Power FAQs

What's the difference between VII and V Series Power?

There are three main upgrades when you choose VII Series Power over the V Series. The first is 4000 Joules of protection, as opposed to 3000. Joules are the protective layer of energy found inside power sources that defend your system's components. Over the life of the unit, these Joules will negate electrical surges that randomly come through your home. After years of providing protection, the Joules will get used up. Once they are depleted, your components will be left unguarded, so the more Joules the better. The second upgrade is the addition of Isolated Pure Filtration. Each pair of outlets has its own noise filter, isolating the pairs from each other, so there's no noise cross talk. i.e. Imagine the hum/buzz that you may hear from an amplifier or subwoofer impacting your TV's picture. Isolated Pure Filtration takes that out of the equation. This is unheard of in a power strip at this price point. Third, the VII Series Power has one USB-C 45 watt Power Delivery port. Many laptops, displays, tablets, etc. use USB-C as a power source and 45 watt is the magic number. You hit 45 watt and you can power anything that can use USB-C PD.

VII Series Power

V Series Power
4000 Joules Surge Protection 3000 Joules Surge Protection
PureFiltration removes 3x more EMI & RFI than industry standard PureFiltration removes 2x more EMI & RFI than industry standard
Isolated Outlet Filtrations removes EMI being reintroduced to the power strip -
Flameless MOV Protection Flameless MOV Protection
1800W Overcurrent Protection 1800W Overcurrent Protection
SmartFit Outlet SmartFit Outlet
2 USB-A & 2-USB-C 2 USB-A & 3 USB-C
3rd USB-C PD port offers 45W continuous & 60W peak -
6ft WovenArmor power cord 6ft WovenArmor power cord
7 year Component Guarantee 5 year Component Guarantee

How do I open the product?

Watch this short video to see how to easily slide off the packaging sleeve.

Are your Power products tested?

Austere Power products are built and tested to the highest safety and performance standards. The certification process is extensive, and it’s difficult to meet even the minimum requirements. Austere exceeds all of them. Always.

How long is the cord on your Power products?

The cable on our Power products is 6 ft long. The cable is very pliable and easy to route, bend, and hide.

Can I mount your Power products on my wall?

Yes! The back of our 6 & 8-Outlet models have keyholes for mounting vertically or horizontally. Our 4-Outlet Power units have a wall-mountable design allowing them to be attached to the outlet and come with an optional security screw

My smartphone isn't charging when plugged into the Omniport USB, why is that?

Some smartphones have power requirements related to Fast Charging that our Austere V Series 2.4A USB ports can’t support. We always recommend looking up your specific model's charging requirements.

Austere's Power products with USB-C PD Ports facilitate rapid charging across most devices, however there are certain phones and tablets that are designed to be used with their own proprietary chargers. For instance, devices requiring Samsung's proprietary PPS PD Charging are best suited with Samsung-branded PD chargers, limiting compatibility for charging. However, as surge protection remains crucial for prolonging your devices' lifespan, we advise using a Samsung charger with one of our AC ports.

Can Austere Power products protect appliances from surge including a refrigerator?

Yes, Austere power products are crafted to shield appliances, such as refrigerators, from power surges. Certain high-powered appliances might trip the breaker. Particularly, appliances equipped with motors frequently prompt this issue, and it's advisable to test them initially with Austere power surge protection to ensure compatibility.

Can Austere Power be used with room heaters?

No, space or room heaters should be plugged in directly into the wall outlet, Austere Power should not be used between the wall outlet and the product.

Do I need Austere Power for my Peloton?

The extended service plan that you can purchase from Peloton covers the following:

  • All parts and labor for covered repairs (no deductible).
  • Protection from mechanical and electrical breakdowns and failures resulting from normal wear and tear caused by power surges.
  • Repairs by authorized Peloton Technicians with genuine Peloton replacement parts.
  • A hassle-free claims process directly managed by the Peloton Member Support Team. 
  • Replacement of your Peloton product if it cannot be repaired.

Take a look at our Noise Sniffer demo to see how Austere Power products reduce noise on your power line.