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New Surge Protector from Minuteman with Some Twists

March 03, 2016

  By Joe Rizzo, Contributing Writer

There are various conditions, such as snow storms, lightning strikes and regrettably, planned attacks, which create the unfortunate possibility of power outages. While in most cases power is restored within a few hours, the length of down time is not quite as important as the moment of the outage. The more technically advanced that equipment becomes, the more susceptible it becomes. If the power goes out for even just a few seconds, the surge produced when it returns can often cause this sensitive equipment to stop functioning properly.


The solution has always been a simple one and that is to connect your equipment to an uninterrupted power supply (UPS). A lot of this equipment plugs in through the use of a transformer, which does makes it more difficult to fully utilize all of the outlets on a UPS, leaving you with the option of using many UPSs or deciding which specific equipment to plug in.

Once again the solution is a simple one and Minuteman has come upon the answer. The company’s has a new series of rotating outlet surge protectors. The following video, https://youtu.be/n_-EmTWpj2s, gives you a quick overview of the MMS780R.

The MMS780R is a surge protector with eight outlets, six of which can be rotated up to 180 degrees and two that are fixed on either side. The various angles allow you to use all eight outlets regardless of the size of the equipment’s transformer. This UPS is designed to protect against the type of electrical disturbances that we have been experiencing lately, such as surges, spikes and line noise.

As you might imagine, with the ability to use the outlets at different angles, the power cords will be all over the place. Minuteman has resolved this issue by including a simple line management system, allowing the various cords to remain close to the UPS.

Most Minuteman surge protectors feature Advanced X3 MOV (metal oxide varistor) technology and the MMS780R is no exception. The X3 MOV is designed to offer considerably higher heat dissipation and surge energy capacity, referred to as Joules, than traditional MOV hardware. The result is an almost complete elimination of the risk of fire during over voltage circumstances. 

This is a cost effective way to protect a variety of sensitive equipment and ensure that neither your data nor equipment is lost during any type of power problems.




Edited by Rory J. Thompson

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