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Categories > Surge Protectors > V7 > V7 6 Feet 8 Outlets 1800 Joules Home / Office Surge Protector (SA0806B-8N6)

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Product as advertised, good item,
Pros: good size with abundance of outlets.
Cons: no defects
Other Thoughts: Recommend item
Reviewed By:Roger S.,1/12/2017 4:58:24 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Surge Protectors > Rosewill > Rosewill RHSP-13002 - Wall Mounted Surge Protector - 3 Outlets - 2-Port 2.1 A USB Charger

Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2 Okay while it lasted
Pros: 2 USB ports, surge protection
Cons: Bought in February, 2016. In December the green "protected" indicator light went out. Today, (1/10/17) the USB outlets went dead. So lasted less than one year.
Other Thoughts: Went back to wall warts.
Manufacturer Response:Dear Valued Customer,

We apologize for the problems this product has caused and for your dissatisfaction with our product. Surge protector doesn’t last forever. When green light protection is out, it means it has done its job and protected the connected equipment from electrical surge.

We strive to provide the best quality and service to you. Please contact our support team for your warranty options. Thank you.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com
Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

Reviewed By:R C.,1/10/2017 10:01:05 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Surge Protectors > Belkin > BELKIN BSV602 Wall Mount 900 joule USB Wall Mount (10 Watts, Combined)

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great product. Easy install.
Pros: Charges phone and pad at the same time with no trouble.
Cons: Had to mount it upside down on switched outlet
Reviewed By:Gary F.,1/9/2017 6:31:55 PM
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Categories > Surge Protectors > Belkin > BELKIN BP112230-08 8 Feet 12 Outlets 4320 Joules Pivot-Plug Surge Protector

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 This is great
Pros: There are many plugs and they are movable, so if you have a lot of things to connect, you're all set.
Cons: If you try to plug a device in the movable plugs and you're not holding it down, it will slide away from you as if it's running for its life.
Other Thoughts: I do however recommend this because those movable plugs are quite convenient.
Reviewed By:Alexandre B.,1/9/2017 5:25:39 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Surge Protectors > Kensington > Kensington K38218NA 6 Feet 8 Outlets 1080 Joules Surge Protector

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Good
Pros: -Spaced out outlets for modem\router\etc plugs.
-Works fine.
Cons: nothing here.
Reviewed By:Ryan B.,1/3/2017 11:27:21 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Surge Protectors > Rosewill > Rosewill RHSP-14001 - 6-Outlet Wall Tap Power Surge Protector

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Lights Up / No Power Passes Through
Pros: Purchased 2 of these RHSP-14001 on 7/25/2016, plus an 8 outlet surge protector with a 6 foot cord. All worked great until 12/31/2016. Make expensive nite lights, 1 egg only.
Cons: One of these still functions the other is only good for the nite light. Shows protected , no power passes through. Tried changing receptacles, ohm meter, one works one does not.
Other Thoughts: Tried to contact Rosewill for RMA, item is stated to have a 1 year warranty. If your email does not match your name Rosewill not process the RMA, no I would not recommend doing business with Rosewill.
Reviewed By:Arnold D.,12/31/2016 7:04:21 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is and has owned this product more than 1 year.
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Categories > Surge Protectors > V7 > V7 6 Feet 8 Outlets 1800 Joules Home / Office Surge Protector (SA0806B-8N6)

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Not very good at protecting your electronics
Pros: So what's good about the unit? The fact that outlets have sufficient spacing to accommodate the bulky transformer style outlets, but that's about it.
Cons: Where to start? This surge protector relies on MOV's (Metal Oxide Varistors) to provide "surge protection". MOV's are rated by the amount of energy that they can handle, and the rating units are in JOULES. Also MOV's don't work immediately, rather a voltage threshold has to be reached. Until that threshold is reached, the surge is passing into the very electronics we're trying to protect.

I believe that if the manufacture used high quality MOV's and designed the unit to clamp at either 330, 400 or even 500 Volts they'd have stated so in their title, but with the lack of any such statement it could be that the MOV's won't conduct until 800, 900 or even 1000 Volts. Modern day electronics in the US is designed to operate at 120 VAC and some are designed to operate at up to twice that voltage. Again, lack of a JOULE rating suggests that there may be little if any capability to handle a surge.

Now all MOV based surge protectors share a common flaw, namely the manufacturer cannot guarantee that the surge can make it's way to the mains electrical panel, because everyone's house or building wiring is different. All that they can guarantee is that once the voltage threshold of the MOV is reached, the MOV's will begin to divert the surge to both the NEUTRAL and the SAFETY GROUND wire on the 3-prong outlet that you plug the surge protector into. That's it. The surge then would show up elsewhere (on another nearby outlet) or worse into the very electronics we're trying to protect because now it's coming in on all 3 prongs.

Another problem with MOV based surge protectors that divert the surge to the SAFETY GROUND is that that SAFETY GROUND is often used as a 0 (Zero) Volt reference by AV (Audio/Video) circuits as well as by computers. When the SAFETY GROUND is at 1000 V or more even for just the small amount of time that the surge is there, data could become scrambled on the computer, audio will suffer hisses and pops and video circuits will show noise on the screen.

