Founded in 1975, Panamax has become the leading designer and manufacturer of electronic and electrical protection, filtration and control products. In the last 40 years, Panamax has achieved a sterling reputation for unique solutions in power management, and is decorated with industry awards for the quality and variety of its products. Panamax has also been recognized for its innovative Lifetime Warranty on almost every unit produced and for its Lifetime Connected Equipment Protection Policy, which is still the best warranty in the industry!


Consumer audio and video equipment is often a sizable investment, monetarily speaking. From the most basic home theater and television setup, to a whole-house audio and video distribution network – one commonality exists, and that is AC power. Consequently, this means that all of this equipment is vulnerable to voltage irregularities and catastrophic spikes that could damage or destroy some or all of your equipment. People generally see surge protection as a vital component in computer systems, yet it is equally crucial with all of your other electronics as well.


Many ‘power strips’ do not provide surge protection but are sometimes erroneously referred to as "surge protectors". There are many factors that differentiate true surge protection technology from an ‘extension cord with multiple plug-in receptacles’. Clamping Voltage specifies what spike voltage will cause the protective components inside the surge protector to divert unwanted energy from the protected line. A Joule Rating is a number which defines how much energy a surge protector can theoretically absorb in a single event, without failure. Response Time is of paramount importance. Surge protectors cannot operate instantaneously; a slight delay still exists. The longer the response time, the longer the connected equipment will be exposed to the surge. However, such spikes do not happen instantly either. Surges usually take a few microseconds to reach their peak voltage, and a surge protector with a nanosecond response time would kick in fast enough to suppress the most damaging portion of the spike.


Panamax was also the first to introduce automatic over/under voltage protection, as significant drops in voltage can be nearly as damaging as spikes. Their towerMAX and AllPath modular protection systems address a wide variety of AC and other signal line combinations, such as telephone, modem, coaxial cable, satellite, and LAN/data line protection. Panamax also incorporates various filtration elements into their units, clearing your power from RF and other bothersome interference, which can ultimately reduce the overall performance of the connected equipment.


With Panamax as the final component of any audio video system designed by Cool Home Technology in Minneapolis, your equipment will be protected from electrical anomalies for as long as you own it!

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