Originally Posted by Corey Bryant
Both. We do not have that much power surges and usually the power just goes out for 10-20 seconds.
Which anomaly are you protecting from. A short list includes frequency variation, noise, surge, harmonics, RFI, voltage variations, phase variations, open neutral, and EMI/EMC. Nothing protects from all. Which one is your concern?
For example, most voltage variations are already made irrelevant by protection inside each electronics. Many spikes are simply noise. Potentially destructive surges may occur once every seven years. Other voltage variations can be harmful to motorized appliances but remain ideal power to electronics. What are you trying to solve?
Some manufacturers hype products that do not do what advertising implies. Monster has a long history of duplicating these ineffective products while selling them at even higher prices. That is obvious if decisions are based in manufacturer specs. But many believe Monster is superior because it costs more. A Monster is often equivalent to a similar product selling in Wal-Mart for $9. But many eyes glaze over rather than read spec numbers.
Again, what anomaly are you trying to solve? Nobody can recommend anything without that answer. Only then can a recommendation come with what separates myths from reality: manufacturer specifications.