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SuperClamps consist of two components – one a fast, solid state device culled from aerospace applications and the other a varistor to absorb the spike energy. These two components are mounted into a mains plug which you simply plug into a power socket (one close to your Hi-Fi system is ideal). Nothing needs to be connected to the plug – they will work as long as the socket they are plugged into is switched on. They are not designed to replace the 13A plug on a cable.
SuperClamps are also an optional upgrade on our PowerBar mains extensions and any power cable that is fitted with a WattGate plug. The components are fitted internally for optimum performance. To add a SuperClamp to any of these products, check the 'SuperClamp' box on the product page at the point of ordering and it will be included.
SuperClamps are also incorporated as standard in the Silencer and MiniPurifier power filters, and also into our XBlock mains extensions. If you have any of these products, you'll be benefitting from the SuperClamp.
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Spikes are caused by things such as lightning strikes, power outages, tripped circuit breakers, fluorescent lights, refrigerators and washing machines switching on and off. The quality and severity of spike activity varies during the day, and from day to day. Even with well-designed equipment, spikes or transients – if regular – can and will prematurely stress and wear out critical mains-connected parts and their insulation.
In our opinion, high voltage spikes can also cause audible degradation of Hi-Fi sound by their effect on a Hi-Fi system's power supply and by raising the background noise level in amplification circuits. The spikes saturate the core of the mains transformer, preventing normal transformer operation during the period of each spike and causing distortion to the waveform. Mains spikes reduce the capacity of the power supply by 'strangling' the transformer operation producing subjective effects on an amplifier like softened bass and increased high frequency distortion.