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APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner

B&H # APH15BLK Mfr # H15BLK
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You Pay: $254.82
Product Highlights
  • Includes Surge Protector (1.5kVA/15A)
  • 12 Outlets
  • 2 Coax Pairs (1 with Splitter)
  • Phone Line Protection
  • Black Housing

The APC H15 Power Conditioner will protect your high performance audio and video (A/V) system from damaging power surges, spikes and lightning. Protection is guaranteed. Isolated noise filter banks will eliminate EMI/RFI as a source of audio and video signal degradation. Data-line surge protection jacks will stop surges traveling over phone and modem or DSL lines. Digital Satellite System, Cable Modem, and CATV Coaxial Cable lines are equally protected.

Sequenced turn-on and off ensures that connected equipment is powered-up/down in the proper order and with the right amount of delay between the stages. It allows you to program a delay into the sequence between 0 and 12 seconds. This feature helps to eliminate any "popping" sounds coming from speakers when turning on the system. This delay feature also eliminates transients that can affect connected components, e.g. digital projectors.

Surge Protection
The H15 provides a high level of surge protection for the voltage going into the unit, and additionally, surge protected coax/radio frequency (RF) connectors are protected against surges traveling over coaxial lines to protect your digital satellite system (DSS), CATV box, or cable modem. The telephone line surge protection provides a protected splitter to allow output to a telephone, modem, DSL, fax, DVR, DSS system, set-top internet service provider (such as WebTV), or pay-per-view cable TV function.
Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR)
The H15 is unique in that it provides AVR, which is engaged to correct low and high voltage conditions. In doing so, all equipment connected to the H15 are protected against these undesired voltage fluctuations, thus, prolonging the life of the equipment.
Isolated Noise Filter Banks (INFB)
The H15 provides INFB technology to eliminate electromagnetic and RF interference that can negatively impact sound and video quality.
Front Panel Controls and Indicators
  • Wiring OK Status Indicator
  • Line OK Status Indicator
  • Line Boost Status Indicator (AVR activated)
  • Line Trim Status Indicator (AVR activated)
  • Filtering Status Indicator
  • Switched On Status Indicator
  • Delayed On Status Indicator
  • Select Push Button
  • Backlit LCD Display
  • Setup Push Button
  • On/Off switch
AC-Powered Outlets
The outlets are arranged according to the type of filtering protection provided for a given application. They are split up into the following groups: Digital filter outlets, video filter outlets, analog filter outlets, and high current filter outlets.
DC Trigger Mini-Jack
When connected to a component acting as a DC trigger, that component controls turn on/off of the "delayed" outlet banks. The H15 also allows that DC signal to pass through to another connected component. The maximum input voltage for the DC Trigger is 30VDC.
LCD Display and Unit Customization
The LCD displays important information including voltage in (line voltage) and voltage out, frequency, and load. Additionally, the LCD is used to program features such as the delay or dimmer settings.
Removable Support Feet
Feet can be unscrewed and removed to save space when rack mounting.
Input 1x 10' Power Cord with 3-prong plug (NEMA 5-15R)
2x Coaxial F connector inputs (incl. 1 splitter)
1x RJ11 telephone line input
Output 12x 3-prong AC power outlets (NEMA 5-15P)
3x Coaxial F connector outputs
2x RJ11 Telephone outputs
Surge Energy Rating 5270 joules
Battery None
Typical Backup Runtime N/A
Audible Alarm None
Agency Certifications UL 1449, UL 1012, UL 498, UL+CSA FCC Part 68, Industry Canada
Compatibility Most AC powered A/V equipment (rack mountable)
Environmental Requirements 32 - 104 °F (-0 - 40 °C), 0 - 95% Relative Humidity
Dimensions 17 x 3.7 x 9.5" (43.2 x 9.5 x 24.1 cm) WxHxD
Weight 16.7 lb (7.6 kg)
Equipment Protection $750,000 Connected Equipment Warranty
Additional Info
  • Let Through Voltage Rating: < 40
  • Maximum Input Current: 15A
  • Input Breaker Capacity: 15A
  • EMI/RFI Noise rejection (100 kHz to 10 mHz): 50 dB
APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner
  • 10' Power Cord
  • 2 x Coaxial Cable
  • RJ-11 Telephone Cable
  • Rack Mount Brackets (Pair)
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    APCH15 Home Theater Power Conditioner
     
