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Tributaries Cable has introduced two additions to its line of surge-suppressing power strips.
The new T1 single-outlet and T8 eight-outlet strips incorporate high-current surge protection, to which the T8 adds RFI AC line filtering.
The strips feature swiveling plugs that allow easy connection of wall-wart power supplies or other bulky plugs without obscuring adjacent outlets.
Tributaries' T8 power strip incorporates six 180-degree swiveling outlets with two fixed jacks, permitting almost any combination of plugs and power supplies to fully use every one of its eight positions, the company said. Its surge suppression extends to twin F-connector jacks, permitting pass-through protection for an antenna or cable RF line.
The Tributaries T1 swivels 360 degrees, making a conventional household dual- or quad-wall receptacle, or fixed-outlet power strip, far more flexible, the company said.
Both new Tributaries accessories include substantial surge protection: 2,160 joules (total) for the 1,875-watt T8 and 202 joules for the 1,500-watt T1.
The T8 adds AC line filtering, reducing the possibility that radio-frequency noise will be induced via the AC supplies of connected audio or audio-video components. It also includes ground and protected LEDs that confirm the ground configuration of the household wiring and the intact readiness of its anti-surge circuitry.
Both the T1 and T8 exceed current safety standards and carry multiple UL listings in their relevant categories, Tributaries said.
The Tributaries T1 and T8 power accessories are available immediately at suggested retails of $20 and $50, respectively.
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