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.
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.
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.