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6 Best of Tripp Lite Surge Protectors Roundup 2019

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Tripp Lite is definitely a well known brand in the surge protection industry. In the recent years, many of us, including our clients who are big fans of Tripp Lite, have used various models of Tripp Lite surge protectors to safeguard our prized electrical assets at home and in their office.

Tripp Lite is fast becoming one of the most trusted brands you can get at an affordable price. Unfortunately, with the wide array of Tripp Lite surge protection models in the market, it is definitely an uphill task trying to decide which surge protection device is the best fit for both your home and your budget. Hence before we dive into the 6 Tripp Lite surge protection models that we has rounded up, our team has come out with a short Tripp Lite surge protector buying guide which we hope is useful in helping you make better buying decision.

Buying Guide for Tripp Lite Surge Protectors

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We have broken this buying guide into 3 easy to read sections. Once you are equipped with these basic knowledge of power surges, selection criteria and other considerations, we are sure you will be able to make a much better decision at getting the most suitable surge protection model for your home or office.

Common Causes of Power Surges and Voltage Spikes

Most people has no idea what causes power surges and voltages spikes. These powerful surges in voltages are capable of causing irreparable damage to our precious and costly electronic devices (mobile phones, laptop, speakers etc) and electrical appliances (air-conditioner, entertainment systems, refrigerator etc).

Most power surges are usually caused by power grid malfunctions as well as turning on of electrical appliances that could draw an excessive amount of current for initial power cycle, causing spikes to other appliances that share the same electrical path.

Faulty wiring at home is another very common cause of power surges and is one that is hard to isolate. Lightning and power outages, while they are rare occurrences, could also cause untold damage to our electronics at home.

Setting up whole-house surge protectors (Type 1 or 2) and point-of-use surge protectors (Type 3) are probably your best bet in your defense against power transients and irregular power spikes.

Surge Protection Devices – Features and Functions

Below is a list of features and functions that are commonly found in most surge protection devices in the market.

Child-Safety Outlet Cover – a must-have if you have little children at home

LED Indicator Lights – visual notification lights are useful in letting us know what protection and health status of the surge protection device.

USB Surge Protection – in additional to surge protection, most brands also offer fast charging to plugged in USB devices

Phantom Load Elimination – while this Eco-friendly feature is not available in most surge protectors, it is definitely a good-to-have feature if you are keen to trim down your electrical bill.

High Joule Rating – the amount of energy absorption capability every surge protector device comes with.

6 to 10 Ft. of Power Cords – this is the most common power cord length in the market

Keyhole Tab for Wall Mounting – another common place feature

Connected Equipment Insurance – most surge protection brands come with similar insurance coverage

Which Features Do I Need? – Questions to Ask Yourself

Are you incurring high electrical bill every month?

If your household or office is incurring high electrical bill every month, it may be an indication that you may need energy saving surge protectors for most of your electrical appliances.

Do you live in a lightning prone area?

If you do live in a lightning prone area, it is imperative that you will need both Type 1/2 (point of entry e.g. circuit breaker panel) and Type 3 (point-of-use) surge protection devices at home or in the office.

Do you have hard-to-reach AC power outlet at home that you need to utilize?

You will most likely to need a surge protector with long power cord if you need to connect up electronics devices to AC outlets located at far-flung location.

Do you have network or security appliances that need to turn on 7 by 24?

Internet routers and security surveillance appliances need to be on 24 by 7 and for that, you will need energy saving surge protection devices that also have “Always On” outlets for 24 x 7 appliances.

Do you have little toddler or children at home that touches everything with their curious little fingers?

Most leading brands have sliding safety covers to prevent curious little fingers from inserting inside the power sockets of surge protection devices.

Do you travel on a frequent basis and would require surge protection for mobile phone and laptop?

It does not make sense to carry a 6 or 8 outlets surge protectors around while you are on the go. That’s why there are many brands that come with single or 3 outlets highly portable surge protection units e.g (Tripp Lite SK3-0) , specially designed for travelers. If you travel oversea on a frequent basis, you will probably need one of these portable surge protection units.

