Just as GigaWatt's PC-2 EVO+, today's review subject provides protection against interference and voltage spikes in home power grids and filters utility current prior to delivering it to your connected hardware. Guard and clean are the two watch words. 'SE' indicates several changes inside and out over the standard PC-3 EVO+. The copper distribution rails of 30mm² cross section are now 99.995% silver-coated whereas the on/off breaker became a hydraulic/magnetic type made by Carling Technologies exclusively for GigaWatt. The chassis is now damped with a bituminous polymer composite and the LC-2 EVO power cord is the standard inclusion.

However, GigaWatt's PC-3 SE EVO+ loaner sent to me sported the costlier LC-3 EVO cord and a set of four surcharge roller ball isolators. Adam's second best now also has a DC blocker circuit inside. The total ask is €6'855. GigaWatt's PC-3 SE EVO+ measures 440x400x115mm WxDxH, weighs a healthy 16 kilograms and is substantial enough to be viewed as a regular component. This item's power consumption and total output power are 9W and 3'680W respectively, max current load is 16A. But it can absorb impulse currents as high as 20'000A which requires connection to an earthed socket.

Built to last, cosmetics are practical and not flamboyant. Think Pass Labs hardware of the power delivery type. A thick brushed aircraft-grade aluminium panel in front affixes to its enclosure with four visible hex bolts in the corners. My loaner was silver, black is also available. A nice plexi-glass window with logo, model name and an input voltage display is found in the middle. This measures that parameter in real time and my values played in the 238-245V range. A red display is standard, my loaner had white digits, green and blue options are available upon request. The on-site descriptions inform us that the installed voltmeter is resilient to distortion and errors from high-order power line harmonics and itself doesn't distort or impact performance in any way. Once engaged, the handy switch on the product's underbelly shuts off the voltage display and a small discrete red light takes over.

The rear looks almost identical to the PC-2 EVO+. It features six of GigaWatt's own G-040 Schuko inlets grouped in three categories. Their contacts are silver plated, cryo treated and demagnetized. From left to right, the three pairs are meant to handle digital, analog and high-current hardware respectively. A name plate carries the serial number, intended wall voltage, input inlet type, power draw, DB blocker installed/not and being proudly manufactured in Poland. If engaged, the red LED below this label indicates polarity and/or grounding issues which I found useful and convenient many times whereas the IEC socket right next to it along with the mains rocker close out the list.