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APC Announces G5 Rack Power Filter for Custom Installations
Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Power Management Solution Offers Surge Protection and Noise Filtering


DENVER – September 2008 – APC, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services, today announced the APC AV G5 Rack Power Filter designed to protect valuable electronics, such as plasma and LCD televisions from surges, spikes and blackouts. The APC AV G5 Rack Power Filter features surge protection and noise filtration to optimize the performance of connected equipment in a pro installation.



“With the increase in power sensitive equipment in AV installations today, it is critical that installers be able to protect connected equipment and manage power within space constrained environments,” says Dave Johnson, senior vice president, Home & Business Networks, APC. “The APC AV G5 Rack Power Filter offers superior surge protection, noise filtering and advanced power management for audio and video equipment, in a single rack unit form factor.”



The APC AV G5 Rack Power Filter features eight surge-protected outlets on the back of the unit, six for digital devices and two for high current. All outlets aid in noise filtering through isolated noise filter banks. The unit also includes a convenience outlet on the front for installers. In addition, the APC AV G5 Rack Power Filter has an LCD, delayed turn on/off (four banks), and the ability for rack or shelf installation (ears attached, feet separate in box).



The unit has a Let-Through Voltage Rating of <40V. According to The Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), a Let-Through Voltage Rating is the best indication of surge suppression performance, where the lowest number is best and a rating of < 330V is considered satisfactory. If the APC AV G5 Rack Power Filter encounters a period of extreme over or under voltage, the unit will automatically shut off so as not to damage connected electronics.



The APC AV G5 Rack Power Filter joins APC’s award-winning line of power protection solutions specifically designed for the custom home theater installation market including the APC AV S Type Power Conditioners with Battery Backup, H Type Power Conditioners, and C Type Power Filters.



Available in late 2008 for North America, the new APC AV G5 Rack Power Filter (G5BLK) has an estimated retail price of $199.99 and comes standard with APC’s Lifetime Equipment Protection Policy, which covers properly connected equipment up to $500,000 (see policy for details). APC will exhibit this and its other APC AV products at CEDIA 2008 from September 3-7, 2008 in booth 953. For more information about APC and its other innovative AV power protection solutions, please call 800-877-4080, or visit APC AV’s Web site at



About APC


APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in critical power and cooling services, provides industry leading product, software and systems for home, office, data center and factory floor applications. Backed by the strength, experience, and wide network of Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services, APC delivers well planned, flawlessly installed and maintained solutions throughout their lifecycle. Through its unparalleled commitment to innovation, APC delivers pioneering, energy efficient solutions for critical technology and industrial applications. In 2007, Schneider Electric acquired APC and combined it with MGE UPS Systems to form Schneider Electric's Critical Power & Cooling Services Business Unit, which recorded 2007 revenue of $3.5 billion (EUR 2.4 billion) and employed 12,000 people worldwide. APC solutions include uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), precision cooling units, racks, physical security and design and management software, including APC's InfraStruXure® architecture, the industry's most comprehensive integrated power, cooling, and management solution. Schneider Electric, with 120,000 employees and operations in 102 countries, had 2007 annual sales of $25 billion (EUR 17.3 billion). For more information on APC, please visit All trademarks are the property of their owners.