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Acoustic Research AS6 Swivel Surge Protector
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- Swivel Surge Protector
- 6 AC outlets with 90-degree swivel
- 2100 joules surge protection with connected equipment guarantee
- Compact swivel design is great for tight spaces
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- Brand Name: Acoustic Research
- Model Number: AS6
- Item Height: 6 inches
- Item Length: 2.5 inches
- Item Width: 4 inches
Top Customer Reviews
So on the whole, I quite like this surge protector. However, it does have some limitations. To start, it uses up both outlets not one as you might expect. There is a plastic post in the back of the unit that sits in the top outlet's ground hole to help anchor the surge protector. So you end up with one less socket than you might have expected. On the other hand, this feature helps lock the unit to the wall. Still, it's something to be aware of.
The other limitation has to do with networking. It's not that common yet but I have a Belkin network hub that goes through the household power wiring to connect the living room media hub to the computers in the study. It requires a wall outlet to send data through and, as I mentioned above, the surge protector uses both of them. This means that when the network is plugged into the surge protector rather than into the wall, the surge protector prevents the data flowing past and I can't access my devices in the living room. For 90% of people reading this review, this probably isn't a problem, but for the few that have adopted this new technology and have few outlets in an older house, it would be problematic and is the reason I am giving this otherwise quite good surge protector four stars rather than five.
Alternatively, if you have ever watched the dials on your electric meter when the refrigerator, freezer or a/c unit kicks into high gear, those customary operational actions are more likely to result in spikes that fry men's (and women's) motherboards. This 6 outlet (3 per side) 90 degree swivel unit, which as far as I am concerned is a net loss of six since it consumes two receptacle plugs (yeah, I know I had too many devices on the circuit anyway with the two six outlet surge protectors I was running off it before...and will again after this one is moved to a less demanding location) can offer a limited degree of security at a somewhat modest price point.Read more ›
A word of caution, if you have an outlet that isn't standard, this may not work for you. There is a third, plastic prong that plugs into the top outlet, so if your outlet isn't standard, it won't line up, therefore rendering it useless. I read through the leaflet that came with this, and it doesn't say anything about breaking off the plastic prong. However, if you do this, the surge protector won't stay securely in place. It doesn't fit totally snug in the standard outlet I plugged it into with the plastic prong lined correctly up and in. I have some outlets that have those breaker switch things on them and if you bump them, it shuts the outlet off and you have to press the button to reset it. This surge protector does not fit into those outlets.
I haven't had it long enough to know if it protects against an actual surge. Personally, I hope I never have to find out, but it makes me feel a little safer knowing that I have one to plug my electronic devices into. Earlier this year we had a crazy lightening storm, and even though I didn't lose power, a strike blew out my DVR.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
These work great, I wanted black so thats why I chose acoustic research. No issues after 1 year. Provide great surge protection with a high joule rating. Recently purchased more.Published 5 months ago by OhMyDisney
Works as advertised. I like it a lot than some other similar products I've bought in the past.Published 16 months ago by Syed A. Zaidi
The swivel feature on the two rows of sockets is a nifty feature, particularly if you need to use this out in the open (like in your kitchen)- you can turn the bars to the side so... Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Wilde Silas
I like the versatility of this unit. When I need a multi-plug unit, I want as many receptacles as I can get. Read morePublished on February 28, 2013 by Renaissance Man
The Acoustic Research AS6 Swivel Surge Protector takes the two sockets of a standard electrical outlet and expands the capacity to six sockets, with surge protection. Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by Margaret Picky
If you have kids into many different video game systems, or husbands into complex and complicated computer/TV setups, you have a need for surge protectors/power strips! Read morePublished on December 20, 2012 by Suzanne Amara
I did not have any "surges" while using this product so I am not rating it's surge protection ability. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Colinda
This surge protector goes right into a wall outlet panel with two outlets and increases its capacity from two unprotected outlets for devices to six protected ones. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Labarum