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Panamax MD2 Space-saving surge protector with two outlets

Item # 299MD2

Item # 299MD2

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About the Panamax MD2

Steve Kindig

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
  • lifetime $100,000 connected equipment warranty
  • MFR # MD2

What's in the box:

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

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More details on the Panamax MD2

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Features & specs

Type On-wall
Total AC Outlets 2
Total Current Capacity 15
High-Current Outlets None
USB Connections None
Coaxial RF Jacks No
Line Conditioning Yes
Joule Rating 1350
Powerline Network Compatible No
Connected Equipment Guarantee $100,000
Width (inches) 3-3/8
Height (inches) 5-3/8
Depth (inches) 2-7/16
Weight (pounds) 0.65
Parts Warranty Lifetime
Labor Warranty Lifetime
The Panamax MD2 replaces these items:

Product Research



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.


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)

$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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5 questions already asked

Will this be a great option for my new Svs subwoofer sb 2000 pro?
thomas  Dec 01, 2020
3 answers
I have had this protector for several months and had no issues. I would think it would be a good option for a sub
robert  Dec 02, 2020
I use it for our Sony TV and associated gear, and have had no problems.
david  Dec 02, 2020
Should work just fine with it. I am using this same unit to protect the SVS subwoofer in my theater room.
kim  Dec 01, 2020
Is there any type of recessed in-wall outlet box that this would fit in? I purchased this surge protector a couple weeks ago and have been struggling to make it work behind my TV that is an inch off from the wall.
jake  Dec 27, 2016
2 answers
The MD2 is designed to plug into an outlet which is flush to the wall. If you were able to mount the MD2 into a recessed box, you would have difficulty plugging devices into the MD2 as the outlets are on the edge and not the front face. You may have to move your tv out from the wall a little bit. You could almost place the tv against the front of the MD2 as the outlets are on the side. Another possibility is to move your tv a couple of inches left or right if that would provide clearance to play your tv closer to the wall. If you plug your tv into the outlet directly behind the tv, the plug itself will require you space tv away from the wall an inch or more. The thickness of the MD2 might not require you to move the tv that much further out since the outlets on the MD2 are on the side. If you have a duplex outlet on the wall, use the outlet where the MD2 doesn't cover up the other one, so you can still use both wall outlets.
lawrence g  Dec 29, 2016
No. But you can buy an ground fault interrupter. It serves the same purpose. It replaces the existing outlet.
theodore  Dec 27, 2016
Is this really THAT much better than the Belkin SurgeMaster 6 Outlet Wall-Mount Surge Protector rated at 1045 joules, 43dB for noise or the APC P6W 6 Outlets 120V Surge Arrest Power Distribution Unit rated 1080 joules and 40dB?
gregc  Mar 03, 2016
2 answers
I use this specifically for my Epson pro 6020 projector. It has been in place for two years and 2 power outages. Can I see an improved picture, hard to say over my monster cable that was previously installed. I use this in all my theater installs.
bob  Mar 04, 2016
I have been very happy with it. I have my iMac plugged into it. I have a bunch of the Panamax big distribution boxes on each on my tv/receivers which I am also very happy with. The audio company that installed our surround sound said that Panamax is one of the best on the market.
michael  Mar 04, 2016
Will this be good for a home theater subwoofer? To eliminate the hum and interference from microwave and other electronics.
justin  Jan 19, 2015
2 answers
I have had mine feed my receiver and it has been happily noise free. I have to assume it would work as well in a home theater application. Brian
brian  Jan 20, 2015
Not sure if it will help with interference. I use mine behind my wall mounted television.
philip  Jan 20, 2015
will this protect the "electronics" in modern refrigerators?
jaroslav  Nov 13, 2014
2 answers
I don't see why it wouldn't, as long as your fridge pulls 15A or less. You should probably ask Panamax your question directly, because they're the only ones that will be able to speak definitively about what this is rated for. Also, I'd read the both the manual for your refrigerator and the one for the surge protector carefully before relying on it. Your fridge's manual may say something about being plugged directly into a receptacle, and I don't think this would count (if the event you were challenged during a warranty claim). If you're that worried about surge protection for your fridge, you should probably install a receptacle or a surge breaker for the circuit your fridge is connected to.
todd  Nov 14, 2014
It will act as a surge protector for any electronic device. However this item is more or less intended to be used in sensitive electronics such as a/v equipment where interference can diminish your experience.
kyle j  Nov 14, 2014

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