How to renew your SuperClamp
SuperClamps and MegaClamps.
We offer two types of spike and surge filter; SuperClamp and MegaClamp. They are available as stand-alone devices - such as the SuperClamp plug - and SuperClamps can also be incorporated into our power cables, mains filters and extensions.
MegaClamp is a very powerful unit which, under normal circumstances, should never need replacing to remain effective (though we do recommend replacement if you have had a major spike or surge such as a lightning strike).
SuperClamp components, on the other hand, work a bit like a crumple zone on a car - they partly absorb energy by micro-degradation. Whereas modern car crumple zones normally collapse on a single impact, SuperClamp components are designed to deminish over a long period of time; this is why we recommend replacement every 5-6 years to maintain your SuperClamp's performance.
SuperClamps are available in the following forms:
- plug-in SuperClamp and SuperClamp Ultra and the SuperCube 2-way adaptor
- included as standard in the Silencer and Mini Purifier filters and XBlocks range of mains extensions
- as an option on PowerBar mains extensions and Evolution PowerKords and SuperKords
Do I need to replace the SuperClamps in my cables, extensions and filters?
We offer SuperClamp as an option in a number of other products, such as Evolution PowerKords, XBlocks, Power Purifier and Silencer filters. Just like the stand-alone units, these will need renewing to remain effective. However, keep in mind that the age of the SuperClamp element has no effect on the rest of the performance of the product itself - it's an added benefit which it worthwhile but takes nothing else away when it becomes ineffective. So, for example, you can use the Silencer without the SuperClamp element; you just won't have the additional benefits of the SuperClamp.
What happens if I don't replace my SuperClamp?
The short answer is; nothing. The SuperClamp componets will become less effective, so you won't be getting the benefit, but there are no other 'side-effects', so don't worry if you suddenly realise that your SuperClamp has been plugged in for 8 years because it won't have done any harm!
Any more questions?
If there's anything else you'd like to know about replacing your SuperClamp components, please do not hesitate to contact us, either by phone on 01539 797300 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.