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Rack surge strip

This could be the wrong placement/forum, but any recs for a decent rack mount surge strip? Looking to spend less than $100. Any feedback is appreciated.
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Here you go... https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Ne.../dp/B00006B834

Have 2 of these in my rack, work flawlessly!
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This could be the wrong placement/forum, but any recs for a decent rack mount surge strip? Looking to spend less than $100. Any feedback is appreciated.
I suggest you ensure surge protection, however, for a 35%+ savings, you can go with another brand https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The alternative Tripp Lite is another $20+ https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Ne...00006B83A?th=1

Lifetime warranty is great, but power strips tend to not be something most folks replace. It's just a bunch of wires under plastic, so not much to go wrong... So think of TCO but also the factor of dealing with a bad power strip.

For a couple bucks, you gain a potential extra warranty.
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the first link has a better outlet layout for wall warts compared to the 2nd and 3rd link
just food for thought - figure out your layout before you purchase
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Hard to get to those outlets, when mounted to the front of the rack, e.g. for a hard reset of a component. Leave some room above and/or below, to fit your hand in there.

I added another power strip sitting on the bottom of my rack, at the back, with that plugged into a Cyberpower front-mount PDU, for easy hard rebooting of 2 components.

Big benefit of the vertical PDU, at the back of the rack. Saves space at the front for components, too.

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Tripp Lite 14 Outlet Network-Grade Rackmount PDU, 15A Surge Protected Power Strip, 15ft Cord with 5-15P, (DRS-1215),Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006B83A..._3KbSEbSSGVZDM

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I also use a Middle Atlantic rack mount SPD in another rack - 915R. Several variations exist. Bought it used locally for $25.

Many of these on ebay, for $20-30. Try Craigslist, too.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...antic&_sacat=0

Edit - not as shallow as the other regular PDUs, easier to plug and unplug components, when mounted to the front rails.

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I suggest you ensure surge protection, however, for a 35%+ savings, you can go with another brand https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The alternative Tripp Lite is another $20+ https://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-Ne...00006B83A?th=1

Lifetime warranty is great, but power strips tend to not be something most folks replace. It's just a bunch of wires under plastic, so not much to go wrong... So think of TCO but also the factor of dealing with a bad power strip.

For a couple bucks, you gain a potential extra warranty.
This is the one I actually have, not the one I linked to.

Mine has 8 outlets in the back vs 6. While the spacing is tighter I'd rather have 8 outlets and manage my wall wart spacing than give up 2 outlets as I need/ use all 16 outlets.

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