    4.7

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Protects system (23)
    • Lots of outlets (20)
    • Good power output (16)
    • Easy to set up (14)
    • Excellent interface (14)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home theater setups (22)
      • High-end equipment (4)
      • Movies (4)
      • Television shows (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Audiophile (14), Tech savvy (13), Movie enthusiast (11), Practical (8), Quality oriented (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (19)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Voltage regulation makes this a winner

      Normally, I would be content to use a regular power strip surge suppressor for my plasma tv and surround receiver. However I just moved into a house that has noticeably weak power: appliances...Read complete review

      Normally, I would be content to use a regular power strip surge suppressor for my plasma tv and surround receiver. However I just moved into a house that has noticeably weak power: appliances like the microwave cause the lights to dim. I bought this hoping that it would isolate my equipment from these power sags.

      Setting up the H15 was very easy, as I expected. It is pretty heavy and seems solidly built. The outlets are a bit close together, which makes it difficult to use wall wart transformer plugs. Fortunately, only my DSL modem has one of those. The LCD display provides information such as volts, amps, or watts being consumed, incoming voltage and the voltage being output to the components. The phone jacks were slightly misaligned with the sheet metal on the back of the unit, but this is just an appearance issue; the cords are still held securely and my DSL modem works fine through the H15.

      I haven't noticed any improvement in picture or sound quality versus my old power strip, but I have been impressed with its voltage regulation. Prior to getting the H15, my Denon reveiver re-booted itself when the central air conditioner turned on. I haven't had to run my AC since getting the H15, but I have noticed it clicking on its voltage regulator when my clothes dryer turns on, or even when workers renovating a house next door turned on their power tools. Strangely, the built in volt meter indicated the voltage was being boosted from 117 to 125 volts, which tells me that it is converting an error of -3 volts to an error of +5 volts.

      Overall, I'm happy with the H15. I don't think the noise filtering makes much difference, but I'm impressed with its ability to boost the incoming voltage when it sags.

      APC also makes an H10 model with less current handling capacity (12A vs 15A). Considering that my setup (50in Panasonic Plasma, Denon 3808 rcvr driving 7 speakers, Dish sat box, DSL modem) seems to draw between 300 and 750 watts per the H15's built in meter, the H15 is overkill for my setup, and the H10 would have been more than enough for me.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not improving my sound quality

      Unit returned to the store

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      5.0

      Awesome!!

      By Razzer

      from SRQ

      About Me Audiophile

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balanced Power
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Lots Of Outlets
      • Protects System

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater Setups

        Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

        So easy to set up. This unit provides complete peace of mind when it comes to protecting your home theater.

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        5.0

        Clean Power, No Problems

        By Chris

        from Cleveland OH

        Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

        I've used the APC H15 for about five years now in my upstairs home entertainment system. I've never heard a hiss, crackle or pop from the speakers. The display lets me know the current I'm drawing in amps, as well as the stability of the power in volts. It's a heavy unit with ample plugs for everything in my system. The only beef I have with it is that my youngest child has occasionally turned everything off with the power button in front. However, the power button on the front could be as much a convenience for some as it has been an occassional bother for me. I liked it so much I just recently purchased a second one for the home theater I'm putting in the basement. I like the fact it comes with rack ears so I can mount it in the Sanus rack I also recently ordered from B&H.

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        5.0

        Good Power Center

        By B

        from Overland Park, KS

        About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Interface
        • Lots Of Outlets
        • Protects System

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater Setups

          Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

          This is a solid power center. Now that I have it, I'm convinced it is the best model available for the money.

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          • No

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          5.0

          APC H15 Power Conditioner

          By Audi-O-File

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Audiophile

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balanced Power
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Lots Of Outlets
          • Protects System

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater Setups

            Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

            Great experience! Shipped same day, arrived on-time (during Holiday Season).

            The Power Conditioner itself works great. Easy to setup and my stereo has shown an improvement in clarity and detail.

            Great buy!

