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12 Outlet Power Surge Protector w/ 2 Built-In USB Charger Ports - 4230 Joules
Protect your electronic equipment from damaging voltage and current spikes with this Monoprice surge protector!
This model includes twelve protected power outlets, 4 of which are positioned for AC power adapters, and a 2-port 2.1A USB charger. The clear plastic tabs on the sides of the unit illuminate green to indicate when the surge protector is providing protection to your equipment and when a proper ground is detected.
When the protection circuitry has been fully consumed by power and current spikes, the protection light will no longer illuminate, indicating that the surge protector should be replaced. When the grounded tab is not illuminated it indicates that there is a problem with the house wiring and that the ground is not properly connected to the power outlet.
The surge protector has 4 keyholes on the back, allowing it to be secured to a wall or other surface.
- 2-port 2.1A USB charger
- 12 protected power outlets
- 4320 joules of protection
- Power outlet safety shutters
- 6 foot power cord
- 2-in-1 power/circuit breaker switch
- Built-in EMI/RFI filter
- 15A, 1800 watts capacity
- UL/cUL rated
|Power Capacity||15A, 1800 watts|
|Joules Rating||4320 joules|
|Max. Spike Voltage||6,000V|
|Max. Spike Current||252,000A|
|Response Time||< 1 nanosecond|
|EMI/RFI Filter Range||150 KHz ~ 100 MHz|
|EMI/RFI Filter Attenuation||58 dB|
|Dimensions (LxWxD)||12 1/4" x 5 3/4" x 1 1/4"|
|Keyhole Spacing||9 5/8" x 4 1/2"|
|UL File Number||E115193|
Questions and Answers
First, the price is truly right. Nothing else with this level of protection is this cheap.
The outlets spaced for bulky AC adapters are truly a godsend. What would normally occupy multiple precious power slots now only occupies one. Brilliant idea MonoPrice!
The USB charging is a neat little feature that saves me an outlet. The max capacity is 2.0A @ 5V, so if you plug in an iPad and a smartphone (which combined draw a theoretical 3.1A @ 5V) it clearly splits up the 2.0A of power between the twoI assume right down the middle. But it can charge both my phone and my iPad very quickly together, and as fast as the OEM iPad wall adapter if it's plugged in alone.
Then there's the peace of mind that comes with a high protection rating like this. I have a lot of valuable gear plugged in, and I want to know it's going to be safe.
All in all, a perfect product for college students, home (and regular) offices, apartments, and budget home theaters alike!
PROS: Plug guards, 4x. outlets spaced for bulky AC adapters. 2x USB ports. High surge protection rating.
CONS: LED power lights are a bit bright, but nothing a little opaque vinyl can't fix!
Also, no coax/phone/LAN protection inputs. Not a dealbreaker, especially because monoprice offers a powerstrip with those features.
Does anyone here know how these lights can be turned off or at least turned down? I do understand their purpose, but I don't need the protected/grounded status to be broadcast as a beacon throughout the room. Thanks!
PROS: Spacing and layout of outlets. Two 2.1 amp USB ports. Not larger than it needs to be.
CONS: Bright, very bright green lights that I cannot seem to figure out how to turn off.
a) you need to light a lecture hall or small stadium for St. Patrick's Day
b) your local airport needs runway lights
c) you've been declared legally blind
PROS: Lots o' outlets.
CONS: No cons, however If you start to dream of visiting the Emerald City every night, you may have to move this out of your bedroom.
PROS: Nicely layed out surge protector.
Feels well built and appears to be of decent quality
CONS: I'm 2 for 2 on dead USB ports
A work around is you hack up your USB cable and short the two lead together. There's 4 wire in the USB data cable that also charges your device:
- black : ground
- red : hot
If you cut it the wire in half, reconnect only the ground and hot cable. electrical tape the data lead to prevent them from touching on the end of the cable that plugs into the USB port. On the end that plugs into the device, you connect the two data lead to each other to short it out.
This will let your device know you are connected to the typical oem wall charger.
Unless Monoprice change the design to where the short on the data lead is built into the usb charging port of this unit, you will never get the full rate unless they fix that or you get a charging only usb cable.
CONS: USB charging port not properly manufactured.
This is another great product from Monoprice.com .
PROS: The 110v outlets are sturdy and placed far enough apart to hookup all my equipment, even the ones with transformers.,
A very high level of protection is needed to protect the thousands of dollars in equipment I use.
CONS: I love the Green indicator LED lights, but I can see how they might be a bit much for the bedroom.
PROS: I like everything about it except that the power plug isn't flat. It has plenty of outlets and they are spaced out nicely for the occasional brick. The power cord is nice and long at 6 feet. You can mount it flat on a wall. It's switchable and the 4320 joules is plenty of protection. The USB chargers are a thoughtful addition. I just wish the plug was flat...with a swivel too.
CONS: As I said, the power plug should be flat with a swivel.
PROS: Excellent design and layout, very solid construction, cord well designed
CONS: Farily bright green light that is constantly on.
PROS: USB too? Thanks. I'll take two
CONS: absolutely NONE