I am going to be attaching my gear in this order: 20 amp outlet => Surge Protector => PDU => servers.
My current PDU says in the manual "does not provide surge or line noise protection". I have been doing research but am a bit confused on the joule rating for some products.
Why is there such a large discrepancy in the joule rating between the two units? The Belkin doesn't mention EMI/RFI filtering or clamping voltage so the price would be low. Any idea why the Tripp-Lite has such a low joule rating compared to a consumer product?
*PS: plugging the PDU with all servers connected to it (16 A) into a single receptacle on the surge protector sounds dangerous no?