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Belkin 6-Outlet Home/Office Surge Protector with 2.5 feet Cord
You've got a lot of money invested in your home computer and peripherals, so you need to protect them. The Belkin BE106000-2.5 6-Outlet Home Surge Protector with 2.5-Foot Cord is designed to give you the peace of mind you need in case a power disturbance hits your home. This item does not come with a wall hugger plug.AC RATING: 15A/125V/1875W, Max Spike Voltage: 6000V, AC Plug Style: Straight Plug, Clamping Voltage: 330V, EMI/RFI Noise Filter: 150K Hz ~100M Hz, up to 43dB, Circuit Total Joules: 555J, Overload Protection: Yes, Power Safety Shut Down: Yes.
6-outlet surge protector with 2.5-foot cord
Ideal solution for small home appliances, general household electronics, entry-level computers, printers, and ADSL modems
Provides complete protection from power surges, spikes, and AC contamination
Slim design reduces office clutter
Rated to handle 555 Joules; Belkin Lifetime Warranty and $15,000 Connected Equipment Warranty
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127 of 132 found the following review helpful:
Great value, slim, protected location of the on/off switchSep 25, 2009
I work in the IT industry, so every time people move offices they come to me for a power strip. I buy these power strips regularly because:
1. They have seemed to protect adequately for surges
2. They are very compact
3. They are cheap!!!!
4. The big one-- the power switch is on the side where the power cable exits the strip. This has a big advantage.
You'd be amazed how many times people, cleaning crews or others accidentally flip the power switch on a power strip that may be under the edge of a desk or in an area that can get bumped but isn't easily seen. That also causes problems because people don't understand why their stuff isn't working. Having the switch on the side dramatically reduces the frequency with which I get calls because "stuff stopped working"... No one ever expects the simple answer and always assume a device has gone bad, etc.
The color fits in with your average office creme color, and unless you are going to get a power squid or UPS I wouldn't spend more on a power strip than the cost of this.
31 of 31 found the following review helpful:
Better than the basic power stripApr 26, 2012
By John Williamson
I needed to get a basic five or six outlet power strip and instead ended up with this Belkin 6-Outlet Home/Office Surge Protector. Since the power strip that I was going to get was for basic protection, and would be plugged into a surge suppressor anyway, I really wasn't concerned about how much protection it offered. Just having the extra outlets for additional small-to-medium electrical devices was important.
While looking and comparing this with basic power strips, I decided to check the manufacturer's site to see what specs they offered, since the ones here seemed to be a bit inadequate. Here's what I found:
* 555 Joule energy rating provides maximum protection of all your sensitive electronic devices
* 6 Surge-protected outlets supply 2-line AC protection
* 2.5-foot power cord delivers optimal, safe AC power through a 14-gauge heavy-duty cord
* Filters EMI/RFI noise up to 43 dB reduction
* Maximum Spike Amperage of 36,000 Amps
* Lifetime Product Warranty
* $15,000 Connected Equipment Warranty
The pros on this unit include the price, the basic surge protection, a short but sturdy power cord, and good basic construction. It has a power/reset switch that's recessed at the top of the unit near the power cord to prevent accidental shutting down. On the negative side, like so many of these units, the outlets are too close together to put more than a couple transformer-type devices like cell phone chargers and such.
Just a couple of comments on the specifications listed above to those who may be interested: if you're going to plug high-end expensive electronics into one of these, don't do it. This is an adequate but very basic unit, and you want to consider getting a better grade surge suppressor for large screen televisions, good computer systems and such. No surge protector is 100% effective, but sure that the product is listed as a transient voltage surge suppressor, and that it meets the criteria for UL 1449, the absolute minimum performance standard for surge suppressors. I'm no electrical engineer or electronics technician, but if you're going to protect an expensive jogging machine, your new 52-inch television or Apple iMac 27-inch desktop system, you need better than an under $10 surge suppressor or power strip.
A friend who I will refer to as the 'cranky electronic tech' told me to look it up on the 'Net, but make sure that whatever I got for protection of "really good stuff" needed to be minimally have a UL1449 3rd Edition certification and be rated at 1400 joules of surge protection or higher, and the rest would fall into place. The Tripp Lite ISOBAR4ULTRA Isobar Ultra 4-Outlet Surge Protector that I've used for years with my large electronics is rated at 3330 Joules, and meets those specs.
If you plan to use a basic surge suppressor to charge cell phones and the like with their transformer plugs, units with right-angle outlets are a better, though more costly choice. My personal choice for mid-range protection combined with outstanding quality is the Leviton S1000-PS Office Grade Surge Strip with Six Outlets, a 5-star product that I own and have reviewed here. I run two notebook computers with this, along with a few chargers. There are others if you look.
If all that you're looking for is a basic surge protector with a reasonable amount of surge suppression, then this one from Belkin is a decent choice, and certainly better than the basic power strip. I actually came back recently and bought a second one this year. But if your needs call for more, then the above listed alternates may be worth a look.
35 of 37 found the following review helpful:
Perfect for what I needed it for.Nov 23, 2008
By Noodle 19-2000
I needed this for my bedside table, for my alarm clocks, cell phone charger, lamp, etc. It is perfect for little things like that. The cord is very short but for what I need to use it for that is okay. I wouldn't use it for anything other than something small like that.
The main downside to it is that it doesn't have a flatter plug. Several surge protectors have that now so it fits closer to the wall, and since this will be going in behind my bed I would've preferred that. That is why it lost a star. Otherwise, it suited my needs perfectly.
12 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Meh... I've had better in storeDec 08, 2011
Super excited to get a deal on these - however theres always a catch. the cord is super short which is fine I expected that - however whenever you move the cord while its plugged in it will reset and restart everything - I have discovered this is due to faulty wiring/securing within the plastic and wiring - Overall I would return if I could- I'd say avoid unless they just gave me 2 defective ones.
12 of 13 found the following review helpful:
Surge protectorFeb 07, 2009
So far so good.....wanted a smaller one for my macbook.....didn't need a huge outlet protector for the spot, and this filled the bill. Arrived quickly, good price, it works!
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