Nickel-coated, hand-polished receptacle with copper contacts for maximum conductivity and durability
Works with 15 or 20 amp circuits
Duplex design lets you run dedicated circuits to the top and bottom plugs for isolating digital and
Don't plug your sophisticated hi-fi or home theater component into a $1.89 mass-produced wall receptacle. Replace that dubious duplex with the PS Audio Power Port. The Power Port is a custom-built, hospital-grade, isolated-ground, 15-to-20 amp receptacle that can make an improvement in your audio/video system's performance and ensure a life-long level of performance. The Power Port earned inclusion in the coveted Stereophile "Recommended Component" listing for April 2006. Stereophile's Art Dudley tried the Power Port with his amp and CD player and marveled at the resulting "stronger music and blacker silence, with a slight overall improvement in listening ease." Art notes in his November 2003 "Listening" column that he was so impressed with the performance that "all the AC receptacles in my home that feed hi-fi components have now been changed over to PS Audio Power Ports." From materials to engineering, the Power Port is one serious duplex receptacle. The perfectionists at PS Audio give each of the contacts 15 separate coats of nickel and 15 separate hand polishing operations to eliminate oxidation and tarnishing problems for an incredibly reliable connection. The Power Port is a certifiable Hospital Grade outlet. Its contacts have the "grip of Mickey Mantle" to make sure sufficient tension is maintained on any male plug inserted into the Power Port. The Power Port also has an isolated ground. That means the ground connections of your AC plugs are not common to the strap that affixes the outlet to the wall housing. In many homes, the boxes that contain the receptacles are grounded through the house wiring or the metal pipes that contain the wiring, leaving you little or no control over grounding. The Power Port is fully isolated. You can even get fanatical if you want to and separate the top and bottom receptacle of each duplex Power Port. This allows you to run a separate dedicated circuit to the top plug as isolated from the bottom plug. Use the top plug
PS Audio Power Port
PS Audio Power Port
PS Audio Power Port
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I received this as a gift and hired a professional electrician to come out and install it. He was able to use the pedestrian grade 12 gauge residential wiring that was already run to that outlet but he had suggestions. First, to make the best use of this outlet it must be installed in a fully close metal junction box. Furthermore, the wiring between the outlet and fusebox should be run in a sealed copper pipe directly to the fusebox and that pipe should be isolated from all other house grounds and connected to its own 10 foot copper grounding spike driven into the ground in a location that maintains a minimum of 25% moisture content. This will eliminate all outside influence on the clean power coming to this outlet. If you make these small changes to your home, then the true capabilities of this outlet truly shine. My vacuum cleaner has never sounded so melodious.
Call me crazy, but I have been a little obsessed with clean power lately and the power port is my latest addition to my ongoing obsession. Not a lot to be said about an AC outlet. I was concerned that when I opened the receptacle that there would be a bare ground wire in my wall having concerns that a bare wire would touch the metal of the outlet and ground it improperly. The instructions included with the power port state that it can be used with a bare ground. There are insulated grounds in my wall so I lucked out there. Installation was easy, and I would recommend looking on YouTube to ensure that this is a project that you can handle or really do go to a general contractor to do this for you.
The results of the installation are subtle but noticeable. I would recommend a good power strip/ power conditioner over this but there are slight improvements here.
Compared to $2 contractor outlets you get cleaner sound and better video.
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