This type of outlet remains on regardless of whether the main power switch is on or off. This feature is useful for VCR's, receivers (if the remote turn-on is utilized), satellite receivers and any other remote controlled devices where constant power is needed.
On our higher end units(1000, 2000, 2500, 3500 & 5000) outlets are grouped by filter types designated by the lables. The filters are optimized to filter these types of signal sources to give you the best possible performance.
No. On the models that contain High Current Filters, we have passed over 21,000 watts of power through to demonstrate its capabilities. For Monster Power Centers that do not have High Current Filters, the fillter becomes saturated for a few Milliseconds but does not impede current flow.
Yes the green LED indicates that the HT200 is seeing a proper ground. The red LED indicates that the unit has "Protection On." The colors here are not status specific. There is only cause for concern if the LED is on or off.
The screw that comes with the HT200 is designed to take the place of your wall plate screw. It is designed to hold the Power Center firmly in place. If need be it can be removed, simply remove the washer on the backside of the Power Center and pull the screw out.
Many of our Power Centers can be remotely turned on by a triggering device. Receivers often have AC (two prong power adapter included in our Reference Power Centers) and DC (3.5mm mono to mono cable included in our Reference Power Centers) triggering options. In setting up a Receiver to remotely trigger the Power Center to turn on, make sure that the Receiver is plugged into an unswitched (constant power) outlet.
Patented Tri-Mode technology protects all three power lines (Line, Neutral, Ground) via relays, MOVs, and thermal fuses. During voltage sags and swells, the relays automatically disconnect the Line and Neutral power lines, and sound an alarm. Tri Mode circuitry immediately reconnects power lines when voltage returns to normal operating threshold.
Dual Mode Plus technology protects AV equipment from over-voltages or extreme voltage surges via MOVs (Metal Oxide Varistors) and thermal fuses. When a power surge occurs, Dual Mode Plus will disconnect the load and sound an alarm and visual warning indicating if any MOVs have sacrificed themselves to protect connected equipment.
Monster is constantly making improvements and implementing new technology into our Power Centers. Over time Monster has revised many of its models. The designation of the MKII (mark 2) or MKIII (mark 3) lets you know that the Power Center you own is an improvement over the original release of that model.
To deliver all the performance you paid for, your home theater components require a consistent supply of 120 volts from your AC wall outlet. But power irregularities like sags and swells both inside and outside your home ensure that this is rarely the case. No matter how big or small your home theater system is, this fluctuating AC power can significantly compromise sound and picture quality, as well as the lifespan of your components. When voltage irregularities do occur, home theater components have to work significantly harder to deliver the quality they're programmed to provide. This extra effort surfaces in the form of degraded audio and video clarity including one-dimensional, thinner sound and compromised resolution and brightness.
Choosing the right Power Center depends on what type of components you have. For a basic system (TV and cable box or TV and VCR or DVD player) perhaps just an HT800 would be suitable. If your system contains an integrated home theater system a Stage 2 Power Center like our HTS1000MKII would be ideal. As separates are integrated into a system (Amp, Receiver/Preamp) and digital devices (HD DVD / BluRay, Digital Cables Box / Satellite Receiver) a Stage 3 Power Center or higher would be recommended.
The Connected Equipment Warranty for our PowerCenters cover correctly connected equipment damaged from a surge. The CEW term is for 5 years from the date of purchase through an Authorized Monster Dealer. Pro MI PowerCenters do not have a Connected Equipment Warranty.
MOV stands for metal oxide varistor. MOVs by themselves will burn up if a surge were to come through. Our power centers use MOV technology in combination with additional circuitry to maximize and extend the life of the MOV to allow the power center to continue operating after suppressing a surge.
CoolDown technology is found on the UPS500 which allows the UPS to put your TV into stand-by mode and provide the proper amount of back up time to cool down the bulb in your TV. Improper cooling of this bulb will shorten the operational life of the bulb and can result in a very expensive service call.
The minimum we recommend for your system is surge protection. What you gain from our higher performance products would be a higher level of surge protection and filtration of AC line noise as well as RF and EM interference. This can vastly improve the audio and picture quality of your system.
Phone / network connections provide surge protection against damaging voltage surges and spikes coming from the phone line / network. To ensure proper protection under our Connected Equipment Guarantee all external sources (Power, Phone / Network, Coax) must be connected through your Power Center.
Coaxial Connections provide surge protection against damaging voltage surges and spikes on the incoming coax cable. To ensure proper protection under our Connected Equipment Guarantee all external sources (Power, Phone / Network, Coax) must be connected through your Power Center.
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Plus we use new heavy-duty, double shielded PowerLine 400 power cable and ultra-sophisticated power protection that automatically resets for trouble-free use.
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The HTPS7000s have 3 replaceable fuses. There are two 2amp fuses (for the Digital and Video banks) and one 10amp fuse for the High Current Bank. The fuses are labeled as 250v however a 125v fuses can be used.
Monster is constantly making improvements and implementing new technology into our Power Centers. Over time Monster has revised many of its models. The original version of the PB 1100 / 2100 had a joule rating of 2775. The newer Revision 2 models have an increased joule rating of 4320 and 5400 respectively.
The Home HTS 1000/1000MKII has the same terrific design and features as the HTS 2000/2000MKII, but with fewer power outlets. So if you want the same great power filtering and surge and spike protection as the 2000, but don't need more than 8 outlets the 1000 is just the ticket.
If your main system is protected by a Power Center it is not critical to run the line level through the SW200. However if you do not have a Power Center covering your main components then you would want to use the line level pass through.
The data line used to connect the LED meters to the HTFS1000 is an RJ11 cable, which differs from a standard phone line. It is not recommended using a data connection longer then 8 feet as you may experience issues with the readouts.
No. Our 20 amp models use a 20 amp plug which is physically different from a standard power plug. You'll notice there is a horizontal prong instead of the normal vertical prong. This is indicative of a 20 amp application. A new circuit and new wall socket would be necessary to fully support a 20 amp Power Center.
T2 is a patented Automatic Disconnect/Reconnect circuitry previously found only in Monster Power's chassis power conditioners selling for hundreds of dollars more. Microprocessor controlled T2 circuitry, a Monster Power exclusive, not only protects your AV equipment, but protects your PowerCenter as well. Unlike ordinary surge protectors which only use MOVs (Metal Oxide Varistors) for surge absorption, T2 protection circuitry automatically disconnects the PowerCenter and all of your connected AV equipment when it senses dangerous power conditions, completely isolating them from potentially damaging sags, spikes, and surges. T2 continues to actively monitor power conditions, then automatically reconnects when AC power returns to normal. In addition, Monster's Tri-Mode protection circuitry incorporates an audible alarm that will tell you when your PowerCenter has protected your AV system from damage.
Using balanced power solves ground loop problems because it takes its ground from one source, hence no potential difference. You can do this yourself simply by taking all power from one spot. If your equipment "leaks" to the ground, then balanced power might be helpful.
Balanced power systems have been most commonly used with the 120V mains power used in USA. In normal wiring there is one neutral wire which is always at (almost) ground potential and other wire which carries the 12V AC voltage. There is also a separate safety ground wire.
In balanced power there are two out of phase 60V lines rather than normal 120V and neutral. The voltage difference between those out of phase 60V lines is 120V, so the equipments will get full 120V between their power input pins. The balanced power is generated from normal AC voltage by using an isolation transformer with centre-tapped 120V output and the centre-tap of the output is grounded.
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