I just want to go on record saying how much the search on this forum sucks... completely useless. I know this because I've read countless threads over the last two years talking about hospital-grade surge protection outlets being used in home theater setups, but now I can't find a single thread using the search feature.
So, I just picked up the Leviton 8280 with isolated ground for use above my fireplace where my plasma will plug in. Here's the stats on it:
Maximum continous operating voltage: 150V
Maximum single-pulse transient current (8 X 20 ms Amps peak) 24,000A (L-N), 12,000A (L-G), 12,000 (N-G)
Rated single pulse transient energy (10 x 1000ms, impulse) 320 joules
Is this going to accomplish what I need it to do? I really don't want one of those nasty surge strips hanging off the back of my plasma and I figure if it's good enough for hospitals then it's good enough for my baby. Am I off the reservation on this one?