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.
- 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
What's in the Box:
- 2-Outlet in-wall single-gang surge protector
- 3 Wire nuts
- Installation Instructions
Easy DYI for anyone with basic wiring skill or experience. Just what I needed for this location to avoid a larger surge protector
Mark, Tuttle, OK
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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?
I am using this to protect a new microwave oven in a place where space is tight. It has a higher joule rating for protection than competitors, and specifies that it is certified under UL standard 1447. [ BYRON Aug 17, 2018 ]
Need additional outlet protection for a motorized screen. [ Rafael Mar 03, 2018 ]
Already am using a Panamax conditioner for my other equipment want to give my ceiling mounted projector a measure of surge protection. [ Rafael Feb 13, 2018 ]
To protect ceiling mounted projector in media room [ Lorenzo Jan 31, 2018 ]
A few weeks ago I had an extended call with Artie who made me aware that such a product exists. It will allow us to keep our wall mounted TV protected without having to deal with a power strip so the installation will be cleaner. [ Allison Jul 21, 2017 ]
The Joule rating and clamping voltage were excellent compared to other brands. [ Domenick 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 ]
2 questions already asked
I believe you can use this outside as long as there is no direct water contact Plus he's a protective cover [ Parker Aug 22, 2017 ]
Hi Michael, I'm unaware of any temperature limits such as extremely hot or cold climates. My only advice on outdoor use would be to enclose the surge protector in an outdoor junction box for protection from the elements. Examples of enclosures would be 1) Taymac MM510C Weatherproof Single Outlet Cover Outdoor Receptacle Protector, used when the appliance is plugged in; and 2) Hubble-Bell MX1050S outlet cover which is closed when the appliance is not in use and unplugged. Also make sure the ground wire functions correctly. Polarity and ground testers are inexpensive and found at hardware stores. Hope this helps. Tom [ Thomas E. Aug 21, 2017 ]
In no way, shape, or form should this be used outdoors or around any water whatsoever. This is a surge protector, NOT a ground fault device. [ Jim Aug 21, 2017 ]
No I would not use this outdoors. I'd get a ground fault interruptor outlet made for outdoor use. [ GRank Aug 21, 2017 ]
Outdoor sockets need to be GFCI. This is not a GFCI receptacle. If you wish to use it outdoors, you will need to also change the breaker on that circuit to a GFCI breaker. [ Adam Aug 21, 2017 ]
Good question. My guess is that would depend on the size of the surge. [ Michael May 29, 2017 ]