The World's Most Advanced Power Conditioning
Surge Protection and GreenPower
Monster Power® provides comprehensive power protection solutions for home theater components, computer
equipment, appliances and more. From the simplest hookup to the most complex system, Monster has a
PowerCenter that will meet your needs and your budget.
Fireproof Protection Against Harmful Surges and Spikes
Ordinary surge protectors use plastic-coated MOVs – metal oxide varistors – to absorb excess voltage. But powerful surges can melt the plastic coating, potentially causing a fire.
This Monster® PowerCenter features fireproof ceramic-encased MOVs for superior fire protection. mind that your home theater and, more importantly, your
home is safe. All Monster PowerCenters are UL listed.
Power Solutions for All Your Needs
Monster has the power products you need, whatever you're hooking up, wherever you go. Whether it's extra outlets and USB charging for personal electronics like cell phones and MP3 players, in-wall PowerCenters for complex home installations, or backup battery power for protection against power outages, Monster Power provides dependability, convenience, and safety.
Monster PowerCenters include many convenient features like patented color-coded outlets for easy hookup and matching cord labels that eliminate unplugging the wrong component. The long power cord easily reaches a wall outlet and Monster's exclusive FlatProfile® plug allows you to keep furniture close to the wall. Wide-spaced outlets accommodate bulky power adaptersv without blocking other outlets.
Protecting your valuable equipment from dangerous power conditions on the AC powerline is just the first step. Surges and spikes can also travel on your cable, satellite, antenna, modem, and Ethernet lines. Monster PowerCenters go the extra mile by automatically disconnecting your equipment from harmful surges on coax, phone, and/or network lines for comprehensive protection on all paths.
Introducing Monster® Clean Power™
The Monster Solution to Eliminate Polluted Power
Electronic appliances, cell phones, and even home theater components all generate electromagnetic noise that degrades audio and video performance. In addition, the current coming from AC power outlets is inherently unbalanced, creating high-frequency oscillations that cause hum, buzz, and static. This unbalanced, dirty power can seriously degrade audio clarity and corrupts video color and sharpness. Each Monster PowerCenterTM features patented.
Clean Power filtering that minimizes electronic noise to maximize the performance of audio and video
components. All Monster PowerCenter products with Clean Power Stage 2 and above feature isolated filters. As the Clean Power Stage increases, so does the quality of noise rejection and source component isolation. Isolated filters specifically designed for video, analog audio, digital, and ultra high current AV components ensure that any connected AV components don't interfere with each other, and give you all the home theater performance that you've paid for.
Simply put, Monster Clean Power delivers the best possible picture and sound.
A single filter rejects audio and video noise. Ideal for entry-level AV systems.
Two isolated filters (plus an ultra-high current filter on HTS 2000 MKII, PB 2100, HTS 2500 MKII and HTS 2600 deliver maximum current to high power components), optimized for audio and video, provide excellent AC powerline noise rejection and isolation of audio equipment from video equipment for improved component-generated noise rejection. Ideal for higher quality AV systems and home theaters.
Three isolated filters including analog audio, video, digital (plus an ultra-high current filter to deliver maximum current to high power components) provide a higher level of AC powerline noise rejection and isolation of interconnected equipment in your system. Ideal for high performance audio, video, and digital sources using high power amplifiers and receivers.
Five isolated filters including two separate digital filters, analog audio, video, and ultra-high current audio filers provide superior AC powerline noise rejection and isolation of audio equipment from video and digital equipment for ultimate component generated noise rejection. Ideal for audiophile and videophile AV systems.
Five isolated filters provide ultimate rejection of the electromagnetic (EMI) and radio frequency (RF) interference present in your AC power lines as well as your home theater components. These include two digital filters, analog audio and video-filters, and a high current audio filter. Using optimized filters for each home theater application enables maximum performance from your home theater equipment. Recommended for reference home theater systems.
Dual Balanced Pure Power circuitry converts power at ground into pure balanced power that further cancels and rejects noise while isolating AV components from each other and eliminating powerline oscillations. Ideal for critical listening environments.
Monster Delivers More
Than Mere Surge Protection
Harmful power surges and voltage spikes caused by lighting, garage door openers, refrigerators, fluorescent lights, and other appliances can travel up the AC power line and damage your delicate AV equipment. Monster PowerCenters protect your equipment with higher Joule ratings offering better surge absorption. That's only the beginning.
Storms, appliances, and even your neighbors' electronics can disrupt the power flowing to your delicate home theater equipment.
Dual Mode Plus technology protects AV equipment from over-voltages or extreme voltage surges via MOVs (Metal Oxide Varistors) and thermal fuses. When a power surge occurs, Dual Mode Plus will disconnect the load and sound an alarm and visual warning indicating if any MOVs have sacrificed themselves to protect connected equipment.
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Patented Tri-Mode technology protects all three power lines (Line, Neutral, Ground) via relays, MOVs, and thermal fuses. During voltage sags and swells, the relays automatically disconnect the Line and Neutral power lines, and sound an alarm. Tri Mode circuitry immediately reconnects power lines when voltage returns to normal operating threshold.
