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Sanus Low Profile ELM203 Surge Protector Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:24 am

Sanus Low Profile ELM203 Surge Protector Review

The Sanus ELM203 Low-Profile Surge Protector is an inexpensive way to incorporate surge protection behind any any wall-mounted HDTV or a piece of AV furniture. The ELM203 offers 2,100-Joule protection and EMI/RFI noise filtration at a product depth of just 1.37 inches.

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The Sanus Elements ELM203 Surge Protector comes with a pretty impressive bundle for being priced at just $18.95 plus shipping. Included with the ELM203 is a 6' phone cord, 6' coax cable, and the instruction manual. The instruction manual goes over the basics and also covers the five year warranty. Not a bad deal deal considering you can fork over $55 plus shipping for the Panamax MIW-SURGE In-Wall surge protection system that protects just a single device. The ELM203 Surge Protector is clearly priced right and in this economy, pricing is everything.


Article Title: Sanus Low Profile ELM203 Surge Protector Review
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Pricing At Time of Print: $18.58 plus shipping
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Re: Sanus Low Profile ELM203 Surge Protector Review

Postby Major_A » Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:57 pm

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Is that Monster Cable coax cables? Please tell me it isn't so.
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Re: Sanus Low Profile ELM203 Surge Protector Review

Postby Zertz » Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:04 pm

Major_A wrote:http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/996/surge_install.jpg
Is that Monster Cable coax cables? Please tell me it isn't so.


20$ surge protector with 200$ cables :P
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Re: Sanus Low Profile ELM203 Surge Protector Review

Postby DMB2000uk » Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:16 am

I think that's a stock photo, so you don't have to worry about Nate paying over the odds for cables. :P

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Re: Sanus Low Profile ELM203 Surge Protector Review

Postby Apoptosis » Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:12 pm

I'm proud to say I've never ever owned a Monster branded cable ;)
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Re: Sanus Low Profile ELM203 Surge Protector Review

Postby Skippman » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:29 am

Apoptosis wrote:I'm proud to say I've never ever owned a Monster branded cable ;)



I was at Ultimate Electronics browsing the other day for car audio speakers (is there a decent audio shop left in STL other than JML and HiFi?) and was suprised at how small thier listening area had become. While talking about amps with a guy we got on the topic of interconnects. He's telling me how important it is that I use "high quality" interconnects for all my audio connections. Thats when I went to his amp rack and pointed to his Radio Shack quality RCA's and said "Oh, like these?". :snakeman:
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Re: Sanus Low Profile ELM203 Surge Protector Review

Postby westom » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:32 pm

20$ surge protector with 200$ cables

How does that 1.37 inches stop what three miles of sky could not? Take a $3 power strip. Add some $0.10 parts. Hype it as a $25 protector. Or sell the exact same circuit for $150 from Monster Cable. Same thing.

What happens when that 1.37 inches absorbs a typically destructive surge of hundreds of thousands of joules? Some example:
http://www.hanford.gov/rl/?page=556&parent=554
http://www.westwhitelandfire.com/Articl ... ectors.pdf
http://www.ddxg.net/old/surge_protectors.htm
http://www.zerosurge.com/HTML/movs.html
http://tinyurl.com/3x73ol
http://www3.cw56.com/news/articles/local/BO63312/
http://www.nmsu.edu/~safety/news/lesson ... orfire.htm
http://www.pennsburgfireco.com/fullstory.php?58339

No problem. It’s buried behind an expensive TV. You will not see sparks and flames. Therefore it is not dangerous.

Where is a numeric specification for protection by that 'recommended' protector? It’s called a protector. That proves it provides protection? Of course not. But when English majors replace scientists, then the logic proves itself.

Effective protection means massive surge energy does not even enter a building. All appliances contain surge protection. Anything that scam protector would do is already inside the TV. But a surge that might overwhelm that internal protection must be earthed before entering the building. Or it can create those scary pictures. Effective solution means only one properly earthed protector for everything - and no Monster Cable profit margins.

Is your science promoted by retail salesmen - or by someone trained in reality? If a salesman was honest, he could post numeric specs that claim protection from each type of surge. But that protector makes no such claim. No problem. It’s called a surge protector. That proves it must provide surge protection. A so the myth and scary pictures live on.

Solutions for no damage even during direct lightning strikes have existed for 100 years. This topmost protector violates those well proven principles. No problem. Retail sales describe it as a protector. That proves it must provide protection? Nonsense – which is why this same protector circuit is also sold by Monster Cable.
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Re: Sanus Low Profile ELM203 Surge Protector Review

Postby Alathald » Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:36 pm

westom wrote:Is your science promoted by retail salesmen - or by someone trained in reality? If a salesman was honest, he could post numeric specs that claim protection from each type of surge. But that protector makes no such claim. No problem. It’s called a surge protector. That proves it must provide surge protection. A so the myth and scary pictures live on.

Solutions for no damage even during direct lightning strikes have existed for 100 years. This topmost protector violates those well proven principles. No problem. Retail sales describe it as a protector. That proves it must provide protection? Nonsense – which is why this same protector circuit is also sold by Monster Cable.
Which is why I hate myself for the rest of the day whenever I sell Monster crap.
Skippman wrote:Thats when I went to his amp rack and pointed to his Radio Shack quality RCA's and said "Oh, like these?". :snakeman:
BTW, (at least in our area) Radioshack has replaced the Radioshack brand cables with "Auvio" cables so a bunch of the Radioshack cables are clearanced out in store.
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