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Panamax PM8-AV

Power line conditioner and surge protector

Item # 299PM8AV

The Panamax PM8-AV shields your home theater system against harmful spikes and power fluctuations.

The Panamax PM8-AV shields your home theater system against harmful spikes and power fluctuations.

Item # 299PM8AV

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About the Panamax PM8-AV

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.

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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
  • MFR # PM8-AV
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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)

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Crutchfield customer from Fremont, IN on 6/9/2019

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Great product

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So far so good...

Crutchfield customer from Altamonte Spg, FL on 4/12/2019

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I've only had it a week but I'm very happy with my purchase so far. I like the design of the outlets because it allows thicker plugs the space they need without blocking the others. The green lights remind me that it's doing its job without being too bright. But my favorite part is having piece of mind knowing that my equipment is protected.

Pros: Smart design, lights aren't too bright

Cons: Cord could be a little longer

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Does the job not tested, yet...

Kenneth from Collierville, TN on 3/29/2019

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Easy to install and small enough to conceal. Great unit so far so good.

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Works as expected

Crutchfield customer from Akron, CO on 3/5/2019

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This is my second Panamax power strip with surge suppression. It has 8 outlets, LED status indicators and keyholes with mounting hardware. It's wide enough to accommodate all of your power cables and thin enough to mount to the back of your cabinet or wall providing necessary space.

Pros: See review

Cons: Color is silver. Wasn't offered a color choice. Would have preferred one in black.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Recommended by Mike [ Gary  Jul 18, 2018 ]
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I have used this item in the past and they protected my equipment and then they needed repair which was accomplished without any problems. Panamax stands by their warranty with great service!!!! [ RICHARD  May 29, 2018 ]
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Oliver helped to me to decide. [ Monette  May 17, 2018 ]
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Very satisfied with Panamax surge protection. [ JAMES E  Feb 03, 2018 ]
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Recommend by Colt for my set-up [ DAVID  Oct 05, 2017 ]
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recomendation [ TONY  Aug 17, 2017 ]
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Recommended by your salesman. [ Janet  Nov 27, 2016 ]
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Just had 2 tvs, 2 sat receivers, a router & spa fried by lightning. My cousin told me about this, and the protection that comes with it. [ Thomas  Oct 17, 2016 ]
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I needed a good surge protector that I could wall mount in a cabinet. [ Nathan  Sep 26, 2016 ]
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I want excellent power surge/spike protection without paying a fortune, this item fits perfectly [ Gregory  Apr 18, 2016 ]
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Recommended by electrical contractor and Crutchfield Technician. [ Jackie  Mar 29, 2016 ]
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Small size for smaller HT systems and fits in small spaces like cabinets without taking up much room. Plenty of outlets and has telephone line and cable/satellite line surge suppression too. Plus Panamax is a leader in quality low cost surge suppressors. And don't forget it's from Crutchfield afterall. The best internet dealer for all your electronics needs and great customer service! [ FRANCIS E  Feb 19, 2016 ]
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I told the tech what I was looking for in surge protection for my equipment and this was the one he recommended. [ Walton  Jan 14, 2016 ]
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I have heard that you should use two separate power centers for home theater systems; one for audio and one for video. Is this true?
[ Brett  Dec 26, 2013 ]
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Ive never heard this. My primary concern is momentary lapses of power and surges. Ive used surge protectors for many years, on a couple of occaisions Ive had a surge protector blown out, but even then it protected my equipment.
[ ANDREW J  Dec 28, 2013 ]
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I have always used just one. I have had no problems at all.
[ MARC  Dec 28, 2013 ]
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If you go with a lesser quality power center then maybe you would need two. I use this for a 50" Panasonic plasma, a Yamaha receiver, Marantz CD/DVD, and an Infiniti sub. Nothing but clean, clear power from this unit! Highly recommended.
[ ANTHONY J  Dec 27, 2013 ]

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