Best Value Round up of Tripp Lite Surge Protectors

Thanks to the advances in technologies, many new Tripp Lite surge protection models are offering features and functions like phone line, coaxial line and network line protection, ultra-fast USB port mobile device charging, phantom load elimination a.k.a energy-saving models, rotatable outlets and diagnostic LEDs and so on. From the feedback and reviews from both our clients and customers who have purchased various Tripp Lite surge protection models before, we have compiled and shortlisted 6 best Tripp Lite models which we believe is among the best surge protectors in the market.

So without much ado, let’s start introducing the 6 Tripp Lite surge protectors that are truly worth buying in protecting household and office electrical appliances and equipment against relentless voltage spikes and power surges.

[1] Tripp Lite ISOBAR8ULTRA Surge Suppressor

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Tripp Lite Isobar 8 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip, 12ft Cord, Right-Angle Plug, Metal Lifetime Limited Warranty & $50,000 INSURANCE (ISOBAR8ULTRA)Trip Lite ISOBAR8ULTRA is one of the more popular Tripp Lite surge protectors used by many of our clients.

This powerful surge protector features a whopping network-grade 3840 joule/97,000 amp surge suppression rating.

Tripp Lite Isobar 8 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip, 12ft Cord, Right-Angle Plug, Metal Lifetime Limited Warranty & $50,000 INSURANCE (ISOBAR8ULTRA)You will be impressed with it’s durable, fire-resistant and near indestructible all-metal enclosure. Most impressively, it comes equipped with isolated filter banks to fend off internal interference as well as EMI/RFI noise filtering from external interference.

This surge protection device from Tripp Lite not only comes with an ultra long 12 foot heavy-duty cord. It also has a space-saving right-angle NEMA 5-15R right-angle plug which fits nicely behind furniture and sofa sets.

Tripp Lite Isobar 8 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip, 12ft Cord, Right-Angle Plug, Metal Lifetime Limited Warranty & $50,000 INSURANCE (ISOBAR8ULTRA)This suppression device has widely spaced out outlets hence you will never have problems with large adapters or huge transformer plugs. In addition to that, there are also useful diagnostic LEDs to indicate power and protection status. Not to mention keyhole mounting tabs for installation in a wide variety of applications. All in all, this is a pretty robust and versatile surge protectors that can be used across all types of environments.

PROS:
  • Durable and Fire-resistant Metal Enclosure
  • High 3840 Joule Surge Protection Rating
  • EMI/RFI Noise Filtering
  • Resettable Circuit Breaker
  • Transformer Outlets
  • Wall-mountable Keyhole Tabs
  • Safe Thermal Fusing (Internal)
  • Isolated Filter Banks (Internal)
  • Diagnostic LEDs
  • 12-foot AC input cord
  • 5-15P right-angle plug
  • Lifetime Warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of energy saving features
  • Lack of Safety Sliding Socket Cover
  • Lack of USB fast charging outlets
Warranty & Support
Lifetime Warranty and $50,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance for connected devices

[2] Tripp Lite TLP76MSG Surge Protection Power Strip

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7 Outlet (6 Individually Controlled) Surge Protector Power Strip, 6ft Cord, Lifetime Limited Warranty & $25K INSURANCE (TLP76MSG)

What’s truly unique about this Tripp Lite TLP76MSG model is that there are 6 individually controllable ON/OFF power switch on each of the outlets.

There is also a single outlet for devices that require “Always On” type of continuous AC power. E.g. Internet routers, surveillance camera etc. 7 Outlet (6 Individually Controlled) Surge Protector Power Strip, 6ft Cord, Lifetime Limited Warranty & $25K INSURANCE (TLP76MSG)

This means we are now able to turn off the power source to whichever devices that are not in use and totally eliminate phantom loads (standby power) from tapping our previous energy source away.

This 1080 joules suppression rating Eco-friendly Tripp Lite surge protector comes equipped with EMI/RFI line noise filtering to help electrical components perform at their peak while extending their lifespan.

It is most suitable for protecting your computer/laptop, home theater system and other devices from a voltage spike and more.

