Model Number: IBAR12-20ULTRA

Isobar 12-Outlet Network Server Surge Protector, 1U Rack-Mount, 15-ft Cord, 3840 Joules, 5-20P, 20A


  • 12 outlets (15- and 20-amp)/15 ft. cord
  • 3840 joule rating
  • All metal housing with LEDs
  • Adjustable rackmount hardware
  • $25,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance (USA, Puerto Rico & Canada only)

















Tripp Lite's IBAR12/20ULTRA offers network-grade surge and noise suppression in a versatile all-metal multi-mount cabinet with NEMA 5-20P input plug and 20 amp capacity. Detachable mounting flanges are configurable for rackmount, wallmount and under-counter installation, using only 1 rack space (1U) when installed in any 19 inch EIA standard rack. Features network grade AC surge suppression with EMI/RFI noise filtering. Outlets are arranged in exclusive isolated filter banks to limit noise interaction among connected items. Includes 12 outlets (2 front mounted 15 amp / 10 rear mounted 20 amp), 15 ft AC power cord and guarded power switch to reduce the risk of accidental shutoff. Diagnostic LEDs indicate AC present, line fault and protection status. $25,000 ultimate lifetime Insurance (USA and Canada Only) coverage .

PLUG/OUTLETS: Input: NEMA 5-20P / Output: 2 NEMA5-15R (front) & 10 NEMA5-20R (rear)

ELECTRICAL: 120V AC, 50/60Hz, 20A (Requires NEMA 5-20R wall receptacle)

SUPPRESSION: AC: 140V RMS Clamping / 3840 joules / 60,000 amps

FORMAT: Supports 19 in. rackmount (uses 1 rack space / 1U), wallmount, under-counter and more


  • Versatile all-metal cabinet with detachable mounting flanges allows rackmount, wallmount, undercounter and other creative mounting options
  • Uses one rack space (1U) in standard 19 inch rack ("zero U" mounting possible in many racks)
  • 3840 joules/96,000 amp network grade AC surge suppression
  • EMI/RFI filtering
  • 12 outlets (2 front mounted 15 amp/10 rear mounted 20 amp)
  • Outlets are arranged in exclusive isolated filter banks to limit noise interaction with connected items
  • 15 foot AC cord with NEMA5-20P straight-in plug connection
  • Diagnostic LEDs confirm AC Present (green), Line Fault (red) and Protected (green)
  • Lighted power switch confirms power on/off status
  • Snap-in switch guard prevents accidental turn off
  • 20 amp capacity with circuit breaker
  • 120V AC, 50/60Hz electrical compatibility
  • $25,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance (USA and Canada Only)

Package Includes

  • IBAR12/20ULTRA Surge Suppressor
  • Warranty information
  • Instruction manual
RoHS compliant


Frequency Compatibility 50 / 60 Hz
Output Receptacles (12) 5-15R
Output (Watts) 2400
Circuit Breaker (amps) 20
Nominal Input Voltage(s) Supported 120V AC
Recommended Electrical Service 120V (110-125V)
Input Connection Type NEMA 5-20P input plug
Input Plug Features Space-saving right angle input plug
Input Cord Length (ft.) 15
Voltage Compatibility (VAC) 120
Maximum Surge Amps 150000
Right-Angle Plug Yes
Switches Red illuminated power switch controls power to all outlets
Diagnostic LED Details PROTECTION PRESENT (green), LINE FAULT (red) and LINE OK (green)
Locking Switch Cover Transparent locking switch cover prevents accidental shutoff
AC Suppression Joule Rating 3840
AC Suppression Response Time NM = 0 ns. CM = <1 ns
Protection Modes Includes full normal mode (H-N) and common mode (N-G / H-G) line surge suppression
Clamping Voltage (RMS) 140
AC Suppression Surge Current Rating 96,000 amps
AC Suppression Components Used Metal oxide varistors, toroidal balanced chokes and VHF capacitors
Safe Thermal Fusing Prevents unsafe conditions during extreme extended overvoltages and catastrophic occurences
UL1449 Let Through Rating 330V
EMI / RFI Filtering 40-80 dB
Immunity Conforms to IEE 587 / ANSI C62.41
Telephone/DSL Protection No
Cable (Coax) Protection No
Network (Ethernet) Protection No
Shipping Dimensions (hwd / in.) 2.25 x 20.5 x 9.25
Shipping Weight (lbs.) 6.3
Unit Dimensions (hwd / in.) 1.75 x 17.5 x 4
Unit Weight (lbs.) 6.3
Material of Construction Metal
Included Mounting Accessories Included mounting flanges are pre-installated for 1U rackmount installation and can be re-configured to support a variety of mounting options
Housing Color Black
Receptacle Color Black
Color (AC Line Cord) Black
Form Factors Supported 1U rackmount, 0U vertical rackmount, wallmount and under-counter mounting supported - detachable flanges can be re-configured to support a variety of additional mounting options
Outlets Measurement (Center to Center) Distance between front outlets = 38.9mm; Distance between rear outlets = 40.65mm
UL1449 3rd Edition (AC Suppression) Tested to UL1449 3rd Edition by ETL
cUL / CSA (Canada) Approved for Canada by ETL
Approvals Exceeds IEEE 587 category A&B specifications
Product Warranty Period (Worldwide) Lifetime limited warranty
Connected Equipment Insurance (U.S., Canada & Puerto Rico) $25,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance


