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APC P6B 6 Feet 6 Outlets 840 Joules Essential SurgeArrest

  • 6 Feet
  • 6 Outlets
  • 840 Joules
  • 120V

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  • newegg Premium-Quality Surge Protection With 490J rating, the APC P6B protects your valuable equipment and data from AC surges, spikes, and catastrophic lightning strikes.
  • newegg 6 Outlets The APC P74 features 7 outlets, so you never run out of outlets to power and charge your electronics.
  • newegg Comprehensive Protection The APC P6B features MOVs and thermal fuse to ensure instantaneous reaction to lightning strikes and can disconnect the equipment after the protector is damaged, providing reliable and comprehensive protection.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Danny J.
  • 1/17/2016 3:41:00 AM

1 out of 5 eggsQuestionable protection at best

Pros: None that I know of

Cons: Most surge protectors use the same design whether they cost $10 or $100+. The idea is to place a surge protection element across the 3-prongs (L, N, G) connections of an outlet. The protection element is known as an MOV (Metal Oxide Varistor) and has a finite life. A common myth is that the MOV will absorb or suppress the surge, when in reality all it does is when it turns on (at a certain voltage) it diverts the surge energy to whatever it's connected to.

Surges can come from lightning either directly or induced onto overhead or buried transmission lines, from the power company switching equipment or from inside the house by any device that has a motor in it i.e., air conditioner, fan, washing machine, clothes/hair dryer, refrigerator, blender, mixer, vacuum, power tools, etc ...). Each time one of these cycles on or off you can get a surge. Ever see the lights dim? It's generally because of a surge.

When the surge is diverted it's usually to the Neutral and/or Ground wires with the hope that the house wiring offers little resistance to the main electrical panel where it can be transferred to the earth via a grounding rod. If the resistance is too great, the surge will make it's way into whatever is plugged into the surge protector and over time damaging the equipment. How many of us have had a blown USB or HDMI port? A fried motherboard or a premature failure of a power supply. We swore it was plugged into a surge protector and yet our equipment failed or died. Can't collect on the warranty because the surge protector is still working.

Other Thoughts: Most people will consider a surge protector as an afterthought investment. We can all use extra outlets and the surge protection is an added benefit, until it isn't. Surge protectors that use MOVs merely divert the surge and hope for the best. If the surge can't reach the main electrical panel it will find it's way into whatever is plugged into the surge protector or elsewhere on the same circuit.

Companies that make these want you to replace them on an annual basis because even they don't know how long the MOV will last. Each time the MOV is turned on, it takes a little less voltage to turn it on the next time. Eventually it will be "ON" all the time and when this happens, failure is imminent & it will get hot very fast, then either explode and/or catch fire. That's why a lot of companies encase the MOV in a fireproof material and/or add a thermal-fuse inline with the MOV. When the MOV is about to fail, the fuse opens and takes the MOV out of the circuit. Depending on the surge protector power can still be supplied (unprotected of course) to the devices plugged into the surge protector. Some companies will turn the power off to those devices.

The only alternatives that I now of are to use expensive isolating transformers or to deploy series mode power filters in-lieu of MOV based surge protectors. A series mode power filter is a heavy duty low pass filter that filters anything faster than 60 Hz including all spikes, transients and surges which are slowed down in real time, then stored as energy and safely bled onto the Neutral wire a few volts at time ensuring that the surge makes its way all the way back to the main electrical panel. They cost $140-$160+ new but are a one time investment, or $30-$75+ used. If you factor in an annual replacement of this APC P6B (i.e., $16 each year) over a 10-year period you'll have spend $160 with questionable protection at best vs. $160 for a new series mode power filter one time with genuine surge elimination. Long term economics favors series mode. Short term favors series mode because of true surge elimination vs. diversion and possible damage to the very equipment you want to protect.

Manufacturer Response:

The P6B comes with a lifetime warranty and a lifetime equipment protection policy, covering up to $25,000. There would never be any need to purchase a replacement P6B as we would continue to replace the unit under warranty if need be. APC continuously improves their products to meet or exceed our customer's expectations for value that will stand the test of time. APC controls the design of all our surge protectors and manufacturers the Home/Office and Performance line of protectors including the one reviewed here. We put all our learning and years of experience into our products so that whether we are protecting your PC, or a very large data center, you can be assured that they meet your expectations for rugged, lasting performance and value.

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  • Richard S.
  • 4/15/2015 5:26:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggssolid

Pros: best bang for your buck. quality products from APC, as always.

Cons: none

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5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Can protect unused slots
Wire fault detection
Status Light for grounded
Awesome Price
Warranty

Cons: It doesn't cook my breakfast in the morning

Other Thoughts: Easily beats other expensive brands you would find in local stores

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5 out of 5 eggsProtected

Pros: Great value, seems to be a reliable product.

Cons: None at this time.

Other Thoughts: None!

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  • James P.
  • 1/1/2014 3:45:17 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

Pros: Works!
I like how the outlets you aren't using can be closed!

Cons: No Cons

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  • Bill W.
  • 6/12/2012 4:01:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the job.

Pros: I haven't ran into any problems. I am still alive. My devices are still working. The power cable has a sense of higher quality than the other surge protectors in my household.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Hopefully, this will protect my investment (gaming computer and personal laptop) in the event of a bizzare thunderstorm. Unlikely in Southern California, but protection is always a plus.

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  • Jason G.
  • 7/1/2011 7:04:21 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBasic but Reliable

Pros: This was the cheapest surge protector I found that fit my needs.

Cons: I don't find the dust covers necessary, but whatever.

Other Thoughts: Don't see why people break the bank on power strips. Computers are so efficient these days you are more likely to blow a fuse with a lamp.

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  • Hairold P.
  • 5/1/2011 12:30:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Outlet

Pros: Cheap, Well-Made and brings a good warranty.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: After finishing my build I realized that I went a few bucks over my budget and had to compromise on my outlet. Found this thing and included it in my order. Definitely does not feel like a compromise- great little outlet that will get the job done. Can't go wrong.

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  • David Y.
  • 11/9/2010 7:13:07 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic

Pros: + Well made
+ APC Warranty
+ Good length cord

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Wish it had more ports, but an absolutely outstanding normal 6 port surge protector.

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  • shane t.
  • 10/11/2010 6:40:41 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsdoes the job

Pros: cheap

Cons: none

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