AmazonBasics 6-Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip 2-Pack, 200 Joule - Black
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( stars, based on 1741 reviews)
- Amazon Sales Rank: #11 in Speakers
- Color: Black
- Brand: AmazonBasics
- Model: 160103
- Dimensions: 1.75" h x 6.50" w x 11.88" l, 1.10 pounds
- 2 pack of 6-outlet, surge-protector power strips with 2-foot power chord
- 200-Joule 3-Line Basic Surge-Protection Rating to protect small appliances, phones, and lamps
- 2-foot long 14 AWG power cord
- Red "protected" LED indicator light with 15-Amp circuit breaker to signify you are protected
- Specifications: AC 15A, 125V, 60Hz, 1875W
Most helpful customer reviews
250 of 268 people found the following review helpful.
Good as a "one-time" surge protector, but you MUST RESET IT immediately.
By Dusty White
This is your basic surge protector. It is small, light, and solid. Some come with power switches, others do not (this model does). The switch allows you to kill ALL power without having to unplug the cord. I have dozens of these from various manufacturers and have bought these for years. The key here is the word "Basics" in "Amazon Basics." There is a red light that comes on when you turn it on. This light says "I am protecting your devices—but just once." If you have a power surge the strip will protect your appliances BUT the light will go off and power will remain to your devices. THIS CAN BE BAD. If you have *another* power surge before you reset this switch your stuff will get fried. So, we have the convenience of "always on" electricity, meaning that in the case of a power surge that gets past your circuit breaker somehow you will be protected (once). You won't lose power to your PC or whatever 'always on" device you need "always on," but you had better hit the reset button to get that red light on immediately. Otherwise you are now unprotected.
If this is unacceptable to you (surge protection for your devices is more important than them always being on) you should buy something else. For the price these are adequate. They work and they are cheap. They will serve you well. They are better than a power strip (which has no surge protection) but not as good as a real amperage/voltage spike protector, which will cost a bit more money. It is important to know what you are getting when you buy devices like this. Anyway, I hope this helps. I got this from Vine to test, and while it is a solid piece of equipment, it is not "all that and a biscuit."
55 of 57 people found the following review helpful.
Easy Mounting Tip.
By Jason Hendricks
Good quality, reasonable price - not much to say about a power strip. As MANY people have noted, the mounting holes are somewhat oddly cut. Some people have modified the holes, I think that's overkill. Just use a flat-head screw, instead of the countersink, or V-shaped, screw heads. As another tip, put a piece of painters tape (or masking tape) on the back side of the power strip. You will be able to see the mounting holes through the tape. Poke a small hole through the tape at the very top of the mounting hole (to ensure both holes are at the same level in the mounting hole). Then just peel the tape and apply it to where you are mounting the power strip and drill through the holes in the tape - perfectly aligned mounting holes.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Great price and product compared to other retail stores
By Unbox Review Time
If you're at the store (Target, Walmart, Best Buy) trying to price match/compare a 6-outlet strip on Amazon then look no further. This is the cheapest thing you can find on Amazon that is comparable to the ones at the store. It is about a few dollars cheaper than the cheapest outlet you can buy at Walmart. It's not the most sturdy outlet or with numerous features, but it does the job. Definitely a "basic" household item that is totally worth the price.
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