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  • I think the biggest downside of this surge protector is the price
  • It also has a long enough cable (8ft) to allow you to position the surge protector in the best place for you and your appliances, not just where your power outlet happens to be
  • At the end of the day, if this surge protector protects my audio and visual equipment as it has been doing, then I believe it is worth the price and would therefore recommend it to others

    • by npz
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      The Panamax M8-AV Surge Protector is an almost ideal surge protector for anyone with high-end entertainment equipment. The protector is on the bulky side, but contains sockets and connections for a variety of different types of plugs.

      The main body of the surge protector is light grey in color and has room for 8 AC outlets. But this is what I really like. Four outlets are on the top of the protector whilst four are on the side. This means that you can plug in four pieces of equipment with the bulky adapters that they all seem to come with now, with the “bulk” facing upwards and out of the way, not impeding anything else. This then allows four more standard sized plugs to be inserted along the top of the protector, and thus none of the


      outlets are wasted by adapters taking up too much room. I don’t know why more companies don’t design power strips and surge protectors like this? To me, it just makes sense

      The surge protector has the ability to protect phone lines as well. Included within the surge protector is a phone line splitter which means you can protect two separate appliances using the same phone line. Finally, there are four coaxial plugs allowing you to protect the coaxial cables in and out for two separate coaxial cables.

      I think the biggest downside of this surge protector is the price. It really is very expensive. You think you are getting a great deal on your TV and DVD, but when you start adding on peripherals like surge protection, you start to watch your great deal disappear. But then I ...


      • think of it in terms of how much it would cost to replace everything if it were taken out by lightening, and it puts the cost in perspective.

        My opinion of this is that it looks huge at first sight, but having used it, I can now see the reason. It has been well designed so that you can actually use its features, not lose them due to wastage. The protector has a reasonably low profile – I have found that is sits low to the ground and can be easily hidden either behind or underneath furniture or appliances. It also has a long enough cable (8ft) to allow you to position the surge protector in the best place for you and your appliances, not just where your power outlet happens to be. And the outlets are in sensible places

        and face sensible directions, maximising the number of appliances that can be protected at any one time.

        A very minor downside is that the outlets that are not being used do not have sliding covers that you find on many cheaper surge protectors. This is not a big deal, but would be nice for two reasons. One, it stops dust and dirt getting inside the surge protector. But two, if you have the ability to slide covers across outlets not being used, you can also stop little fingers getting into outlets and so it seems to make sense from a safety point of view as well.

        At the end of the day, if this surge protector protects my audio and visual equipment as it has been doing, then I believe it is worth the price and would therefore recommend it to others.




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