Affordable power protection from Monster Cable

The AV 800 safeguards your system from surges and spikes with 8 AC outlets (5 are color-coded with matching cord labels; the other 3 are spaced apart for use with transformers). You also get protection for 1 coax antenna/cable input. Includes a 5-year, $25,000 connected equipment guarantee, and a lifetime warranty on the AV 800.

Product Highlights:

  • 8 AC outlets
  • 1 set of coax input/output jacks
  • Ground OK" and "Protection On" LEDs
  • audible surge alert
  • 8-foot high-current power cord
  • 900 Joule protection
  • UL-listed
  • 10-5/8"W x 1-1/2"H x 3-7/8"D
  • warranty: lifetime on the AV 800
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • 5-year $25,000 connected equipment guarantee (covers equipment damaged by an AC power or lightning surge while connected to properly installed Monster Cable surge protector)

Monster Power AV 800 Reviews

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Great power strip

Written By asag, NJ on Saturday, June 08, 2013

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Excellent budget power strip. Totally worth the price over standard strips.

Great system protection

Written By Micro Maniac, Myrtle Beach South Carolina on Monday, June 03, 2013

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Needed power protection that doesn't turn off outlets (Green) Even when the TV is off the cable box needs to be connected or it won't keep the channel guide updated.

Pros: Provides surge protection, noise filtering.

Cons: None. Does exactly as advertised.

Cheap insurance

Written By Donna S., Manchester, MI on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

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Bought this for my bedroom as extra precaution for lightning strikes. I bought the Green version for my big TV and sound system. Very happy with products.

Pros: Lot of outlets

Cons: none

Monster Power AV 800

Written By E, Michigan on Friday, April 05, 2013

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Is an excellent, trustworthy surge protector, especially in this price range.


Written By Trev, Grand Junction, Co on Saturday, November 24, 2012

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Helped clean up sound by cleaning up really worked, I could tell differace

Monster power av 800

Written By Boli, San jose,ca on Wednesday, November 07, 2012

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Very happy

Pros: All

Cons: Very happy

Monster Power Strip

Written By Bob, Phila., PA on Saturday, May 12, 2012

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Plentiful outlets, convenient labels, sturdy.

Does what I need it to do

Written By BJ, Hanover PA on Friday, May 04, 2012

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Looks good, provides replacement protection, looks cool and keeps cords organized. Crutchfield once again pleases the customer.

Pros: Looks Cool Provides $$$ protection if fails Labels on component plug slots Even protects from surges coming through the cable line

Cons: NONE

Right-size power strip

Written By Music Power, Waterford, VA on Sunday, February 06, 2011

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Finally, a power strip with enough room for plugs AND transformers. Somebody was
thinking there.

Great Product!!!

Written By Vettefan400, Columbus, GA on Monday, August 30, 2010

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This product is awesome. I recently had lightning stike my tv. Cost about $200 to get it
fixed. So I bought this Monster Power AV 800. It was so easy to hook up, and it came
with labels for everything, and I mean everything. Like tv, game console, vcr, blu-ray,
receiver, and many labels for all my speakers. Making it easy to track all wires and
cables. Not to mention it comes with a lifetime warranty, and $25,000 equipment
warranty if damaged by lightning or power surge. I'm even thinking about buying one for
my dad and his system. One GREAT DEAL!!!

Simple and clean

Written By Peter, Milwaukee, WI on Friday, June 11, 2010

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Came with labels - nice touch! Time-Warner cable suggest not using the RF connector, but the rest gives peace of mind.

Great Power Strip!

Written By Anonymous, Cleveland, OH on Sunday, November 22, 2009

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The Monster Power AV 800 seems to be great so far (only had it two weeks). Setup
is very easy. It protects cable input/output. It also has color coded plugs for
different devices. It does not have phone-line protection if you need that (I
didn't need that). All in all, a vast improvement to the cheap model I had before!

Maybe only Power Protection you'll ever use?

