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Chief PACPC1

Space-saving, wall-mountable surge protector

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Item # 051PACPC1

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Our take on the Chief PACPC1

The Chief PACPC1 is a pretty neat little surge protector. This compact, two-outlet unit can hide behind a wall-mounted TV or ceiling-mounted projector. That way it stays out of sight while it protects your gear from harmful spikes and surges.

Protect your mounted TV, and preserve its clean look

The Chief PACPC1 is a pretty neat little surge protector. This compact, two-outlet unit can hide behind a wall-mounted TV or ceiling-mounted projector. That way it stays out of sight while it protects your gear from harmful spikes and surges.

You have flexible mounting options — install it on your TV wall-mount or directly on the wall itself. And all the brackets, attachments, and mounting hardware you need are included. 

Product Highlights:

  • protects wall-mounted TV or projector from power surges
  • two AC outlets (each individual jack can output up to 12 amps)
    • extra AC outlet for a small A/V component like streaming stick or IR repeater
  • designed to be hidden behind mounted TVs
  • EMI/RFI noise filtering provides clean power
  • 1890-joule surge protection
  • automatic shutoff for over voltage protection
  • brackets included for mounting directly to the wall or attaching to a TV wall mount
  • mounting hardware included
  • 24" power cord
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Surge protector/power conditioner
  • 2' AC power cord
  • C-bracket
  • T-bracket
  • Straight bracket
  • 8-32 x 3/8" Bolt
  • Two 1/4-20 x 1-1/4" bolts
  • Two 1/4-20 x 1/4" bolts
  • Two #6 x 1" screws
  • Four 1/4" washers
  • 2 Spacers
  • 2 Drywall anchors
  • 3 Hex-key
  • User Manual
  • Installation Instructions
  • Wall Mounting Template
  • "Warning" sheet
  • "Quality Assurance Test" note
  • Warranty Information

Chief PACPC1 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(2 Reviews)

Chief PACPC1

DAVID from Fontana, CA on 12/6/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought this to mount behind my TV while getting clean power with surge protection. When I first got it the surge was being tripped and I thought it was faulty. I then saw around the house what was happening and it would trip when the washing machine or dryer were being used. It was doing its job. We had the house wiring fixed and everything is great. Slim design and mounts super easy. Great product.

Pros: Surge Small footprint Works Great Easy to mount Multiple Mounting options Comes with everything needed to install

Cons: None

Tiny, but heavy enough to inspire confidence

Ed from Stafford, VA on 10/21/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You never really know the most important thing about power protection... will it sacrifice itself to save your gear. We get a lot of ugly power problems, so when upgrading our TV, I got this to avoid the work of re-installing a power protection outlet behind the screen. Also added LED lights behind the screen, and thought that plugging them into the regular outlet, and TV into this, any power noise from the lights will be on the other side of the filtration. It's nice and compact. Heavy enough to inspire confidence that what's inside is meaningful. Many installation options. One unhappy thing that cost a star - they include something they call "drywall screws" for installing the mounting plate on drywall. Bad idea. Not very sturdy. Sturdy enough, but in the process of sliding the PACPC1 onto the plate, I could see movement. They did have a little extra bag with two traditional drywall anchors and screws, but clearly an afterthought - every other piece of hardware was blackened, the little extra bag stuff was hardware store shiny. Also, the extra bag stuff did not have a head that fit in the countersink on the bracket, so the heads of the screws interfered with mounting the PACPC1 on to the mounting plate. Looks like an "oopsie!" engineering change done poorly from the hardware store. I ended up adding a safety tether... since nothing will touch the device or mounting plate (back behind the TV), only an earthquake is likely to shake it loose. If earthquake then

Pros: Small, many mounting options

Cons: Drywall mount is not very good


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Chief PACPC1: The Chief PACPC1 Power Filter provides noise filtering with a high-end power filter and surge protection. Includes the necessary hardware to easily integrate with wall mounts, in-wall accessories, and 1.5" NPT extension columns.

Dual Outlets: The Chief PACPC1 Power Filter is equipped with two 3-prong AC outlets.

Surge Protection: The Chief PACPC1 Power Filter will protect your high performance audio and video (AV) equipment from damage caused by power surges, spikes, and lightning.

Noise Filtering: Isolated Noise Filter Bank (INFB) technology eliminates Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) as sources of audio and video signal degradation.

LED Indicators: Four LEDs indicate "Protection Working", "Filtering", "Wiring Ok", and "Overload".

Mounting Options: The Chief PACPC1 Power Filter is design for the unique mounting requirements of flat-panel TVs and video projectors. Hardware is included to mount the Chief PACPC1 surge protector/power conditioner to a wood stud behind drywall or to a 1-1/2" NPT pole.

Detachable AC Power Cord: A detachable 2' AC power cord is included. The power cord is terminated on one end with a female 3-prong connector and on the other in a right-angle male 3-prong connector.

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Why did you buy this?

To protect my purchase [ Luis  Dec 13, 2018 ]
I want a surge protector to go in the space behind the mantel mount to protect the TV since we have inconsistent power issues. [ Keith  Nov 18, 2018 ]
We just purchased an LG OLED 65". We don't want a bulky surge protector. This model can hide anywhere and because we are mounting over a fireplace it is perfect. Oh, having noise line reduction built in was a major reason we went with this model. That's prevents wiggly lines and fuzziness on your TV screen. Need that on my high end TV. [ David  Nov 15, 2018 ]