,320-Joule energy rating providing a reliable power extension cord to protect printers, appliances, and home theater systems. It secures your electronic devices from overload, short circuits, power spikes, lightning strikes, or fluctuations.

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7Monster AFDS50 8-Outlet Home Theater Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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Monster Power Strip Surge Protector with USB Ports - Heavy Duty Protection for 8 Plug-ins and 2 USB Gadgets - for Computers, Home Theatre, Home Appliance and Office Equipment, 6 FT, 8-Outlet with USB

Monster AFDS50 is no ordinary surge protector partly due to its hefty price tag.

In congruence to its price tag, I have to admit that the build quality of this 4050 joules Monster surge protector is excellent.

Not only does it offers a sleek and modern exterior, but its MOV technology also makes it effectively fireproof as it could prevent electrical fires which may cause catastrophic damages to connected devices.

Besides providing surge protection for home theater systems, Monster AFDS50’s versatile features (USB-A and USB-C ports, widely spaced outlets) also make it a viable surge protection device for home appliances, office equipment like computers, laptops, and printers.

And of course, Monster Power is well known for delivering cleaner AC power to Audi video systems and computing equipment and if you have the budget, this Monster surge protector would be an excellent addition to safeguard your home theater systems at home.

Fair warning: be prepared to hold on to your wallet though – Monster AFDS50 is not budget-friendly. 🙂

Monster AFDS50

Specification Table

Dimensions 14.11 x 4.53 x 3.07 inches
Net Weight 1.94 pounds (0.87 kg)
No. AC Outlets 8
No. Widely-spaced Outlets 2
Power Cord Length 6 ft
Joule Ratings 4050J
USB Ports 2
Warranty Lifetime with 5 years for connected equipment coverage
PROS:
  • 8 Outlets (2 x widely-spaced outlets)
  • 4050 Joule Ratings
  • Fireproof MOV Technology
  • Protected and Grounded status indicators
  • Coaxial, RJ11(telephone) and RJ45 (network) surge protection
  • 2 USB Ports (1 x USB-A + 1 x USB-C)
  • ETL/cETL certified
  • Lifetime with 5 years for connected equipment coverage
CONS:
  • Lack of child safety covers

Monster Power Strip Surge Protector with USB Ports – Heavy Duty Protection for 8 Plug-ins and 2 USB Gadgets – for Computers, Home Theatre, Home Appliance and Office Equipment

Monster Power Strip Surge Protector with USB Ports - Heavy Duty Protection for 8 Plug-ins and 2 USB Gadgets - for Computers, Home Theatre, Home Appliance and Office Equipment, 6 FT, 8-Outlet with USB

  • MULTIPLE OUTLETS AND PORTS: Our power strip surge protector can provide protection for up to 8 plug-ins and 2 USB gadgets with up to 4,050 joule energy rating
  • ULTIMATE PROTECTION: Our multi plug outlet safeguards your electronics and office equipment from permanent damage due to power surges caused by storms or outages; our power strip surge protector can also prolong the life of your gadgets. Simply plug it in to your electrical outlet, and make sure that the power switch is turned on
  • GUARANTEED FIREPROOF: Monster Power Strips and Monster Surge Protectors feature MOV (Metal Oxide Varistor) technology which prevents electrical fires that can cause irreversible damage to your items and home
  • POWER TO YOUR DEVICES: Your smart phones can be safely plugged in, charged and protected by our surge protector power strip through its USB charging feature, while your other devices can be powered or charged through the other 8 plug ins. It’s a perfect under desk power strip for a home office, or to plug in gaming accessories for a game room.
  • LED LIGHT INDICATOR: This heavy-duty surge protector power strip will help you determine if your wiring is properly grounded for your safety through its built-in LED light; it also lets you know if your devices are already surge-protected

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8Tripp Lite HT10DBS 10-Outlet Home Theater Surge Protector Review

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Tripp Lite Isobar 10 Outlet Audio/Video Surge Protector Tel/Modem/Coax/Network 8ft Cord Right Angle Plug, & $500,000 Insurance (HT10DBS) Black

Do not waste your time reading this if you are on a budget or do not own a high-end home entertainment system at home, this premium surge protector from Tripp Lite is not for you.

Tripp Lite HT10DBS comes with built-in Ethernet, Coaxial, and Phone/Modem protection which offers complete surge protection for home theater installations against damaging power surges and voltage spikes.

Why is it so expensive?

