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03.Product profiles

Crest PRPBS6TC

Price $43 Crest

Good points

  • Best clamping performance in 2kV tests.
  • Also performed well in 4kV and 6kV extreme surge tests.
  • Phone/fax/modem and coax antenna support.
  • Protected status indicator.
  • EMI noise filtration.
  • Relatively low price.
  • Lifetime product warranty.

Bad points:

  • Nothing to mention.

PowerTech Plus MS4024

Price $65 Powertech plus

Good points

  • Second-best clamping performance in 2kV tests.
  • Performed well in 4kV extreme surge tests.
  • Ethernet, coax antenna, F-type antenna and phone/fax/modem support.
  • Protected status indicator.
  • EMI noise filtration.

Bad points:

  • Nothing to mention.

APC P5B-AZ

Price $39 APC

Good points

  • Third-best clamping performance in 2kV tests.
  • Performed well in 4kV and 6kV extreme surge tests.
  • Has protected status and wiring status indicators.
  • EMI noise filtration.
  • Relatively low price.
  • Lifetime product warranty.

Bad points:

  • Only has mains power connections.

Jackson PTO888

Price $40 Jackson

Good points

  • Performed well in 2kV tests.
  • Performed well in 4kV extreme surge tests.
  • Ethernet and phone/fax/modem support.
  • EMI noise filtration.
  • Relatively low price.
  • Lifetime product warranty.

Bad points:

  • No protected status indicator.

Thor A12F

Price: $300 Thor

Good points:

  • Performed well in 2kV tests.
  • Performed well in 4kV and 6kV extreme surge tests.
  • Ethernet, coax antenna and F-type antenna support.
  • EMI noise filtration.
  • Protected status indicators.

Bad points:

  • Most expensive of the boards tested.

Powerguard PGCP3906

Price: $199 Powerguard

Good points:

  • Performed well in 2kV tests.
  • Performed well in 4kV and 6kV extreme surge tests.
  • Ethernet and phone/fax/modem support.
  • EMI noise filtration.
  • Lifetime product warranty.

Bad points:

  • Second-most expensive of the boards tested.
  • No protected status indicator.

Belkin F9S620AU2m

Price: $130 Belkin

Good points:

  • Performed well in 2kV tests.
  • Performed well in 4kV extreme surge tests.
  • Protected status and earthed indicators.
  • Phone/fax/modem support.
  • EMI noise filtration.
  • Lifetime product warranty.

Bad points:

  • Nothing to mention.

Monster AV800

Price: $149 Monster

Good points:

  • Performed well in 4kV and 6kV extreme surge tests.
  • Coax antenna support.
  • Lifetime product warranty.
  • Protected status and earthed indicators.
  • Audible fault alarm.

Bad points:

  • Third-most expensive of the boards tested.

ARLEC SWP-S

Price: $15 Arlec

Good points:

  • Inexpensive.

Bad points:

  • Relatively poor clamping.
  • No protected status indicator.

CABAC PB10SP

Price: $17 Cabac

Good points:

  • Protected status indicator.
  • EMI noise filtration.
  • Inexpensive.

Bad points:

  • Relatively poor clamping.

PowerTech Plus MS-4055

Price: $16 Powertech

Good points:

  • Inexpensive.

Bad points:

  • Relatively poor clamping.
  • No protected status indicator.

HPM D105PA6

Price: $20 Hpm

Good points:

  • Inexpensive.

Bad points:

  • Relatively poor clamping.
 

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