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Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner

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The Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner is what you need to protect your valuable equipment from power spikes and sags. An advanced Series Multi-Stage...Click To Read More About This Product

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An Intelligently designed power conditioner with 9 outlets.

The Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner is what you need to protect your valuable equipment from power spikes and sags. An advanced Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus (SMP+) circuit provides rock-solid, maintenance-free extreme surge suppression with zero ground contamination thanks to Furman Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT). This unit has 8 rear-panel outlets and one front-panel outlet, a 15-amp rating with circuit breaker, retractable LED rack lights with on/off/dimmer control, BNC back panel connector for gooseneck lamp with front-panel switch, and a segmented LED voltmeter to monitor and display incoming line voltage. The Furman PL-Plus C fits in one rack unit and comes with a 10', 14-gauge, heavy-duty power cable.

Furman's Classic Series power conditioners feature the Series Multi-Stage Protection (SMP) circuit and the exclusive Linear Filter Technology (LiFT). The maintenance-free SMP surge suppression handles the most extreme transient voltage spikes are safely absorbed, clamped, and dissipated without destruction of the circuit. LiFT ensures optimal performance through linear filtering with no leakage to ground, protecting the audio and video quality of your signal.

The Classic Series units have super-bright, long-life, retractable LED rack lights that produce virtually no heat and provide an extremely long lifespan. There is an on/off/dimmer control for the lights. A BNC back panel connector will accommodate a gooseneck lamp for rear-rack illumination. A front panel switch controls the gooseneck's operation. The Classic Series units occupy one rack unit space each and have a convenient front-panel mounted outlet.

A master switch controls operation of the rear outlets. The rear outlets are split into 2 isolated banks to minimize inter-component interference and noise contamination. The left bank features three widely spaced outlets for accommodating, bulky AC power transformers, while the right bank has 5 outlets more closely spaced. The Series II conditioners come with a 10', 14-gauge, heavy-duty power cable.

FEATURES
Retractable LED rack lights with on/off/dimmer control
Isolated outlet banks to minimize inter-component interference and noise contamination
BNC back panel connector for gooseneck lamp with front-panel switch
Maintenance-free surge suppression thanks to Series Multi-Stage Protection Plus (SMP+) circuit with extreme voltage shutdown
8 rear-panel outlets and one front-panel outlet
LED status indicators warn you when voltage is outside of nominal range or when protection has been compromised
Three widely spaced outlets accommodate bulky AC power transformers
LiFT (Linear Filtering Technology) with zero ground contamination
Advanced EVS circuitry detects dangerous voltage irregularities and safely powers down itself and connected equipment in unsafe conditions
Segmented LED Voltmeter monitors and displays incoming line voltage
15 amp rating, with high-inrush thermal circuit breaker for added protection
Two, pull out multi-LED, dimmable lamps
Captive 3/14 AWG, 10ft. black cord with NEMA 15 plug
One rack unit space
Master switch control of rear outlets

Defend your equipment from power surges and noise contamination with the PL-Plus C. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions: 19"W x 1.75"H x 10.5"D
Weight: 12 lbs.
Construction: Steel chassis, .125" brushed and black anodized aluminum front panel; glass epoxy printed circuit boards
Current rating: 15 amps
Operating Voltage: 90 to 139 VAC
Over Voltage Shutdown: 140 VAC typically
Spike Protection Modes: Line to neutral, zero ground leakage
Spike Clamping Voltage: 188 VAC peak @ 3,000 Amps, 133 VAC RMS
Response time: 1 nanosecond
Maximum surge current: 6,500 amps
Noise attenuation: 10dB @ 10kHz, 40dB @ 100kHz, 50dB @ 500MHz
Power consumption: 12W
Safety Agency Listings: CE, NRTL-C
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FurmanPL-Plus C Power Conditioner
 
4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (11)
  • Reliable (10)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Long lasting (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • High-end equipment (11)
  • Portable electronics (4)
  • Travel (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (11), Business (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Life Insurance For Your Gear

Recently, I just built a new PA system for one of my bands. After investing several thousand dollars in a digital console and new power amps, we decided that we should up the...Read complete review

Recently, I just built a new PA system for one of my bands. After investing several thousand dollars in a digital console and new power amps, we decided that we should up the ante on our power conditioning.

I've been using Furman gear since the early 80's (I've got one of their parametric EQs in a studio rack that's still rockin'). Their power conditioners have been in my equipment racks as long as they've been making them. But the ones we had been using for the PA were coming up on 8 years old. Being a Senior Electronics Tech by trade, I knew that certain components in a power conditioner wear out over time.

