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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Accell PowerGenius Home Theater Smart Surge Protector Review

Most people have big screen TVs these days. Price points have gotten so low that you can't even find a TV with a picture tube any more. With that said, most TVs are typically connected to a cable box and possibly other smart TV devices or gaming systems. Usually, you plug all these systems into a power strip. However, while a power strip offers multiple plugs for all the devices, it doesn't protect any from power spikes. What you need for these is a surge suppressor/protector, or something that will protect your hardware in the event of a surge or spike.

Accell's PowerGenius Home Theater Smart Surge Protector offers just such the protection you need for your home theater setup. It will protect up to eight devices along with your Ethernet connection and phone line from sudden power irregularities. Then, if a spike happens, the devices Power Stop technology will shut things down once surge absorption has reached capacity. Instead of blowing out a TV or gaming system, the PowerGenius will just shutdown.

You don't want to leave your devices connected to just a power strip, and the PowerGenius shouldn't be treated as just such. While it does have five small outlets and three over-sized outlets, it is the power protection that makes it worth the $28 price vs. the sub $10 price of just a power strip.
  • Joule Rating: 2180 Joules
  • Outlets: 8 Grounded (1 adapter spaced)
  • Grounded Cord: 6ft/1.8m
  • Resettable Circuit: Yes
  • Electrical Rating: 120V, 15 Amps, 1800 Watts
  • Max. Spike Amperage: 144, 000 AMPS
  • Max. Peak Spike Current: 3KV
  • Max. Spike Voltage: 6KV
  • Clamp Rating: L-N 330V, L-G 400V, N-G 400V
  • Noise Reduction:52dB from 150KHz to 100 MHz
  • Wall Mounting: 2-Way
  • Ethernet or Phone Line Protection: 1 pair
  • Coax Protection: 1 pair
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  1. This is great , just what we need at our house. We have a lot of power strips , this would be so much better. thanks

  2. I'm in Florida, 2 yrs ago lightening struck 1 ft from my back bedroom wall! All that burnt out was my cable line coming into the house, I was lucky. This would help save my electronics.

  3. These are great to have , I know to for a fact the time lightning struck burnt out my monitor, the TV all at once. Need one of these always

  4. I think surge protectors are so important. I live in a city where they have power surges all the time and replaced many power supplies in computers.