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            5.0

            Well built and does the job

            By Bill

            from Bellflower, CA

            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balanced Power
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Interface
            • Lots Of Outlets
            • Protects System

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater Setups
            • Large Rooms
            • Small Rooms

            Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

            A while back I had a voltage spike that took out the power conditioner that I was using but protected the equipment that was plugged into it so I know that having a good power conditioner is very important. APC makes power conditioners for large computer systems and have a very good reputation for making top line equipment. I figured that their power conditioners for audio and video equipment would meet that same standard and so far I am right. I found the APC H15 to be well built and easy to set up. It sits out of the way doing it's job without any attention. A small note for those who think that a power conditioner will make their picture and sound better. Unless you have a lot of noise and voltage flux in your power lines, you will not see or hear much difference if any difference at all. Even good power systems can have problems once in a while so this is more about protecting your expensive equipment that is plugged into it. If I had not had my system protected, my equipment would have become an expensive paper weight. I highly recommend this system.

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            5.0

            Very strong and reliable

            By fabianofsouza

            from Garwood, NJ

            About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Balanced Power
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Energy Efficient
            • Great Interface
            • Lots Of Outlets
            • Protects System

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater Setups
              • Large Rooms
              • Movies
              • Small Rooms
              • Television Shows

              Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

              Really works.
              I have noticed several surges and high voltage and this device has been handling all them easy.
              My HT system have 15000 Watts installed and for regular use, only hit the 30% of the Conditioner capacity.
              In addiction to all that, the RF filter cleaned the image and some network interferences and the background noise.

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              5.0

              Works perfectly

              By Movie Fan

              from Redding, Ca

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Protects System

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Theater Setups

                Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

                The auto voltage regulation makes this much better than my previous Monster surge protector. I had a DVR/reciever catch on fire one night and couln't figure out what had happened. The first day the APC was installed it trimmed the voltage from 142 to 120. It was to high from the utilities but never tripped my prior surge protector. It was worth every penny to save my entertainment system.

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                2.0

                Not improving my sound quality

                By Goodeal

                from Quebec

                About Me Audiophile

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Great Interface
                • Lots Of Outlets
                • Protects System

                Cons

                • No Increase In Performance

                Best Uses

                • Home Theater Setups

                Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

                Unit returned to the store

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                5.0

                As advertised

                By Myself

                from Edmonton, Canada

                About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lots Of Outlets
                • Protects System

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Theater Setups

                  Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

                  I of course use this for home theatre and it's the second one I've bought (for my basement setup). Suffice it to say this product works as advertised... nice clean power to your home theatre, no fuzz if someone turns on a blender and I've seen it do its thing with the voltage regualtion (a light comes on with some quiet clicking noises). Lights can be a bit bright in a dark room though. Otherwise, this is by far the most cost effective power conditioner (with voltage regulation) currently available. PS, excellent shipping by B&H, thanks!

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                  5.0

                  The anti-Sandy

                  By malrash

                  from Baltimore, MD

                  About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Balanced Power
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Energy Efficient
                  • Protects System

                  Cons

                  • No Increase In Performance

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Theater Setups
                  • Movies

                  Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

                  We are currently in the midst of a massive north-easter called Sandy. In the past few hours, I must have counted at least half a dozen times we have had voltage lapses and power dips in our house, and every time, the APC was up to the task. No fuss, no noise, just does what it is meant to do without any fanfare.

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                  4.0

                  Nice Product

                  By CfdlTech

                  from Dothan, AL

                  About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Great Interface
                  • Lots Of Outlets
                  • Protects System

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Theater Setups

                    Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

                    These are not your typical sixty dollar surge units. You can tell the quality difference in that they have good weight. We believed surges were coming in on low-voltage lines and so we got these to protect our coax as well as condition the line. My units came with a 3+ foot coax cable to help the in/out hookup of the coax which was nice although I bought a few at the local store. The front digital display is nice and provides a nice ambient glow in the home theater room. We just had a hurricane and nothing blew so we are hoping these provided us the protection we need. There are Rj11 plugs but no RJ45. Though, RJ45 protection is typically not needed as that is usually an internal network infrastructure. This appliance should cover all exposed avenues of surges.

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                    4.0

                    Great power protection product!

