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Dick Smith - HPM 4-Way Switch Surge Board (2 for 1) - $39.98 shipped

Posted By: vipulrm, posted 2009/11/25 10:41
This surge board helps protect valuable electronic appliances from momentary high-voltage surges caused by indirect lightning strikes and powering on/off of electrical equipment.

* Surge and spike protection with visual status indication
* Individually switched sockets
* Switch labels for easy identification
* HPM surge board helps protect valuable electronic appliances from momentary high voltage surges caused by indirect lighting strikes, or the switching on and off of nearby machinery and appliances and certain other power line disturbances.
* These surges (or 'spikes') are usually of very short duration but they can be very severe (up to 6000 volts)
* They can occur on all 3 power lines, active, neutral & earth
* These violent over voltage surges can damage and affect the performance of your valuable equipment
* Changes a single power-point into 4 outlet
* 12 month warranty

For a limited time get two for the price of one and also get it delivered free.
Expiry date:2009/11/30
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  • vipulrm2009/11/25 10:47:14
    I bought these the other day and they seem to be pretty good.

    They come with slide in labels to help identify which outlet is connected to which appliance & also one switch lock that prevents accidental turning off of an appliance.

    All in all a good deal.
  • fishmonkey2009/11/25 11:21:17
    that is a good deal, considering the boards have individual switches and indicators so you know when the board has absorbed a surge...
  • rthomson2009/11/25 12:02:37
    There are no specifications listed for this board and I can't find it on HPM's site.
    Would no buy unless they at least answer the following.
    What is the amp current peak rating
    What is the joules energy absorption rating
  • wfdTamar2009/11/25 15:29:21
    It's model D104PA from HPM (I got that from the New Zealand Dick Smith site). Looks like a very low level surge board. So it's basically a $20 switched power board with mild surge properties. Not a bad price for a power board with switches.
  • fishmonkey2009/11/25 16:14:54
    in general there is a ridiculous amount of profit in powerboards and extension cords...
  • fishmonkey2009/11/25 16:29:41
    rthomson;102643
    There are no specifications listed for this board and I can't find it on HPM's site.
    Would no buy unless they at least answer the following.
    What is the amp current peak rating
    What is the joules energy absorption rating


    btw, what ratings would a board offering decent protection have?
  • wfdTamar2009/11/26 09:24:34
    This is the one I get for my clients. Good for living room and computers. $26.95 white, $28.95 black. Just wait till they have free shipping and get a couple.

    Buy Power Surge Protector Board - 8 Power Outlets - oo.com.au
  • frogduck2009/11/26 12:41:32
    I just ordered the Bosston 8 Port powerboard from COTD hoping its similar to my Arista one which is doing well :S

    Comes to about the same price as this one, guess it depends whether you want 2 powerboards or 1 big one
  • vipulrm2009/11/26 12:58:39
    I have these and this is what is printed on them:
    Total Lading 10A. 2400W Overload Protection.

    rthompson, is this what you were looking for?

    Also, is this decent enough for regular home use?
  • fishmonkey2009/11/26 13:12:36
    no, those figures are the standard maximum ratings for all domestic electrical devices that run from a normal power point in Australia... domestic power is 240V, maximum current from one power point is 10A, maximum power usage is 2400W (= 240 x 10)... those figures are the maximum ratings under normal operating conditions, and are the same for any kind of consumer powerboard...

    rthompson is talking about the ratings for overload conditions, i.e. the amount of excessive current and energy that the board can effectively deal with in the case of a surge or spike in the mains power...
  • wfdTamar2009/11/27 11:31:57
    Or in laymans terms - if you have too many appliances running at the same time all plugged into the powerboard and the load they use goes over 2400 watts the little button on the side will pop out and cut the power. You need to turn some things off, then push the button in and away you go.

    A surge board has stuff in it to protect your appliances from power issues coming into your house and damaging your appliances (like too much voltage). The higher the rating, the better the protection (the one I linked to earlier has nearly 3 times higher specs than the Bosston one). You will find cheapo surge boards at the supermarket which look pretty much like a standard powerboard, right up to the Monster brand ones that are a ridiculous $400!

    If you have appliances that you want to be able to switch off when not in use (say overnight) I plug all those into one board and all the permanently powered ones into another and just turn off the first board.

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