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Sanus CAPC01-B1

Rack-mount power line conditioner and surge protector

13 Reviews | 1 question - 7 answers


Our take on the Sanus CAPC01-B1

Sanus's CAPCO1 rack-mount power conditioner makes a great companion to their Foundations Component Series A/V racks. It's an easy way to protect even elaborate audio/video systems. Its eleven AC outlets provide fast-acting surge protection — there are ten in back and one in front. EMI/RFI filtering eliminates line noise to ensure squeaky-clean picture and sound quality from your components.

Sanus's CAPCO1 rack-mount power conditioner makes a great companion to their Foundations Component Series A/V racks. It's an easy way to protect even elaborate audio/video systems. Its eleven AC outlets provide fast-acting surge protection — there are ten in back and one in front. EMI/RFI filtering eliminates line noise to ensure squeaky-clean picture and sound quality from your components.

Sanus CAPC01-B1 back panel

You get a total of eleven AC outlets — ten in back and one in front.

A multi-mode LED display clearly indicates voltage, current and power consumption. Here's another great feature: dual adjustable pull-out LED lights that shine downward to illuminate components inside the rack.

Product Highlights:

  • designed to be mounted in a component rack system such as Sanus's CFR115, CFR127, or CFR144
  • 11 AC outlets (10 rear, 1 front)
  • dual-stage EMI/RFI filters virtually eliminate line noise
  • multi-mode LED panel indicates voltage, current and power consumption
  • dual adjustable pull-out LED lights illuminate rack equipment
  • 2400-joule surge protection
  • maximum current rating: 12 amps
  • 10-ft. AC power cord
  • 19"W x 1-3/4"H x 4-3/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • $50,000 connected-equipment warranty

What's in the Box:

  • Rack-mounted power conditioner (with attached 10' power cord)
  • 4 Screws
  • 4 Washers
  • Instruction Manual

Sanus CAPC01-B1 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(13 Reviews)

Sanus CAPC01-B1

David from Carlsbad, NM on 4/16/2018

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Excellent for protecting multiple pieces of valuable equipment.

Pros: Protects multiple pieces of valuable equipment. Long Power Cord

Cons: None

Sanus CAPC01-B1

Tim from Kansas City, MO on 4/1/2018

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I plan on returning it . The voltage meter is not accurate, I have 125VAC but not t showed 117 which sounds good but I verified it at 125, even a cheap Harbor Frieght $5 meter does better. And also the three status lights are annoying at night they are blurry ( not focused ) and bright, you can't turn them down or off that I know of

Pros: Looks good when not turned on,

Cons: Not accurate volt meter, status like lights are bright not focused

Crutchfield response on 4/2/2018 Tim, we're sorry you're disappointed with your power conditioner. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

Sanus CAPC01-B1

Tom from East Aurora, NY on 11/19/2017

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Great quality product. The pull out lights work great. I needed to ensure to put power supply at top of rack, since the lights only project down, left and right below parallel, which didn't make a difference to me.

Pros: High quality. I like the digital read out and indicators

Cons: Light projection down only.

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Anonymous from Santa Rosa, CA on 8/20/2017

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A nice power strip for my rack. Well designed, with nice lighting for the rackmount gear.



Must have accessory to Sanus Rack

Adam from Yorba Linda, CA on 5/7/2017

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If you are buying a Sanus Rack this is a must have accessory! It tucks away in a single rack height unit and provides the necessary amount of outlets to power my entire rack of gear. I have McIntosh Amps and use a Sanus rack in my home theater. I love that this unit includes a user selectable meter that can display voltage, current draw and power draw in watts. In my case, I was worried about amperage draw given I have a 7 ch McIntosh Amp and 2 Outlaw Audio monoblock amps installed. The pull out lights are a nice touch but in my setup are just not needed.

Pros: Compact unit. Meter can display voltage, amperage or wattage. Has enough outlets for all my gear.

Cons: None

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Anonymous from Los Angeles, CA on 10/17/2016

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I have always wanted a power conditioner, and this was perfect for the Sanus rack that I ordered at the same time. Good finish and fit. The light makes it look extra professional, although I don't use it much. I like the meter which tells me how much power I am using also. The only slight concern is the fact that the plus are all 3 prong and spaced together. This is a necessity and they could not have built it any other way with this sized box. But there are basically only 2 holes (one in the front and first one in the back) that will handle large adapter looking plugs, which a few of my accessories have. I know there isn't a better design for this...



Easy installation and proven performance.

RAM from Texas on 6/14/2016

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Easy to install and offers great flexibility in a rack mounted power source. Much better than using a power strip for your system.

Pros: Good flexibility for a home system without the high price. Easy to install and when positioned correctly in your rack should offer flexibility on various plugs.

Cons: Non that I have run into.


Bill from Spring, TX on 4/6/2016

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Best price I found and fast shipping......what else do you want?


Cons: none.

My Bad

Jim from Plano, Texas on 10/13/2015

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Received the Sanos CAPC01-BI power strip and conditioner. Very well made product. The lights are great to help illuminate your gear or just for some ambient lighting. The Volt meter is worth the price. I was shocked when I plugged it in to see just how bad my electrical power delivery system was. All in all a very good and well built product. Would recommend to anyone who does not want to spend $500 plus for a line conditioner.

