Latest Isobar Surge Protectors Allow USB Mobile Device Charging

Press Release Summary:

The new Isobar Surge Protectors come in IBAR4ULTRAUSBB and IBAR6ULTRAUSBB models with USB A charging ports. The devices are offered with four or six NEMA 5-15R outlets with isolated filter banks. The units feature metal housing with black finish and surge suppression rating of 3330 or 3840 J. They come with 8 or 10 ft input power cord with right-angle NEMA 5-15P plug and diagnostic LEDs (protection, fault and line status).

Original Press Release:

Tripp Lite’s Isobar Premium Surge Protectors Now Available with USB Charging Ports

The Gold Standard for Surge Protection Offers New Functionality

CHICAGO (PRWEB) DECEMBER 21, 2018 - Tripp Lite, a global manufacturer of power protection and connectivity solutions, has expanded its line of Isobar® premium surge protectors to include models with USB‑A charging ports. The new models bring the convenience of USB mobile device charging to the most popular four- and six-outlet configurations of the Isobar, the gold standard for surge protection.

The new IBAR4ULTRAUSBB and IBAR6ULTRAUSBB surge protectors have widely spaced NEMA 5-15R outlets with the same robust surge-blocking architecture as other Isobar models to deliver reliable protection against AC voltage surges and spikes. If the protection circuit is incapacitated, an automatic shutoff feature permanently cuts power to the outlets to protect connected devices. Isobar models also have isolated filter banks to provide noise filtering between devices connected to the same surge protector.

Two USB‑A charging ports share 3.1A for charging smartphones, tablets and other USB mobile devices. The USB ports eliminate the need for an AC adapter for charging cords, leaving more outlets available for plugging in AC equipment.

“Isobar is an icon in our industry, so adding USB charging ports elevates an already premium product to the next level,” said Karenann Brow, Director of Product Marketing for Surge, Power Strips and Display Mounts. “Tripp Lite has taken the same Isobar surge protectors that customers have trusted for years and provided a convenient option for charging mobile devices.”

The new Isobar models have a metal housing with a black finish to complement most office equipment. Both models have a right-angle NEMA 5-15P plug to require less clearance between furniture and wall outlets. Keyhole slots on the back panel support wall-mount installation.

Key Features of Tripp Lite’s Isobar Premium Surge Protectors with USB Charging 

  • Four or six NEMA 5-15R outlets with isolated filter banks
  • Surge suppression rating of 3330 or 3840 joules
  • Two USB-A charging ports (3.1A shared)
  • Combination AC circuit breaker and illuminated on/off switch
  • Diagnostic LEDs (protection, fault and line status)
  • 8 or 10 ft. input power cord with right-angle NEMA 5-15P plug
  • Durable metal housing with black finish
  • Lifetime limited warranty
  • $50,000 connected equipment insurance

Get more information about Tripp Lite’s full line of Isobar premium surge protectors at

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Priscilla Galgan

Tripp Lite


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