If you don’t own a surge suppressor for your whole house or building, the next best thing might be surge suppressors built right into key outlets around your home or office. There’s less clutter without the power strips, and you’re protected even if you plug your electronics right into the wall.
Leviton makes the Model 7280 just for this purpose. It’s a duplex outlet with built-in commercial-grade surge protection that covers all three line pairs: Line-to-Neutral, Line-to-Ground, and Neutral-to-Ground. It’ll handle surge currents up to 24kA and a total surge energy of 720 Joules.
The Model 7280 also offers noise filtering for those sensitive electronics that are susceptible to power line interference. A diagnostic LED shows the outlet is powered and protected, and the 15A Decora-style outlet will emit an audible alarm if the surge protection has been tripped.
Leviton’s Model 7280 comes in a variety of colors, and the price varies widely from $15 to $60.