About the ELAC Protek PB-12W
90+ years of ELAC excellence
90+ years of ELAC excellence
When you have outstanding audio and video equipment, you want to protect it from voltage fluctuations and power anomalies. And, when you're an audio company with a stellar reputation like ELAC, you make your own line of surge protectors to the same level of engineering excellence as the rest of your equipment. The ELAC Protek line offers AC line conditioning, voltage monitoring, and protection from voltage spikes and fluctuations.
Great for any area of your home
Do you have a lot of gear that needs protection? The PB-12W has twelve filtered and surge-protected AC outlets. Ten always on outlets are available for your smart lights, routers and A/V gear. Two switched outlets give you flexibility to schedule and group your equipment.
Which ELAC Protek unit is right for me?
The Protek lineup features Wi-Fi-equipped models like this PB-12W, which are controllable with the free ELAC Protek app for Android™ and Apple iOS®. The app lets you control outlets by groups, set countdown timers, and create schedules. The '12W's outlets can be grouped with other ELAC Protek surge protectors, giving you lots of flexibility. Wi-Fi models are also compatible with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant voice control devices.
Peace of mind for all your electronics
The ‘12W offers EMI/RFI filtration for clean power, resulting in superior audio and video quality for your media. It protects your sensitive equipment up to 3600 joules within a nanosecond from power surges and under-voltage situations. Two USB Type-A ports give you convenient charging for your portable devices.
- 12 filtered and surge-protected AC outlets
- two outlets can be controlled as a group with the switch, app, or voice
- ten outlets are constantly powered
- 2 USB charging ports
- 6-foot AC power cord
- keyhole slots enable wall- or cabinet-mounting
- controllable via Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz band) with free ELAC Protek app for Android and Apple iOS
- EMI/RFI noise filtration for clean power
- side-mounted breaker reset button controls power to all outlets/ports
- 3600-joule protection
- response time: 1 nanosecond
- maximum current rating: 15 amps
- 5-1/16"W x 1-7/16"H x 12-1/16"D
- weight: 1.97 lbs.
- warranty: 3 years
- ELAC Connected Products Guarantee: covers up to $100,000 of equipment plugged into the surge protector on a connected properly-installed 120V AC power line
- MFR # PB-12W
What's in the box:
- Power strip surge protector with 12 AC outlets + 2 USB ports and an attached 6' power cord
- Setup Guide
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Features & specs
|Total AC Outlets||12|
|Total Current Capacity||15|
|USB Connections||2 USB-A|
|Coaxial RF Jacks||No|
|Powerline Network Compatible||No|
|Connected Equipment Guarantee||$100,000|
|Parts Warranty||Limited Lifetime|
|Labor Warranty||Limited Lifetime|
Overview: The ELAC Protek PB-12W is a strip-style surge protector with 12 AC outlets and two USB charging ports. Two of the AC outlets are arranged on one end, spaced apart from the others, to accommodate the wider "wall wart" AC adapters. Ten of the outlets are designated as "always on." The low-profile surge protector is only 1.4" high, and has a 6-foot power cable. The wall plug is angled so it protrudes only 5/8" from the wall when plugged in. The PB-12W has a black top panel and a white bottom panel and power cord. The PB-12W is covered by a limited lifetime warranty and a $100,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee.
Surge Protection: The Protek Surge Protector keeps your electronic devices safe from devastating power surges caused by lightning or power outages. Its internal technology provides up to 3600 joules of surge protection with a 1 nanosecond (1 billionth of a second) response time. It has a maximum spike current rating of 228,000A or 6 KV (6000 volts). It has a fire-retardant ceramic casing and a high temperature resistance. It features L-N, L-G, N-G protection modes and Thermal Fusing. When the Surge Protector is operating properly and prevents an energy surge from damaging electrical equipment, the surge protective component will disconnect from the circuit, and the product will need to be replaced. The surge protector has a top panel LED that glows to indicate when your plugged-in devices are protected.
Wi-Fi: The PB-12W is equipped with Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz band) for connecting to your home network and the ELAC Protek app on your smartphone or tablet. The app allows you to remotely set schedules, countdown timers, and turn on or off the two controllable AC outlets. The ten "Always On" outlets cannot be controlled.
ELAC Protek App: The ELAC Protek app is required for controlling Wi-Fi-compatible models. The mobile app is available for Android (4.4 and up) and Apple iOS 10.0 or later. You can also use the ELAC Protek app on your PC (Windows 7, 10, 11) or Mac (macOS 11.0 or later).
Voice Assistants: The two controllable outlets on the PB-12W can also be controlled by Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. Using your voice, you can turn the outlets on or off, or set a countdown timer.
Power Switch: The surge protector has a power switch on the top of the unit. A short press of the button turns the two controllable outlets on or off. If pressed for longer than 3 seconds, the unit will go into setup mode. When the switched outlets are on, the power switch illuminates in blue.
Always On Outlets: Ten of the six AC outlets are constantly powered, and are not controllable by the top panel power switch, the app, or by voice assistant.
Power Switch / Breaker Reset: The PB-12W has a 2-in-1 power switch next to the power cord inlet that lets you turn power on and off to all 12 of the AC outlets and USB ports. The switch also acts as a reset for the built-in circuit breaker, allowing you to turn the outlets back on if the breaker trips.
USB Ports: The PB-12W features two USB Type A charging ports for plugging in your USB-powered devices. Not only will the ports charge your devices, but they protect your sensitive electronics from AC surges. The USB ports are rated at 5V and 2.4A total.
EMI/RFI Filtering: In addition to protecting your devices from power surges and lightning strikes, the PB-12W filters EMI (electromagnetic interference) and RFI (radio frequency interference), reducing the noise by up to 40dB. EMI and RFI can adversely affect the performance of your electronic devices, including your A/V equipment.
Installation: The corded PB-12W plugs into a properly grounded AC wall outlet, and can be placed on the floor or wall-mounted. Four keyhole slots are provided on the bottom for mounting to the wall or inside a cabinet. No mounting hardware is included.
Connected Equipment Guarantee: The ELAC Protek PB-12W Surge Protector features a $100,000 Connected Equipment Guarantee. In the event that damage is caused to equipment while it is plugged into the covered Protek Surge Suppressor, and the damage is determined to have been caused by a defect in the suppressor's materials or workmanship, ELAC will repair, replace, or reimburse the customer for the value of the connected products. Terms and conditions apply.
- Surge Protection (Joule Rating): 3600 joules
- Max Spike Protection: 228,000A or 6KV
- Response Time: 1 nanosecond
- Outlet Electrical Rating: 120V AC / 60Hz, 15A, 1800W
- EMI/RFI Noise Filtering: Up to 40dB
- USB Ports (2): 5V - 2.4A (total output)
- Dimensions: Width 5.032", Height 1.4", Length 12.02"
- Weight: 31.6 ounces