                    By DJhifi

                    from Wellington, FL

                    About Me Audiophile, Practical, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Great Interface
                    • Lots Of Outlets
                    • Protects System

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Theater Setups

                      Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

                      I connected a receiver to the "delayed start" outlet and connected a LCD TV, digital cable box, DVD player, and VCR to the remaining filtered outlets. I have plans to use the second delayed start outlet for a subwoofer I will be adding in the near future. I also feed a coax cable (Comcast) through the unit before terminating at the digital cable box for surge protection. So far this unit is great! It indicates that my line voltage is steady in the 121V-124V range here in south Florida. The dimming feature for the front panel is great because it includes approximately 5 brightness/dimness settings and the backlight can be completely turned off, which is how I prefer to use the unit- it does not need any user attention and can just be ignored during general use of my home theater.

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                      5.0

                      Love It!!!

                      By jason

                      from Roswell, GA

                      About Me Technically Challenged

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Balanced Power
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Lots Of Outlets
                      • Protects System

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Theater Setups

                        Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

                        Easy set up.

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                        5.0

                        APC H15

                        By Mr. B

                        from Mass

                        About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Great Interface
                        • Lots Of Outlets
                        • Pretty Blue Lights
                        • Protects System

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • 2 Channel Stereo
                          • Home Theater Setups

                          Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

                          I use the APC H15 for my 2 channel stereo system which includes, Anthem MCA20 and TLP1, Turntable, DacMagic, laptop and it handles the hungry MCA20 power draw with ease. For the price you can't go wrong and it gives you a little peace of mind to boot. The unit is very attractive and easy to adjust the pretty blue light levels by navigating the settings.[...]

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                          5.0

                          I'm happy

                          By Sharkbiscuit

                          from El Segundo, CA

                          About Me Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Balanced Power
                          • Easy Setup
                          • Energy Efficient
                          • Great Interface
                          • Lots Of Outlets
                          • Protects System

                          Cons

                          • Need space between outlet

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Theater Setups

                          Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

                          PS3, receiver, blu-ray, matrix, converter boxes, and more are all plugged into this thing. I purchased it to protect equipment and filter out unwanted RF interference.

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                          5.0

                          H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner

                          By SA

                          from Portland, OR

                          About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Setup
                          • Lots Of Outlets
                          • Protects System

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Theater Setups

                            Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

                            Used for protection for a home theater system. Works as advertised. My voltages tend to be high in this area and this keeps the output voltage trimmed to the proper level. Very easy to understand and set up. I have used APC power protection for my computers and it has handled many power outages and spikes with no issue.

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                            5.0

                            APC H15 Power Conditioner

                            By dandl

                            from Minnesota

                            About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Balanced Power
                            • Easy Setup
                            • Great Interface
                            • Lots Of Outlets
                            • Protects System

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Theater Setups

                              Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

                              Easy to setup and use.

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                              5.0

                              Great device

                              By robosolo

                              from NY

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Balanced Power
                              • Easy Setup
                              • Energy Efficient
                              • Great Interface
                              • Lots Of Outlets
                              • Protects System
                              • Tells power consumption

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Any sensitive electronics
                                • Home Theater Setups
                                • Television Shows

                                Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

                                I got this Power Conditioner for a new LCD plus satellite/recorder after reading loads of positive on-line reviews. This device exceeded my expectations. It gives you loads of info (power consumed, voltage, current)and allows for all kinds of settings. Where I live, there are frequent power interruptions as well as spikes and voltage dips so I really need it to protect my equipment. There's nothing I can think of on the negative side except perhaps that it may be overkill if you don't have the electrical problems that I have.

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                                4.0

                                Smooths out rural power fluctuations

                                By Stephen

                                from Vevay, Indiana

                                About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy Setup
                                • Lots Of Outlets
                                • Protects System

                                Cons

                                • Relay click noise

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

                                  I live in an old home in a rural area and the power fluctuates quite a bit. This unit was a replacement for a 20 year old conditioner that had started making a very loud transformer buzz. The new unit is silent except for when some relays click to kick in the power boost or something similar. For home theater, I would have expected a silent solid state circuit instead of the mechanical clicking relays. I like how the power conditioner smooths out the power. The large number of outlets is great too. It is great the conditioner shows how much current my systems use.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Product and Well Worth the Price

                                  By ding

                                  from Rumson, NJ

                                  About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Balanced Power
                                  • Easy Setup
                                  • Energy Efficient
                                  • Protects System

                                  Cons

                                  • Poor Interface

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Theater Setups

                                  Comments about APC H15 Home Theater Power Conditioner:

                                  APC created a great product here at a reasonable price. Couldn't be happier.

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