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Panamax MD2

Space-saving surge protector with two outlets

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Overview

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Don't let a lack of space keep you from protecting your gear with a quality surge suppressor. The compact MD2 plugs right into a standard AC wall outlet, and has two AC outlets placed on the sides to allow space-saving connections. You can plug in a TV and Blu-ray player and keep your furniture close to the wall, or protect a couple small appliances on your kitchen counter. The MD2 is also a smart choice to use with chargers for your cell phone or portable player. Panamax's dependable noise filtering ensures that your equipment gets only clean power.

Product Highlights:

  • 2 side-mounted AC power outlets (always on)
  • Protect or Disconnect™ circuitry safeguards equipment against all surges (disconnects AC power in the event of a lightning strike or other "catastrophic" surge)
  • EMI/RFI noise filtering provides clean power
  • maximum current rating: 15A
  • removable, paintable cover
  • 3-3/8"W x 5-3/8"H x1-5/8"D
  • warranty: lifetime on MD2
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • lifetime $100,000 connected equipment warranty

What's in the Box:

  • Two AC outlet surge protector
  • Removable/paintable front-panel (installed)
  • Machine screw
  • Installation Instructions

Peyton was very helpful when I placed my order. The item arrived on time, well packed and is exactly as advertised. It is a quality surge protector and allows plug - ins in a very tight space. Perfect!

Jan, Washington Dt, CT

Reviews

Panamax MD2 Reviews

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Crutchfield customer from Boise, ID on 1/9/2019

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The unit did a great job cleaning up the audio on a radio in a kitchen. Louder and clearer, no more buzz. In the position it is in (under a cabinet) I wish there was 1 more plug in.

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Crutchfield customer from Lowell, AR on 12/12/2018

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Compact

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Crutchfield customer from Manor, TX on 11/27/2018

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I have one of these on each of my four televisions and a larger Panamax on my 9.1.2 stereo system. They are great!

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Small and out of sight

Ronnie from Asheboro, NC on 10/31/2018

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I purchased this to go behind my refrigerator and it works perfectly, We have had some heavy winds lately that have caused several power outages and I was worried that we would have some power surges that would ruin my refrigerator. This surge protector is slim enough to fit perfectly behind the refrigerator with two outlets at different angles. Thanks

Pros: Slim so that it fits in tight places.

Cons: None so far.

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Jan from Washington Dt, CT on 10/4/2018

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Peyton was very helpful when I placed my order. The item arrived on time, well packed and is exactly as advertised. It is a quality surge protector and allows plug - ins in a very tight space. Perfect!

Pros: The perfect surge protector if you have limited space near your wall outlet. Crutchfield's is a company you can trust to stand behind their products.

Cons: None.

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Alexander from O Fallon, IL on 9/29/2018

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Does what it's supposed to do, small footprint. Great for ceiling mounted projectors

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Good for traveling

Camilo A from Ann Arbor, MI on 9/17/2018

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Product works well showing you if there is a fault in the electrical system. I purchased this to take it on a trip to Cuba due to the variations in current there. The adapter is bigger that I thought but not heavy.

Pros: Protects your cell phone and a laptop, camera, etc.

Cons: Size

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Crutchfield customer from Rohnert Park, CA on 9/9/2018

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When this was plugged in and our stereo plugged into it there was an extremely high pitched sound in the air which mad listening unenjoyable. Bought a line conditioner. It has not arrived, yet so I don't know the outcome of my purchase.

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Crutchfield response on 9/10/2018 We're sorry you're having issues with your surge protector. Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Tech Support team. They can help you solve the problem or set up a return within 60 days of purchase. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Bubba from Hawaii on 9/3/2018

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Panamax products long time top rated, have had power outages recently and will purchase again!!

Pros: Excellent product!!

Cons: None

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William from Brookfield, CT on 9/3/2018

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Quality product that provides surge protection. Nice that the cover reverses to tone down the status lights on top.

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What more can you ask for?

Crutchfield customer from Kahului, HI on 8/24/2018

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Have used Panamax products for a long time and they have never let me down. This unit is clean and the plug orientation works well. If you need solid outlet level protection, consider this model.

