Juice Goose JG Junior Power Distribution Center
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The Juice Goose JG Junior Power Distribution Center helps you to get power where you need it and to protect your sensitive audio gear at a lower cost. The economical Junior Power system provides 6 outlets with power overload and spike protection, plus noise reduction. 4-1/2" deep, 1RU chassis. One-year warranty.
- 6 outlets
- Power overload and spike protection
- Noise reduction
- 4-1/2" deep, 1RU rackmount chassis
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Comments about Juice Goose JG Junior Power Distribution Center:
This is simply a good 10 Amp power strip, for the most part, that happens to mount and look good in your rack. There is certainly nothing wrong with that, and in fact it could safely handle and protect four 300 Watt amplifiers at that rating.
Of course, protection on a typical power strip is temporary, as they do wear out fast and even immediately if they experience much of a zapping. The chips that do the protecting are sacrificial and you have to get into the more expensive units to if you want them to hopefully have several of the chips. Of course, even those will wear out in time, once the chips have eventually all done their self-sacrificial duty.
As for the filtration, it is unlikely that you will notice much benefit in that department, which is pretty much the case with any of these line conditioning or filtering power strips, particularly if you are dealing with ground loop hum.
Ground loop hum is a problem caused by your components having multiple paths to ground which is ultimately due to the lack of uniform standards in the industry, in the way the equipment is designed. Subsequently, it is nearly impossible to avoid and too impractical too fix as you would have to completely redesign the equipment from the inside out.
Probably the best way to attempt to reduce ground loop hum is to keep your floating ground components (ones with a two-prong male plug on the power cord) completely separate from your earth-grounded ones (ones with a three-prong male plug on the power cord). But, keep in mind that they will not be separate if they are linked in some way (which they undoubtedly will be) and that's even if they are just being plugged into the same outlets at the wall, or even ciruits in your electrical panel. To prevent that, you would have to find or run two separate lines all the way back to separate circuits at your electrical panel and those lines would have to be free from other possible ground loops along the way.
Without having all of one type or the other type of grounded equipment and running dedicated wiring from your outlet all the way to the electrical panel, it is likely you will have some ground loop hum that no amount of filtering is going to remove. The filtering is really for taking out air-borne interference, if it is even a capable of doing that, or even a need with your particular setup.
So, if you are buying this as a filter, don't be surprised if it doesn't work to your satisfaction, but I would say the same thing about all of the line conditioners, really, regardless of their price. So, this may still be your best value, if you are actually just needing a typical 10 Amp power strip that happens to mount and look good in your rack. Why spend more?