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πŸ”Œ Tripp Lite IS500 Isolation Transformer: 500W Surge Protection with 4 Outlet, 6ft Cord – TAA GSA Compliant Review




Revainrating 4 out of 5Β Β 
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Connector TypeVGA, DVI, HDMI
BrandTripp Lite
Warranty TypeLimited
Number of Ports6

Description of πŸ”Œ Tripp Lite IS500 Isolation Transformer: 500W Surge Protection with 4 Outlet, 6ft Cord – TAA GSA Compliant

Electrical. Package Dimensions: 15.748 H x 33.782 L x 19.558 W (centimeters). Country of Origin : Taiwan. Package Weight: 23.25 pounds.


Global ratings 8
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Type of review

Revainrating 3 out of 5

Good insulation at a low price.

Beautifully finished, has Faraday shielding to reduce noise coupling between power lines and load. The user must ensure that the powder loading ratio is high.

  • Easy to use
  • Not bad

Revainrating 5 out of 5

In itself uninsulated

Nowhere in the description is it mentioned that the earth and neutral outputs are connected to earth. This is not an isolation transformer in the usual sense of the word. RIP is my test device.

  • Few competitors
  • Slightly wrinkled

Revainrating 3 out of 5

Worked as expected.

Worked great. I sent it back because it didn't do what I wanted. I had an electrical problem and this device did not solve it. Turns out my problem was unrelated to anything that this power supply could fix.

  • One year test
  • old

Revainrating 3 out of 5

very loud Best in surge protection

Loud with no load, with 150 W load and with 300 W load. It hums quite loudly, which indicates an inferior transformer. It doesn't get very hot, though, so if you can tolerate the noise, you'll probably be fine. Mine comes back, I like it when the room is quiet.

  • GOLS certified
  • many

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Great quality, but it's not a REAL isolation transformer.

Until you're done. What can I say, the device is high quality, strong and solidly built. Since the mod that turns it into a real isolation transformer requires opening the box and changing some wire connections, I won't explain it here; There are many posts/videos about the process. BUT after making a simple mod this is a great block for electronic repair work etc.

  • The best in its niche
  • I won't say anything

Revainrating 3 out of 5


Although this device is NOT an isolation transformer, it CAN BE MODIFIED by disconnecting the ground wire at INPUT GROUND and disconnecting it from chassis ground and wrapping the free end of the wire with electrical tape. Then turn off the electrical ground that powers the SOCKETS! Then disconnect the ground wire (GREEN) from the (WHITE) wire of the NEUTRAL (WHITE) wire of the transformer input. Wrap the free ends of the ground wires with tape and DO NOT connect all the green wires together…

  • Surge Protectors
  • Available in white only

Revainrating 3 out of 5

Arrived damaged and uses an EI core, not a toroidal transformer.

1) It was damaged, the metal case was dented in transit. 2) I actually called Tripp Lite and asked them if this model uses a toroidal transformer or an EI core transformer. I was told by them that it uses a toroidal transformer. I asked you if you are very sure because I am going to buy it. The guy from Tripp Lite sounded like a young man on the phone, he was annoyed that I asked him if he was sure and only answered if you had any further questions. So I searched the internet for pictures of…

  • Accessories and consumables
  • Minor problems

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Bad packaging, solid product.

I'm reviewing the product vs shipping as it arrived with dented legs. It's a 25 pound brick, please wrap the damn thing right! WTF. My rating reflects the use of this product in an audio system. A lot of people obviously use it for this purpose. I read the reviews and tried it. My system is minimal but reliable. I have vinyl Nirvana 160 Super with copper Ortofon. My amp is a Schweizer or VSOP powered by Rhethm Maargas. I don't want to spend money on mundane things. It sits on an IKEA Lack side…

  • Power Strips & Surge Protectors
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