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so my monster power strip burned out yesterday. tryin to figure out what to get.

had this :




thinkin of gettin this?

or

i want somthing that looks good and has a nice cable. monster seems to do that.
Edited by NKrader - 7/24/11 at 5:16pm
     
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What do you want it for? Also, power strips really shouldnt "burn out" easily at all- they are very simple devices. For my non computer needs Belkin strips have served me well, for our desktops my household uses APC battery backups. (just the cheap ones) We only had one problem, and that was due to a 10 year old backup. Its battery charging circuit got weird.. but it lasted a long time, and probably lasted longer than your monster power strip.
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Originally Posted by NKrader View Post
so my monster power strip burned out yesterday. tryin to figure out what to get.

had this : Amazon.com: Monster Cable MP AV 800 PowerCenter with Surge Protection: Electronics



thinkin of gettin this?
Amazon.com: Monster Digital PowerCenter MDP 900 with GreenPower and USB Charging: Electronics

or
Amazon.com: Quirky PVP-1-BLK Pivot Power (Black): Electronics

i want somthing that looks good and has a nice cable. monster seems to do that.
I have something similar to the AV 800 and it works pretty well. Never gave me any problems.
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perhaps this! looks decent. i like the plug arrangment


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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
I have something similar to the AV 800 and it works pretty well. Never gave me any problems.
that is what i had. it burned out yesterday. time for a new one

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Originally Posted by christian_piper View Post
What do you want it for? Also, power strips really shouldnt "burn out" easily at all- they are very simple devices. For my non computer needs Belkin strips have served me well, for our desktops my household uses APC battery backups. (just the cheap ones) We only had one problem, and that was due to a 10 year old backup. Its battery charging circuit got weird.. but it lasted a long time, and probably lasted longer than your monster power strip.
they do burn out? it got hot melted plastic. then started beeping.
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Doesn't Monster have a lifetime warranty on its products? Why not just RMA the broken one?
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Doesn't Monster have a lifetime warranty on its products? Why not just RMA the broken one?
i want a fancy new one. that one was a little small.

& ive already ripped it open
     
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they do burn out? it got hot melted plastic. then started beeping.
Interesting... perhaps you exceeded its maximum load capacity? I have never had that happen, but I spread my devices out among the different outlets.

Also, like the person above said, you should RMA it.
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The cheapest, decent name brand battery back-up systems do a far better job of conditioning power and preventing damage from brown-outs and spikes than any surge suppressor. Ask the IT administrator of any local corporation that runs a large NAS or SAN system.
    
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The cheapest, decent name brand battery back-up systems do a far better job of conditioning power and preventing damage from brown-outs and spikes than any surge suppressor. Ask the IT administrator of any local corporation that runs a large NAS or SAN system.
yes i know they are better, but this is what im looking for.
     
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