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H15BLK

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/31/2011


I was told by one of your dealers that the H15BLK was 2 or 3 years old so they don't carry it anymore so why haven't you come out with a newer model? Since it's a few years old do you consider it a discontinued model since surely it can't stand up against your competition's latest models?


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Re: H15BLK

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 2/1/2011


i believe that during a surge, the H15BLK uses MOVs, thermal fuses, as well as shunting a surge to ground in order to protect the attached equipment. the unit should also "fail open" and sacrifice itself before it allows a surge to pass through itself. that is what all of APC's other surge protectors use but i'll have to double check to make sure that this is correct for this particular unit. based on my experience, i don't see why it'd be any different. i don't know what type of technology there is in place for any manufacturer to verify each MOV is working 100% of the time so that is why we use all of these methods for effective surge protection rather than just relying on MOVs alone, like some other competition.

APC's surge protectors have a "protection OK" light and it goes out when the surge circuitry is not working properly. this unit does not have it though.

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Re: H15BLK

This was originally posted on APC forums on 1/31/2011


Thanks for the reply since surge protection is a priority and the H15 uses MOV's (and MOV'S gradually weaken) how do you know when you are no longer protected?

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Re: H15BLK

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/3/2011


One last question which bank of inputs would be most suited for a 58" Plasma?

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Re: H15BLK

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The only thing I could find on my Plasma was 160 watts for normal use so it looks like Video filter should work.

I also have a Bryston 4B-ST amp (250 w/c) which the manufacturer specifically says to plug directly into a wall outlet so would you recommend plugging it into one of the Amp outlets of the H15?

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Re: H15BLK

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 2/3/2011


do you know what the amperage is on that device? if it is not very high current, such as an amplifier, i'd recommend plugging it into the video filter section.

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Re: H15BLK

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 2/3/2011


yes i would connect it to the high current bank. i dont think they want you to plug it into a surge protector or UPS "less beefy" and potentially drop an entire circuit load but this device has delayed outlets and is designed to support that type of equipment.

also, if something did happen to that piece of equipment while plugged in, don't forget about our equipment protection policy.

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Re: H15BLK

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/8/2011


I recently purchased the APC H15blk and would like to make use of the 12v trigger. My problem is i have a receiver with a 12v trigger that can only be used with a "zone 2 or 3" setting and not when you turn on the receiver in general. Is there a way that i can originate the trigger from the APC unit to turn on my receiver and my amplifer?

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Re: H15BLK

This was originally posted on APC forums on 2/8/2011


Thank you. I will have to find a different way to originate the trigger.

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Re: H15BLK

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 1/31/2011


hi

i checked with the product manager for this product and i can report the following to you:

The H Type is definitely not being discontinued at this time.

It is a couple years old, but it still outperforms anything we've seen from the competition.

If you look at APC's competition, at the price point of an H Type, you generally get surge protection and EMI/RFI filtering. Nothing more. We offer far greater value as we include surge, EMI/RFI filtering, and Automatic Voltage Regulation. That was true when we introduced the product and is still true today.

In terms of performance, our H15BLK is backed up by a $750,000 Equipment Protection Policy so you can be sure that we stand behind its performance.

Thanks

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Re: H15BLK

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 2/1/2011


i believe that during a surge, the H15BLK uses MOVs, thermal fuses, as well as shunting a surge to ground in order to protect the attached equipment. the unit should also "fail open" and sacrifice itself before it allows a surge to pass through itself. that is what all of APC's other surge protectors use but i'll have to double check to make sure that this is correct for this particular unit. based on my experience, i don't see why it'd be any different. i don't know what type of technology there is in place for any manufacturer to verify each MOV is working 100% of the time so that is why we use all of these methods for effective surge protection rather than just relying on MOVs alone, like some other competition.

APC's surge protectors have a "protection OK" light and it goes out when the surge circuitry is not working properly. this unit does not have it though.