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Panamax MD2-C

Space-saving surge protector with two outlets

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by Steve Kindig
Panamax

The compact MD2-C plugs right into a standard AC wall outlet and provides reliable protection for two components. Run your TV's cable or antenna feed through the MD2-C's coaxial jacks to fully protect your television or DVR. The two AC outlets are placed on the sides to allow space-saving connections that let you move your furniture closer to the wall.

The MD2-C protects your gear without compromising performance — in fact, it may even improve it thanks to Panamax' proven noise filtering circuitry. And its wide frequency range lets it easily pass high-definition cable TV signals.

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Highlights:

  • 2 side-mounted AC power outlets (always on)
  • 1 set of coaxial input/output jacks for cable TV or antenna (F-type connectors)
  • Protect or Disconnect™ circuitry safeguards equipment against all surges (disconnects AC power in the event of a lightning strike or other "catastrophic" surge)
  • EMI/RFI noise filtering provides clean power
  • maximum current rating: 15A
  • wide frequency range for use with satellite or cable TV (0 MHz - 2.2 GHz)
  • bi-directional for compatibility with digital cable services
  • low insertion loss (less than 0.5dB)
  • removable, paintable cover
  • 3-3/8"W x 5-3/4"H x 1-5/8"D
  • lifetime $100,000 connected equipment warranty
  • lifetime product warranty

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Features and Specs
Type
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On-wall
Total AC Outlets
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2
High-Current Outlets
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None
USB Connections
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None
RF-EMI Filtering
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Yes
Joule Rating
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1350
Powerline Network Compatible
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No
Connected Equipment Guarantee
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$100,000
Width (inches)
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3-3/8
Height (inches)
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5-3/4
Depth (inches)
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2-7/16
Weight (pounds)
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0.65
Parts Warranty
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Lifetime
Labor Warranty
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Lifetime
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What's in the box?

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  • Two AC outlet surge protector with RF coaxial protection
  • Removable/paintable front-panel (installed)
  • 42" RG-59 coaxial cable (with 2 male RF-type connector on each end)
  • Machine screw
  • Installation Instructions

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Features
Specifications
Warranty

Features

Protect or Disconnect Circuitry: The Panamax MD2-C Surge Protector's exclusive "Protect or Disconnect" circuitry safeguards your equipment against all surges. In the event of a catastrophic surge such as lightning, the MD2-C completely disconnects AC power to your connected equipment.

Two AC Outlets: The two 3-prong AC outlets are turned 90-degress from one another to accommodate different style plugs or transformers. One plug is located on the left-side, while the other plug is located on the right-side.

Right-Angle AC Plug: The Panamax MD2-C Surge Protector features an integrated right-angle 3-prong AC plug which plugs directly into an AC wall outlet.

Noise Filtration Circuit: The Panamax MD2-C Surge Protector utilizes a Noise Filtration Circuit (EMI/RFI) to remove noise and provide clean power.

Coaxial Protection: One pair of universal CATV/SAT/ANT connectors (In/Out) protect your equipment from electrical surges that travel over low voltage lines.

Two Diagnostic Lights: Two Panamax MD2-C is equipped with two Diagnostic Lights (LED) - Power On/Protection OK and Line Fault.

  • Power On/Protection OK: This LED (blue) indicates the power is on, surge protector is functioning properly, and all connected equipment is protected.
  • Line Fault: If this LED is lit (red), it indicates an improperly wired outlet.

Paintable Cover: The MD2-C's removable front-cover is paintable to ensure a seamless fit with almost any décor.

Specifications

AC Power:

  • Protection Modes: L-N, L-G, N-G
  • UL 1449 Rating: 330V
  • Voltage Protection Rating: L-N 400V, L-G 500V, N-G 400V
  • Single Pulse Energy Dissipation: 1350 Joules
  • Response Time: <1 ns
  • Peak Impulse Current: 60,000 A
  • Nominal Discharge Current: 3,000 A
  • Maximum Current Rating: 15A (1800 W)
  • Line Voltage: 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Initial Clamping: 200V
  • EMI/RFI Noise Filtration: 50 dB (100kHz - 1MHz)

Coax (CATV/SAT/ANT):

  • Insertion Loss: < 5 dB
  • Frequency Range: 0MHz - 2.2GHz
  • Connectors: Female "F"-type
  • CATV/SAT Clamping Level: 75V

Warranty

$100,000 Limited Connected Equipment Protection Warranty: Panamax will replace or repair equipment that is damaged by an AC line surge while connected to a properly installed Panamax surge protector (up to $100,000).

Lifetime Product Warranty: The surge protector shall be free of any defects in design, materials, or workmanship; and Panamax will repair or replace any defective unit.

 
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5 out of 5

simple surge protector

Written By RobS, Sewickley, PA on Sunday, November 24, 2013
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simple installation..quite compact...bring on the thunderstorms
Pros:
30 second installation
Cons:
only room for 2 power plus
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5 out of 5

Great Quality

Written By ChicC, Charlottesville, VA on Monday, July 08, 2013
 
Nice product and high quality. I have owned other Panamax products before and I trust them.
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5 out of 5

Piece of mind for pennies on the dollar

Written By Stevie B., Easton, PA on Saturday, April 20, 2013
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Quality Construction and solid piece of mind
Pros:
Cost effective
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Confident with Panamax

Written By BecsFL, Florida on Thursday, October 28, 2010
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I purchased quite a few of these individual outlet surge suppressors for equipment AND
cable. I am very happy with the Panamax brand and can feel safe and comfortable
knowing that these suppressors will do their job in protecting my equipment. I learned
the hard way by losing over $5,000 worth of equipment due to severe lightning strikes.
The equipment I lost was all the equipment I never had surge suppressors on, so take
my loss as a lesson, and get protected, ESPECIALLY if you life in Florida... the lightning
capital of the world.

I am also very happy with the service I received from Crutchfield.

HIGHLY recommended.
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