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BELKIN BE108200-06 6 feet 8 Outlets 3390 Joules Surge Protector with Telephone Protection

  • 6 feet
  • 8 Outlets
  • 3390 Joules
  • 125V
  • 1875 Watts

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  • Danny J.
  • 1/25/2016 8:00:10 AM

1 out of 5 eggsGreat as an outlet strip (not so good as a surge protector)

This review is from: BELKIN BE108200-06 6 feet 8 Outlets 3390 Joules Surge Protector with Telephone Protection

Pros: None that I know of.

Cons: Purchasing surge protectors is often an afterthought. We buy one, plug it in and if everything works we feel good about the purchase.

The problems only begin when our electronics starts behaving strangely for no apparent reason (a hard drive crashes, a motherboard is fried, a power supply fails prematurely, we lose a USB or an HDMI port, etc …). We talk to more knowledgeable people and sometimes conclude that a surge managed to take out our electronics but not our surge protector. Yet at the heart of almost all surge protectors sold today is a 1970’s era device about the size of a quarter that costs about a quarter in volumes, called an MOV or Metal Oxide Varistor. It’s usually placed across the Line-Neutral, Line-Ground, and Neutral-Ground connections. It works by turning on at a certain voltage and diverting the surge to Ground.

It’s only when a surge happens that things begin to go very wrong. Surges can be caused by lightning or induced by lightning or from power companies or they can come from appliances within a house that have a motor in it (i.e. air conditioner, fans, mixers, blenders, refrigerators, washing machine, clothes dryer, hair dryer, vacuum cleaners, etc …). Every time each one of these appliances cycles a small surge is generated.

The surge protector doesn’t actually suppress the surge; rather it diverted to both the Neutral and Ground wires in the outlet and makes its way back to the mains electrical panel where the Neutral and Ground are bonded to each other and connected to a ground rod buried in the earth.

The further the surge protector is from the mains electrical panel, the more resistance (impedance in AC terminology) that it can encounter and often times the surge will look for another path even if that path is via the very electronics plugged into the surge protector or anywhere else in the house. When this happens, ground (which is used as a reference by modern day electronics) is no longer at zero volts and is considered contaminated for the duration of the surge. If the surge makes its way back into some electronics it can wreak havoc and take out motherboards, cause hard drives to crash or USB/HDMI ports to fail.

A second problem is that each time the MOV turns on it takes a little less voltage for it to turn on the next time. Eventually it will smoke, explode and/or catch fire. So companies sometimes encase the MOV in a fireproof material or place a thermal fuse in series with the MOV which is physically wedged against it. As the MOV heats up the thermal fuse opens and either takes the MOV out of the circuit (in which case the surge protector continues to supply power to whatever is plugged in), or removes power to the surge protector causing it kill power to anything that is plugged into it. Neither of these is good, but if you have a critical circuit like a security camera you may want to the camera to continue operating even w/o surge protection, other times you may want the power off until you can replace the surge protector.

What’s worse is that many companies want you to replace the surge protector on some schedule i.e. every 1,2 or 3 years since they have no way of knowing how long the MOVs will last in your environment. If you fail to do that you could be without surge protection, and you can’t always rely on the surge protectors LED status. There is no known meter that can be built into the surge protector to inform you how much protection is left. It all depends on where you live.

Some companies like Furman Sound recognize that ground contamination is a serious enough issue and make surge protectors with an MOV across the Line to Neutral connections only. This is a step in the right direction but since they don’t do anything to limit the amount of the surge that is transferred to the Neutral you have the same kinds of issues you have with the Ground and hope that the surge makes its way back to the mains electrical panel. If it does not, it will find its way into the very electronics behind the surge protector or anything else between the surge protector and the mains electrical panel.

Many surge protectors including this one carry a note: "DO NOT INSTALL THIS DEVICE IF THERE IS NOT AT LEAST 10 METERS (30 FEET) OR MORE OF WIRE BETWEEN THE ELECTRICAL OUTLET AND THE ELECTRICAL SERVICE PANEL"

It's because this type of surge protector is known as a Type 3 surge protector and not designed for use in an electrical panel. If you place the unit within 30 feet of the electrical panel it could act like a Type 2 surge protector and attempt to do the work of a protector designed to deal with larger voltages and currents.

Other Thoughts: The only effective way to deal with surges are to use an isolating transformer or a series mode power filter. Many appliances used to come with heavy iron isolating transformers but in the last 50 years many have stopped using the costly & heavy technology.

Series mode power filters can effectively deal with the surge as they are designed to slow the surge down in time, store it as energy and bleed it onto the Neutral wire a few volts at a time until it’s completely gone. It doesn’t rely on MOV’s so it does not need to be replaced periodically. It does cost more, but if you consider the annual replacement of a $18 surge protector after 10 years you’ll have spend $180 and have questionable protection at best. If you bought a series mode power filter you’d have spent from $140-$160 for a new unit one time & still be using it 10 years later. You can safely plug a UPS or even this MOV based surge protector into a series mode power filter to protect those items.

