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Thor A12BF 8-Way Smart Surge Protection Power Board w Dynamic Active Tracking $202.45 + Post (Free w Plus) @Storm Computers eBay

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Amazing deal for $200, RRP $370! Highly recommend this item, top of the range.

Also cleans your power and makes it better quality sound and picture.

Original eBay - 10% off via Mobile app deal

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  • +3 votes

    Great price but not ready to spend 20 times the price.

  • +11 votes

    New monster?

    • +16 votes

      Only if it ensure the electrons are harmonically aligned in a heterosypmatic matrix.

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        Universe then reboot

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        I'll buy 10!

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    I am not convinced.

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    Good luck selling one.

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      Well, 33 units have been sold already.

      • +2 votes

        Not one of the buyer would have been an ozbargainer.

        • +2 votes

          A deal is a deal. If you need a filtered power signal for your device then this is a good product. An Ozbargainer is someone who likes a deal. Are you saying someone who buys the Galaxy fold dosen't want to lowest price or isn't a Ozbargainer?

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            @wsxasd: I can't think of anything in the home that needs filtered power. But most of my power usage is DC.

            Are there medical or scientific instruments which are sensitive?

            Anyway I'd image even a basic UPS would do a good job at cleaning up the AC.

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              @DisabledUser35983: Nah, most basic UPSs simply pass AC power through while charging the batteries then when the mains fails it quickly throws a relay, arcs up the inverter and feeds that to the attached device instead. It isn't until you get to the proper, expensive 'online' UPSs where the incoming power goes straight into low voltage DC which feeds the battery charger and the inverter which constantly generates pure sine wave AC for proper clean & uninterrupted power.

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                @SteveAndBelle: My Cyberpower UPS claims to provide pure sin wave and it's cheaper than this power board.

                • +1 vote

                  @nfr: Yeah, that's correct and that's my point! It's only delivering 'Pure Sine Wave' when the mains has failed and it's running off its own batteries/inverter. The rest of the time it's simply passing the mains through to whatever's connected to it… most probably with the usual surge/spike protection and very basic voltage stabilising as found in inexpensive Powerboards but it definitely isn't actively purifying the mains during normal operation. Only an 'Online' UPS will constantly filter & purify the mains. Nice little 3min video on the three types here My CyberPower UPS cost a lot more than this Power Board but is still only a line-interactive UPS like yours just with more battery capacity.

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                    @SteveAndBelle: Yeah you are right I remember now, I did not get full online ones because I was worried about fan noise.

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                      @nfr: Yeah… and the fan noise is massive, believe me :)

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                @SteveAndBelle: fair enough, but what do you need it for?

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                  @DisabledUser35983: Just to keep a NAS, Router and POE Switch running for my basic home network & CCTV setup so yeah, no filtering required for that. I don't even filter power for my large collection of Vintage Hifi as I A/B tested that many years ago and found no benefit but I suppose there are others who may need better filtration due to alternative power or if they're in particularly dirty power areas. I do have a massive 15A isolation transformer though which is probably the best means of filtration around as it physically disconnects the device/s from the mains supply altogether but I only ever use that on my repair bench.

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        7 units sold in 3 months….. Not sure how good that conversion rate is….

  • +1 vote

    Price is a shocker

  • +1 vote

    The Rolls Royce of power boards

  • +4 votes

    Cleans your power???

    • +3 votes

      Refers to your spending power.

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    Scam. Works same.

  • +3 votes

    Price is $224.95 PLUS shipping (of $14.95).

    Same item here which is $235 including shippping.

    So not only is the 'deal' not correct, it's cheaper elsewhere regardless.

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      Hmm, must be eBay plus. Sorry about that

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        True - but even then, it's only down to $202.46, not $200.

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    Why is it so expensive?

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    Does it somehow transform the currents into cleaning agents that systematically cleanse your attached devices?

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    These are one of the best power boards you can buy. Not only do they offer decent surge protection and energy absorption but they have excellent filtration which not many do.

    Belkin released a noise sniffer which showed how much noise was in the power.
    Todd's HiFi did a test a few years ago with this sniffer, and Belkin's board failed. Which is maybe why they took the tester off the market.

    See test here…
    https://youtu.be/pvm9-Pm6CWo

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      Since most electronics works off DC these days, the filter won't do much for most things.

      Kudos for the decent 2050 Joules surge protection. But my cyberpower 8 way powerboard has 2750 Joules and cost me $30

      As mentioned below, a UPS is better value, since it'll clean, protect and keep your stuff humming during a brownout or short blackout.

      This seems like a load of overpriced marketing BS, that I'd expect hardly normal to flog off to the gullible.

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    saw some discussions about this powerboard. looks like it's a not bad

    https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/240130-thor-technolog...

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    better picture?

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      Maybe, better power conditioning for playing VHS tape from analogue age?

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    RRP $370? These guys are dreaming. Even Thor Technologies charges less for this model on their official site

  • +1 vote

    200 dollarydoos?!?!

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      Or do you mean 200 dollabucks?

  • -1 vote

    TIL we have dirty power.

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    I don't suppose any of you have dabbled with this then…

    http://audioconnection.com.au/products/nordost-qb4-mk2?varia...

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    You are better of buying a UPS for the features it offers…

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    Maybe if it was also a backup battery.

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    Lol so dumb wtf

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    This is one of the few power boards that has automatic switch off when the surge protection runs out, saving your electronics. This feature alone made it worth buying over a Belkin or cheaper brands.

    Thor will even replace the power board if this occurs during their warranty period.

    Only know after my old power boards protection ran out after a storm a while back, causing my OLED TV and amp to blow. Did my research after that, found the surge protection amount in joules is less on cheaper boards, and they continue to power devices without surge protection, you then need to check the “protected” light is on to make sure it’s still doing its job. Which can be hard to do if you’re not home during a storm.

    Can’t vouch for this particular pricing tho, but it looks pretty good. Also can’t vouch for supposed “better image quality” or the like. It’s all digital nowadays anyway.