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Are there issues with Monster 8-outlet surge protectors?

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2 years ago#1
http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/monster-monster-greenpower-surge-protector-mp-ht810g-mp-ht-810g/10148754.aspx

My mum just came home with that one to possibly replace one we already have. The old one doesn't even seem to have a brand on it; we've been using it for, I dunno, around 15 years or so. Is there a better alternative for maybe not $100? Or is this Monster thing actually worth the price?
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2 years ago#2
Issue = price
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2 years ago#3
Depends of course on how big the connectors that will be plugging into it are, however it's pretty hard to beat this bad boy for pure protection:

http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-ISOBAR8ULTRA-Isobar-Protector/dp/B0000511U7/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1387640033&sr=8-3&keywords=tripp+lite+8+outlet+surge+protector

Not sure how expensive it'll be in Canada though.
2 years ago#4
There's nothing wrong with the 15 yr old one don't fix what's not broken
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2 years ago#5
Brutal_Felix posted...
There's nothing wrong with the 15 yr old one don't fix what's not broken


Yep. I believe I got like a 20 year old being used for multiple things on it and it still works fine.
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2 years ago#6
Brutal_Felix posted...
There's nothing wrong with the 15 yr old one don't fix what's not broken


If he's been using it for 15 years then he probably doesn't live in an area with heavy lightning or has been relatively lucky. Otherwise I would not recommend this advice to other people. If you're connecting a $1000+ product to a surge protector, wouldn't you want it to be protected from a gnarly hit? Not to mention that worst comes to worse the product would be insured up to 50k. Which isn't typically an option with a no-brand surge.
2 years ago#7
I don't even use surge protectors, never have never will.
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2 years ago#8
HellsAdvisor posted...
Brutal_Felix posted...
There's nothing wrong with the 15 yr old one don't fix what's not broken


If he's been using it for 15 years then he probably doesn't live in an area with heavy lightning or has been relatively lucky. Otherwise I would not recommend this advice to other people. If you're connecting a $1000+ product to a surge protector, wouldn't you want it to be protected from a gnarly hit? Not to mention that worst comes to worse the product would be insured up to 50k.


There's a better chance of TC dying in a car crash today then his product getting fried.
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2 years ago#9
Brutal_Felix posted...
HellsAdvisor posted...
Brutal_Felix posted...
There's nothing wrong with the 15 yr old one don't fix what's not broken


If he's been using it for 15 years then he probably doesn't live in an area with heavy lightning or has been relatively lucky. Otherwise I would not recommend this advice to other people. If you're connecting a $1000+ product to a surge protector, wouldn't you want it to be protected from a gnarly hit? Not to mention that worst comes to worse the product would be insured up to 50k.


There's a better chance of TC dying in a car crash today then his product getting fried.


I agree with this.
We're Americans! We don't quit just because we're wrong.
We just keep doing the wrong thing until it turns out right.
2 years ago#10
I use a decent monster surge bar, however I bought it for 20 dollars
^ this
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