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Handles All Your Odd shaped adapters,
This review is from: Belkin 12-Outlet Pivot-Plug Surge Protector with 8 ft. Cord (Electronics)
Normally I don't review accessories such as these, but it really makes a huge difference with all the crazy different power adapters I have. If you think you don't, remember the chargers for your digital camera or NiMH AA charger.
Most modern compact battery chargers tend to fall out of most power sticks. For example, a AA charger or for your digital camera. Instead, you can angle them at 45 degrees so they will rest on the shelf or floor and not budge. Also, a portable wifi can also sit at an angle, rather than just popping out under its weight. The big adapters are additional supported by other cables that you may run horizontally. Check out the picture I posted to see what I mean.
Every other power stick would only have 1/3 of its plugs usable; not only that, but they would fall out too easily. Not with this belkin.
It actually handles a higher surge than many out there. I've simultaneously powered: my 17" Apple, 24" monitor, three externall hard drives, a monster stereo, a scanner, a printer, a wifi, an NiMH charger, and lithium battery charger, and even an electric razor. Works fanastic without a glitch.
Also shows you if its properly grounded and protected with indicator lights. Organizes wires and through a pop up loop. Protects the cable as well.
Only complaint: I wish the cord was maybe 5 feet longer. I hooked a high quality extension to it instead
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Initial post: Aug 14, 2007 10:41:50 PM PDT
How long is the cord? I can't find it in the product description.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 28, 2007 9:12:48 AM PDT
From the description: "A right-angle plug helps you better manage your furniture by keeping the 8-foot cord close to the wall, and the protector's sleek design will blend seamlessly with today's modern electronics and appliances."
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2008 5:43:25 PM PDT
D. Rahmat says:
Does this surge protector work with 220-240 voltage???
Posted on Oct 2, 2008 8:06:29 PM PDT
Edward R. Abramson says:
I don't think you should use an extension cord with this or any surge protector. If you read the instructions, it tells you that if you do, it voids the warranty.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2009 2:23:36 PM PDT
8' cord delivers optimal, safe AC power through a 14-gauge heavy-duty cord
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 9, 2009 2:30:10 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 9, 2009 2:31:33 PM PDT
It doesn't work with 220-240 voltage.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2010 5:29:17 AM PST
Theology and Psych,
The one I just received has a straight plug. The center sockets work very poorly, as another reviewer noted. In fact they work so poorly that it feels like something is broken inside. The main power switch also feels like it is of extremely low quality, perhaps dangerously so. Didn't expect this from Belkin. The last Belkin surge strip I bought (about five years ago) is better stuff, even though it was a fraction of the price of this one.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2010 6:42:50 AM PST
R. Auger says:
The center sockets are a little tight, but I like this as they never fall out; but I bought mine about 4 years ago, perhaps the design has changed a little now. The power switch has an odd click, but its the only one I've had over the years that I can't accidentally turn off.
For all the odd sized adapters, camera chargers, portable wifi's, etc that I have, this is the only one that works. I posted pictures I while back here.
Yes, it has a straight plug, an angle adapter would be nicer.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 15, 2012 12:15:09 PM PST
Upon arrival of mine, the two light covers fell off in the box during shipping. Eventually, I returned it because i felt it was a sign of low quality.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2012 11:27:53 AM PST
R. Auger says:
Well, I've had this thing for almost five years now, and still works great. Perhaps its hit or miss with build quality.