Powergrip was founded in 2015 by a very experienced and respected AV Distributor and is still owned by the same company today. As the power supply in their home market is often unstable and carries many impurities, power conditioners are often necessary to enhance the performance and protect an AV System. Having distributed many brands of HiFi and AV electronics over the years, they were not particularly impressed with the results, the build quality or the value of the power conditioning products they tested. So they decided instead to use all their years of experience and high level of electronics and technical engineering knowledge to design their own products to their own high specifications – and so POWERGRIP was born!
Powergrip currently features two models – the YG-2 and YG-3.
Both models share a similar feature set to offer 16A high-capacity performance which is sufficient to clean and protect the power supply for most high quality stereo or home theatre systems, however the YG-3 has added outlets, features, flexibility and optional ethernet control. If a large fluctuation or ‘spike’ in the mains voltage occurs, the internal filters instantly switch the system off – thus preventing damage. Smaller fluctuations or ‘surges’ are suppressed without switching off the system so you continue to enjoy your music or movies undisturbed. Both units offer the ability to connect and disconnect different groups of sockets to supply power smoothly without abrupt load rises and without annoying clicks coming through the speakers.
Finally, the internal filters detect and clean even very small impurities which are transmitted to the system via the mains supply circuits and can affect the user’s enjoyment of their AV system. These filters will also help prolong the life of the components in the connected AV equipment.