Surges can have a devastating affect on electronics and while the damage may not be immediate, it's cumulative over time, with the end result being something that should have last 6-8 years may only last 3-5 years or less.

But the connected equipment warranty is ONE QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS. Yes, but how do manufacturers provide such a high dollar amount? Easy, they use MOV's that would rarely ever turn on, so they would rarely ever fail. In the event of a failure unless you protected everything with the same brand of surge protector and protected all the inputs (COAX, TELEPHONE, NETWORK, and AC circuits), you could be denied coverage. Asides from the downtime and suffering data loss, if you ever do manage to collect on the connected equipment warranty, in most cases the best you can hope for is "fair market" value based on recent online auctions or local C-listings or at the very least a free replacement in the mail once you send yours in (it may cost you $10-$15 to ship one back to get a free $17-$18 unit).

Using MOV technology is bad enough, relying on a brand that refuses to publish the Joules rating or even the clamping voltage (i.e. the voltage at which the protector begins to work, usually 330 V, 400 V, 500 V) suggests that this is not a high quality unit.

The only way I know to effectively stop a surge is with a technology known as "SERIES MODE" in which the protective element, a massive (heavy) reactor or inductor is placed in series with the LINE (HOT) side of the wiring. Series Mode works by slowing the surge down in real-time, storing the energy in capacitor banks and then safely bleeding it a few volts at a time onto the NEUTRAL wire. Electricity at 60 Hz has no problem returning to the mains electrical panel, but at surge frequencies all bets are off. By slowing the surge down in real time, the Series Mode can return the surge energy (or what is left of it) to the mains. By way of an analogy, consider a hand gently easing into a tub of water. The hand easily breaks the surface and can touch the bottom with little effort. Now take the hand out of the water and slam it as hard as you can onto the water and you'll notice a lot of resistance. This is how it is for electricity, at 60 Hz it's an easy path, but at higher (surge) frequencies it can be very hard. Series mode are not cheap, unless you buy one that is used or new (old stock) on the popular auction site. The series mode generally have a 10 or 11-year warranty and should last a lifetime in the intended application. You can safely plug an MOV surge protector into a series mode to expand the available number of outlets and the series mode will ensure that the MOV protector never sees a surge.
Other Thoughts: Most people will buy this without any regard as to how well it can actually prevent electronics from surges and they'll plug it in, only testing it's ability to act as an "extension cord" and then write a 5-egg glowing review. Hopefully they never experience the effects of a surge or replace their electronics often enough that they don't realize they have a problem.

A word about joule rating. The values have to be taken with a grain of salt. Manufactures will advertise the total JOULE rating with the idea that the higher the number the better, but by way of an analogy, consider a tire company that makes a tire with a 50,000 mile tread wear warranty. Put 4 tires on a car and you can say that your car now has 200,000 mile tread wear. Yes, it's silly but that is exactly the game manufactures play with JOULE ratings. The value 900, 1800, 3250 or whatever is merely the sum total of all the individual MOV JOULE ratings and if you have a multi-port surge protector (coax, phone, network as well as electrical) add up all the values and viola you have a high joule rating. Never mind that as soon as one MOV wears out, the others that are in parallel never enter into the picture and are never used. So much for JOULE ratings.
Reviewed By:Danny J.,12/28/2016 9:14:10 AM
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Categories > Surge Protectors > CyberPower > CyberPower 6 Feet 10 Outlets 3750 Joules Home/Office Surge Protector with 2 USB (2.1Amp shared) Charging Ports

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Re-branded generic protector that offers little real protection
Pros: The fact that outlets have sufficient spacing to accommodate the bulky transformer style outlets, but that's about it.
Cons: This surge protector relies on MOV's (Metal Oxide Varistors) to provide "surge protection". MOV's are rated by the amount of energy that they can handle, and the rating units are in JOULES. Also MOV's don't work immediately, rather a voltage threshold has to be reached. Until that threshold is reached, the surge is passing into the very electronics we're trying to protect.

Support in terms of a datasheet for this item is unavailable at the manufactures website, so unless it's printed or stamped onto the device itself, the clamping voltage of this product is unknown. It could be 330 V, 400 V, 500 V or even higher, however if it were low the manufacturer would have pointed that out. Modern day electronics in the US is designed to operate at 120 VAC and some are designed to operate at up to twice that voltage. Again, lack of a JOULE rating suggests that there may be little if any capability to handle a surge.

Now all MOV based surge protectors share a common flaw, namely the manufacturer cannot guarantee that the surge can make it's way to the mains electrical panel, because everyone's house or building wiring is different. All that they can guarantee is that once the voltage threshold of the MOV is reached, the MOV's will begin to divert the surge to both the NEUTRAL and the SAFETY GROUND wire on the 3-prong outlet that you plug the surge protector into. That's it. The surge then would show up elsewhere (on another nearby outlet) or worse into the very electronics we're trying to protect because now it's coming in on all 3 prongs.

