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Kramer PT-1FW Spark-Guard Pro DV Line Protector

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Kramer PT1FW Spark-Guard Pro DV Line Protector

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The PT-1FW Spark-Guard Pro DV Line Protector from Comprehensive / Kramer is a simple device designed to protect your FireWire equipment from electrostatic discharge that can occur when a device is plugged and unplugged from a computer while it is running. FireWire devices are designed to be hot-swappable, but this device gives you the peace of mind that your equipment will not be damaged from static electricity.

Equipment Protection
Your FireWire equipment can often cost thousands of dollars; protecting it with this inexpensive device gives you the peace of mind that it won't be damaged from an electrostatic discharge.
6-Pin FireWire Connections
The Spark-Guard features 2 6-Pin FireWire connections. Simply plug the device you wish to protect into the "in" port and the computer into the "out" port and your equipment will be protected.
Passive Operation
The Spark-Guard operates passively, without the need for an external power source. This lets you use it in almost any configuration in order to protect your equipment.
Interface - Connectors 1x 6-Pin FireWire-400 In
1x 6-Pin FireWire-400 Out
Data Transfer Rate 50 MB/sec
LED Indicators None
Bus/Host Powered Passive, no power required
System Requirements
Computer Not Applicable
Operating System Not Applicable
Power
Hub None
Adapter None
Environmental Requirements
Operating Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.06 x 0.7 x 1.9" (2.7 x 1.8 x 4.9 cm)
Weight 0.12 lb (0.054 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.9 x 4.8 x 3.4"
Kramer PT-1FW Spark-Guard Pro DV Line Protector
  • 7-Year Limited Warranty
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    KramerPT1FW Spark-Guard Pro DV Line Protector
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    4.0

    This works! I think......

    By C J

    from Albuquerque

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • easy to use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Firewire
      • High-End Equipment
      • Professional camera

      Comments about Kramer PT1FW Spark-Guard Pro DV Line Protector:

      For exporting to tape and capturing in my Adobe Premiere CS5 program. I believe it works just fine; but since it prevents static from hurting my camera, it is hard to prove what is NOT happening to my camera. All I can say: I don't have to ground my camera to an outlet anymore, yea!

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      • Personal

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      5.0

      Great little box!

      By Matt

      from Orlando,Fl

      About Me Value Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable construction
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer Equipment
        • High-End Equipment

        Comments about Kramer PT1FW Spark-Guard Pro DV Line Protector:

        I had issues with the firewire chipset blowing on my Digidesign 003 Rack so I decided to get this to keep my gear safe. Has worked like a charm. Best investment I've made so far.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        The Best thing that ever happened to me

        By irishbadlad

        from Trinidad & Tobago

        About Me Value Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Fanatstic
        • Fast

        Cons

        • Na

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere

        Comments about Kramer PT1FW Spark-Guard Pro DV Line Protector:

        This little device stops and electrical spark from hot swapping fire wire cables and surges in to your pc and along your cables to damaging Fire wire ports in expensive vtrs or cameras.A must for any avid non-linear editor.

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        • Personal

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        4.0

        Excellent insurance (perhaps)

        By Bob

        from Catonsville

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anywhere

          Comments about Kramer PT1FW Spark-Guard Pro DV Line Protector:

          I didn't know until recently that Firewire devices may be damaged if they are "hot-swapped." In other words, you should not plug a Firewire device into your computer while the device or the computer is powered up. This tiny Kramer product seems drastically overpriced, but if it saves your gear, it is well worth it. I don't know whether it works, but after a near-disaster (with an HDV deck connected via Firewire to a laptop), I now use it religiously, and so far (1 month) so good. I've hotswapped hard drives with it quite a bit, and so far, it works great.

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          • Business

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