Innovative 12 outlet powerstrip with surge protection


April 7, 2008

Tributaries' T12 powerstrip

Tributaries' T12 powerstrip

April 8, 2008 Powerstrips have a design that seems to have been set in stone since the outset, but this offering from Tributaries not only looks like a powerstrip with attitude, it also comes with a host of features. Designed to easily accommodate wall-wart type power supplies, the T12 features 12 AC outlets, 8 of which can be rotated 90°. The remaining four fixed outlets have safety shutters and, for ease of use, the T12 has a resettable circuit breaker built in to the Power push-button. A red “PROTECTED” LED illuminates when the internal surge protection is functioning correctly while a 2nd blue “GROUNDED” LED illuminates when the outlet, into which the T12 is connected, is properly grounded.

To protect and organize the line cords of the connected equipment, the T12 features a Cord Management Design Clamp and electrically, the T12 is rated at 1875 Watts, 125VAC/15A 60Hz. Its surge protector circuit covers all three “legs” of the AC line. With a voltage-spike protection of 6KV and a clamping voltage of 330V, the Surge Protector can dissipate 4320 joules of energy. Surge protection is also provided for the Telephone/Modem, Network and “F” connectors and to prevent unwanted EMI/RFI noise from entering connected equipment, the T12 is engineered with a wideband Line Filter that will reduce noise up to 58dB from 150KHz to 100MHz.

For U.S. customers, the Tributaries T12 comes with a US$25,000 Connected Equipment Warranty as well as a 3 year parts & labor warranty.

The Tributaries T12 has an MSRP of US$120 and is available now.

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