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This review is from: APC BE750G Back-UPS 750 VA 10-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
Pros: bought it when it was on sale which was a great value. some outlets are spaced apart which is great for wall warts. this is my second of this unit.
Cons: half the time i check with power chute, it says remaining battery charge is 101% and battery is currently charging. according to the APC forums, this is a bug in the firmware. i was told units produced next month won't have the bug. also, the firmware is not user upgradable so there is nothing you can really do about it. from what i heard, this firmware bug does not effect the performance of the unit, it is just cosmetic. -2 for that.
Other Thoughts: when checking the output voltage of the unit while on battery power, you may get a reading around 80 volts if you don't use a true RMS volt meter because the output waveform is step approximated to sine wave and cheap multimeters don't read that waveform properly. the power supply on your PC may produce harmonics (buzzing sound) when powered on battery power because of the waveform.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SAMSUNG Plus 16GB microSDHC Flash Card w/ Adapter Model MB-MPAGCA/AM
Pros: it's samsung, comes with adapter.
Cons: watch out for those adapters! i purchased 2 cards and thought on of them was bad because i was measuring transfer speed and i got less than 8 MB/s read and write! it turned out the adapter was slowing down my transfer speeds. out of two, one adapter was causing this, the other was fine. -1 for that questionable adapter
Other Thoughts: either format the card with your device or use the SD formatter tool (SD Formatter 4.0 for SD/SDHC/SDXC) provided by the SD association. SD cards have a protected area and formatting with operating systems or other generic formatting utilities is not recommended.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: i bought 4 these on special for $12.99 each. i like the right angle plug and form of the unit with 4 plugs spaced apart.
Cons: there are some reasons for concern. first, newegg and belkin state: 15A/125V/1875W but the product has 15A/120V/1800W stamped on the bottom of the unit and on the box. second, the joule suppression rating listed on newegg and belkin is 3390J but the box says 3550J. there is no joule suppression value listed on the actual product. third, and most important, newegg and belkin state that the clamping voltage is 330V but the box states 500V and the product states L-N 400V, L-G 500V, N-G 500V.
here's a really strange requirement printed on the bottom of the unit:
"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"
Other Thoughts: i'm not too pleased that the specs are inconstant and that a joule rating isn't stamped on the unit. it makes me worry. also i purchased the unit because newegg and belkin made me believe that the clamping voltage was 330V. had i known the product states 500V clamping voltage, i would have never bought these. i have no idea what that 30ft requirement of wire is for. how are most buyers supposed to know how many feet of wire they have from the panel to the outlet? how many people have most of their outlets in their home less that 30 feet of wire from the panel? does it void the warranty if you use the product on less that 30 feet of wire from the panel? why wasn't this stated on newegg or belkin's product page? after this experience, i won't be buying belkin anymore for surge suppressors.READ FULL REVIEW