Surge protected mains extender

Which one of these would you say are better?

  • Monster 750G

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  • IXOS XHP285

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  • Other

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warzinak

Standard Member
I want to buy my first surge protected mains extender, never had one so do not know much about them, are they all the same?
I have been lucky to never have any problems so far but I do not want to push it.

2 that seem well priced at the moment are the.....

Monster 750G for £19
or
IXOS XHP285 for £20

Had a look at Belkin ones that I have seen mentioned on here once or twice but they are twice the price.

I need 1 for my TV / AVR / SW / PS3 / HTPC setup and 1 for my PC / Stereo / CD / Turntable setup.
Should I just get 1 of each? Or is one better than the other?

I do currently use OnNetworks Powerline adapters, do these have their own built in?
 

Joe Fernand

Distinguished Member
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What are you looking to protect yourself against - if it's lightning they are all pretty much useless.

Read the small print - no protection unless you earth your whole house/system, which if done properly renders a £20 'protected' power strip socket unnecessary.

Save your cash or do it properly.

Joe
 

warzinak

Standard Member
What are you looking to protect yourself against - if it's lightning they are all pretty much useless.

Read the small print - no protection unless you earth your whole house/system, which if done properly renders a £20 'protected' power strip socket unnecessary.

Save your cash or do it properly.

Joe
Thank you for the reply Joe.
Its a council estate flat so I am hoping they did a good job.
So I could just get any cheap multi socket mains extension?
The one I have is horrible atm, can often hear sparks coming from it which scared me into looking these up.
 

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