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Crutchfield customer from La Salle, IL on 8/6/2018

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Gives my tv surge protection and the clean installation I want

Pros: Size, price

Cons: None so far

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Jordan from Louisville, KY on 5/7/2018

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These things are awesome for your 1 or 2 plug power protection needs. The build is great and the ability to screw the device to the wall plate makes for a sturdy install. I have bought two for modem and router protection (installed in separate rooms) in order to provide good surge protection as well as filter noise from the power supply to the internet connected devices (which there are several). So far I am pleased with their ease of install and snug plugs on both sides. Not had any power outages to see how they do with power on/off surges.

Pros: Price, screw to wall plate capable

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from New Windsor, NY on 5/6/2018

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I truly loved be this product for my laptop. I have 4 of them. One of them took a hit with lightning and I called Panamax and replaced it immediately.

Pros: If you need a surge protector buy this one!

Cons: None

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Terrence from Milwaukie, OR on 4/9/2018

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Protecting modem and router; looks great too!

Pros: Compact size and sleek design.

Cons: One color.

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Crutchfield customer from Petoskey, MI on 3/23/2018

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It seems to do the job! It does just sit in the background.

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DANIEL from Mechanicsvlle, MD on 1/8/2018

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There is t much to say about this one. It's a surg protector and everything works that's plugged into it.

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Crutchfield customer from Havre, MT on 1/3/2018

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Works good...

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Excellent For a Subwoofer

Crutchfield customer from Rexburg, ID on 11/18/2017

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I'm glad to have both great surge protection and excellent power/noise filtering in one small device like this. Only a couple of minor negatives I encountered: the blue light is too bright for a dark home theater in my opinion, even with the cover flipped to hide some of it. And while I'm glad to still have access to the top outlet above this surge protector, there wasn't enough room to plug in the flat, right-angled plug in the top outlet like I was intending. I had to find a regular, non-angled plug to use. Otherwise, it's working great for my subwoofer.

Pros: Great power/noise filtering Small size

Cons: Can't use right-angled plug in the outlet above the surge protector The blue light is pretty bright in a dark room

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Thomas from Brentwood, TN on 8/9/2017

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Seems to do exactly what it says it'll do. I hope I'm fortunate enough to never have to see it's actual performance, if you know what I mean.

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Walter from Weatherford, TX on 7/4/2017

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is everything as advertised

Pros: is as advertised

Cons: non that I have found

Power protection to ease your mind.

David from Madison, AL on 3/28/2017

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I absolutely love this surge protector! I have it mounted to the ceiling feeding an Epson Powerlite Home Cinema 5040UB and it does so with ease. It comes with a mounting screw and all you have to do is remove the face plate to your required outlet, plug it in and screw it down. It's that simple. I have used Panamax surge protectors for over 8 years now and they are a must in my area due to multiple brown outs and power surges. The face plate of this protector is paintable to match you decor and is easily removed. If you are in the market for a miniature surge protector then this is your best choice.

Pros: Excellent warranty coverage Simple installation Piece of mind coverage

Cons: Surge protector dimensions are a little larger than the competition but you get what you pay for

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Kasey from Seattle, WA on 3/19/2017

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I bought this to protect the two rear Sonos PLAY:1 speakers I hooked up to my Sonos surround sound system. I needed this to fit in a tight space behind the couch, so the outlets being on the side actually works out perfectly. I also needed it to not block the other outlet in order to plug in a lamp, so it's nice that this turns on plug in into two without blocking.

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Great Protection for Electronic Components

Joe from Jenkintown, PA on 2/13/2017

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This is an excellent product. The previous model saved an expensive Treadmill from a large power surge. I have several where a single device needs protection.

Pros: Works well. Saves expense in the event of a power surge.

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Driftwood, TX on 2/12/2017

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Great product. I use it to protect a recently purchased and wall mounted Sony 75" XBR in order to maintain a hidden "wire free" look utilizing an elevated outlet located behind the TV.

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Anthony from Gaithersburg, MD on 1/29/2017

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Quite simply put, works as advertised.

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Surge!

Mr T from Grass Valley, California on 1/23/2017

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Great protector!