After comparing specs, features, and price we opted to go with the PL-Plus-C. The two specs I really look at for a power conditioner are the noise attenuation and the response time. A lot of manufacturers don't fully spec these, and in my experience an omitted spec is usually one they're not very proud of.

The attenuation and response time of the PL-Plus-C is on par with some of Furman's more expensive solutions, just minus the whistles and bells. I gave up having a digital live voltage readout, but for me the bar graph style meter is a lot easier to read across a stage.

Bonus points to Furman for adding the LED on the front to indicate that the protection circuitry is working. This is a section of power conditioners that takes the brunt of line surges (so your equipment doesn't have to). It does eventually wear out, and to have that "wear indicator" on the front is huge! And the lamp socket on the rear panel is a handy addition when working on your connections...because we all know how well most clubs are lit, right?

Finally, the unit is seriously built. It's funny because one of the only negative reviews I've ever read on this conditioner was someone complaining about the weight. Well, that rookie apparently doesn't realize that good noise attenuation on AC power lines takes some sizeable inductors, and those are use going to have some heft to them. I personally find the weight (12 pounds) to be reassuring.

So, how well does it work? Time will tell. Again, this is 1 rack unit of insurance. I can tell you this...in all of my time using Furman power products I have never lost a piece of gear to an electrical event. And when I can read interviews and see pictures of the gear that a lot of pro touring musicians and sound companies use and see the same piece of gear I've got in my rack...well, there's got to be something to that.

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Power

This power conitioner is supposed to be the improved version of the Pl-Plus Series 1.The biggest prblem I have is that this thing is TWICE as heavy than its predecessor. Gigging musicians today...Read complete review

This power conitioner is supposed to be the improved version of the Pl-Plus Series 1.The biggest prblem I have is that this thing is TWICE as heavy than its predecessor. Gigging musicians today want their gear to be LIGHT weight and easy to haul.This thing weighs more than most power amps @ 12 lbs!It's a fancy power strip, not an amplifer.Bring back the 5.8 lb. Pl-Plus with LED read-outs!

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(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Weight isn't a bad thing

By Pocketdrummer

from Austin, TX

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Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

This is in direct relation to the previous review.Weight is NOT A CONCERN when protecting your gear. In fact, it often is a good indicator of quality. If you know anything about Power Supplies in a computer, you'll know that the heavy ones are usually the most reliable one's on the market.I'm glad it's heavier than the first version!Don't let Weight influence your purchase. This is a great product and I highly recommend it.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Life Insurance For Your Gear

By Austin Ken

from Austin, Tx

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Pros

  • Good Value
  • Reliable Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • High-End Equipment

    Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

    Recently, I just built a new PA system for one of my bands. After investing several thousand dollars in a digital console and new power amps, we decided that we should up the ante on our power conditioning.

    I've been using Furman gear since the early 80's (I've got one of their parametric EQs in a studio rack that's still rockin'). Their power conditioners have been in my equipment racks as long as they've been making them. But the ones we had been using for the PA were coming up on 8 years old. Being a Senior Electronics Tech by trade, I knew that certain components in a power conditioner wear out over time.

    After comparing specs, features, and price we opted to go with the PL-Plus-C. The two specs I really look at for a power conditioner are the noise attenuation and the response time. A lot of manufacturers don't fully spec these, and in my experience an omitted spec is usually one they're not very proud of.

    The attenuation and response time of the PL-Plus-C is on par with some of Furman's more expensive solutions, just minus the whistles and bells. I gave up having a digital live voltage readout, but for me the bar graph style meter is a lot easier to read across a stage.

    Bonus points to Furman for adding the LED on the front to indicate that the protection circuitry is working. This is a section of power conditioners that takes the brunt of line surges (so your equipment doesn't have to). It does eventually wear out, and to have that "wear indicator" on the front is huge! And the lamp socket on the rear panel is a handy addition when working on your connections...because we all know how well most clubs are lit, right?

    Finally, the unit is seriously built. It's funny because one of the only negative reviews I've ever read on this conditioner was someone complaining about the weight. Well, that rookie apparently doesn't realize that good noise attenuation on AC power lines takes some sizeable inductors, and those are use going to have some heft to them. I personally find the weight (12 pounds) to be reassuring.

