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In-wall surge protector
Our take on the Panamax MIW-SURGE-1G by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
This Panamax in-wall surge suppressor is a great solution for space-challenged areas, like behind a wall-mounted TV — or anywhere you need power protection without clutter. It installs just like a regular wall outlet, and protects your equipment from damaging power spikes using Panamax's rugged and reliable Protect-or-Disconnect circuitry.
Note: Installation by a licensed electrician is recommended.
Although it has not been called to duty, the specs on this unit are very good considering its size. It is a bit of work to get it into a standard electrical box, but it does fit if you size the excess wires correctly. I'm going to use this on the rest of my wall mounted electronics.
C2Seas, Chatham, MA
What's in the Box:
- 2-Outlet in-wall single-gang surge protector
- 3 Wire nuts
- Installation Instructions
- in-wall surge protector with dual AC outlets
- both outlets feature Protect-or-Disconnect circuitry
- 2-color status indicator for "power on" and "line fault"
- 1350-joule surge protection
- UL 1449 Suppressed Voltage Rating: 330V
- maximum current rating: 15 amps
- designed for use with a Decora faceplate (not included)
- fits most standard single-gang plastic or metal boxes
- includes three wire nuts and two mounting screws
- 1-3/4"W x 4-1/8"H x 2-1/4"D
- warranty: 3 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Panamax MIW-SURGE-1G Reviews
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Features and Specs
|Total AC Outlets||2|
|Powerline Network Compatible||No|
|Connected Equipment Guarantee||N/A|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
Overview: The Panamax MIW-SURGE-1G is an in-wall, single-gang wall-outlet with surge protection. Two AC receptacles provide power protection for your connected components. Its designed to mount behind your electronic equipment and fits most standard single gang plastic or metal boxes. The MIW-SURGE-1G is designed for use with a Decora faceplate (not included). There is a 2-color status LED to indicate "Power On" and "Line Fault".
Note: CSA Certified for code compliant installations.
Protect or Disconnect Circuitry: The Panamax MIW-SURGE-1G safeguards your connected equipment against all surges. In the event of a catastrophic surge such as lightning, it completely disconnects AC power to your connected equipment.
Wiring: The Panamax MIW-SURGE-1G employs a standard 3-wire configuration.
- Black Wire: Connect the black (hot) wire to the black wire from the wall outlet.
- White Wire: Connect the white (neutral) wire to the white wire from the wall outlet.
- Green Wire: Connect the green (ground) wire to the typically bare ground wire.
- Energy Dissipation: 1350 Joules
- UL 1449 3nd Ed Voltage Protection Rating (3000A): 400V
- UL14429 2nd Ed Suppressed Voltage (500A): 330V
- Total Current Capacity: 15A
- Protection Modes: L-N, L-G, N-G
- Line Voltage: 120V, 50/60Hz
3 Year Warranty: Panamax warrants to the purchaser of this Panamax audio/video component style power conditioner, for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase, that the unit shall be free of any defects in design, material or workmanship, and Panamax will repair or replace any defective product up to three years from the purchase date
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Why did you buy this?
The Joule rating and clamping voltage were excellent compared to other brands. [ D Apr 07, 2017 ]
Looks better than equivalent Leviton duplex surge outlet [ ROBERT W Dec 07, 2016 ]
Same reason, warranty protection. [ Terry Nov 27, 2016 ]
Replacing TV's outlets with surge protection. [ kevin Sep 22, 2016 ]
Number 1 it is a Panamax product and number 2, I like its combination surge and disconnect functions. I also like its over/under voltage protection. Most people do not know that surge protectors do not protect your equipment from short and long term voltage issues. [ Stephen D. Sep 18, 2016 ]
For wall mounted TV surge protection. [ Alex Sep 15, 2016 ]
Figured since I need to move the outlet anyway, why not up the protection level while I'm at it. [ Christopher Apr 15, 2016 ]
protect new dishwasher [ Grady Mar 30, 2016 ]
I use for about 6 years Panamax surge protector equipment after an extensive search on the web about recommended surge equipment. Panamax is the best equipment on the market and best value as well. [ PETER Mar 28, 2016 ]
low profile [ JOHN Feb 28, 2016 ]
surge protection without having surge strip [ PATRICK Jan 17, 2016 ]
Good amount of surge protection for the money. Good option for behind flat panel tvs. [ MATTHEW Jan 04, 2016 ]
surge protection for projector [ Brad Dec 05, 2015 ]
1 question already asked
Good question. My guess is that would depend on the size of the surge. [ Michael May 29, 2017 ]