Pros: Can be painted/allows for hiding of led

Cons: none as of date - using it to plug in two espresso machines

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Sergey from Harrisongburg, VA on 12/26/2016

Helps me on my situation very much

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love the 90-degree plug...works in low clearance spaces

Scot from Lexington, KY on 10/31/2016

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I purchased this when we bought a new refrigerator to protect the integrated circuits inside the appliance from power surges. Since the appliance plugs into the side of the surge protector, there are no clearance issues. The product is well designed, comes with a terrific warranty (completely valid when purchased from Crutchfield, an authorized internet dealer), and provides piece of mind for a very fair price.

Pros: excellent build quality; warranty; fits in tight spaces

Cons: none

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Noah from Highland, NY on 10/29/2016

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Save your equipment from harm with this inexpensive surge protector ! highly recommended ....

Pros: Convenient

Cons: None

Solid.

KB from Chicago, IL on 10/10/2016

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Offers quality surge protection behind my wall mounted TV. I would have liked a lower profile, but that is not a deal breaker. This is a solid choice.

Pros: Side power access.

Cons: Bulky.

A Must Have

Vinny from Massapequa, NY on 8/26/2016

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Bought this after a lightening strike burnt out my polk 600 powered subwoofer, yes a big loss. Thanks to this device I learned the outlet I used was faulty. Now I have my new subwoofer attached to this, with piece of mind.

Pros: Simple to use

Cons: plugs are on it's side which may limit where you could use it, i.e. horizontally on an outlet close to the floor.

Like Travel Insurance-hopefully not needed, but good to have

Happycamper from North Carolina on 8/7/2016

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I bought it to add an extra layer of protection to a Bose system. Something good to have if something happened, but hopefully it will never be needed. Take it out of the box, plug it into an outlet (tells you if the outlet is properly grounded), plug in the one or two devices you want to protect, and you are done

Pros: Inexpensive protection. Easy to use. Great Crutchfield service behind it

Cons: None that come to mind

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Dan from Winter Garden, FL on 7/19/2016

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Here in Florida where we have a lighting storms nearly every night during the summer a surge protector is a great ideas. The Panamax I believe is one of the best.

Pros: Like the blue light on which lets me know the surge protector is working .

Cons: None

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kareem from Columbia sc on 7/13/2016

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I like this surge protecor its work great

Pros: It was easy to connect my tv and ps4 to it

Cons: Nothing

Excellent choice

Rkg from Irving, TX on 7/11/2016

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Referred by my contractor as well as another retailer, it looks stylish also while performing finest job :), hope it last longer and protect my projector..

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Crutchfield customer from North Kingstown, RI on 7/5/2016

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Solid product. Compact design

Pros: Hides behind the TV

Cons: none

Not rocket science...perfect for what you want to protect.

Brian from Lynn,mass on 6/13/2016

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These are perfect for protecting your audio and video components. Very discreet looking and the blue lights are pretty cool to boot. I purchased 3 of these to hook up my Klipsch reference premier wireless system. I'm sure they're are cheaper protectors out there but I'm fine with the price.

Pros: Discreet .... Blue light is cool in the room.

Cons: Price is a bit high but you get what you pay for.

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Dominick from Pennsylvania on 1/11/2016

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I haven't used it yet.

Pros: Not applicable at this time

Cons: none

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Mark T from Colorado on 9/27/2015

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Does a great job of filtering noise from stereo equipment !

Pros: Does as advertised !

Cons: Blue light bright in a dark room for movie watching

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CS from NC on 7/21/2015

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After a costly lightening strike destroyed farm equipment not plugged into Panamax surge protectors, the replacements are.

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Nice product

Danny E. from Moscow, TN on 1/5/2015

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Good product! Serves the intended purpose.

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Simple Solution!

KW from Austin, TX on 9/9/2014

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I only needed 1-2 oulets for under my desk, and this is the perfect fit. I've owned Panamax products for many years and have experienced many lightning storms and power fluctuations, and never had a single issue with anything (so I guess they are working as they should). Didn't even look at any other brands - I trust Panamax.

Pros: Perfect Size

Cons: None

Perfect fit!

josh from Fredericksburg, VA on 5/26/2014

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This item fits perfectly between the supports of my Sanus LT25-B1 wall mount and behind my 70" Vizio. Initially, I wanted to use a Panamax In-wall surge protector but my house wiring made it difficult, so I settled on this product. I was relieved when it fit perfectly behind the tv. Green function light is a nice touch.

Pros: Great size, nice green running light.