    So, how well does it work? Time will tell. Again, this is 1 rack unit of insurance. I can tell you this...in all of my time using Furman power products I have never lost a piece of gear to an electrical event. And when I can read interviews and see pictures of the gear that a lot of pro touring musicians and sound companies use and see the same piece of gear I've got in my rack...well, there's got to be something to that.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Power

    By Powerman

    from California

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

    This power conitioner is supposed to be the improved version of the Pl-Plus Series 1.The biggest prblem I have is that this thing is TWICE as heavy than its predecessor. Gigging musicians today want their gear to be LIGHT weight and easy to haul.This thing weighs more than most power amps @ 12 lbs!It's a fancy power strip, not an amplifer.Bring back the 5.8 lb. Pl-Plus with LED read-outs!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Midrange power filtering reasonable cost

    By Bill

    from Dallas

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    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Midrange Performance
    • Midrange Price

    Cons

    • Midrange Performance

    Best Uses

    • Clean Dirty Power
    • Remove Noise

    Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

    I've had serious noise issues at home where I play guitar, sometimes it is so bad I couldn't enjoy playing. I've tried *many* things to get rid of the noise, but with little success. I recently got tired of the noise (again) and finally spent a lot of money on good EMF meters to determine the type(s) and cause(s) of my noise. I knew I had RF interference. You can shield equipment and cables from that, with patience and attention to detail. But I was still having major noise. I was hoping it wasn't ELF/VLF, because that is harder to remedy. Turns out I got lucky and just have lots of high frequency noise in my power. Most of it is caused by my computer equipment and battery backup units. That's why most of my previous efforts didn't help - I was trying to improve shielding, which doesn't affect noisy power.

    Knowing that my biggest problem is dirty power, I looked for reasonable cost solutions, most of which involve filtering. I already used three Monster Power units that have what is supposed to be very good noise filtering (Stage 3 or better). But with my meter, I could see the Monsters were removing only a small percent of this noise. I decided to give this Furman unit a try, since the price was pretty reasonable. It removes about 80% of the noise, which makes a very big difference. That's much better than my Monster Power units, and at about a third the cost. Furman has a better grade of noise reduction/filter, but it costs considerably more. I also have one of the lower grade Furman units (M-8 family), which removes about one third of the noise. That isn't really good enough for me. I think the PL-Plus would be fine if I also apply some noise filtering to the computer gear. But if I could afford the nicer Furman, I would definitely give it a try.

    Filtering is sort of additive, so replacing my Monsters with a couple more PL-Plus units may also do the trick. Anyway, I went from pretty extreme noise to a much more manageable level, rarely requiring my noise reduction systems to be used.

    Note that this unit has several outlets, but they are not all isolated from each other. There are two banks of outlets. The outlets in each bank can share noise with each other, but not with the outlets in the other bank. This isn't too big of a problem for me, because my audio gear isn't the main source of my noise. I also tried plugging my computer gear into the Furman. It worked about the same as plugging my audio gear into the Furman. Didn't seem to matter one way or the other. I just need more filters for the amount of noise that I have. I will almost certainly swap my Monsters for these units to see if that solves the problem, since the Monsters aren't really giving me much noise reduction anyway. The Monsters are also several years old and nearly always on, so maybe they are worn out.

    Do not try to daisy-chain these units to get better filtering - it actually gets worse when you do that. Just plug each one into the wall and they will each remove some of the noise in the circuit. Seems like a reasonable price for reasonable performance, although it doesn't get rid of all the noise in my situation. Pretty heavy unit, so hopefully that means it'll last a while.

    This is NOT a voltage regulator. It will shutdown if certain voltage problems occur, but it does not regulate power. If you need that, this is not the right type of equipment. This is just power filtering / surge protection. There are 3 products in Furman's PL line. They all seem to do the same thing and differ only in how they tell you about your voltage. But they don't correct it, nor claim to.

    If you have noise problems, I recommend getting good meters to figure out what specific type of noise you have and what is causing it. I wasted years trying things that wouldn't work until I had real information showing me what my problem was. If the meters indicate noisy/dirty power, then this Furman unit is pretty good.

    The performance earns 4 stars for solid mid-range power filtering, but for the reasonable cost it is 4.5 - 5 star deal.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    YES

    By armandobravo4L

    from Victoria, Texas.

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    Pros

    • Charges Quickly
    • Good Value
    • Long Lasting
    • Powerful
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Emergency Equipment
      • Having Around The House
      • High-End Equipment
      • Portable Electronics
      • Travel

      Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

      This thing is pretty massive, so make sure your rack can handle it. It works really well, the lights in the front make it easy to understand. It has two lamps on the front that you can pull out or hide and you can control their brightness, definitely helpful! The spaces in the back that give you extra room for bulky devices is really helpful! I love that this has an outlet on the front as well, I use it for my phone and my laptop. It is really good, it keeps away any noise that you would usually get from a bad power source. The price is irrelevant on this this, whether this is cheap or expensive, it does the job it was made to do!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Furman - its protection that just plain works!

