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This review is from: Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Surge Protector with 8 ft. Cord (Electronics)
I've used cheap surge protectors only for the fact that I don't have enough outlets. When I heard that a friend blew out all his home theater devices with a lightning strike, I figured I should invest in a good one. The ones I already had are 6-8 outlets, but not all plugs are the same. Sometimes a plug will take two spots instead of one for some proprietary design. Since Amazon has everything, I searched and found the Belkin Surge Protector. Now I am a bit impressed with a "Surge Protector", of all things.
Basically it is one strong unit that has twelve (12) outlets. Eight (8) of these are flexible/rotating for those odd-ball plugs. On one Belkin, I was able to connect my Television, Receiver, DVD players (2), Satellite Television box, multiple CD Player/Changer, a Light fixture, a Satellite Speaker Transmitter, and two Sub-woofers. The eight (8) foot cord is more than long enough as my electrical socket is very close. I don't have a phone jack in my living room, so I didn't need that (it is a good idea), but the 1-in, 1-out coaxial-cable protection makes me feel very good about protection.
It says that it has 4,320 Joules of Surge Protection and I have no idea what that means, but when combined with a $300,000 "Connected Equipment Warranty", I guess I don't need to. It would be curious to see if it failed and if Belkin would actually pay up on a faulty surge protector, but it's a very nice warranty. It has been on for four days now and it is not even warm. For the price, Belkin gave me a lot of piece of mind.
Now I think I'll buy another for my PC set-up. That is an entirely different issue!
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Initial post: Mar 28, 2011 8:24:26 PM PDT
Keep in mind that the only protection against lightning strikes is to unplug ALL your electronics from the outlets... No surge protector will make a difference with that kind of energy surging through your house!
Posted on Jun 23, 2011 10:31:10 AM PDT
JM is correct. None of these surge supressors are fast enough.
Posted on Dec 18, 2011 11:25:57 AM PST
R. Jacobson says:
Why is this review under the Belkin 6-outlet surge protector? Is this Amazon's error?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 27, 2012 1:39:08 PM PDT
Jeff FTW says:
at the top, there are 3 different sizes of surge protector you can choose. When a manufacturer or seller opts to put multiple sizes or versions on one purchase page, then all reviews from all three products are combined into the same group of reviews.
So, just a s T-shirt would get all the reviews combined whether it were a small, medium or large, all of these surge protector reviews are combined whether it is the 6, 8, or 12 outlet size of this protector. They may appear as if they are different products, but they are similar enough that I gues Amazon lets their page and reviews combine together.
Posted on Dec 15, 2013 1:09:12 AM PST
There's a review on another belkin product saying that you're pretty much screwed if you need to make a claim. You gotta go to a repair shop and get a quote for everything attached to the device. You have to ship the power strip to them at your cost. They can even make you ship all your broken electronics to them at your cost if they want too.
And if you do get them to pay out, it will only be for the value of the products before they were damaged. AKA, your brand new TV is labeled used right after you open it, so the resale value goes down. Even if your TV is a week old they wouldn't pay you the full value of the TV.
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