Power Protection

Breaking the Code: Navigating Power Protection Options

By Robert Archer · April 4, 2019 • Application-based power management and surge suppression solutions can be difficult to decipher. What is real and what is hype?

McIntosh Power Controller Uses Thermally Protected Metal-Oxide Varistors to Keep Electronics Safe

By Robert Archer · April 3, 2019 • The newly announced McIntosh MPC500 Power Controller employs thermally protected metal oxide varistors (TPMOVs), which it says are more robust than traditional MOV-based protection circuits.

Leviton’s New Wi-Fi Load Center: ‘No One Else’ Integrates Breakers, Lighting, Energy, Automation

By Julie Jacobson · March 25, 2019 • Leviton's new IoT Load Center is a circuit box with snap-in breakers (no rewiring necessary) and Wi-Fi connectivity for remote monitoring, diagnostics and control via Leviton smart-home app.

Shell Acquires Sonnen Home Energy Storage Systems

By Jason Knott · February 15, 2019 • Sonnen home energy storage systems will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell New Energies, a division of the giant petroleum company Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Surge Protection Is Not Power Conditioning

By By Joe Piccirilli · December 31, 2018 • Integrators must move beyond rack-level and device-level surge suppression to renewable, whole-house power conditioning systems with UPS that are fully integrated into control solutions.

Review: SnapAV WattBox UPS is a Home Network’s Best Friend

By Robert Archer · March 21, 2018 • Suspect power delivery can wreak havoc on sensitive electronics, which is why SnapAV’s WattBox line of UPS power products is one of our editor's top pick in the category.

A Nor’easter Superhero: Smart Home Pros Pack on the Power Protection

By Julie Jacobson · March 13, 2018 • The home-technology pros at Creative Systems save the day for storm-ravaged clients, thanks to layers of protection from back-up generators, power regulators, surge protection and remote monitoring systems.

PS Audio P20 Power Plant Regenerates Clean Power for AV Systems

By Robert Archer · November 2, 2017 • PS Audio's newly announced P20 Power Plant provides homeowners with a power solution that delivers low distortion, clean power.

SurgeX Introduces 30-amp enVision Power Tool Ahead of CEDIA

By Robert Archer · September 5, 2017 • New 30-amp version of SurgeX enVision diagnoses power problems in large installations in real time. See it at CEDIA 2017.

Bryston Expands BIT Line of Power Isolation Products

By Robert Archer · March 24, 2015 • Canadian manufacturer Bryston has added new models to its line of power solutions with four new Bryston Isolation Transformer (BIT) products.

Torus Power Stays Focused on High End

By Jason Knott · September 19, 2014 • Torus Power's $4,495 AVR 20 power conditioner uses a toroidal transformer to isolate the current, reduce the noise and suppress surges for large multi-rack home theaters and network setups.

#TBT: 7 Ways to Slay Power Vampires

By CE Pro Editors · June 5, 2014 • Standby power wastes energy and money, but there are easy ways your clients can save. For Throwback Thursday, CE Pro takes a look back at tackling this issue.

Torus Showing AVR2, TOT, RM Series Toroidal Isolation Power Conditioners at ISE

By CE Pro Editors · January 30, 2014 • Torus Power plans to show at ISE 2014 its AVR2, TOT and RM Series of toroidal isolation power conditioners for commercial and residential applications.

ADI Adds FlexPower Power Supplies to Linecard

By CE Pro Editors · January 21, 2014 • Distributor ADI has added LifeSafety Power products, including the FlexPower line, to its slate of available commercial power supplies for alarm, surveillance, access control and mass notification applications.

Hands On: Panamax MR4000 Power Conditioner

By Robert Archer · October 25, 2013 • Panamax's MR4000 Power Conditioner includes Level 2 Power Cleaning, Linear Filtration and Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM). The reasonably-priced product provides so much payback and should be on every Panamax dealer’s client bid list.

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