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3 Outlet Power Surge Protector Wall Tap w/ 2 Built-In USB Charger - 1050 Joules - Plastic
This charcoal colored, 3-outlet surge protector, with 2 built-in USB charging ports, is a great solution for keeping your 3 outlets protected, while at the same time charging your USB devices without having to purchase separate USB wall chargers. The vertical position of the charger conveniently plugs into the wall socket while the LED lights let you know that your devices are protected.
- A/C Rating: 125 Volts, AC 15A
- Outlets: 3 surge protected outlets and 2 USB charging ports
- Joule Rating @ (8x20 us): 1050J
- Clamping Volt: 500V
- Response time < 1 nanosecond: Yes
- Surge indication: Yes
- Wire Fault indication: Yes
- Max Spike Current: 19500A
- Max. Surge Voltage: 6000V
- Power shut down: Yes
- EMI/RFI Frequency: 150kHz to 30MHz
- Noise filter Attenuation: up to 20 dB
- Up to 2A of USB charging power
- Safety Standard: UL/CUL
- User's Manual (Aug 26, 2011)
I tried to charge my phone through the USB but realized that the unit got so hot while charging. Anyways I set it to charge in my basement for the night and went back to bed. Fortunately I forgot to take my glasses from the basement, so when I went back down again...I could start to smell plastic melting. Took it off the power outlet immediately and also stopped using the rest of them...since it could have been much much worse.
I have a newborn in the house, so I can't really use anything that might melt or even be a potential fire hazard with such limited use.
I'd still recommend it for the other ports, just skip the USB.
PROS: I bought a couple of these 3 outlet surge protectors.
Great small profile wall multi-outlet surge protector (minus the USB ports).
Covers the 2nd outlet (if your outlets are on the side of each other and you're using the left socket)
The USB slot.
PROS: 3 AC and 2 USB ports
CONS: output current is only enough for 3 plugs, meaning you can only use 3 of the 5 outlets simultaneously
blocks one of the wall outlets
However, after using it for a week or so and trying different combinations between the Original Nexus 5 charger/cable and Monoprice charger/cable, I don't think this unit delivers 2.1A of power. To sum up, I got the following mA with different combinations:
Monoprice 2.1A adapter + Monoprice Cable = My phone actually discharges slowly at -33mA.
Monoprice 2.1A adapter + Nexus 5 Cable = I cannot seem to pass 100mA
Nexus 5 charger (1,2A) + Monoprice Cable = Did not pass above 350mA
Nexus 5 charger + Nexus 5 cable = I average at 981mA.
I don't if I have received faulty units but I am not getting the required power.
PROS: 3 Outlets and 2 USB ports
CONS: Not enough power to charge. It is suppose to give me 2.1A of power to charge my Nexus 5. It does not even reach a 1.2A powered Nexus 5 Charger.
This alone made the unit unsable for me and it is now just sitting in a drawer.
PROS: Sturdy, build well, good engineering
CONS: Too long at connection point and covers the 120V adjacent plug
PROS: 3 outlets are conveniently positioned. The build is solid.
CONS: USB ports provide no more than 500 mA!
PROS: has red led light indicating power is supplied from wall. has usb outlet to charge. bought two, use both works fine.
CONS: none so far
PROS: The wall taps are side mounted which can be handy. Three taps increase a typical wall outlet by one, and you get built in USB power outlets. Typical monoprice.
CONS: black surface makes it harder to see ports if the unit is mounted on a hard to access outlet. Yea, that's the worst thing i can think of. Didn't improve my golf game either. Oh wait, I don't play golf....
PROS: This is a great little item to carry when travelling and unsure about power supply. With 3 outlets and 2 USB ports it is more than adequate for most all situations.
CONS: The only negative I have is the plug does not retract or fold down like some others. I haven't had the issue, but I could see where the prongs might get bent or damaged.
PROS: Has Two USB ports. Three outlets
CONS: The unit takes up two of the sockets on a standard wall outlet. USB does not have enough juice to charge HP Touchpad (I should get rid of that thing anyway).