Rackmount surge protectors are necessary to protect your audio and video appliances that mount to the wall, particularly if you have plenty of heavy-duty equipment to plug in. Choosing the right device depends upon your specific appliances and any space limitations you might have. However, there is more than likely the perfect protector to fit your exact specifications.
For instance, the 120 Volt Rackmount Power Strips, model PD-915R, protects against power spikes as well as surges. Its features include EMI filtering, one rack space and a 15 amp circuit. This model includes nine outlets in all, one in the front and eight in the back. The other models 915RC-20 and 915R-PL also includes these features. However, the PD-915R carries a nine-inch cord and costs around $81. The 915RC-20 has a 20-foot cord and costs about $95. The 915R-PL has a nine-foot cord but unlike the other two models, it does not have a front power switch. This protector costs about $95 as well.
A NetGuard Rackmount Surge Strip comes with ten outlets with 1072 joules of power, a 19-foot rack-mountable and eight metal oxide varistors. This strip costs about $110. This strip may not boast as many features, but the APC Network SurgeArrest 9 Outlet Rackmount 120V boasts several great ones besides the nine-outlet strip including catastrophic event protection, cord management with cord management rails, a fault indicator for site wiring, lightning and surge protection, outlets always on, status indicator LEDs, plug pull protectors and rack mounting brackets. A 20 foot surge protector costs about $125.
Tripp Lite Surge Protectors Rack-Mounts are also an option. These protectors contain 12 outlets including two in the front with 15 amp circuits and ten in the back with 20 amp circuits for a total of 1280 joules for absorbing energy. There are several installation options with the detachable mounting flanges including rack-mount, under-counter and wall-mount. There are also many other convenient features with this network-grade AC surge such as a twist-lock input plug, EMI/RFI noise filtering (limited noise interaction), a 15-foot power cord and LEDs that indicate the AC, line fault and protection status. Furthermore, this protector accommodates one rack space with any 19-inch EIA standard rack. This device costs about $110.
ITW Linx also offers an array of protectors such as the RM3400, Premier 12 Outlet AC Surge Protection, Rack. This protector includes auto-resetting technology, 12 AC outlets, four in the front and eight in the back, all with 15 amp circuits and SurgeGate. This costs about $99.
If you are in need of a telephone line surge protector, the 24 Channel Rack Mount Fixed-line Telephone Lightning Protector, model RJ11-Tele-2-C-M24 could be just the right option. This unit protects against lightning strikes and those irritating after effects caused by lightning. This device also works as a replacement for rackmount surge protectors for PSTN / DDN / ISDN lines. If you have particularly expensive or sophisticated equipment, this is one of the best choices for you. The lightning protector costs about $435. Another model of telephone surge protector is the 12 Channel Rack Mount Fixed-line Telephone Lightning Protector, model RJ11-Tele-2-C-M12. It has all the same features as the RJ11-Tele-2-C-M24 except it costs about $735.