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Tripp LiteIsobar 12-Outlet Network Server Surge Protector 1U Rack-Mount 15-ft Cord 3840 Joules 5-20P 20A

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Equipment Protection

By Anonymous

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Comments about Tripp Lite Isobar 12-Outlet Network Server Surge Protector 1U Rack-Mount 15-ft Cord 3840 Joules 5-20P 20A:

Our department recently replaced a network copier. Our facility is known to experience power surges. The manufacture recommends surge protection to protect the copier. So I evaluated and procured the IBAR12-20ULTRA based on our needs (20A) and reviews from those who've procured this unit. Problem solved! Need I say more.

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Rock Solid Performer

By smervin

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Comments about Tripp Lite Isobar 12-Outlet Network Server Surge Protector 1U Rack-Mount 15-ft Cord 3840 Joules 5-20P 20A:

I work in IT for a large hospital system and we use the TrippLite surge suppressors in all of our IDFs so when it came to building the media center rack at home i didn't even have to think about it.

Tripplite every time, you know you'll get reliable, high quality and attractive looking hardware.

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Plenty of outlets!

By rltchess

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Comments about Tripp Lite Isobar 12-Outlet Network Server Surge Protector 1U Rack-Mount 15-ft Cord 3840 Joules 5-20P 20A:

I bought this for my home entertainment system which includes a HTPC along with several components and a HDTV. I wanted surge protection along with the ability to turn off all the units with one button when not in use to conserve energy. This is the perfect product for my needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A surge protector will protect your electronics by acting as an “electrical sponge” by clamping down on spikes, “soaking them up” and converting the excess energy into heat, thus preventing the spikes from passing through the surge protector into the sensitive electronic devices and damaging them. As with any “sponge” a surge protector has a limited absorption capacity. Once that capacity is reached, the unit is no longer able to protect and must be replaced.
All outlets on a Tripp Lite surge protector are designed to pass power continuously, as controlled by the master or individual power switches, to connected equipment.

Follow these instructions in an attempt to restore normal operation:
1. Remove any equipment still connected to the unit.
2. Be sure that the master switch is in the Off position.
3. Unplug the unit from the AC power source.
4. Check the circuit breaker on the unit to make sure that it is reset.
5. Find an outlet that provides computer-grade 120V AC power. Check the outlet by plugging in a device, such as an alarm clock or radio, to verify that the outlet is passing power.
6. Plug the unit into the outlet.
7. Toggle the master switch and all other power switches to the On position.
8. One by one, connect a small device, such as an alarm clock or radio, to each outlet at the rear of the unit. Test the device to make sure that it is working properly at each outlet.

If the unit is not passing power from all outlets after these steps have been followed, the unit requires replacement.
Isobar surge protectors have the ability to minimize EMI (electromagnetic interference) and RFI (radio frequency interference) on the input AC line. However, a piece of equipment attached to the Isobar may still receive interference from other devices nearby.

Here are some common reasons why a device plugged into an Isobar may be receiving interference:
    -A second device that is plugged into the same filter bank as the device receiving interference may be causing the problem.
    -Another device in use nearby can cause interference through the air, not through the AC line.
    -The surge protector may have taken a surge hit and requires replacement.

Follow these steps to identify the problem:
1. Unplug the device that is receiving interference and plug it directly into a wall outlet. Test to make sure that the device is working properly.
2. If the device operates correctly, proceed to the next step. If it does not operate correctly, contact the manufacturer of the device to determine the problem. There may also be another device close by that is causing interference.
3. Remove any other devices connected to the Isobar where the first device was plugged in.
4. Plug the device that is receiving interference back in into the same outlet where it was previously connected to the Isobar. Test to make sure your connected device is working properly.

If you have followed these steps and the device still does not work properly, the Isobar requires replacement.

Additional FAQs may be available on the IBAR12-20ULTRA model support page.


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