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Panamax PM8-AV

Power line conditioner and surge protector

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Overview

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The Panamax PM8-AV shields your home theater system against harmful spikes and power fluctuations. It also filters out the RF (radio frequency) and electromagnetic interference that can degrade your system's performance.

The Panamax PM8-AV shields your home theater system against harmful spikes and power fluctuations. It also filters out the RF (radio frequency) and electromagnetic interference that can degrade your system's performance.

The power protector comes with eight AC outlets, conveniently spaced to allow for bulky transformers. Two sets of coaxial input/output jacks protect your cable, antenna, or digital satellite TV connections. There's also a protected telephone line input/output.

The PM8-AV reacts in less than a nanosecond during a spike, breaking the connection to protect your equipment. The 6-ft. power cord has a right-angle plug that hugs the wall, for an easy fit behind your audio/video cabinet.

Product Highlights:

  • Protect or Disconnect™ circuitry
  • total of 8 protected AC power outlets with EMI/RFI noise filtering
  • 2 sets of coaxial RF input/output jacks (for cable, antenna, or satellite TV)
  • 1 set of phone line input/output jacks
  • 6-ft. power cord with right-angle plug
  • 1125-joule surge protection
  • UL 1449 Rating: 500V
  • response time: less than 1 nanosecond
  • includes 41" RG-59 coaxial cable
  • 12"-1/8"W x 1-13/16"H x 4-15/16"D
  • lifetime $100,000 connected equipment warranty (covers equipment damaged by an AC or signal line surge while connected to properly installed Panamax surge protector); valid only in the United States and Canada
  • warranty: lifetime on the PM8-AV
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Surge protector with attached 6' power cord
  • 41" Coax (RG-59) cable
  • 3 Mounting screws
  • 3 Drywall anchors
  • 3 Spacer eyelets
  • Installation Instructions (Eng/Fre/Spa)

Nothing special my Monster surge protector was just as good

Michael, Crete, IL

Reviews

Panamax PM8-AV Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(17 Reviews)

So so

Michael from Crete, IL on 1/17/2019

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Nothing special my Monster surge protector was just as good

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Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 11/24/2018

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Were running new 4k TV off of 9 year old Monster surge protector, and picture was vibrant, clear. When we plugged same Tv into PM8-AV, clarity was lost and colors looked faded. We connected TV into an old Furman surge protector and vibrancy along with clear pictured returned. We tried this 4 separate times and same results, even plugging directly into wall plug resulted in better picture quality. We sent PM8-AV back for refund.

Pros: Many great reviews, form factor for our purposes.

Cons: Plastic and very light weight unit seems cheaply made.

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Crutchfield customer from Burlington, NC on 8/1/2018

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You won't know if this device works unless you experience a power surge. It certainly looks robust. Hope it works if needed.

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Crutchfield customer from Lafayette, CA on 6/19/2018

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Solidly built. Like the wide space plugs for wall warts. It has good brackets to hang it.

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Crutchfield customer from Fredericksbrg, TX on 2/12/2018

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It seems to work ok.

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Matthew from Long Island, NY on 2/5/2018

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I haven't had any surges, but take comfort with having a premium surge/power conditioner for my equipment. The location of the power switch and outlets are very helpful. Nicely designed. The 6' cord is helpful too.

Pros: Nice design (outlet spacing & Location) Lifetime warranty 6' Cord

Cons: None to report

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Crutchfield customer from East Jordan, MI on 1/9/2018

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I took the advice on this item needed to replace a unit that failed during a power surge.

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christopher from Early, TX on 12/30/2017

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works great...crutchfield advisor helped decide on this ...excellent as usual

Pros: has multiple outlets

Cons: none yet

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Crutchfield customer from Anchorage, AK on 11/10/2017

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After some research I determined I was not protected and this was recommended by CRUTCHFIELD. Tech support even clearfied hook up of cable. Could have spent a lot more and of course could have stayed with a lesser surge protector but this unit seems like the best solution to protect my 5 thousand plus dollar investment.

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Just right

David from New Orleans, LA on 10/30/2017

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Great product at an awesome price. Like the outlets at are Inn the side of the unit. Easily fit under any cabinet or wall mount.

Pros: Power conditioning Surge protection Protection for cable and phone lines

Cons: Only available in one color

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Crutchfield customer from Attleboro Falls, MA on 10/16/2017

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Great product

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Dave from Hixson, TN on 12/19/2016

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The Panamax PM8-AV is a nice compact unit. the outlets are spaced well to accommodate 8 plugs and enough room to allow those clunky transformer type. Has two coaxial (cable type) inputs with outputs. One phone line. It's function is unseen so I won't know how well it protects my equipment until it happens. It is a comfort to think I am protected.

