User Guide - SurgeArrest
Complete and return the warranty card.
Read the safety instructions before installing the unit. Failure to follow these instructions may cause damage to equipment.
Do not install this device if there is not at lest 10 meters (30 feet) or more of wire between the electrical outlet and the electrical
• The SurgeArrest is intended for indoor use only. The internal components are not sealed from the environment.
• Do not install the SurgeArrest where there is excessive heat or humidity.
• Do not use extension cords with the SurgeArrest.
• Plug the SurgeArrest into a three wire, grounded receptacle only. If the Building Wiring Fault LED illuminates indicating a wiring fault,
discontinue use and have a qualified electrician check the building wiring for an overloaded neutral, reversed polarity, or a missing
• Never install electrical wiring during a lightning storm.
• If the SurgeArrest is to be used for telephone protection, connect only standard two wire “dial up” telephone service.
Overview and Operation
ON/OFF switch and circuit breaker-The ON/OFF switch provides on/off power control to all of the outlets and serves as a circuit
breaker. When an output overload condition occurs the ON/OFF switch moves to the OFF position. Disconnect all equipment from the
SurgeArrest before moving the switch to the ON position.
Outlets controlled by ON/OFF switch -These outlets receive power when the ON/OFF switch is in the ON position.
MASTER and CONTROLLED BY MASTER outlets-When enabled, a device plugged into the MASTER outlet will act as the master
on/off switch for devices plugged into the CONTROLLED BY MASTER outlets.Turn off or place in Standby mode the device plugged
into the MASTER outlet and automatically all devices plugged into the CONTROLLED BY MASTER outlets will turn off. When the
device plugged into the MASTER outlet is turned on or is taken out of standby mode, all devices plugged into the CONTROLLED BY
MASTER outlets will automatically turn on.
NOTE: If a computer is being used as the master device, standby mode must be enabled. For Windows, access Control Panel, select Power
Options then select Power Schemes. For MacIntosh, access System Preferences then select Energy Saver.
Master/Controlled by Master Setup button and LED-Use the Master/Controlled by Master Setup button to enable the Master/
Controlled by Master feature. When enabled the LED illumuinates.
To enable the feature:
1. Connect a device to the MASTER outlet (television, A/V receiver, computer).
If a computer is being used as the master device, put the computer into standby or hibernation mode.
If an A/V component is used as the master, turn the component off.
2. Press and hold the Setup button for 3-4 seconds, until the Master Enabled LED illuminates.
To disable the feature, press and hold the Setup button for 3-4 seconds, until the Master Enabled LED extinquishes.
PROTECTION WORKING LED-The LED is normally illuminated indicating that the surge protector is on and ready to protect
connected equipment. If the LED is not illuminated the surge suppression circuitry has been compromised. Contact APC using the contact
information provided in this guide.
CONTROLLED ON LED-When illuminated, the unit is supplying power to the CONTROLLED BY MASTER outlets.
BUILDING WIRING FAULT LED-This LED illuminates when there is no ground circuit, an overloaded neutral or there is a reversed
polarity in the building wiring. Discontinue use and have a qualified electrician check the wiring in the building.
Tel/DSL connector provides protection from phone line power surges. Connect a phone cord from the wall telephone jack to the
connector marked In. Connect one end of the supplied phone patch cord to the Surge connector labeled To Equipment and and the other end
to a telephone, FAX or modem.
In/To Eqipment coaxial connectors-Connect a standard television input coaxial cable to the coaxial connectors on the SurgeArrest. The
In connector, when used with the
To Equipment connector provides protection from power surges to the television, cable modem, cable
box, DSS receiver, A/B switch, splitter, or VCR/DVD. DO NOT connect a cable from a DSS dish directly to the Antenna/Cable In
CONTROLLED O N
BUILDING WIRING FAULT
To E quipmentIn
Tel /D SL
To E quipment