And similar to most Tripp Lite models, there is also a diagnostic LED to alert us of protection status and if the “Always On” outlet is receiving power.

Be prepared to save BIG on your electric bill once you started using TLP76MSG from Tripp Lite.

PROS:
  • 6 x Eco-friendly Individual Power On/Off Switch
  • 1080 Joule Surge Protection Rating
  • EMI/RFI Noise Filtering
  • 1 x ‘Always On’ Power Socket
  • Accommodate up to 4 transformer plug outlets
  • Surge Protection Status LED
  • Wall-mountable Keyhole Tabs
  • NEMA 5-15P right-angle plug
  • Lifetime Warranty
CONS:
  • No USB charging points
  • AC power cord is only 6 ft. long
  • Lack of Safety Sliding Socket Cover
Warranty & Support
Lifetime Warranty and $25,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance for connected devices

[3] Tripp Lite TLP606 Surge Protection Power Strip

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6 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip 6ft Cord 790 Joules LED & INSURANCE (TLP606)

Weighting 0nly 1.1 pound, this compact and cost-effective Tripp Lite surge protection device is a great companion to bring along when you go traveling.

6 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip 6ft Cord 790 Joules LED & INSURANCE (TLP606) With 790 joules suppression rating, this TLP606 is also able to help filters out disruptive line noise that can degrade component performance, helping to assure that your equipment performs at its peak.

What we really like about these Tripp Lite devices is that they have this illuminated master switch for one-touch power control for all connected electrical components.

This will not only help you save time and effort when you need every connected devices to be turned off, it will also help cut out phantom loads, which will help save your monthly electric bills.

These cost effective surge suppression devices have a simple to understand diagnostic LEDs.

A green diagnostic LED indicates that surge protection is available. If this Protected LED ever goes out, simply return the TLP606 to Tripp Lite for a free replacement.

PROS:
  • 15 amp resettable circuit breaker
  • Durable and Fire-resistant Housing
  • Surge Protection Status LED
  • 1 x Transformer Outlet
  • EMI/RFI noise filtering
  • Advanced Surge/Noise Protection
  • Wall-mountable Keyhole Tabs
  • NEMA 5-15P right-angle plug
  • Lifetime Warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of energy-saving features
  • Lack of Safety Sliding Socket Cover
  • No USB fast charging sockets
  • AC power cord is only 6 ft. long
  • Slightly Low Surge Suppression Rating
Warranty & Support
Lifetime Warranty and $20,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance for connected devices

[4] Tripp Lite TLP808B 8 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip

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8 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip, 8ft Cord Right Angle Plug, Black, Lifetime Insurance (TLP808B)

Tripp Lite’s TLP808B comes with 1440 joules of surge suppression which is perfect for protecting your valuable home electronics, workstations at home and in the office against strong and damaging power spikes and line noise.

Tripp Lite 8 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip, 8ft Cord Right Angle Plug, Black, Lifetime Insurance (TLP808B) There are 8 units of NEMA 5-15R AC outlets which is compatible with most personal computers and peripherals. Besides that, there are also 3 outlets among the 8 that are comfortably spaced for bulky transformers without blocking out other usable outlets. What we like most is the Fail-Safe feature in which AC power is automatically cut off to all 8 outlets when the surge protector is no longer able to protect all plugged in devices against power spikes and surges.

These Tripp Lite surge protectors come with a 8 feet long cord that let you reach far-flung power source with its right-angle NEMA 5-15P plug. In addition to being able toTripp Lite 8 Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip, 8ft Cord Right Angle Plug, Black, Lifetime Insurance (TLP808B) block out disruptive interference on the AC line known as EMI (electromagnetic interference) and RFI (radio frequency interference), it also comes integrated with child safety covers to prevent curious little fingers from touching unused outlets.

These Tripp Lite surge suppression devices also come equipped with a built-in, re-settable 15-amp circuit breaker which will prevents dangerous circuit overloads by immediately shutting off AC input to the TLP808B if it detects the equipment load is drawing too much power.

