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Add-on protection module for outdoor speakers and control lines
Our take on the Panamax MOD-SPKP by Crutchfield's Ralph Graves
Protect your outdoor gear from surges and spikes
There's nothing like having great outdoor speakers and volume control to enjoy your favorite tunes beyond the confines of your living room. Secure your investment with the Panamax MOD-SPKP.
Full system or solo defense
This plug-in module gives you additional protected connections for your outdoor equipment. It features eight screw terminals for your speaker wires, control lines, or security wires. You can expand the protection offered by your Panamax surge protector or provide a separate ground to use as a stand-alone.
What's in the Box:
- Signal line protection module
- Rectangular grounding bracket
- 2 Machine screws (M4 x 6mm)
- 4 Self-tapping screws (#6 x 3/4")
- 3 Spacer eyelets
- 3 Drywall anchors
- Bracket installation instructions
- protects outdoor speakers, keypads and control line
- eight protected screw terminals
- all terminals connected to ground
- accepts up to 12-gauge wire
- power handling capacity:
- 225 watts per channel for 4 ohm speakers
- 450 watts per channel for 8 ohm speakers
- 4-3/4"W x 4-5/16"H x 1-3/4"D
- limited lifetime warranty
Features and Specs
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|Powerline Network Compatible||No|
|Connected Equipment Guarantee||N/A|
Product Overview: The Panamax MOD-SPKP is a signal line protection module, designed to work with several Panamax surge protectors and line conditioners. The module lets you protect outdoor speaker, keypad, control and security wires from bringing a surge in from the outside to damage connected equipment.
Add-on Modules: Panamax offers add-on modules that can be daisy-chained to specific AC surge protector base units. Modules can be "stacked" one on top of another to protect additional phone and data lines, computer network lines, satellite and CATV coax lines, and speaker, keypad, control, and security wires. Brackets are included for connecting the module to the base unit.
Panamax Unit Compatibility: The MOD-SPKP works with the following Panamax units capable of accepting add-on signal line modules:
- PM8-EX, PM8T-EX, PM8C-EX, PM8DBS-EX
- M8-EX, M8T-EX, M8C-EX, M8DBS-EX, M4-EX, M4T-EX
- M8C-Pro, M8HC-Pro
- M8HT-PRO, M8-HT, PM8-HT
Installation: The MOD-SPKP has two rows of 8 screw terminals, allowing you to connect up to 4 pairs of speakers or 8 control, keypad, or security wires. The screw terminals will work with a range of wire sizes, up to 12 AWG. Spade lugs are not required, but may be used. One row connects the lines from the outside equipment, while the other row connects the lines from the inside equipment. Any surges that come from the outside are stopped by the module before reaching the indoor equipment.
Warranty Note: This signal line protection module does not provide a Connected Equipment Protection guarantee as a stand alone item. It must be properly installed with a compatible Panamax AC base unit, and the base unit's Connected Equipment Protection Policy will remain intact.
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Why did you buy this?
Again, it is a Panamax product. This past summer I added a new room and a new screen porch, both with speakers installed. The speaker leads run through the attic and are long runs. Close by lightning strikes can induce damaging voltage and current on these conductors. I needed something to protect the audio output stages of the A/V receivers and amplifiers. [ Stephen D. Sep 18, 2016 ]
1 question already asked
1 answer I downloaded the installation brochure but I'm not seeing anything clean cut about this. It says "can be used with Panamax surge suppressors but doesn't say "must", etc. Can I use this outdoor speaker protector with a simple copper rod ground? Can't 100% tell if this is a stand alone or must be used with another device. I already have a 'whole home' surge suppressor that my electrician installed. Thank you. [ DAN Mar 28, 2016 ]
As long as you properly ground the Panamax MOD-SPKP, then it can be used as stand-alone protection for your outdoor equipment. Panamax recommends that you use one of their compatible surge protectors (which is probably why it's not very clear in the manual) along with the module, but it's not a necessity. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=159 [ Larry Apr 01, 2016 ] Staff