Cons: None so far.

Quick Easy Peotection

t from Indianapolis, IN on 3/31/2014

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Quick Easy Power protection. Purchased this to protect my Receiver and components in the Garage. Next day we had a power surge and all was well! Great Item

Pros: Small, side plugs and bang for the buck!

Cons: None

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RobN from Orlando, Fl. on 1/31/2014

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Works great for my application. limited room. Fit behind console and able to slide console tight to the wall

Pros: Size

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WOrks

Jason from Fort Worth, TX on 7/20/2013

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Works as advertised. It's a nice low profile unit that holds itself into the outlet. You can remove and paint the outside over - which is a nice feature - but it would be really nice if they offered it in black. (like most theater room ceilings are painted)

Pros: Works as advertized.

Cons: Wish it came in black. (without having to paint)

Works as advertised

PR from Hummelstown, PA on 10/8/2012

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The weight of the surge protector makes it at least seem as if you are paying for some protective circuitry. Slim profile fits well against the wall behind a book case with side mounted outlets allowing cords to come out through the sides. Having never had issues with surges in the past, I can't say if the pricey cost of this for only two protected outlets is justified. It would be nice if the unit had 4 outlets, which it looks like there's space for.

Pros: Good sleek profile fits along walls well and behind furniture.

Cons: Only two outlets, price.

GREAT SURGE PROTECTOR

Ron from Jacksonville, NC on 2/18/2011

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Super surge protector, compact, two outlet, does it's job in a stellar manner! Must Have!

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Panamax is a MUST to protect your equipment

BecsFL from Florida on 10/28/2010

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I purchased quite a few of these individual outlet surge suppressors for equipment. I am very happy with the Panamax brand and can feel safe and comfortable knowing that these suppressors will do their job in protecting my equipment. I learned the hard way by losing over $5,000 worth of equipment due to severe lightning strikes. The equipment I lost was all the equipment I never had surge suppressors on, so take my loss as a lesson, and get protected, ESPECIALLY if you life in Florida... the lightning capital of the world. I am also very happy with the service I received from Crutchfield. HIGHLY recommended.

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Features

Protect or Disconnect Circuitry: The Panamax MD2 Surge Protector's exclusive "Protect or Disconnect" circuitry safeguards your equipment against all surges. In the event of a catastrophic surge such as lightning, the MD2 completely disconnects AC power to your connected equipment.

Two AC Outlets: The two 3-prong AC outlets are turned 90-degress from one another to accommodate different style plugs or transformers. One plug is located on the left-side, while the other plug is located on the right-side.

Right-Angle AC Plug: The Panamax MD2 Surge Protector features an integrated right-angle 3-prong AC plug which plugs directly into an AC wall outlet.

Noise Filtration Circuit: The Panamax MD2 Surge Protector utilizes a Noise Filtration Circuit (EMI/RFI) to remove noise and provide clean power.

Two Diagnostic Lights: Two Panamax MD2 is equipped with two Diagnostic Lights (LED) - Power On/Protection OK and Line Fault.

  • Power On/Protection OK: This LED (blue) indicates the power is on, surge protector is functioning properly, and all connected equipment is protected.
  • Line Fault: If this LED is lit (red), it indicates an improperly wired outlet.

Paintable Cover: The MD2's removable front-cover is paintable to ensure a seamless fit with almost any décor.

Specifications

AC Power:

  • Protection Modes: L-N, L-G, N-G
  • UL 1449 Rating: 330V
  • Voltage Protection Rating: L-N 400V, L-G 500V, N-G 400V
  • Single Pulse Energy Dissipation: 1350 Joules
  • Response Time: <1 ns
  • Peak Impulse Current: 60,000 A
  • Nominal Discharge Current: 3,000 A
  • Maximum Current Rating: 15A (1800 W)
  • Line Voltage: 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Initial Clamping: 200V
  • EMI/RFI Noise Filtration: 50 dB (100kHz - 1MHz)

Warranty

$100,000 Limited Connected Equipment Protection Warranty: Panamax will replace or repair equipment that is damaged by an AC line surge while connected to a properly installed Panamax surge protector (up to $100,000).

Lifetime Product Warranty: The surge protector shall be free of any defects in design, materials, or workmanship; and Panamax will repair or replace any defective unit.

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