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Advanced Monster T2 technology is an active electronic microprocessor controlled circuit that sits in front of the other surge protection circuitry in select Monster Power products. Unlike ordinary power management devices, T2 will shut down your PowerCenter (and connected components) if it senses an overload condition. It will reconnect power when the power condition returns to normal.
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Save Money, Save the Earth
Your Electronics Waste Energy Even After They're Turned Off
Your home electronics use a lot of electricity when they are turned on, but did you know that many AV electronics and computer equipment, go into stand-by and continue to consume electricity, even after you've turned them off?
Find Out More About Stand-by Energy Waste
This constant electrical usage is called by many names: "stand-by," "idle current," "phantom load," or "vampire energy," and 'leaking electricity." Whatever you call it, stand-by energy waste can account for up to 20% of your home's electricity use, according the U.S. Department of Energy.
The list of "energy vampires" in your home is long: HDTVs, DVD and CD players, video game systems, AV receivers, cell phone chargers, computers, printers, scanners, and more. Although stand-by energy use is a fraction of what equipment uses when it's fully on, it all adds up quickly.
Of course, stand-by energy waste not only increases your electric bill, it also increases your carbon footprint. The energy needed to support your home's stand-by power waste is often generated by coal burning plants that pollute the air, or nuclear power plants that generate radioactive waste.
Your electronics - computer, TV, VCR, even your phone chargers – use energy even when they're turned off. Stand-by power can account for as much as 20% of home energy use."
- U.S. Department of Energy
"Standby power or "phantom load" is the electricity that flows through appliances and devices when they are turned "off"–up to 40% of "on" for some things!"
- Minnesota Department of Commerce
"Home electronics and small household appliances (such as televisions (TVs), video cassette recorders (VCRs), telephone answering machines, cordless phones, portable power tools, office equipment, etc.) draw energy not only when they are in use, but also when the power is ostensibly off. This phenomenon is known as "leaking electricity." Leaking electricity is responsible for an estimated 45 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity consumed by U.S. households each year—nearly 5 percent of total residential electricity use—and costs U.S. consumers more than $3.5 billion annually."
- American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
"Unplug electronics, battery chargers and other equipment when not in use. If all Californians unplugged electronics when not in use, it would be like taking 120,000 cars off road."
"Unplug electric chargers, televisions and audio/video equipment when not in use (or plug them into a power strip you can turn off and on). These devices use electricity even when they are not in use."
"Conservation is a lifestyle, not just something we should do during emergencies....
Turn off appliances and equipment and unplug them when not in use, as they still draw on your power supply when plugged in."
- Southern California Edison
Introducing Monster GreenPower™ Energy Saving Technology
We're proud to bring you a new generation of PowerCenters featuring Monster GreenPower energy saving technologies. Of course, these PowerCenters also have the same advanced Monster surge protection for maximum equipment lifespan, and patented Clean Power™ filtering for improved performance from all your AV and computer equipment.
Use your remote to automatically cut power to energy wasting equipment. Remote controlled outlets on the PowerCenter switch off to stop stand-by waste by HDTVs, AV receivers, amplifiers, subwoofers and more.
For computers and home theater
Use one piece of equipment to automatically cut power to the rest. When your computer, TV, or other equipment that's plugged into the PowerCenter's Control outlet is switched off, the GreenPower outlets automatically switch off, eliminating energy wasted by AV equipment like receivers and subwoofers, or computer peripherals like your monitor and scanner.
Signature Series Home Theater Reference PowerCenter HTS 5100 with Monster Clean Power Stage 4
No. Our 20 amp models use a 20 amp plug which is physically different from a standard power plug. You'll notice there is a horizontal prong instead of the normal vertical prong. This is indicative of a 20 amp application. A new circuit and new wall socket would be necessary to fully support a 20 amp Power Center.
T2 is a patented Automatic Disconnect/Reconnect circuitry previously found only in Monster Power's chassis power conditioners selling for hundreds of dollars more. Microprocessor controlled T2 circuitry, a Monster Power exclusive, not only protects your AV equipment, but protects your PowerCenter as well. Unlike ordinary surge protectors which only use MOVs (Metal Oxide Varistors) for surge absorption, T2 protection circuitry automatically disconnects the PowerCenter and all of your connected AV equipment when it senses dangerous power conditions, completely isolating them from potentially damaging sags, spikes, and surges. T2 continues to actively monitor power conditions, then automatically reconnects when AC power returns to normal. In addition, Monster's Tri-Mode protection circuitry incorporates an audible alarm that will tell you when your PowerCenter has protected your AV system from damage.
Using balanced power solves ground loop problems because it takes its ground from one source, hence no potential difference. You can do this yourself simply by taking all power from one spot. If your equipment "leaks" to the ground, then balanced power might be helpful.
Balanced power systems have been most commonly used with the 120V mains power used in USA. In normal wiring there is one neutral wire which is always at (almost) ground potential and other wire which carries the 12V AC voltage. There is also a separate safety ground wire.
In balanced power there are two out of phase 60V lines rather than normal 120V and neutral. The voltage difference between those out of phase 60V lines is 120V, so the equipments will get full 120V between their power input pins. The balanced power is generated from normal AC voltage by using an isolation transformer with centre-tapped 120V output and the centre-tap of the output is grounded.