Pros: Well made Great Look Lights are functional Plenty of sockets to plug in gear

Cons: None really

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Anonymous from Texas on 9/6/2015

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Easy install



Nice unit!

marks from Maryland on 12/18/2014

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Very well constructed, fits into rack system great - not a jungle of wires, extension cords etc. Voltage indicator looks cool as hell, too.

Pros: Quality build, added lighting a plus.

Cons: None.


KyleR from Andover, KS on 8/28/2014

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The component fits nicely into the Sanus AV rack and functions as expected. It allows less cords to be visualized around the AV rack.

Pros: Fits well.

Cons: None known.

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Anonymous from Robinson, Illinois on 11/14/2013

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This item really completed my component rack. It's hard to get excited about a power strip but it looks awesome in the rack, provides great protection for the price, and allows for a much cleaner wiring finish.




Hands-on research

Product Research



Overview: The Sanus Foundations Component Series CAPC01 power conditioner features adjustable, dual pull-out LED lights to easily illuminate rack equipment and 11 fast-acting 2,400-Joule protected outlets. A multi-mode LED panel indicates voltage, amps and power consumption. EMI/RFI noise filtration eliminates noise up to 30 dB, ensuring quality signals.

Rack-Mounted: The Sanus CAPC01 features integrated rack-mount ears and is designed to be rack mounted in a component rack system, such as the Sanus CFR115 / CFR127 / CFR144.

11 Protected AC Outlets: The Sanus rack-mounted power conditioner features 11 fast-acting, 2400-Joule protected outlets (10 rear/1 front) to protect your valuable audio/video gear from electrical spikes and surges.

Power Consumption Monitoring: A multi-mode LED display clearly indicates voltage, amps, and power consumption to help monitor power usage.

Electronic Noise Reduction: Dual stage EMI/RFI filters eliminate noise up to 30 dB (110 kHz to 1 mhz)

Dual LED Lights: The power condition features dual pull-out LED lights (with adjustable dimmer) to help illuminate equipment inside your component rack.

10' Power Cord: The Sanus CAPC01 is fitted with an attached 10' AC power cord terminated by a straight 3-prong AC plug.

$50,000 Equipment Warranty: The Sanus rack-mounted power conditioner includes a guaranteed $50,000 connected equipment warranty against electrical spike and surge damages.


UL Electrical Rating: 12A max / 125V / 60 Hz / 1500 W

Clamping Response Time: <1ns

Voltage Protection Rating: 400V (L-N), 400V (L-G), 400V (N-G)

EMI/RFI Noise Filtration: 30 dB (110 kHz - 1 mHz)

Joule Rating: 2,400 Joules

Power Input Connection: NEMA5-15P plug (5-15P straight plug)

Protect Outlets: 11 x NEMA-15R receptacles

LED Indicators: Power, Protected, Grounded

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Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

I have a bigger one in my theater room and it works great. Keeps everything nice and neat [ Robert  Jun 09, 2018 ]
The product received very good customer reviews, and without going to the level of a power cleaner component, which is significantly more expensive, I felt like this would serve my purposes very well. [ Jason  Dec 28, 2017 ]
After a lot of research, and I have a Sanus rack, this seemed to be the best choice. [ Gary  Oct 09, 2017 ]
wanted a good clean protected power supply going to my stereo receiver and associated components, plus surge protection is always cheap insurance for electronic equipment. [ Baladsino  Oct 05, 2017 ]
prior experience [ Michael  Sep 24, 2017 ]
Like the slim profile. [ Donald  Jul 20, 2017 ]
Best for the money [ Vincent  Jun 15, 2017 ]
Got great reviews and does the job. Also adds a little "cool factor" to the rack. [ JACK  Jan 06, 2017 ]
good reviews, fair price. looks to be equal to Furman. Free shipping really means free shipping, including to Alaska! thanks. [ Michael  Jul 03, 2016 ]
i want to protect my av equipment. [ JAMES  May 01, 2016 ]
Great price and I know it will fit my Sanus rack. [ Larry  Mar 24, 2016 ]
I wanted power conditioning and neat rack [ Chris  Mar 06, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

Yes, the Power station will fit in a standard (Other Brands like SmartRack or Peerless) Audio metal rack. I have a Sanus Rack, but have swapped shelves and fan kits from other racks. [ Brent  May 28, 2015 ]
Yes. It mounted fine on my Raxxess rack. [ Bryan  May 28, 2015 ]
This item installed perfectly in my 19" Omnimount Design rack. [ John  May 28, 2015 ]
I love mine. It's a nice addition that provides protection with a simple on/off [ michael  May 28, 2015 ]
I'd say yes. It's standard 19 piece w mounting ears [ michael  May 28, 2015 ]
Yes [ Stephen  May 28, 2015 ]
I don't have mine rack mounted, but I would think this can be mounted in any standard rack. [ MICHAEL  May 28, 2015 ]