Series Mode power filters have been around since 1989. They companies that make them are: Zero Surge (the holders of the patents), Brickwall (a private label of Zero Surge aimed at audiophiles), and SurgeX (a licensee of the technology & also sold here on Newegg). A 2-outlet 7.5 Amp or 15 Amp unit should be good enough for most needs. 20 Amp models are available as well as those used in marine (wet) applications (i.e., aquariums). They start out at $139 (new), but can be purchased on popular auction sites used for as little as $30 - $75. When you consider this and the annual replacement of a $18 MOV surge protector it gets easier to justify the upfront costs and knowing that you get true surge elimination, not just diverting it to ground and hoping for the best.

You can install the series mode power filters within 30 feet of your main electrical panel as they are designed to withstand 6,000 volt, 3,000 amp surges 50 microseconds in duration every 30 seconds.

UPDATED 01/25/16

Here's another issue that's pretty big. If you use a mixture of MOV based surge protectors even if they are all from the same vendor, same seller, same model, same manufacturing dates, there is a good chance that one will turn on ahead of the other since the manufacture does not guarantee that match MOV's have been used (even within the same surge protector). This problem is worsened with different models and a mixture of different vendors, but helps to explain why some MOV surge protectors "sacrificed" themselves instead of others. Some would think sacrificing is better because it proved the protection worked, others might think the other brand is better because it kept working. With Series Mode Power filters you don't have to worry about this - as they are continuously filtering.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/18/2015 11:26:05 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

This review is from: BELKIN BE108200-06 6 feet 8 Outlets 3390 Joules Surge Protector with Telephone Protection

Pros: Good price for 3390 Joules

Cons: It is big, but it is not a big deal

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  • Marise V.
  • 11/17/2015 2:25:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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5 out of 5 eggsWorking great

This review is from: BELKIN BE108200-06 6 feet 8 Outlets 3390 Joules Surge Protector with Telephone Protection

Pros: Can see and tell you about the protection of you plug, but also if your ground work. It helped me identify a defective power socket at home too so I encourage people who need a power bar to buy this one

Cons: None

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  • mathew p.
  • 9/25/2015 4:07:16 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggsEverything I expected

This review is from: BELKIN BE108200-06 6 feet 8 Outlets 3390 Joules Surge Protector with Telephone Protection

Pros: Does everything it is supposed to do.

Cons: none

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  • Bradley C.
  • 5/11/2015 4:01:26 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
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5 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: BELKIN BE108200-06 6 feet 8 Outlets 3390 Joules Surge Protector with Telephone Protection

Pros: Solid well designed surge protector. If you are going to plug expensive electronics into anything don't waste time plugging into the dirt cheap ones. The angled plug makes it easier to fit onto the outlets in my house.

Cons: None so far.

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  • William G.
  • 4/30/2015 7:38:39 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove These Things

This review is from: BELKIN BE108200-06 6 feet 8 Outlets 3390 Joules Surge Protector with Telephone Protection

Pros: I have been buying Belking surge protectors for years now. Never had a single issue, lots of options for the surge protector that fits your needs. Pricing is always great from Newegg on them.

Cons: none

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  • Cumhur M.
  • 3/23/2015 4:11:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsBELKIN BE108200-06 6 feet 8 outlets 3390 J Surge Protector

This review is from: BELKIN BE108200-06 6 feet 8 Outlets 3390 Joules Surge Protector with Telephone Protection

Pros: Sleek simple design. 6ft cord, 8 outlets, 3390 Joules. There 2 clips to hold down the cables in placed. Power on light, not grounded warning light. Technical spec, protection and well built. Price when on-sale!

Cons: Spacing between the outlets designed not bad, however, all outlets are facing the same directions. I have those horizontal plunged-in style adapters (just found-out today that when plugged-in takes triple space!

Other Thoughts: It would have been great if they thought about the spacing issue. otherwise technically it is a great product with the price.

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  • Zacary N.
  • 12/22/2014 8:01:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product

This review is from: BELKIN BE108200-06 6 feet 8 Outlets 3390 Joules Surge Protector with Telephone Protection

Pros: Does everything need it to and has child locks built in

Cons: none

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  • Jeffery M.
  • 12/2/2014 1:44:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
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5 out of 5 eggsBELKIN BE108200-06 6 feet 8 Outlets 3390 Joules Surge Protector with Telephone Protection

This review is from: BELKIN BE108200-06 6 feet 8 Outlets 3390 Joules Surge Protector with Telephone Protection

Pros: Buy This one you will not be sorry

Cons: none

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  • Jeremie G.
  • 9/5/2014 12:24:11 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4 out of 5 eggsCheap & Safe

This review is from: BELKIN BE108200-06 6 feet 8 Outlets 3390 Joules Surge Protector with Telephone Protection

Pros: Good Protection Switch
Works Well

Cons: Extension too short & too small gauge

Other Thoughts: Works really well but trips off shortly after 1,800 watts.

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