Pros: Outlets are spaced well. 8 outlets two cable one phone. enough for most applications I suspect. Reasonable price.

Cons: None.

Works as it should

Giancarlo from New Jersey on 7/15/2015

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I bought this after a lightning storm fried my cable modem. Since I installed this, it has not been tested but I don't doubt the protection it provides against surges.

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Gbro from Macatawa, MI on 12/22/2014

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Works as expected. Layout of plugs could be designed better.

Pros: None

Cons: Switch in odd position.

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Eddie from punta gorda florida on 8/22/2012

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LIVING IN THE LIGHTING CAPITAL OF AMERICA, I KNEW IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO PURCHASE A GOOD SURGE PROTECTOR. SIX YEARS AGO I BOUGHT A PANAMAX, AND AFTER MANY LIGHTING STORMS, MY SONY BRAVIA NEVER GOT DAMAGED. WHEN I RECENTLY PURCHASED A NEW FLAT PANEL FOR OUR BEDROOM , I PURCHASED ANOTHER PANAMAX PM8-AV FOR THERE. I FIGURED IT DID NOT FAIL ME THE FIRST TIME, SO STICK WITH WHAT WORKS.

Pros: FITS ALL OF MY ELECTRONICS, HAS A GREAT WARRANTY (HOPEFULLY IT WIL NEVER HAVE TO BE USED). PRICE RANGE WAS ABOUT AVERAGE COMPARED TO OTHER SURGE PROTECTORS.

Cons: BACK MOUNTING HOLE , WOULD BE BETTER IF IT WAS A TAB LIKE THE FRONT TWO.

Awesome Product

LanceB from Phoenix, AZ on 4/15/2012

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Very reliable product. There was a storm a while ago and the surge protector did its job. It powered down until the voltage was stable and I was amazed. Thank god I have this product protecting all of my AV gear and I feel confident it won't let me down. Also the picture quality did improve for anybody wondering about that part. Theres warranty on all the gear that you plug in as well.

Pros: Safe and very reliable

Cons: None so far.

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LY from Ben Lomond, CA on 9/3/2010

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Great product, easy set-up. Can't believe the difference it made in the picture quality on my HDTV! And I feel that my electronics are safe. Plan to purchase another one.

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Features

Overview: The Panamax PM8-AV Surge Protector features 8 AC outlets controlled by the unit's power switch. The PM8-AV also provides protection for coaxial and telephone connections. In addition, this surge protector is equipped with 2 diagnostic LEDs.

Surge Protection: The Panamax PM8-AV eliminates voltage irregularities and protects your AV system from catastrophic surges. 

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

8 AC Outlets: The 8 AC outlets provide power protection with transformer spacing between outlets.

Power Cord: The surge protector features an attached 6 ft power cord with a right-angle, 45-degree offset three-prong plug.

Mounting: The Panamax PM8-AV Surge Protector can be placed on the floor, on a shelf, or inside a cabinet. The PM-8AV can also be wall-mounted using the integrated wall-mount brackets and key-hole slots.

Connections, Controls, and Indicators

AC Outlets:

  • Bank 1: The four AC outlets along the top (numbered 1 to 4).
  • Bank 2: The four AC outlets along the side (numbered 5 to 8).

Input/Output:

  • SAT/CATV: 2 Coaxial line inputs and 2 coaxial line outputs (gold-plated, threaded, female F-Connectors).
  • Telephone: One telephone line input and telephone output (RJ-11 connection).

Controls:

  • On/Off Switch: Turns all the outlets On and Off.

Indicators:

  • Power On/Protection OK: Green LED, indicates the surge protector is functioning properly and all equipment is protected.
  • Ground OK: Green LED, indicates the wall outlet is properly wired and grounded.

Specifications

  • AC Specification:
    • Line Voltage: 120VAC, 50/60Hz
    • Initial Clamping Level: 200V Peak, 141V RMS,
    • Voltage Protection Rating (UL1449 3rd Edition, 3000A): 500V
    • Protection Modes: L-N, L-G, N-G
    • Maximum Current Rating: 15A (1800W)
    • EMI/RFI Noise Filtration: 45dB (100kHz-1MHz)
    • Response Time: <1ns
    • Single Pulse Energy: 1125 Joules
    • Peak Impulse Current: 52,000 A
  • Telco Protection:
    • Clamping Level: 260V
    • Capacitance: 30 pf (approximate)
    • Suppression Mode: Metallic and Longitudinal
    • Wire Protected: 2-wire, 1-pair (3,4)
    • Connectors: RJ-11
  • Universal Cable/Satellite Protection:
    • Clamping Level: 75V
    • Frequency Range: 0MHz-2.2GHz
    • Insertion Loss: <0.5dB
    • Connections: Female "F"-type, gold-plated

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