Overview: The Panamax M8-AV-PRO Surge Protector features 8 AC outlets
controlled by the unit's power switch. The M8-AV-PRO also provides protection for
coaxial and telephone connections. It is recommended to work with your High
Definition TV. In addition, this surge protector is equipped
with 4 diagnostic LEDs. The LEDs indicate Power On/Protection OK, Ground OK,
Unsafe Voltage, and DC Trigger.
8 AC Outlets: The 8 AC outlets provide power protection with
transformer spacing between outlets.
Noise Isolation: The M8-AV-PRO features two isolated outlet
banks to eliminate cross-contamination between components. Outlets 1-4 (on the
top of the unit) feature "Balanced Double L" filtration, and are isolated from
Outlets 5-8 (on the side of the unit), designed for high current
equipment like amplifiers and powered subwoofers. Any noise created by an A/V component in one bank cannot contaminate
the power to the equipment plugged into the other outlet bank.
AVM (Automatic Voltage Monitoring): The
M8-AV-PRO utilizes an AVM (Automatic Voltage Monitoring) system to protect
your connected equipment against prolonged over/under voltages by disconnecting
the power when unsafe voltages are detected, and reconnecting it when safe power returns. The
M8-AV-PRO will protect your A/V system from catastrophic surges.
Cleaning/Filtration: Common symptoms of "dirty" power
include loss of detail, hisses, hums, and visual artifacts. The Power Cleaning
and Premium Filtration circuits help your A/V equipment perform to its full
capability by eliminating line noise inherent in household current. The result
is improved picture and sound quality.
Power Cord: The surge protector features an attached 8 ft power cord
with a right-angle, 45-degree offset three-prong plug. The
Telephone/LAN Protection: The M8-AV-PRO has two RJ-45 jacks
for use with telephone and LAN lines. The RJ-45 jacks are designed to accept
both standard telephone modular plugs, as well as the larger RJ-45 plugs found
on Ethernet cables and LAN lines. The unit will protect connected equipment from
electrical surges that travel over telephone and network lines.
Note: The telephone/LAN protection circuits operate in one
direction only. The jacks are clearly marked "Equipment" and "Line" to help
you avoid connecting them incorrectly.
Coax/Satellite Protection: The unit has two separate in/out
pairs of coaxial connectors designed to protect your connected equipment from
electrical surges that travel over Cable, Satellite, and Antenna lines. The
coaxial connectors are bi-directional, so you may connect your equipment into
12-Volt DC Signal: In addition to surge protection, the
M8-AV-PRO has a 3.5mm input for a 12-volt DC signal. When a 12-volt DC signal is
received from a source component, the high-current outlets (outlets 5-8) will be
turned on. Power to these four outlets is turned off when the DC voltage signal
is no longer being received.
Power Switch/Circuit Breaker: The M8-AV-PRO has an On/Off
Power Switch and Circuit Breaker. In addition to turning on and off the 8 AC
outlets, the circuit breaker disconnects the AC power from the connected
equipment when the amp rating for the unit (15 Amps) has been exceeded.
Add-on Signal Line Modules: If your connected equipment has
more signal lines that can be protected by the base unit alone, you can add on
optional Panamax signal line modules. The MOD-DBSTV (item # 299MODDBST) is for
Satellite, CATV, and Cable Modems, while the MOD-SPKP (299MODSPKP) is for
Outdoor Speakers and Control Lines.
Mounting: The M8-AV-PRO Surge Protector can be placed on the
floor, on a shelf, or inside a cabinet. The M8-AV-PRO can also be wall-mounted
using the integrated wall-mount brackets, key-hole slots, and supplied hardware.
Lifetime $5,000,000 Connected
Equipment Warranty: Panamax will replace or repair equipment that is damaged by an AC
or signal line surge while connected to a properly installed Panamax surge protector
(up to $5,000,000).
- AC Specifications:
- Auto-resetting Overvoltage Shutoff: 144V +/-8V
- Auto-resetting Undervoltage Shutoff: 90V +/-6V
- Line Voltage: 120VAC, 50/60Hz
- Initial Clamping Level: 200V Peak, 141V RMS,
- Voltage Protection Rating (UL1449 3rd Edition, 3000A): 500V
- Protection Modes: L-N, L-G, N-G
- Maximum Current Rating: 15A (1800W)
- EMI/RFI Noise Filtration: 53dB (100kHz-1MHz)
- Response Time: <1ns
- Single Pulse Energy: 1875 Joules
- Peak Impulse Current: 65,000 A
- LAN Protection:
- Compatibility: 10/100bT
- Clamping Level: 7V
- Suppression Modes: Differential & Common Ground
- Wires Protected: Pins 1, 2, 3, & 6
- Connectors: RJ-45 shared with Telco
- Telco Protection:
- Clamping Level: 260V
- Capacitance: 30 pf (approximate)
- Suppression Mode: Metallic and Longitudinal
- Wire Protected: 2-wire, 1-pair (4, 5)
- Connectors: RJ-45 Shared with LAN (compatible with
- Universal Cable/Satellite Protection:
- Clamping Level: 75V
- Frequency Range: 5MHz-2GHz
- Insertion Loss: <0.5dB
- Connections: Female "F"-type, gold-plated