Tripp Lite Isobar 10 Outlet Audio/Video Surge Protector Tel/Modem/Coax/Network 8ft Cord Right Angle Plug, & $500,000 Insurance (HT10DBS) Black

Color-coded label for all outlets

This 3840 joules Tripp Lite surge protector comes with 2 exclusive filter banks that completely isolate each other. That means equipment interferences from one bank will NOT be able to infiltrate across to the other bank. This will obviously cut down on unnecessary EMI/RFI noises and optimize the audio and visual clarify of home theater systems.

What’s more, Tripp Lite HT10DBS also offers 3-line 22 GHz gold coaxial protection ports which are more than enough to protect the many A/V components you have connected to your home theater systems.

There are also 4 transformer outlets to prevent sacrificing of outlets due to bulky adaptors.

Apart from the metal housing that offers superior durability, I really like the color-coded label that helps to identify the various connected A/V equipment that is plugged in.

This 10-outlet Tripp Lite surge protection device comes with a lifetime warranty and a whopping $500,000 ultimate lifetime insurance that covers any connected equipment.

Tripp Lite HT10DBS

Specification Table

Dimensions 2.24 x 0.79 x 14.25 inches
Net Weight 3.53 pounds (1.6 kg)
No. AC Outlets 10
No. Widely-spaced Outlets 4
Power Cord Length 8 ft
Joule Ratings 3840J
USB Ports Nil
Warranty Lifetime Warranty
PROS:
  • 10 Outlets (4 x Widely-spaced Outlets)
  • 3840 Joule Ratings
  • Three-line 22 GHz gold coaxial protection
  • One-line phone/modem protection
  • One-line high-speed Ethernet protection
  • Isolated filter banks protect against internal interference
  • Durable and fire-resistant metal housing
  • Resettable circuit breaker protects against overloads
  • Safe Thermal Fusing (Internal)
  • EMI/RFI noise filtering
  • Protected and Grounded status indicators
  • COLOR-CODED LABELS
  • Wall-mountable
  • UL 1449 SAFETY STANDARDS:
  • Lifetime Warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of Child Safety Covers
  • Lack of USB Charging Ports

Tripp Lite Isobar 10 Outlet Audio/Video Surge Protector Tel/Modem/Coax/Network 8ft Cord

Tripp Lite Isobar 10 Outlet Audio/Video Surge Protector Tel/Modem/Coax/Network 8ft Cord Right Angle Plug, & $500,000 Insurance (HT10DBS) Black

  • PROTECT ANY ELECTRONIC DEVICE FROM POWER SURGES & SPIKES: Surge Protector with ten outlets and coaxial/tel/modem/Ethernet protection is ideal for your entire home/business theater installations Protect high-definition TVs, satellite and A/V receivers, DVD/CD players and more, from dangerous power surges, spikes & line noise
  • PREMIUM SURGE PROTECTION WITH BUILT-IN MODEM/COAX/ETHERNET PROTECTION: This surge suppressor offers complete AC protection with ten total NEMA 5-15R outlets, which are arranged in two exclusive isolated filter banks that prevent equipment connected to one bank from interfering with equipment connected to another In addition, three-line 22 GHz gold coaxial protection, one-line phone/modem protection and one-line high-speed Ethernet protection for safeguarding your entire home theater
  • SAFETY FIRST HIGH JOULE-RATING – CONFORMS TO UL 1449 SAFETY STANDARDS: An integrated 12A circuit breaker protects all outlets and shuts down connected equipment in the event of an overload Diagnostic LEDS confirm when you are grounded and protected at a glance 3840 joules mean maximum protection for your equipment Conforms to current UL 1449 3rd Edition safety standards
  • COLOR-CODED LABELS & CONVENIENT RIGHT ANGLE PLUG: This black surge suppressor provides ten total outlets, and color-coded labels above outlets to help identify connections at a glance The extra-long 8-foot AC power cord acts like an extension cord to give you the flexibility to reach distant outlets The right-angle NEMA 5-15P flat plug allows furniture to be moved flush against the wall Keyhole slots on the bottom panel allows for convenient wall mounting
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY, $500,000 INSURANCE: Lifetime Limited Warranty and $500,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance covers any connected equipment damaged by a power surge

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Marc Edwards

Marc Edwards is the co-founder of GagtheSurge and is actively involved in writing review and information articles for the site. He loves traveling and has been to most of the countries across the four major continents. Besides working and traveling, he also enjoys jungle explorations and deep sea diving.

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