Tripp Lite Isobar 6 Ultra Review

Tripp Lite Isobar 6 Outlet Surge ProtectorThe Tripp Lite Isobar 6 Ultra has 6 AC outlets with a very high surge protection rating of 3330 joules. The outlets are just spaced enough to accommodate the bigger transformers without blocking the other outlets.

The ISOBAR6ULTRA is actually very similar to the Tripp Lite Isobar 4 Ultra and the only obvious difference would be the number of AC outlets. Another thing to take note is that the price of the ISOBAR6ULTRA and ISOBAR4ULTRA over at is basically the same with the 6-outlet only costing a few more cents.

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Like I’ve mentioned before, this power strip is a true surge protector. I’m giving you this reminder because not every power strip is going to be a surge protector. A true surge protector must have a joules rating and this unit has over 3000 joules which is more than enough to give protection for your HDTV, desktop computer, audio component and gaming consoles.

Overall build quality is pretty solid with an all-metal housing and some mounting holes at the back if you want to install it against your wall. Another thing they are proud about their Isobar series is the isolated filter banks that blocks out the disturbing line noise which causes distortions, computer hang-ups and other similar issues. The isolated filter banks is very helpful when it comes to making sure that the equipment plugged in won’t degrade the other sensitive electronics that are using the power strip.

Just like the surge protectors in the Isobar series, this unit will have 3 indicator lights. These lights will provide critical information about your unit and the wirings inside your house. You want a green light for the LINE OK because this means that everything is properly grounded. You don’t want to see a red light for the FAULT because then you have grounding issues. The PROTECTION light should be green to make sure that your equipment is protected from power surges. If the green light for the PROTECTION suddenly goes out, then it’s time to contact Tripp Lite and ask for a new replacement.

Tripp Lite does offer a lifetime protection warranty for damages caused by power surges and even direct lightning strikes (only applicable in USA and Canada). It also provides a $50,000 lifetime insurance coverage for the connected equipment.

When you read the consumer reviews over at, you’ll quickly see that Tripp Lite takes this lifetime warranty very seriously. Many people are very pleased with the high quality support of the customer service when it comes to getting a replacement for their surge protector.

Any Issues?

The wall mount could use a little design improvement, it would be nice if the back panel can be removed when you mount it so the entire unit can be snapped right into the backing plate. Currently you cannot tighten the screw when you mount it and so it just loosely hangs against the wall.

Another issue that is present with the Isobar series is that it’s designed to continue passing electricity even if the surge protection is worn out. That’s why it’s important for you to see the protection light to make sure that everything is protected.

Consumer Reviews

There are consumers who are satisfied with the performance of the Tripp Lite Isobar 6 Ultra. It has a high satisfaction rating and a proven track record of more than 20 years.

Aside from the high surge protection rating, the ISOBAR6ULTRA is also very effective when it comes to solving interference problems that’s caused by many appliances such as a treadmill. Speaking of which, if your breaker trips everytime you use the treadmill then this surge protector will definitely help you out with your problem.

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