What Are Surge Protector Joules and How Many Do I Need?

Among the factors to consider when choosing a surge protector—how many outlets, the optimal cord length and options such as protection for a coaxial cable connection—perhaps the most important factor is the surge protector’s joule rating.


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USB-C and Chromebooks in the Classroom: A Better Option

As technology continues to transform education, you face the difficult task of supporting more advanced equipment with a dwindling classroom budget. You may be dealing with aging facilities,...

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Tags: Chromebook, USB C to HDMI, Samsung Chromebook, HDMI Adapter, USB C Cable, Micro USB to HDMI, USB C Adapter, HDMI to USB, USB to HDMI, Google Chromebook, USB to HDMI Adapter

This USB-C to Lightning Cable Is What You've Been Looking For

Has this ever happened to you? You connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod with Lightning connector to your MacBook’s USB‑C port to charge it or transfer data, and nothing happens. Time to buy a new...

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Tags: iPhone Adapter, Lightning Cable, USB C to Lightning, iPhone 6 Charger, iPhone Charger, iPhone Charger Cable, Apple Lightning Cable, Lightning to USB Cable, iPhone Charger Cord, Lightning Connector

Top 10 Tech Gifts

We’ve rounded up some of the top Tripp Lite gifts and stocking stuffers for this holiday season!

1. For Anyone with a Phone or Tablet

Heavy‑Duty USB‑A to USB Micro‑B Cable, 6 ft.


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Tags: Power, Battery, Surge Protector, Thunderbolt, USB, iPhone Charger, USB C, Smartphone, Inverter, Charger, Lightning, Gift, Holiday Shopping, Gift Ideas, Tech, Technology, Gifts, Gamers, Stocking Stuffers, Holiday Gifts, Gift List, Gifts For Everyone

How USB-C Bridges the Gap Between Old and New Technology

If you’ve purchased a new laptop computer recently, especially a MacBook or Chromebook, you may have noticed some missing ports. Apple and Google have scrapped many of their existing ports for...

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Tags: USB to HDMI Adapter, Portable Monitor, Portable Monitor for Laptop, VGA Adapter; USB Monitor, USB C Monitor, USB to VGA Adapter

Heavy-Duty USB Cables: The Stronger, the Better

Tripp Lite’s new line of heavy-duty USB cables could be a game-changer in the way in which you charge and sync electronic devices. Read on to find out why.

They’re made from the same stuff as...

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Tags: iPhone Adapter, iPad Amazon, Lightning Cable, USB C to Lightning, Software Company, iPhone 6 Charger, iPhone Charger, iPhone Charger Cable, Apple Lightning Cable, Lightning to USB Cable

Power over Ethernet: How the New 100W Standard Works for You

A new standard has been adopted for Power over Ethernet. It could mean big changes for you and your business.

Power over Ethernet, or PoE, allows Ethernet cables to transfer power and data...

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What you need to know about HDMI 2.1

HDMI 2.1 is here, and it’s faster and bolder than all previous versions, including HDMI 2.0. Does that mean you need to upgrade all your HDMI cables and equipment? Not necessarily. Read on...

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Tags: HDMI 2.1 Cable, HDMI 2.1 Bandwidth, HDMI 2.1 Backward Compatibility

New OM5 Fiber Optic Cables Make All the Difference

Do you know why OM5 multimode fiber optic cables are an improvement over singlemode fiber optic cables?

The world runs on data. From how-to videos for online classes to interactive home...

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Tags: Fiber Optic Cable Types, Fiber Optic Cable Internet, What is Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optic Cable, Fiber Optic Cable Installation

Insertion Loss Shouldn’t Be Your Loss

As more and more businesses search for high-speed, global IT solutions that maximize scalability, optical fiber infrastructures have become increasingly popular. Since fiber-optic connections...

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Cat6 vs Cat6a Ethernet Cables – Everything You Need to Know

Cat6 has become the go-to cable standard for network installers. If you’re wondering whether you should use standard Cat6 or the more robust Cat6a, keep reading.

You can think of Ethernet...

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Tags: Cat5/Cat5e/Cat6, 10g


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