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    What's it called?

    I'm having a heck of a time finding a computer accessory or even the name of the part. It's what in the '90s I think was called a PC master console with fault/surge protection; i.e., the unit that sits under my monitor with switches in front for Computer/Master, Monitor, Printer and Aux 1/2, and in back has outlets from power to modem. What's that called? After a very long life, mine's starting to go and I'm deciding whether to try to fix it or just get another, but the only units remotely similar I'm finding online so far are expensive home theater units. Thanks,

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    does it not have a model number somewhere on it?
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    Thanks Bruce, that's it! I see that there's another similar Tripp-Lite model (TMC-6) for half the price that's slightly smaller, has a 6' cord vs. 10' and comes with only $50k insurance vs. $100k. I can see why I had so much problem, because even at Tripp-Lite's site they're way down at the bottom of the list. Considered "old school." Like me.

    (current unit is a no-name and don't have box anymore).
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    Tripp Lite has been a competitor of APC for quite a number of years I believe. Perhaps they were into different market shares or something. They were commonly used for surge protection and battery backup for power outage were they not?
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