      By Cynthia

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

      Furman protects my rack mounted studio equipment - I absolutely rely on it, year after year. This is my second power conditioner to protect another new rack. If equipment is not properly filtered, protected from transients (not just lightening - but dirty spikey line voltage from sources like air conditioning compressors) very expensive equipment can be degraded or even destroyed. My Furman's are also protecting my 500 equipment series rack, and my iMac primary DAW workstation, and SSL Nucleus control surface. Simply put - I trust Furman, it is worth every single penny. I don't take chances - neither should you

       
      5.0

      Awesome for high end stereo system

      By seanerbeaner

      from Wisconsin

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      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting
      • Powerful
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High-End Equipment

        Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

        I use this for my very high end old fashioned analog stereo system which includes two amplfiers, Sony ES CD player and biamped reference 1 speakers supported by 800 watts of Carver amplifiers. Great piece of equipment which offers peace of mind for my now very rare system. I have never heard a better system and I can no longer replace it since carver is defunct! It also looks good.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Furman PL-Plus review

        By clint

        from undisclosed

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        Pros

        • Charges Quickly
        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting
        • Powerful
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • High-End Equipment
          • Travel

          Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

          My second Furman power conditioner, bought the first one 20+ years ago and still works like brand new. A must-have for routing AC to effects units, backline amps and main speaker power. Go with the PL-Pro for subs and have one less thing to worry about on the gig.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
           
          5.0

          It's a power conditioner, not exciting but Great Quality

          By Twik

          from Arkansas

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          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High-End Equipment

            Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

            There's not a lot to say about power conditioners, but I can say this is a very well built piece of equipment. I've not had any extreme surges to fully test it (hope I never do) but I'm confident that this will protect my equipment. Very nice to also have one switch to turn on the entire operation!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            You pay extra but you get a lot more protection

            By FastFastFrank

            from Near Sacramento, CA

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            Pros

            • Powerful
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

                You can get basic protection at a lower cost, but this model provides sophisticated surge, voltage and noise protection that exceeds the lower priced models. Review the specs and determine if you want the additional protection!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Nice to KNOW ?

                By seanerbeaner

                from Wisconsin

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                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • High-End Equipment

                  Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

                  Very nice thinking that my high end stereo system MAY be protected by most normal surges and distant lightning strikes.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Great Product!

                  By Donald

                  from undisclosed

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                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • High-End Equipment
                    • Portable Electronics

                    Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

                    Great Bang For Your Buck! Will Save Your Valuable Equipment From Total Destruction!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Furman pl plus c

                    By Teaser

                    from Austin tx

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                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Powerful
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                    • NONE

                    Best Uses

                    • High-End Equipment
                    • Portable Electronics
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

                    Very cheap insurance when you add up everything in the rack. Not to mention good clean power. These are required equipment as far as I'm concerned.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Works like a charm!

                    By Brad

                    from Crisfield, MD

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                    Pros

                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anywhere
                      • High-End Equipment
                      • Portable Electronics

                      Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

                      Works Great! We have blown 4 quitar tube amps at our church, and since plugging into this we havent lost an amp yet!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      This thing is great.

                      By TD

                      from dallas tx

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • High-End Equipment
                          • Quite Environment

                          Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

                          I'm so happy very little hiss from my pedal board

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          So Far, So good....

                          By Kapakahi

                          from Hawaii

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                          Pros

                          • Good Value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

                              I had a little hum/noise in my little home studio setup, after connecting my studio gear to this, the hum disappeared. Ive only had the product for a couple weeks but so far so good. The package came in promptly after they got it in stock, everything was working, and even the box was undamaged when I received it. Big up to Musicians Friend for the deal and the shipping.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Great Equipment, can't go Wrong!

                              By Billy K.

                              from Seattle, WA

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                              Pros

                              • Good Value
                              • Reliable Performance

                              Cons

                              • NONE

                              Best Uses

                              • Computer
                              • Emergency Equipment
                              • Having Around The House
                              • High-End Equipment

                              Comments about Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner:

                              Furman, as always, with their standard stuff, delivers in quality. Have used some of their lower priced stuff, but you get what you pay for. This is better!!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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