I have dedicated 20 amp circuits. If I buy a Sx20RT, can I still plug in my 15amp plugs or does it only take the special 20amp plugs?^^^^ Yes, there's one more option.
Use an inline SurgeX SX-15-RT or SX-20-RT (depending on what the circuit is rated) to cover this circuit fully coming outta your main electrical panel. Gut says you could buy below (if you have a 15A circuit), hire a licensed electrician to install it for a reasonable amount and protect both outlets easily. If you have 20A circuit, then you will need the SX-20-RT model. Peace.
Those ebay SX's are so cheap that you could literally get 3 or 4 of them, one for the living room system, one for the HT rack and another for the subwoofer. They last literally forever so i doubt used would be a huge deal, paypal has your back anyway.Since everything of is running off the same circuit, 2 different recepticals (4 outlets total).....On one receptical I have my projector and Monster HTS 2600 for all 7 devices (modem, router, apple tv, bluray player, prepro, 2 class d amps). The other receptical has my 2 subs on other outlet directly to the wall.
I'm not sure which way I should go about it but I guess I could do SA-15 or SA-20 or possibly QC series for the subs only outlet. And either another SA-20 to put the monster 2600 on it and cyberpower ups for projector unless I go with XR315 to replace the Monster. Both recepticals are 6 feet apart from either other so there are many ways I could do this with different options.
If you have dedicated 20AMP circuits in your room, then you need to use the 20AMP wired-in version.
The SX-20 NE/RT is a "branch circuit" unit which means it has to be installed by a licensed electrician. They would probably connect it coming outta your main panel like this: 20AMP Breaker in your main panel --> SX-20NE/RT --> 20A circuit in you room. They protect every outlet downstream of the unit.
SX-20 NE-RT -> https://www.ametekesp.com/surgex/branch-circuit/branch-circuit-120-208v
A 120V/15AMP male power plug will mate with a 120V/20AMP female outlet but not vice versa.
The SX-20 NE/RT --> it's made to be wired into the circuit. It has no power outlets. You have to keep their model #'s straight - they like to make'm sound similar.
If you want a standalone unit with plugs into your room's outlets, then the SX-1120-RT or SX-1115-RT are the 1U units with built in multiple female plugs with all the features. Check out the pictures on their site, it helps to make sense of the model #'s
What works for me is watching ebay the specific model I want. I only buy from reputable sellers and people with 100% feedback. YMMV. The link earlier was for a wired-in SX-15 NE/RT (15 AMP) so you cannot use that with your 20 AMP circuits.
Peace. I hope this helps.
I have my cyberpower pure sine wave UPS plugged directly into my XR315. I want my UPS to have the same protection as the rest of my gear.Just ordered XR315 to replace the Monster HTS2600 which will go in another room. Pricey compared to others but I want best protection I can get and this unit I will keep forever til it dies. Also I have open glass shelf so looks was another reason and having feet vs going with flat rack mount option such as SX 1115rt.
I do plan on getting the cyber power pure sine wave ups as well.....is it safe to put that on the xr315 or just run it directly to the wall outlet?
Also are all SX models the same features? Looking for something for subs only....Don't need 8 outlets such as sx1115rt but would something such as SX DS 154 work for subs or would I be better off getting something different from ESP line? There are so many models that its easy to get lost with all the features.
For subwoofers the 15/20A QC/NX/EV will do, if you want to get "super fancy" then maybe a 15/20A SX/AX.Looking for something for subs only....Don't need 8 outlets
The UPS needs to be protected.is it safe to put a ups on the xr315 or just run it directly to the wall outlet?
If it's anything like the SA series, then it doesn't have swell protection (COVUS), like the fancier models have.
Good info thanks. Do you know a comparable rack mount version?If you are trying to ride brief blackouts and brownouts, then a puresine UPS is the thing to get.
You can get a CyberPower CP1000PFCLCD which has puresine output for less then $300 on amazon or such, it's one of the cheapest models worth buying. The cheaper UPS's are garbage, and the more expensive ones are more expensive. 😋
You only need a SurgeX if you are "trying" to protect against indirect lightning, solar flares and other grid-malfunctions.
It doesn't have a battery in it, if the voltage goes too high or too low it just disconnects from the grid until the voltage stabilizes, you'll still get a brownout or a blackout. If a brief surge comes in, it will try to eliminate the surge without cutting off the power.
The SX comes in a 15a and 20a model.
I use my SurgeX's to protect my UPS, which then protects the load.
If you have really nasty power, then you'd want to spend the extra money for a online-UPS rather than line-interactive. They are more expensive and have continuous fan noise usually, but offer the highest quality internal UPS components.