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Furman M-8Lx Merit X Series 8 Outlet Power Conditioner & Surge Protector - with Dual Rack Lights

Furman M-8Lx Merit X Series 8 Outlet Power Conditioner & Surge Protector - with Dual Rack Lights
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Furman M-8LX Overview

The Furman M-8Lx Merit X Series 8 Outlet Power Conditioner is a low-cost AC power solution for rack mount systems. Install an M-8Lx in the top slot of your rack, and the eight switched AC outlets in the rear panel will power up and protect all your equipment up to a 15A load. The M-8Lx also features an additional AC outlet on the front panel, and two pull-out light tubes for rack illumination, with dimmer control.

Merit X Series conditioners protect your delicate electronic equipment by combining high voltage varistor (MOV) surge and transient suppressors. The fast-acting suppression circuit quickly responds, and clamps transient voltages to safe levels. An RFI/EMI interference filter works to prevent noise from fluorescent lights, certain dimmers, radio transmitters, and similar sources of "electronic pollution" from contaminating the AC line, and from there leaking into sensitive audio, video, or computer circuits.

The M-8Lx features two slide out, swiveling light fixtures that provide discreet illumination of your equipment on stages, in studios, and in other dark places. A dimmer knob lets you adjust the lamp brightness to just the right level.

The rear outlets have been spaced to accommodate even the bulkiest of wall warts and adapters.
A circuit breaker is provided on the rear panel. If the total load on the Power Conditioner (combining all outlets) exceeds the 15A (or 1800W limit), the circuit breaker will trip. It may be easily reset by pushing in a button.
A convenient master switch for the rear outlets which glows when the power is on. There is a separate "Rack Lights" switch for the lamps, plus a dimmer control knob which regulates the lamps' brightness.
Standard level filtration from radio frequencies and electromagnetic interference.
Operating Voltage: 90-140 VAC
UPC: 654061027942

Furman M-8LX Specs

Form FactorRackmount
Integrated LampsYes
Outlets8 x NEMA 5-15R
1 x NEMA 5-15R
Wall Plug TypeNEMA 5-15P
Protection & Conditioning
Surge Energy Rating170 Joules
EMI/RFI Noise FiltrationTraverse/Differential-Mode:
26 dB (200 kHz to 10 MHz)
*as per Manufacturer
Cable Length6' / 1.8 m
Wire Gauge14 AWG
Dimensions19 x 7.5 x 1.75" / 48.3 x 19 x 4.5 cm
Weight5.5 lb / 2.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.7 x 9.4 x 3.4"

Furman M-8LX Reviews

Surge with lights and a front plug-what's not to love?

By Dave
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

Typically I choose APC or Furman for all my racks. This fit my needs perfect with the lights and a front plug-what's not to love?

Bright idea

By Dominik
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-09

While I could have reused that floor surge protector and just set it on the bottom of my new network rack, this seemed like the better choice. As a bonus, the lights are welcome feature to an equipment rack in the corner of the basement. Some 1ft extension cables can certainly remedy the occasional issue you may have connecting the wall worts that come with IoT devices. I'm looking to B&H for another Furman unit to protect the stereo cabinet.

Great brand, great product

By Walter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-14

Have a number of these and even though this is on the lower end of their offerings, it doesn’t skimp on quality of build at all. Highly recommended.


By Fernando
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-07

I got this to try to reduce background noise in my audio. I still have a slight hiss (I'm under the impression it's the amp), but it cleaned up a lot of the background noise. The bulbs put out enough light for my needs, but I can see how some people might like a little brighter output. But for the price, five stars was deserved.

Great product...

By Jerry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-05

Completely satisfied....will be getting 2 more

The industry standard in racks

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-29

Great price for a great product

Dim Light

By Kevin
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-28

I was underwhelmed by the brightness of the bulbs on full brightness. Otherwise great, I trust Furman for all my racks. Go with the standard model though I usually do, but had a use case for the upgrade.

So far so good.

By Gabriel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-20

Pretty good deal for a Furman. Does what it states it does. My only two complaints are: 1. In this day and age you would expect LEDs for the pull out lights. The installed lights get a little warm=(more power consumption). And 2. I wished the front power plug was not switched so it could be used to connect a device charger, but I knew that from the description so no stars docked. Other than that it's a great unit.

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Can the M-8Lx work on 220 VAC? It seems it's only wired for 120V...
Asked by: Anonymous
No sir...120v only
Answered by: Mark R.
Date published: 2018-08-27


can the rack ears be removed from the front faceplate, or are they built in?
Asked by: Dennis P.
not on the ones I have; the rack ears are a part of the front faceplate
Answered by: James R.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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