Another problem with MOV based surge protectors that divert the surge to the SAFETY GROUND is that that SAFETY GROUND is often used as a 0 (Zero) Volt reference by AV (Audio/Video) circuits as well as by computers. When the SAFETY GROUND is at 1000 V or more even for just the small amount of time that the surge is there, data could become scrambled on the computer, audio will suffer hisses and pops and video circuits will show noise on the screen.

Surges can have a devastating affect on electronics and while the damage may not be immediate, it's cumulative over time, with the end result being something that should have last 6-8 years may only last 3-5 years or less.

But the connected equipment warranty is $400,000. Yes, but how do manufacturers provide such a high dollar amount? Easy, they use MOV's that have a high clamping voltage and would rarely ever turn on, so they would rarely ever fail. In the event of a failure unless you protected everything with the same brand of surge protector and protected all the inputs (COAX, TELEPHONE, NETWORK, and AC circuits), you could be denied coverage. Asides from the downtime and suffering data loss, if you ever do manage to collect on the connected equipment warranty, in most cases the best you can hope for is "fair market" value based on recent online auctions or local C-listings or at the very least a free replacement in the mail once you send yours in.

Using MOV technology is bad enough, relying on a brand that appears to be a "re-brand" of a generic model (the unit looks identical to the Staples 24502) and the clamping voltage is not specified.

The only way I know to effectively stop a surge is with a technology known as "SERIES MODE" in which the protective element, a massive (heavy) reactor or inductor is placed in series with the LINE (HOT) side of the wiring. Series Mode works by slowing the surge down in real-time, storing the energy in capacitor banks and then safely bleeding it a few volts at a time onto the NEUTRAL wire. Electricity at 60 Hz has no problem returning to the mains electrical panel, but at surge frequencies all bets are off. By slowing the surge down in real time, the Series Mode can return the surge energy (or what is left of it) to the mains. By way of an analogy, consider a hand gently easing into a tub of water. The hand easily breaks the surface and can touch the bottom with little effort. Now take the hand out of the water and slam it as hard as you can onto the water and you'll notice a lot of resistance. This is how it is for electricity, at 60 Hz it's an easy path, but at higher (surge) frequencies it can be very hard. Series mode are not cheap, unless you buy one that is used or new (old stock) on the popular auction site. The series mode generally have a 10 or 11-year warranty and should last a lifetime in the intended application. You can safely plug an MOV surge protector into a series mode to expand the available number of outlets and the series mode will ensure that the MOV protector never sees a surge.
Other Thoughts: Most people will buy this without any regard as to how well it can actually prevent electronics from surges and they'll plug it in, only testing it's ability to act as an "extension cord" and then write a 5-egg glowing review, or thinking that perhaps there were several powerful storms in their area and their equipment survived then it must be because of their choice of surge protectors . Hopefully they never experience the effects of a surge or replace their electronics often enough that they don't realize they have a problem. Some 20% of surges originate outside of the home and the other 80% within a home as a result of a motor or electronic ignition cycling on/off.
Reviewed By:Danny J.,12/26/2016 10:45:55 PM
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Categories > Surge Protectors > Belkin > BELKIN BE108230-12 12 Feet 8 Outlets 3390 Joules Surge Protector w/ Telephone Line/Coaxial Protection/Extended Cord

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Nice, but upside down
Pros: Slim design.
Protects all avenues.
Nice long cord.
Looks sharp.
Cons: They put the mounting holes on upside down. If you mount this the lettering will be upside down and the cable organizers will be at the top, which for me was less useful. Silly oversight. I can't be 100% this isn't just mine since there are no pictures of the back, but the back plate could not be flipped due to a cut-out for the power cord, so it's probably the same on all of them.
Other Thoughts: No clue how well it will protect, but its got a nice slim profile and would have been perfect if not for the upside down mounting holes.
Reviewed By:Gene K.,12/24/2016 2:10:00 PM
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Categories > Surge Protectors > CyberPower > 4 Feet 6 Outlets 900 Joules Home / Office Surge Protector (DX-S114201), manufactured and warranted by CyberPower

Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3 the
Pros: 4ft of 14AWG cable
Cons: the plug doesn't rotate
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on the retail package:
Continuous Duty 15A /120V / 1800W
max dissipation 900 Joules/45000 Amps
max spike current 6000 V / 45000A (H-N15000, H-G 15000, N-G 15000)
Clamping Voltage 400V (H-N/H-G/N-G)
<1 Nanosecond response time
EMI/RFI Noise Filtration 150kHz-100MHz, up to 43dB reduction
dynexproducts.com UL Listed 12G19A
(c) 2009. Dynex is a TM of Be$tBuy Inc.
Distributed by Be$tBuy, Richfield MN 55423
Hecho en China
1 YR Limited against defects and workmanship
Other Thoughts: caution....
15A 120Vac 50/60Hz SPD Type3
Model: DX-AVS6BK
SUPPRESSED VOLTAGE RATING: 400V(L-N,L-G,N-G)
ID: CM-2

on the cable housing:
E251570 (UL) SJT VW-1 60*Celcius 3by14 AWG C(UL) SJT FT2 ...3by2.08 sq. mm (14AWG)
DING CHENG GLOBELINK
Reviewed By:Anonymous,12/23/2016 12:03:19 PM
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