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Belkin 12 Outlet Surge Protector With USB (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Form Factor:External
- Number of Receptacles:12
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- Brand Name: Belkin
- Model Number: BV112080fc08
- Item Height: 16.35 inches
- Item Length: 1.57 inches
- Item Width: 6.9 inches
Top Customer Reviews
I still like this unit with plenty of room for chargers, converters, and regular plugs. Most strip outlets are too close together for the "boxy" plug-ins. The large footprint (4.5"x13.5") leaves space to place labels next to your plugs for easy identification and adds stability. I located the unit between my wall and the TV/DVD cabinet. That made it out of the way and convenient to remove from the wall outlet during lightning storms. I did not need the 8' cord but its a good feature if I have to use the unit in a location with a more distant wall outlet.
-8' cord length,
-12 outlets designed with thought,
-two USB ports
At least it was on fast delivery, and worked right out of the box, so can't really complain...
The 12 3-prong plug slots are placed in such a way that you can fit large and small plugs easily - they even coined the term BlockSpace(TM) Outlets to describe it - A+ for that. Plus you get 2 USB ports which may come in handy for charging your iPod/Phone/Pad or e-reader when you are short on plug space. Another helpful feature is the low profile main plug which is excellent for tucking behind furniture without having to move things around. For those with small kids and pets, the plug slots also have covers, a neat extra also for those who are concerned about dust entering the unused plug slots. Lastly, the benefit of surge protection is key so you can be sure all your electronic "toys" are safe and sound.
I recently moved my minifridge plug from the wall outlet into this surge protector when - POP - the lights went out. Looks like something was tripped. The mini fridge had been working for for 4 months prior to this. When I turned the power back on, I found that my fridge was busted.
Honestly, I don't know if it was my fridge or if it was the power surge. However, it had been working PERFECTLY 5 seconds before I plugged it into the power surge, and I have never had any problems with my minifridge before.
There is a "$250,000 connected equipment warranty", but I don't know if it's worth the trouble of doing. I can get a new mini fridge for around $100, and I'd have to ship the outlet, file a claim, and hope they deem my case covered. If not, I'm out the cost of shipping the outlet to them. I don't want the warranty, I just want to feel protected when I plug things such as my laptop in.
The plugs are well spaced so that you can fit a good number of "bulky" plugs in here. It doesn't feel cheap (it feels well built) but it feels light. I prefer my surge protectors with a good weight to keep them in place if a cable is lightly tugged.
The USB sockets are great, but also feel loose. A light tug on the USB cable pulls it out of the socket. No big deal though.
If you have children in the house and plan on using the "shields" over the usb sockets, be warned that they are pretty difficult cover/uncover. This is good as it prevents kids from doing it accidentally, but it was actually difficult enough for me to struggle with it.
The biggest problem I see is that the on/off switch is located on the top of the surge protector, and is very easy to switch on/off. If you place your surge protector in the open, it's very easy to accidentally turn everything on/off.
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Got this Gold Box deal and could not pass it up for the price. Did not really need it but at the price offered it was a "no brainer"Published on November 2, 2011 by sgb
I really liked the fact that this power strip provides very good spacing between the individual outlets. Read morePublished on October 25, 2011 by Johnnym
I love this surge protector. It is easily the best item that I've purchased all year. The usb ports are great for charging my phone and whatever else I need charged at night, the... Read morePublished on September 26, 2011 by streamlinesurfer
Didn't have time to set it up right away after receiving it. Tried to set it up and doesn't work at all. Any equipment, any outlet, at friends house too. Outside of return window.Published on September 8, 2011 by Aaron
Yes, it's the best I've seen - it's a surge protector, it's got 12 outlets - seems like a lot, however, I've used 9 of them already. Read morePublished on August 14, 2011 by Bill Oterson
Good protection, seems solid, and the layout of the plugs is nice. There is not much need to play the "If I plug this here, then I can plug the other one here and it will not block... Read morePublished on August 12, 2011 by theophobia