Home Computer Surge Protector 12 Outlets 8 ft Cord 2160 Joules Tel Modem

12 outlet, 8-ft cord, 2160 joules, Tel/Modem Protection - Protect It! Surge Suppressor

Model Number: TLP1208TEL

  • 12 outlets / 8-ft. cord
  • 2160 joule rating
  • 1in/2 out tel/modem surge protection
  • 4 transformer spaces
  • $150,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance (U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico only)

Tripp Lite's TLP1208TEL offers economical AC surge suppression for protection of workstations, PCs, telecom systems, home electronics and other sensitive equipment. The TLP1208TEL features 12 outlets, an 8-ft. cord with a space-saving right-angle plug, and diagnostic LEDs to warn of suppressor damage. The unit has a surge suppression rating of 2160 joules to shield equipment from line noise and the strongest surges. Built-in RJ11 jacks prevent surges from damaging your modem/fax/phone equipment. $150,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance (U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico only)

PLUG/OUTLETS: Input: NEMA5-15P/Output: 12 NEMA5-15R/8-ft. AC line cord
ELECTRICAL: 120V AC, 50/60Hz, 15A (requires NEMA5-15R wall receptacle)
FORMAT: Corded multi-outlet strip with 4 transformer-spaced outlet
SUPPRESSION: AC: 150V RMS Clamping/2160 joules/330V L-G, 400V L-N, 400V N-G UL1449 3rd Edition

Key Features

  • 12 outlets with integrated child safety covers
  • 8-ft cord with space-saving right-angle plug
  • Built-in RJ11 jacks prevent surges from damaging your modem/fax equipment; 6-ft telephone cord included
  • Surge suppression rating: 2160 joules
  • EMI/RFI noise filtering
  • 15 amp resettable circuit breaker
  • Diagnostic LEDs confirm suppressor "protection present" (green) and "grounded" (red) status
  • Includes full normal mode (H-N) and common mode (N-G/H-G) line surge suppression
  • Can accomodate up to 4 transformers without blocking remaining outlets
  • Keyhole supports for wall mounting
  • $150,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance (U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico only) covers connected equipment

Typical Applications

  • Ideal for home computers, TV/VCR/DVD players, stereos and other important electrical equipment

Package Includes

  • TLP1208TEL surge suppressor
  • 6-ft. RJ11 telephone cord
  • Instruction manual with warranty information


Output Volt Amp Capacity (VA) 15
Output Watt Capacity (Watts) 1875
Frequency Compatibility 50 / 60 Hz
Output Receptacles (12) 5-15R
Overload Protection 15A resettable circuit breaker
Transformer Accommodation Supports 4 large transformer plug accessories without covering remaining outlets, accepts up to 8 transformers total
Outlet Orientation Two rows of outlets, including 4 widely spaced for transformers


Nominal Input Voltage(s) Supported 120V AC
Recommended Electrical Service 120V (110-125V)
Input Connection Type NEMA 5-15P
Input Plug Features Space-saving right angle input plug
Input Cord Length (ft.) 8
Input Cord Length (m) 2.4
Input Cord Gauge Type 14 gauge, SJT
Voltage Compatibility (VAC) 120
Maximum Surge Amps 144000


Switches Two-position on/off power switch
Diagnostic LEDs Built-in LEDs confirm suppressor "protection present" (green) and "grounded" (red) status


AC Suppression Joule Rating 2160
AC Suppression Response Time < 1 ns
Protection Modes Includes full normal mode (H-N) and common mode (N-G / H-G) line surge suppression
Clamping Voltage (RMS) 150
UL1449 Let Through Rating 330V L-G, 400V L-N, 400V N-G
EMI / RFI Filtering Up to 40dB


Telephone/DSL Protection Yes
Cable (Coax) Protection No
Network (Ethernet) Protection No


Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.) 2.05 x 8.66 x 13.39
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / cm) 5.21 x 22.00 x 34.01
Shipping Weight (lbs.) 2.27
Shipping Weight (kg) 1.03
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.) 1.54 x 2.72 x 10.30
Unit Dimensions (hwd / cm) 3.91 x 6.91 x 26.16
Unit Weight (lbs.) 2.09
Unit Weight (kg) 0.95
Material of Construction Plastic
Integrated Keyhole Mounting Tabs Keyhole mounting tabs enable wall mounting
Housing Color Silver
Receptacle Color Black
Color (AC Line Cord) Black
Outlets Measurement (Center to Center) Distance between standard outlets = 25.4mm; Distance between transformer outlets = 57mm
Keyhole Slot Mounting Measurement (Center to Center) Distance between horizontal tabs = 152mm; Distance between vertical tabs = 73.5mm


Right-Angle Plug Yes


UL1449 3rd Edition (AC Suppression) UL1449 3RD EDITION
UL1363 (Power Tap) UL1363
UL497A (Communications) UL497A
FCC Part 68 (Communications) FCC Part 68
cUL / CSA (Canada) cUL
Industry Canada (Communications) Industry Canada
Approvals Exceeds IEEE 587 category A&B specifications


Product Warranty Period (Worldwide) Lifetime limited warranty
Connected Equipment Insurance (U.S., Canada & Puerto Rico) $150,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance

† Tripp Lite uses primary and third-party agencies to test its products for compliance with standards. See a list of Tripp Lite's testing agencies.

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These are a must for tech deployments at schools. These were distributed in tandem with our chromebook deployment. Those were some happy teachers. Whenever I give teachers new technology, the first thing out of their mouth is "Do I get any more power strips?". With the cost of these, you can definitely make it happen. October 26, 2014
Great Product! The surge protector and power strip is perfect for all of my small office equipment. It has plenty of jacks for my computer, modem, speakers, printer, scanner, shredder and anything else I need to plug in and charge. This is your all-in-one heavy duty power strip. October 1, 2014
Best protection I've found for all the desk-top cords. This product does a great job of managing the tangle of cords that's typically behind my desk-top. Very versatile and enough outlets for everything. Even a few extras. It can handle the box-type plugs also. With the lifetime guaranteed surge protection, I don't have to worry whether the product is doing it's job. November 30, 2013
Best of Both worlds. Awesome product, great price and protects my computer, TV, DVD/VCR combo units. This unit met my needs and provides me the peace pf mind that I need, knowing that my equipment is securely protected from voltage spikes, which are getting too frequent lately because of the weather and other uncontrollable issues. Thanks Tripp-Lite for saving my electronic toys. February 17, 2013
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