My brother bought a new pioneer plasma and I told him to buy a surge protector...... Now he wants to talk about surge suppression technology. Apparently, the old shunt type he believes is not adequate. He discovered this company zero surge who is selling some series surge protection or something that uses capacitors to store energy.... Anyways, my head hurts as I do not understand much. Might you be able to shed some light on the issue for me? I have the old shunt style in my monster power center and I believe there is nothing wrong with it. A plain old APC surge protector should be adequate for my brother right? I thought you might be able to answer this question in a very concise sentence or so that might stop my brother from calling me in the middle of the night to talk about surge protectors. Thank you so much for your consideration of this matter, my sanity may depend on it.
while no Thomas am I , I can tell you that the best surge protectors are actually the large UPS's (universal power supplies) , since they take the AC turn it to 24vDC, charge the batteries, then convert the 24vDC back to AC.
If the wall power spikes, the charging circuit clips and the batteries never know it happened, thus the AC supply is unaffected.
We use them alot to eliminate noise too, as they put out a perfect 60Hz sine wave with the same voltage on both sides of the wave. Much cleaner than the wall power...