Written By Carey2009, Seattle, WA on Monday, March 09, 2009

I purchased my AV800 in 1999 and it's still working the same as when first
plugged in. Survived Y2K, multipule storms and a couple earth quakes.
No complaints.

Monster Power AV 800

Written By David, North Carolina on Saturday, November 08, 2008

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No issues with this power strip. Worked right out of the box and gives me the confidence that the TV and DVD are protected from power surges and lightening strikes. Usual quality and functionality of Monster products...definitely recommend.

it works

Written By Roger, Fresno, CA on Wednesday, September 24, 2008

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What can I say? It works. I guess you could say it's the top of the line of the not-so-special power protectors, or maybe the bottom of the line of the special ones. I haven't had any issues with it. My sub woofer died, but that's because it's a piece of junk.

If you buy a TV, you will probably get this (or something similar) thrown into your purchase at no extra cost. That's how I ended up getting this product.

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What's in the box?

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  • Transient Voltage Surge Suppressor with attached 8' three-pronged AC cord
  • 41" Monster Cable SV1 coax video cable with gold plated connectors
  • Self-adhesive color-coded audio/video ID labels to attach to power cords (8 pairs)
  • Instruction sheet

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Overview: The unit has a purple top and dark gray bottom. It has five three pronged AC outlets on the right side of the top (labeled VCR and color coded in yellow, DVD/LD color coded in red; CABLE/SAT color coded in purple, RECEIVER/AMP color coded in orange and CD color coded in blue. There are three additional three pronged AC outlets labeled ACCESSORY, SPARE and TV/MONITOR on the left hand side. They are spaced 1.5" apart to allow for the use of transformers. There is a gold plated, threaded coax input and output on the left hand side of the unit that can be used with either cable or antennas. There is no RJ-11 telephone protection, making the warranty invalid if used with a DBS system or other system requiring a phone connection.

SurgeGuard: The multiple SurgeGuard feature stops harmful power surges and voltage spikes.

Coax Surge Protection: There is special surge protection for the coax output with virtually no signal loss.

Monster Video Connection: A Monster video cable is included to ensure a good video connection.

Fast Response Time: The unit responds within one nanosecond to power surges and voltage spikes.

Audible Alarm: There is an audible alarm that will alert you when a surge has hit.

Eight AC Outlets: There are eight three prong AC outlets; five of the outlets are color-coded.

Color Coded Outlets and Cable Labels: The five color coded outlets and supplied cord labels prevent you from accidentally disconnecting the wrong cord.

Right Angle Plug on Power Cord: The 8 foot, high current power cord is right angled to hug the wall. The plug has 24k gold plated contacts for corrosion resistance; this helps ensure maximum power transfer.

Wall Mountable: There are keyhole slots on the back of the unit that allow for wall mounting (wall screws not supplied).

Indoor Use Design: The UL listed protector is for indoor use only.

Proper Surge Protection: Every wire leading into or out of your equipment must be connected properly to the surge protector or the $25,000.00 warranty is invalid.You must connect the unit to a properly grounded 3-wire outlet or the warranty will be invalid.

Connected Equipment Warranty: Monster Cable will replace, pay to repair or pay the fair market value of equipment that is damaged by an AC power or lighting surge while connected to a properly installed Monster Cable Surge Protector. For conditions and information on how to make a claim please see the manual.



  • 8 three prong AC outlets (5 are color coded; outlets are marked CD, VCR, DVD/LD, CABLE/SAT, RECEIVER/AMP, ACCESSORY, SPARE, and TV/MONITOR)
  • Coax input/output (for cable or antenna only; not for use with DBS systems)
  • Ground OK LED : Illuminates green when the unit is properly grounded
  • Protection ON LED: Illuminates amber when the unit is working properly
  • Master ON/OFF switch: Illuminates in red when on

Left side: Circuit breaker reset button which will reset the unit.



  • 900 Joule protection
  • 125VAC, 15amp, 60Hz electrical rating
  • TVSS Rating: L-N, L-G, N-G (all 330V)

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