The other day there was an accident down the street from my house which knocked out a phone along with the transformer. When the electricity came back on I checked the circuit breaker panel and there was 6 breakers that were tripped. I was not in the right mind the morning this happened and did not unplup my rack from the wall. When I got home all of my A/V stuff seemed to be alright, except my Raxxess PD-800 surge protector. It still seems to be working, but when I got home and entered my room there was a distinct smell of burnt electronics. After checking everything on my rack (Onkyo TX-NR1008, XBOX360, PS3, and cable box) I traced the smell back to the Raxxess surge protector.
I am looking to replace the PD-800 and was looking for a little advice on what I should replace it with. First thing in the spring when the ground thaws I will be adding a whole house surge suppressor, but still would like to have point of source protection at outlets with electronics. After doing some research I have come up with the following, but I am not sure which to go with. Here is what I have been looking at.
I like this one because it is one of the only ones I saw that has a 20A circuit breaker in it.
I am not the biggest fan of Monster, but this one seems to be at a good price and looking at the specs this on has the highest Joules rating.
I like the looks of this one and the fact that it is rack mountable.
I have a couple others but these are the ones on the top of my list. If anyone has any experience with these or has any other suggestions I would appreciate the input.