Advice on Power Line Conditioner Brands?

5 posts / 0 new
Last post
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 20 min ago
Joined: Dec 19 2003 - 18:53
Posts: 849
Advice on Power Line Conditioner Brands?

I'm currently shopping around for some middle/high -end A/V electronics (LCD/LED TV monitor, Bluray player) and have become aware that a power conditioner is desirable to ensure the long life of these components. Does anyone here have experience/advice on brand selection? Here is the list of some brands that I've been looking at for their various models;

-Tripp Lite
-Belkin
-Furman
-American Power Conversion (APC)

The local supplier (Willy's Electronics) lists only Tripp Lite on their site (an endorsement?). A scan of CNET reviews didn't reveal any actual reviews, just the basic company supplied info on each model. Thanks in advance.

Mutant_Pie

Dr. Webster's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 hours 41 min ago
Joined: Dec 19 2003 - 17:34
Posts: 1697
I've had a lot of good luck w

I've had a lot of good luck with APC products. Otherwise, I've read in many places that Panamax power conditioners are excellent.

Offline
Last seen: 4 years 11 months ago
Joined: Sep 23 2005 - 13:29
Posts: 316
Power Conditioner; or surge s

Power Conditioner; or surge supression?

They are two vastly different things. As far as surge protection / Battery Back up APC (a local company to me. Smile ) makes pretty nice products.

As far as protection equipment - Panama products are outstanding.

But it sounds like you are looking for power conditioning; and if you want to do a TV, etc (especially an LCD TV - which can throw a LOT of noise back on the AC lines) I would recomnnd something like the PS Audio Power Plant

IMAGE(http://www.hometheatersound.com/equipment/pics/200811_psaudio_pp.jpg)

http://www.hometheatersound.com/equipment/psaudio_power_plant_premier.htm

and their Power Port Premier
IMAGE(http://www.psaudio.com/phpthumb/phpThumb.php?src=http://powerplayadmin.psaudio.com/~psaudio/uploads/images/Product%20thumb%20large/Premier-Power-Port.jpg&w=200)

http://www.psaudio.com/ps/products/detail/power-port-premier

there are a great deal of A/V sites out there that will give you REALLY hyper critical reviews of different power conditioners.

The Shunyata Hydra is also a good power conditioner

here is a comparison

http://www.10audio.com/psaud_UO_v_Hydra2.htm

and here is a DIY semi - hydra somewhat work-alike:

http://www.10audio.com/diy_power_conditioner.htm

Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 20 min ago
Joined: Dec 19 2003 - 18:53
Posts: 849
Thank you for the great info!

Hi guys,

This site's users are the best! Thanks for the opinions, reports and references. I will try to use them well.

Mutant_Pie

themike's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 6 months ago
Joined: Jul 21 2004 - 19:33
Posts: 455
That DIY conditioner looked c

That DIY conditioner looked cheap, and easy. I'm thinking about building a few for my family, we have terrible power lines, in fact some of our stuff is so bad it can only be plugged into certain outlets.

Log in or register to post comments