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.