Overview: The Monster Power HDP IR 2550 High Definition PowerCenter protects your home audio/video equipment from dangerous power surges and spikes. It has
11 AC outlets (including one on the front panel), a USB Power Port, as well as
coaxial, telephone (RJ-14) and network (RJ-45) jacks for complete protection.
In addition, this unit has an IR receiver and 5 IR emitters to let you control
your home theater components while keeping them out of sight. The HDP IR 2550 has 7,686 joules of protection, and a digital voltage display on
the front panel.
IR Technology: The HDP IR 2550 comes with an external IR
receiver and five IR emitters to allow you to send remote control commands to
all of your home theater components through the PowerCenter. This allows you to
keep your components in a closed cabinet for a clean look. The rear panel has
five 3.5mm minijacks (1 input and 4 outputs) for the IR connections. IR Receiver
dimensions: W=4-3/16", H=7/8", D=2-1/8"
Monster Tri-Mode: The unit's patented Tri-Mode circuitry
uses relays, MOVs (Metal Oxide Varistors), and thermal fuses to protect against
dangerous power surges, dips and spikes that can travel over all three power
lines (Line, Neutral, and Ground). When it senses dangerous power conditions,
Tri-Mode automatically disconnects AV components and sounds an audible alarm,
letting you know the HDP IR 2550 has protected your equipment.
Monster T2 Technology: The exclusive Monster T2 technology
is an active electronic microprocessor-controlled circuit that sits in front of
the surge protection circuitry. It monitors the line, neutral, and ground lines
and automatically disconnects the PowerCenter from the AC power line when a long
duration low-voltage sag or high-voltage swell occurs (continuous voltage below
80 Vrms or above 132 Vrms). When the under- or over-voltage condition returns to
normal, T2 reconnects the PowerCenter to the electricity and resets to full
operation after 15 seconds. If the power fault condition does not clear, the T2
circuit keeps the unit shut down.
Monster HD Clean Power Stage 2: The HDP IR 2550 is equipped
with Monster Clean Power Stage 2 technology to filter both AC power line noise
and reduce noise generated by your connected equipment. The Stage 2 filtration
removes the effect of dirty power for better picture and sound from your HD
audio and video equipment.
AC Outlets: The HDP IR 2550 has 10 surge-protected, color coded AC power outlets
on the rear panel. The outlets are divided into three filtered categories: High
Definition Digital Filter (6 unswitched outlets), Analog Audio Filter (2 unswitched outlets), and
Ultra-High Current Audio Filter (2 switched outlets). The 2 switched outlets are PLC-compatible (see below).
Powerline Network Compatible (PLC): Powerline Communication, also known as HomePlug, is a new type of home network system that works on your home's existing electrical wiring. Ordinary
surge protectors can block PLC signals, but the Monster HDP IR 2550 is engineered to allow full-speed PLC network communications.
PLC-compatible devices should only be plugged into the two Ultra-High Current
Audio Filter Outlets.
Coaxial, Network and Phone Protection: Cable, satellite, modem, DSL, and telephone lines
can also carry dangerous power surges and spikes. Three pairs of coaxial (all
with a 3 GHz bandwidth for satellite use), one pair of Ethernet (RJ-45) connections is provided to protect your home network. Also, there are three RJ-14 jacks (1 input, 2 outputs) for phone
and DSL lines.
USB Power Ports: The front panel of the HDP IR 2550 features two USB power
ports and an auxiliary AC outlet (unswitched). The power ports provide power for
portable devices, such as media players, that recharge their battery from a USB
connection. The USB power ports and auxiliary outlet are covered by a hinged
panel with a magnetic closure.
Front Panel: In addition to the USB power ports, the front panel has a large digital
display to indicate the voltage on the power line, a display dimmer, a power
on/off switch (for the switched outlets), and a number of LED indicators. The LEDs indicate the following:
- Clean Power On
- Protection On
- Ground OK
- Unswitched On
- Switched On
- Abnormal Voltage
Warranty and Connected Equipment Protection Coverage: The
HDP IR 2550
comes with a 5-year limited warranty, and Connected Equipment Protection
Coverage of up to $400,000 for 5 years. Details of the warranty and connected
equipment coverage can be found in the Owner's Manual.