PROS:
  • FailSafe Mode
  • 1440 Joule Surge Protection Rating
  • Lighted on/off Master Switch
  • Accommodate 3 large transformer plugs
  • EMI/RFI Noise Filtering
  • Resettable 15-Amp Circuit Breaker
  • Child Safety Sliding Socket Cover
  • Long 8-foot AC power cord
  • NEMA 5-15P Right-angle flat plug
  • Diagnostic LEDS Notification Light
  • Wall-mountable Keyhole Tabs
  • Lifetime Warranty
CONS:
  • No USB fast charging sockets

Warranty & Support
For peace of mind, the TLP808B comes backed by a lifetime warranty and an Ultimate Lifetime Insurance (USA, Canada and Puerto Rico only) for any connected components damaged by a power surge.

[5] Tripp Lite SWIVEL6 Rotatable Outlet Surge Suppressor

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6 Rotatable Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip, Black, Lifetime Limited Warranty & $20,000 INSURANCE (SWIVEL6)This Tripp Lite model is another all time favorite among my clients as it features 2 sets of 3 rotatable outlets that provides convenient angles to plug equipment in without interfering with each other.

Equipped with 1400 joules energy absorption rating, this Tripp Lite surge protection model is most ideal for protecting home theater system, workstations in the office against Tripp Lite 6 Rotatable Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip, Black, Lifetime Limited Warranty & $20,000 INSURANCE (SWIVEL6)voltage spikes and power surges due to lightning strikes.

Your home and office equipment and devices will enjoy sharper, crisper video; deeper, fuller audio and longer component life spans with SWIVEL6’s EMI/RFI line noise filtering technology.

SWIVEL6 surge protectorSWIVEL6, too, comes with diagnostic LEDs to show power and protection status, s, enabling you to recognize power problems before they affect your valuable equipment.

The GROUNDED LED verifies that the SWIVEL6 is connected to a properly grounded properly grounded wall outlet. The PROTECTED LED indicates that surge protection is available. If this PROTECTED LED ever goes out, simply return the SWIVEL6 to Tripp Lite for a free replacement.

PROS:
  • Six Pivoting NEMA 5-15R Outlets
  • Able to accommodate transformer plugs
  • Direct plug in design (no power cord needed)
  • EMI/RFI Noise Filtering
  • 1500 Joule Surge Protection Rating
  • 2 x Diagnostic LEDs
  • Lifetime Warranty
CONS:
  • No USB fast charging sockets
  • Lack Child Safety Sliding Socket Cover
  • No Eco-friendly features
Warranty & Support
Lifetime Warranty and $20,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance for connected devices

[6] Tripp Lite SK3-0 3 Outlet Portable Surge Protector

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3 Outlet Portable Surge Protector Power Strip, Direct Plug In, $5,000 INSURANCE (SK3-0)This is probably one of Tripp Lite’s best selling product due to its compact size and portability which still pack in 660 joules worth of surge suppression rating. 

You can practically carry this Tripp Lite SK3-0 surge protector with you to anywhere there is AC outlet. SK3-0 Surge Protector

You will also be amazed that this surge protection device which weight only 3.2 ounces does come equipped with diagnostic LEDs alert you to potential wiring or protection faults.

PROS:
  • Extremely Portable – Perfect for Traveling
  • Direct plug in design (no power cord needed)
  • EMI/RFI Noise Filtering
  • 660 Joule Surge Protection Rating
  • 2 x Diagnostic LEDs
  • Lifetime Warranty
CONS:
  • No USB fast charging sockets
  • No Eco-friendly features
Warranty & Support
Lifetime Limited Warranty and $5,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance for connected equipment (U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico only)

Are These Surge Protectors Really Worth Buying?

Like I mentioned in the beginning, Tripp Lite is a leading branding when it comes to protecting computing equipment against power surges.

On top of that, Tripp Lite is also a leading manufacturer of products to power, protect, manage, house, cool, connect and mount your equipment. From the smallest office to the largest multiple location data-center facilities, Tripp Lite surge protectors are widely used and known in almost every industry.

With over 90 years of quality products and service, Tripp Lite is a brand you can trust.

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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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