WyreStorm Express™ In-Line HDMI Surge Protector


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The WyreStorm EXP-HDMI-SURGE is an in-line device that protects any connected HDMI equipment from damage caused by electro-static discharge and surges & spikes from mains or lightning strikes. 

The EXP-HDMI-SURGE is specially designed for an HDMI interface, such as HDPVR, HDMI Home Theatre Applications, HDMI distribution via splitters and matrix switchers, LCD/LED/Plasma displays and HD Projectors and can withstand up to and including 8KV of voltage surge.

The EXP-HDMI-SURGE acts as the final line of defence against damaging voltage spikes that jeopardizes your HDMI devices to help ensure the integrity of your HDMI installation.



Damage to HDMI ports due to voltage discharged when connecting cables with equipment powered-on or unstable HDMI port voltages can be a common and frustrating aspect of any integration, with the resulting time needed for installation or calls backs and parts replacement equally damaging to profit margins.

The EXP-HDMI-SURGE protects your HDTV, Projector, AVR, HDMI Splitters, Extenders, Matrix and any HDMI device against voltage discharges and spikes including electrostatic, cable discharge events and lightning that cause electrical transients up to 15000 Volts (air) and 8000 Volts (Contact).

With full support of 3D, HEC and ARC passthrough from compatible source and sink devices, the EXP-HDMI-SURGE is active on all HDMI TMDS channels with lossless signal transmission and acts as the final and best line of defense against ESD and lightning surge.

Please Note:  Proper protection of an a/v system involves the placement of accurately configured surge equipment on all externally connected wires, cables and devices.  The EXP-HDMI-SURGE greatly increases the level of protection from EMI and voltage discharges up to 8kV, but it does not provide 100% protection in all situations.


  • Protects HDMI Input and Output against ESD, lightning surges and voltage fluctuation
  • Includes both Ipout and Output stages to protect both HDMI source and sink devices
  • Maximimum spike protection of 8KV
  • Meets IEC regulations for electrical isolation and ESD protection:

          IEC 61000-1-2 / 4-2 (ESD) ±15kV (15000 Volts) (air), ±8kV (8000 Volts) (contact)

          IEC 61000-4-4 (EFT) 40A (5/50ns)

          IEC 61000-4-5 (Lightning) 5A (8/20µs)

  • Active on all balanced line TMDS channels, including clock channel
  • Lossless TMDS transmission
  • Full 3D content support
  • HDCP Compliant
  • HDMI 1.3b
  • HEC / ARC passthrough (if source/sink devices support)
  • Easy In-Line application design with integrated mounting brackets 
  • Passive device - needs no power supply
  • 1 year warranty

In the Box

1 x WyreStorm Express In-Line Surge Protector 


65mm × 46mm × 25mm / 2.6’’ ×1.8’’ ×1.0’’
0.8g / 2.8oz
0 to +35°C (32 to +95°F)
5 to 90 % RH (no condensation)
0.5-1.0 volts p-p
5 volts p-p (TTL)
1080p 24bit Colour Depth
HDMI: 15m / 49ft max. (24 AWG HDMI Cable), 10m / 33ft (28 AWG HDMI Cable)

VESA: 640x480, 800x600,1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200, 1920x1080, 1920x1200 DTV/HDTV: 480i/576i/480p/576p/720p/1080i/1080p


IEC Specifications: EC 61000-1-2 / 4-2 (ESD) ±15kV (15000 Volts) (air), ±8kV (8000 Volts) (contact) / IEC 61000-4-4 (EFT) 40A (5/50ns) / IEC 61000-4-5 (Lightning) 5A (8/20µs)

Maximum Spike Protection: ±8kV (8000 Volts)

3D Support:  Frame packing/sequential (Blu-ray) and Interlaced Stereoscopic (satellite/cable broadcasts)

HDMI Version: 1.3b

Supported HDMI Features:  HDMI Ethernet Channel (HEC), Audio Retuern Channel (ARC) passthrough - (source/sink must support features)

HDCP Compliant: Yes


WyreStorm Express 10.0M HDMI Cable

WyreStorm Express HDMI cables are HDMI v1.4 certified and fully compatible with high-definition and 4K UltraHD video and audio signals without loss in quality or distortion.

Our HDMI cables are the ideal choice for the high-quality, reliable and affordable connection of 4K or HD devices over HDMI from 0.5m/1.6ft to 15m/49ft.

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