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The device will immediately stop providing power the moment it stops protecting from power surges. This might seem as a bad thing since the power cut will be unexpected, but it is the most reliable way of showing that the gadget has served its time and cannot be relied upon anymore. See More
This surge protector will still provide power to all your connected devices even after it has stopped protecting them. To know whether it still functions, you need to check the LED’s. It isn’t as convenient as it sounds since such devices tend to be put in places out of sight. It is also possible to simply forget about its existence after multiple years of use. See More
The manufacturer has a reputation of not upholding their warranty claims. They claim to compensate for any equipment that has been damaged by power surges while connected to their surge protector. Many have reported not receiving their owed money. See More
Some outlets will completely cut off their power once the surge protection ends while others will keep running. This is the best of both worlds as you can choose to use the outlets which continue running specifically for electronics which shouldn’t be unexpectedly turned off, like computers. And use the rest of the outlets for electronics that won’t be impacted by a sudden power outage, like a radio. See More
It has a high clamping voltage of 500V that is tied with the outlets which keep working when the protection ends. On the other hand, it has a reasonable clamping voltage of 400V on the lines that cut off power immediately. Clamping voltage is the threshold when the surge protector starts redirecting excess energy away from the plugged-in devices. Generally, a lower voltage is better. See More
The clamping voltage of 500V is considered rather high. The clamping voltage is an indicator when the surge protector will start to do its job and prevent any excess energy from reaching the plugged-in devices. A lower clamping voltage will, generally, imply that it has better protection. See More
Along the sides are six spread out outlets which ensure that enough space is available for bulky power plugs. And in the middle, there are six close outlets which keeps the size of the panel compact while still being a twelve outlet surge protector. See More
Belkin is known for not delivering on their warranty claims. They promise to cover the price of broken electronics that have been damaged by voltage spikes while being connected to the surge protector. Many report that they simply choose not to resolve such requests. See More
This is definitely something that you want tucked out of sight. Some of the units that cost twice as much are so impressive with their stainless steel housings or rack/shelf mounts that you don't mind them peeking out from behind your entertainment center--this is not one of those. Everything is plastic and kinda wonky looking. See More
The most crucial measure of a varistor like those used in surge suppresors is the time it takes to react to a surge. These varistors are rated at one nanosecond response time to overcurrent in any of the three conductors in your circuit: line, neutral or ground. See More
What if the surge doesn't come through your electrical circuits, but from a lightning strike to a telephone, cable, or satellite line? This has you covered for all three, so you can protect your modem, computer and cable/satellite box all with the same unit. See More
First, all the outlets with green covers are triggered by a relay to a single master outlet, so plug your TV into the master outlet and all the other devices only receive current when the TV is on, thwarting the standby-mode that jacks up your electric bill. A separate outlet is labeled "Always On" so you can switch the unit off and kill power to all the connected devices but one; it's great for having a lamp plugged in that can always turn on, even if you've cut power to everything else. See More
4350 joules is a ton of energy to be able to clamp down. One joule can also be described as a "watt second," the amount of energy necessary to produce a watt for a full second. So even if your setup is pulling a beefy 1450 watts, this thing can safely redirect a surge of three times that amount of electricity for a second! See More
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